The Catholic Faith

The Church Founded by Jesus Christ

The Catholic Church has approximately 1.3 billion members worldwide, comprising almost 3,500 dioceses around the world. The Pope, who is the Bishop of Rome, is the chief pastor of the Church and the Church’s administration, the Holy See, is in the Vatican City, a tiny enclave of Rome, of which the pope is head of state. The core beliefs of Catholicism are found in the Nicene Creed.

The Catholic Church teaches that it is the one, holy, catholic and apostolic church founded by Jesus Christ in his Great Commission that its bishops are the successors of Christ’s apostles, and that the Pope is the successor to Saint Peter, upon whom primacy was conferred by Jesus Christ.

We hope that the resources in this section will help you know more about the Catholic faith.

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What we believe

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Catechism of the Catholic Church

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Two-Minute Answers

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Which Bible?

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Bible in a Year

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Catholic Glossary

The Catholic Family

Youth Portal
Children and Families Portal
Parents Page
Children's Liturgy
Adult Resources for Spiritual Growth

Sunday Reflections

The Fathers Write

Fathers Peter and Antonio take it in turns to give us their take and perspectives on the Sunday readings, writing in their own inimitable style.

The Sunday Message

Written by the Redemptorists, the Sunday Message is focused on giving a practical application to the Sunday Gospel. Each week, an original exposition of the Gospel is provided, along with a short reflection encouraging the reader to relate it to their life.

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Fr Peter Writes

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Fr Antonio Writes

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Sunday Message

Health and Safety

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Coronavirus Updates and Resources

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Catholic Mental Health Project

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DEFIBRILLATOR HEART RESTARTER AND CPR

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SAFEGUARDING IN THE PARISH

Advent and Christmas

List of Resources
Crib Reflections
The Christmas Octave
Virtual Carol Service
New Year Reflections

Lent and Easter

List of Resources
Pope Francis' Lenten Message
Ash Wednesday At Home
Lenten Calendar
Holy Week for Kids

Links to Catholic Websites

Throughout our site you will find links to external websites. Although we make every effort to ensure these links are accurate, up to date and relevant, the Catholic Parish of Bishop’s Stortford cannot take responsibility for pages maintained by external providers. If you come across any external links that don’t work, we would be grateful if you could report them to us.