What We Believe

As a Catholic students’ society, we adhere to the teachings of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, which was founded by Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Himself.

We also adhere to the Church’s magisterium, the Bishop of Rome, her bishops, especially, the Archbishop of Montreal.

We believe and profess every truth that the Holy Mother Church exhorts us to do so. This can be concisely expressed in the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed (listed below), which every Catholic professes at every Sunday Mass and on solemn occasions.

A more elaborate explanation of the Catholic faith can be found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which was promulgated by Pope Saint John Paul II in 1992.

If you have any questions or just curious about our faith, please feel free to contact us at info@mcgillcatholics.ca. We are more than happy to answer your questions!

Mary, Queen of the World and St. James the Great Cathedral Basilica of Archdiocese of Montreal, modeled after St. Peter’s Bascilia in Rome

Niceno-Constatinopolitan Creed

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.