What is the CREED? Online Lesson


            Let’s Pray!

            Dear Lord,
            Help us to understand why we pray The
            Creed, where it comes from and to realize
            the importance of professing it with love.

Mass Facts!

In Mass we pray the Nicene Creed, which was written during two of the great councils of the Church, Nicacea in 325 A.D. and Constantinople in 381 A.D. It’s the Church’s way of briefly summarizing the most important truths of our faith.

“THE CREED”  is recited after the Homily. We stand and profess our faith.

When we say “Amen” at the end of the Creed, we are saying that we believe in God.


Why Do Catholics Pray the Creed? by Life Teen

“The Creed” is a profession of faith that is a personal act. It is a personal statement of what you believe. It’s like the ‘About Me’ section on Face book or a blog where you put what you like to do, what movies you like to watch, your favorite quotes and music, things that you love and enjoy. It describes you.  The Creed gives us a set of beliefs that build the foundation of the faith Christ passed on to the apostles.

Watch and recite “The Creed!”

So… How do you recite “The Creed?”  It is important that we do not just rattle it off by memory, but that we say each word with intention and purpose.

Watch this for a deeper understanding!

Before Jesus ascended into heaven, He gave the apostles a mission.

Take a look at this clip!  

Reflect and answer these questions.

What was Jesus’ message to the apostles before He ascended into heaven?

Do you believe His message is true for each one of us?

READ Matthew 28:19-21

Orange Catholic Youth Bible pg. 1372

Teal Catholic Youth Bible pg.1297 What does the “Share by Example Challenge” encourage you to do? pg 1296             

LIVE IT! Take some time this week to pray the Nicene Creed.  (See print- out)

Creed Challenge!  “Creed unscramble” (See print- out)

Enjoy the Creed in Song! by Rich Mullins