Our family is made up of every race, we are young and old, rich and poor, men and women, sinners and saints. Our family has spanned the centuries and the globe. With God’s grace we started hospitals to care for the sick. We established orphanages and help the poor.
We are the largest charitable organization on the planet bringing relief and comfort to those in need. We developed the scientific method and laws of evidence. We founded the university system. We educate more children than any other scholarly or religious institution. We defend the dignity of all human life and uphold marriage and family. Cities were named after our revered saints who navigated a sacred path before us. Guided by the Holy Spirit we compiled the bible. We are transformed by Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition which have consistently guided us for 2,000 years.
We are the Catholic Church. With over 1 billion in our family, sharing in the sacraments and fullness of the Christian faith. For centuries we have prayed for you and our world every hour of every day, whenever we celebrate the Mass. Jesus himself laid the foundation for our faith when He said to Peter, the first pope, “you are rock and upon this rock I will build my church”. For over 2,000 years we’ve had an unbroken line of shepherds guiding the Catholic Church with love and truth in a confused and hurting world. And in this world filled with chaos, hardship, and pain, it’s comforting to know that some things remain consistent, true, and strong — our Catholic faith and the eternal love that God has for all creation. We are one family, united in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
If you’ve been searching for peace in our busy world, a vibrant community that is putting their faith into action, a deeper relationship with Christ, or you’ve been away from the Catholic Church, we invite you to join us this year. There’s never been a better time than now.