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 Reception into Full Communion
 Catholicism is a religion of the Truth.  Jesus said that He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.  To seek Jesus is to seek the Truth.  

A baptized Christian is already converted to Christ.  To become Catholic, all he or she needs to do is recognize the same Truth that the Catholic Church teaches and then to be received into Full Communion with the Catholic Church.  

Again, the Catholic Church only teaches the Truth, as revealed to us in Sacred Scripture (the Bible) and following the constant teaching of the Apostles and their successors.  Indeed, the rite of reception into Full Communion requires only that the baptized Christian recite the Creed (see below) together with the assembly.  Then he or she adds,
I believe and profess all that the the Holy Catholic Church teaches, believes and proclaims to be revealed by God.
The new Catholic is then Confirmed and receives his or her first Communion.  

Of course, a person should learn the teachings of the Church so as to be fully informed in making their Profession of Faith.  

If you are interested in becoming Catholic, please speak directly with a priest.  
The Nicene Creed
 I believe in one God,
the Father almighty, 
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.

And 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.

And 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.

And 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.
    St. Mary's Cathedral
    112 S Cedar St.  Grand Island, NE 68801
    PH: (308) 384-2523 | FAX: (308) 384-2527
    Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 8:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.
    Email:
    office@stmarysgi.com

    St. Mary's Immigration Program/Programa de Inmigración
    PO Box 938 | Grand Island, NE 68802-0938
    PH: (308) 381-2855 | FAX: (308) 381-2925
    Office Hours: Tues-Fri 9:00a.m. - Noon & 1:00p.m. - 5:30p.m.
    Saturday: By appointment only ~ Sunday ~ Closed