We spent 5 glorious but busy days in Rome. I celebrated Mass at the alter an tomb of St. Pope John Paul ll. Then two peaceful days in beautiful Assisi. Yesterday was a full day of travel, bus trip back to Rome, fly to Lisbon, bus trip to hotel near Fatima. Today we go to Fatima to visit apparition sites, and homes of 3 children. Think of you and pray for you all every day! With Love and Prayers, Fr. LeRoy
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The Catholic Church

 

Founder

 

The Church was founded by Jesus Christ, through the power of the Holy Spirit, and carried forward through the ages by Apostolic Tradition.

Size

The Catholic Church is the largest in the world with more than 1 billion members around the globe.

Mission

  • to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ
  • to administer the sacraments
  • to reach out with charity and justice to people in need

Leadership

The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. When Christ ascended into heaven, He left the apostles in charge of the Church, with Peter holding a special position. The successors of the apostles (the bishops) and Peter (the pope) continue the tradition of leading the Church through, with, and in Christ until he comes again.

Members

All of the baptized are part of the Body of Christ, the Church. God calls some of the members to be ordained so as to fulfill distinct roles and functions, but the majority of the Church is comprised of those who have not been ordained (outside of their baptism). 

 

 

Church

 
 

Beliefs

 
 

Bible

 
 

Prayer

 
 

Mary

 
 

Pope

 
 

The Saints

Saints

 
 

Sacraments

Sacraments

 
 

Seasons

Seasons

 
 

Useful Resources

Resources

 

 

 

 

Did You Know...?

The term "Catholic Church" was in use by 110 AD. "Catholic" means universal and was used to distinguish the Church founded on Christ and apostolic teaching from churches founded on heresies

 

 

 

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