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Toronto Catholic District School Board

We Believe

In the second year of our pastoral plan, “Rooted in Christ, we Believe” our focus turns to what we believe in as a Catholic education community.
  • we Believe in God
  • we Believe in family
  • we Believe in community
  • we Believe in equity, diversity and inclusion
  • we Believe in Catholic education
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Let’s take a moment to think about what we as Catholics believe…

The Apostles’ Creed

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 Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried;
He descended into hell;
on the third day He rose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from there He will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Holy Catholic Church,
the communion of Saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting.
This is the Apostles Creed, as used in the Roman Catholic Church’s liturgy.
This creed is considered to be a faithful summary of the Apostles’ teaching. It is the ancient baptismal symbol of the Church at Rome.
The Apostles Creed is one of the creeds that can be found in the Handbook of Prayers edited by James Socias.
To learn more about the Creed, see the Vatican website
Be sure to see the Athanasian Creed, too. Though lesser-known, it’s unique in its detailed and beautiful description of the Holy Trinity.
The Apostles Creed and the Catholic Nicene Creed are the most common creeds used in the daily life of the Roman Catholic Church.
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Suggested Activity for the Year

Consider who inspires you, who nurtures your faith, who acts as a mentor and role model of Catholic living.
Is it your school chaplain? A parent or other family member? Your pastor or other member of your parish? A teacher or other staff at your school? A colleague or friend?
Why not sit down to have a chat with them, and interview them about their experiences of living their faith.
Write an article or create a video of your interview.
Write a short story, a poem, or create a piece of artwork, music or video that pays tribute to those who guide you on your own journey of faith.
Share your stories on social media (@TCDSB #TCDSBelieves)
Send your submissions to