Roman Catholic Apostles Creed Prayer
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Apostles Creed Prayer - The Last Supper

The Catholic Apostles Creed prayer since the our religion is based on the Creed and the Ten Commandments. Every Catholic Catechism teaches it. It is a basic outline of part of most catechisms, a list, or table of contents. The rest of the Faith is covered by sections on the Ten Commandments, the sacraments, and the other prayers. These links jump down to more info on this page:

  1. The Apostles Creed prayer Words to Apostles Creed easy to learn.
  2. The Creed also tells a brief story of Creation and the Trinity. 
  3. Credo means "I believe". It is the Latin word for our English "creed". It tells what Catholics believe.
  4. If you say the Rosary every night, some of your children are likely to have learned the Creed by rote by the time that they are four or five years old.
  5. Twelve Apostles coloring pages for catechism activities. 

1. Words To The Apostles Creed Prayer

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth;

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into Hell; the third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. 

This is the version the Baltimore Catechism teaches. There is a copy of the Apostles' Creed in our worksheets that the children can copy for religion class or handwriting practice. If your children need to practice, they can learn it on our audio recordings, or our Rosary videos.

2. The Apostles Creed Teaches The Blessed Trinity

The Creed tells the main truths about each Divine Person in the Blessed Trinity.

  1. God the Father, the First Person of the Blessed Trinity is the Creator - Created Heaven and Earth.
  2. God the Son, Jesus Christ the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity is the Savior - Suffered and died for our salvation.
  3. God the Holy Ghost, the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity is the Holy Spirit the Sanctifier - Descended on the Apostles and Mary at Pentecost.

3. The Apostles' Creed Teaches Catholic Beliefs

Last Supper - Apostles Creed

What do Catholics believe?

When someone asks, "What do you believe?" it's wonderful to be able to answer with the twelve articles of the Creed. They're the list of truths that Catholics believe.

The short answer is that I believe the actual words of the Creed, which is super important for kids to know in real life. It tells what we believe about each Person of the Trinity, what each did for us, and that we will go to Heaven for keeping the Faith. Pretty simple.

The very first words of the Creed and the Bible are the antidote to "philosophies of emanationism" like evolution and pantheism (The Church Teaches, p. 141) and tells the story of God the Father creating Heaven and Earth; Jesus' coming, suffering, death, Resurrection, and His judging us all; and the Holy Ghost.

Also, if we can remember the truths in the Creed and the Catholic Ten Commandments, we can make better judgments in life. 

4. Apostles Creed: First Prayer Of The Rosary

The Apostles' Creed is the first prayer before the Rosary. The other prayers are the Our Father prayer (6 times), the Hail Mary (53 times), and the Glory Be (6 times). One Our Father, ten Hail Marys, and one Glory Be make a "decade" and there are five decades per Mystery of the Rosary.

We say the Creed once, even if we say more than five decades. The other prayer like this is the Hail Holy Queen that we say after five or fifteen decades.

5. 12 Apostles

12 Apostle Names

The Twelve Apostles were: Peter, Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James, Simon, Jude, and Judas. Matthias was chosen to replace Judas and Jesus Himself chose St. Paul as an Apostle. These were the first Bishops in the Catholic Church.

Jesus called twelve Apostles to follow Him and to spread the Gospel to all nations. Children love to learn who they were and how they did and did not serve Jesus. 

  • Teaching about St. Peter's faults shows how we can overcome our own faults and become great saints. 
  • Teaching about Judas' faults shows how if we do not do as Jesus asked, we may betray Jesus.

These next images of the twelve apostles might help your children know and love them, and to imitate their virtues. Good times to use these Apostle pictures are Holy Thursday for the Last Supper at the end of Lent, All Saint's Day, and the individual Apostle's feast days.

12 Twelve Apostles Pictures

Most of these Apostles drawings come from stained glass windows or an old Baltimore Catechism. These are great pictures for teaching about Jesus giving St. Peter the "Keys to the Kingdom" and at Holy Thursday and First Communion as the Last supper was the Apostles' First Communion.

Also, Mary is Queen of the Apostles and the Pentecost or Whitsunday picture shows her with them when the Holy Spirit descended ten days after Jesus' Ascension. She has these titles: Our Lady Queen of Apostles, Notre Dame Queen of Apostles, and Mary Queen of Apostles.

Individual Apostle Coloring Pages

See more Bishop and saint coloring pages here.

Your children can learn the Creed with both the St. Anne's Helper First Communion and the Confirmation Catechism as taught by the Baltimore Catechism. We have Catholic worksheets (Catechism Copybook), audio with text, and ebooklets for both sacraments. Once your children know these answers and prayers, they'll have a head start keeping the Faith. Order them here.

Looking for coloring pages for children who are Praying The Holy Rosary? Find Rosary coloring pages to print here

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~Mary Fifer