Introduction

The Church of the Holy Family, Ulu Tiram is a Latin Rite (Roman) Catholic Church under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Melaka Johor in communion with the Pope, the Vicar of Christ and Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church.

Catholic Faith

The Church’s teachings are rooted in Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition and guided by the Magisterium of the Church.

The Nicene (“Niceno-Constantinopolitan”) Creed

Please see Section 2 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church for the full explanation of the Creed → Catechism Index .

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.

EWTN: Jesus Established the Visible Church

Catholic Answers: How do we know it’s the True Church?

Catholic Answers: Catholics are Christians

EWTN: Four Marks of the Church

Catechism: Sacred Scripture, Inspiration and Truth, Canon of Scripture: 73 Books

Catechism: Apostolic Tradition

Catechism: Relationship Between Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition

Catechism: Deposit of Faith and the Magisterium

Salvation

Salvation comes from God alone; but because we receive the life of faith through the Church, she is our mother: “We believe the Church as the mother of our new birth, and not in the Church as if she were the author of our salvation.” Because she is our mother, she is also our teacher in the faith. Catechism: Paragraph 169

Theological and Human Virtues

Three Theological Virtue: Faith, Hope and Charity

Four Human Virtue: Prudence, Justice, Fortitude, Temperance

Seven Gift of the Holy Spirit: Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety, and Fear of the Lord

Twelve Fruits of the Holy Spirit: Charity, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Generosity, Gentleness, Faithfulness, Modesty, Self-Control, Chastity

Precepts of the Catholic Church

The precepts of the Church are set in the context of a moral life bound to and nourished by liturgical life the obligatory character of these positive laws decreed by the pastoral authorities is meant to guarantee to the faithful the indispensable minimum in the spirit of prayer and moral effort, in the growth in love of God and neighbor:

  1. You shall attend Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation.
  2. You shall confess your sins at least once a year.
  3. You shall humbly receive your Creator in Holy Communion at least during the Easter season.
  4. You shall keep holy the holy days of obligation.
  5. You shall observe the prescribed days of fasting and abstinence.

Characteristic of Faith

  1. Faith is a Grace
  2. Faith is a human act
  3. Faith and understanding
  4. The freedom of faith
  5. The necessity of faith
  6. Perseverance in faith
  7. Faith – the beginning of eternal life

Sacraments of the Church

  1. Baptism
  2. Penance and Reconciliation 
  3. Eucharist (Holy Communion)
  4. Confirmation
  5. Holy Orders
  6. Matrimony
  7. Anointing of the Sick

Reference & Further Reading

  1. Origin of Peter as Pope
  2. Catechism of the Catholic Church
  3. Catholic Answers
  4. See links in “Faith Resources” and in the footer below.
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