Vatican Keys

What We Believe

The Basics

The Apostles' Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord: Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

The Ten Commandments

I am the Lord thy God. Thou shalt not have strange gods before Me.

Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.

Remember to keep holy the Lord's day.

Honor thy father and thy mother.

Thou shalt not kill.

Thou shalt not commit adultery.

Thou shalt not steak.

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife.

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's goods.

The Great Commandments

Jesus said that the whole Law can be summed up in two Commandments:

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​You shall love the Lord your God with your whole heart, with your whole soul and with all your mind.

You shall love your neighbor as yourself. (Matt 22:37-39)


The Precepts of the Church

To assist at Mass on all Sundays and holy days of obligation

To confess your sins at least once a year

To receive Holy Communion during the Easter season

To keep holy the holy days of obligation

To fast and abstain on the days appointed

To contribute to the support of the Church