Why Catholic?


As Christians rooted in the truths of Sacred Scripture and in the faith handed on from the Apostles, Catholics believe that the heart of reality is found in the communion of love which is the Blessed Trinity, the one God who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Son became Incarnate in Jesus Christ, who suffered, died, and rose from the dead in order to liberate us from the tyranny of sin and to enable us, through grace, to enjoy eternal life in heaven among the communion of saints.

Jesus founded His Church on the twelve Apostles, successors to the twelve tribes of Israel, under the leadership of St. Peter, the first Pope and the patron of our parish. The Catholic Church continues to live through the centuries in order to continue the redemptive work of Jesus Christ by teaching us about God, holding firm to the sacred truths of revelation, and by offering us the saving grace promised by Christ in the sacraments. Our faith is grounded in Scripture and has been deepened and developed through the centuries by the teaching office of the Church, guided by the Holy Spirit. The most vibrant intellectual history in humanity’s history has continued to explore and defend that faith, and we invite you to share in that same journey of exploration.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church is a summary of the faith, and there are many other resources available on the Internet to help provide further context, deepen our understanding of those teachings, and answer specific questions. Some of those resources may be found on this website here and here and you are always welcome to contact us if you wish to speak to a priest or inquire about the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. May the Lord be with you as you begin the most exciting journey of your life!