in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
I believe* in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
consubstantial** with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit
was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son
is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy,
catholic and apostolic Church.
I confess one baptism
for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.
* “I believe” is a direct translation of the Latin Credo and offers each Catholic an opportunity to affirm his personal faith.
** The word “consubstantial” signifies that the Son is of the “same substance” with the Father, meaning he equally shares the Father’s divinity as a Person of the Holy Trinity.
Excerpts from the English translation of The Roman Missal © 2010, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.
Take this, all of you, and drink from it: for this is the chalice of my Blood, the Blood of the new and eternal covenant, which will be poured out for you and for many* for the forgiveness of sins. Do this in memory of me.
*The change from “for all” to “for many” is not only a more accurate translation of the Latin pro multis, but it reminds us that salvation is not automatic and that each of us must accept the grace Christ provided to us to attain eternal life.
INVITATION TO COMMUNION
Priest: Behold the Lamb of God,
behold him who takes away
the sins of the world,
Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.
All: Lord, I am not worthy
that you should enter under my roof*,
but only say the word
and my soul shall be healed.