While the Catholic Church is the largest religion in the world, it is sometimes also the most misunderstood.
The beliefs of the Catholic Church and her beautiful teachings are consistent through the ages.
We believe that human beings were created by God in love and that everything God creates is good and created out of love. The Church believes in the dignity of the human person above all else.
We also believe that goodness infuses all of God’s wondrous creation. All creation, made by God, reflects that goodness.
We believe that God loved his creation so much that he became human in the person of Jesus to walk among us.
We believe in Jesus’ crucifixion, death and resurrection, and we hope that one day we will rise to new life with him.
We believe in the Holy Trinity, that God has revealed himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit – a communion of knowledge and love.
We believe in community and a living Church – believers are a part of the living Body of Christ and, as such, we are a reflection of the communal nature of the Trinity.
We believe in the communion of the saints – models of faith who help us and guide us in our daily lives.
We believe in stewardship. Everything is given to us by God and our Catholic responsibility is to share our time, talent and treasure with those around us.
Becoming Catholic today means joining an ancient faith, deeply rooted in the teachings of Christ, that is filled with hope and vibrancy as we continue to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ to all the ends of the earth.
What is RCIA?
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, or RCIA, is a communal process for formal initiation of new members into the Catholic Church. This process is a return to the formation of the earliest members of the Church in the first and second centuries. Click here to learn more about that process
RCIA at Saint Bede
If you are interested in becoming Catholic, contact Michelle Tomshack at 757-229-3631 ext. 2309 or firstname.lastname@example.org