There is so much more to say, but here is what we believe.
Jesus Christ is God the Son, born of Virgin Mary and who became man. There are two natures in Jesus, the Divine nature of God and he Human nature of man. We believe that Jesus became man to free us from sin and open to us the way to Heaven and everlasting life with God. The name ‘Jesus’ means ‘Saviour’.
‘In the beginning was the Word’ (John 1:1)
‘the Word was made Flesh and dwelt among us’ (John 1:14).
Jesus Christ is the heart of Catholic Tradition and Christian life. Catholics celebrate the Mass, learn the Eight Beatitudes, read the Bible, and receive the Seven Sacraments. In the Mass we share in the one Sacrifice on the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, as we await his Second Coming. In the Eucharist the Church is as it were at the foot of theCross with Mary. Receiving Holy Communion with others during the Sacrifice of the Mass brings unity of the Church, the Body of Christ.
We learned in the Baltimore Catechism that the reason God made us was to know, love, and serve him in this world and be with him forever in the next. Three of our favorite prayers are the Lord's Prayer, the Our Father, the Hail Mary (or Ave Maria), and the Rosary. The Our Father is the prayer of hope given to us by Jesus himself in the Sermon on the Mount, recorded in the Gospel of Matthew (6:9-13). The Scriptural basis for the Hail Mary is from the Gospel of Luke (1:26-42). The Blessed Virgin Mary is the Mother of Jesus Christ, the Son of God (Mark 1:1, Acts 9:20, Romans 1:4). As Jesus is both God and man, Mary is the Mother of God (Luke 1:43). Her intercessory role in the second part of the prayer is based on her mediation at the wedding feast of Cana, recorded in the Gospel of John (2:1-12). The Rosary is a Biblical account of the life of Jesus.