maker of heaven and earth, of all that is seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, one in Being with the Father.
Through Him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation He came down from heaven;
By the power of the Holy Spirit
He was born of the Virgin Mary, and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
He suffered, died, and was buried.
On the third day he rose again in fulfillment of 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.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.
Ever since I was a little girl, sitting and watching and listening to my Grandmother pray the rosary, I have wanted to become Catholic.
I don't know the reason nor do I question it.
I attended churches of two different faiths and came away from the
services each time feeling empty inside -- saying "is that all there is?"
I knew there was "something" that was missing, but I didn't know what it was. So my journey continued with many years to follow where I did not attend any church at all!
On April 7, 1991, my Mom told me and my Dad that she had contacted
the Sister at the Catholic church near our house and was waiting to hear back from her as Mom wanted to become Catholic. I talked it over with Wimpo that night (he is what some people call a "card carrying Catholic"..meaning he was baptized Catholic as a baby) and I was going to tell my Mom on Tuesday, April 9, 1991, that I had decided to go to the instructions with her a nd we would be baptized (for her) and confirmed (for me) together. If you've seen the memorial page to my mother, you'll find that I never got the chance to tell her that. But she knows anyway.
I began my instructions to convert to Catholicism on December 1, 1991; began cantoring an entire Mass (the first "non-Catholic" in Sacred Heart's history to do this) on August 1, 1992, our commitment was blessed by the Church on February 21, 1993, and I was confirmed on April 10, 1993. My Confirmation Name is Deloris, in honor of my Mom!
I am a member of the Tucson Diocesan Choir and have had the honor of singing the Responsorial Psalm solo at the Catholic Rite of Election for the last seven years. I am finally "home"....which is where I know now Our Father wanted me to be. Catholic!
Thank you to Sister Darlene (my instructor) wherever you are; I love you!
To my Nina, Ann Grijalva. To Janet Gaspari for her love and guidance.
To God for planting the seed and then watching it come to full blossom.
But especially to my Mom for if she hadn't expressed the desire to
become Catholic, I would not have have had the nerve to go to Sacred
Heart and then contact Sister Darlene.
Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth.
Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father,
We worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory.
Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,
Lord God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world;
have mercy on us;
You are seated at the right hand of the Father;
receive our prayer.
For you alone are the Holy One,
You alone are the Lord,
You alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ;
With the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father.
Hail Mary, Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women
Blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.