I, N, with a firm faith believe and profess each
and everything which is contained in the Creed which the Holy Roman Church maketh use of. To wit:
I believe in one God, The Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the Only-begotten Son of
God. Born of the Father before all ages. God of God, Light of Light, true God of true God. Begotten, not made, of one substance
with the Father. By whom all things were made. Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven. And became incarnate
by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary: and was made man. He was also crucified for us, suffered under Pontius Pilate, and
was buried. And on the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and sits 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. And in
the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of life, Who proceeds from the Father and the Son. Who together with the Father and the
Son is adored and glorified, and who spoke through the prophets. And one holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I confess one
baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I await the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.
I also admit the Holy Scripture according
to that sense which our holy mother the Church hath held, and doth hold, to whom it belongeth to judge of the true sense and
interpretations of the Scriptures. Neither will I ever take and interpret them otherwise than according to the unanimous consent
of the Fathers.
I also profess that there are truly and properly
Seven Sacraments of the New Law, instituted by Jesus Christ our Lord, and necessary for the salvation of mankind, though not
all for every one; to wit, Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Penance, Extreme Unction, Holy Orders, and Matrimony; and that
they confer grace; and that of these, Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Orders cannot be reiterated without sacrilege.
I also receive and admit the received and
approved ceremonies of the Catholic Church in the solemn administration of the aforesaid sacraments.
I embrace and receive all and every one of
the things which have been defined and declared in the holy Council of Trent concerning original sin and justification.
I profess, likewise, that in the Mass there
is offered to God a true, proper, and propitiatory sacrifice for the living and the dead; and that in the most holy sacrament
of the Eucharist there is truly, really, and substantially, the Body and Blood, together with the soul and divinity, of our
Lord Jesus Christ; and that there is made a conversion of the whole substance of the bread into the Body, and of the whole
substance of the wine into the Blood, which conversion the Catholic Church calls Transubstantiation. I also confess that under
either kind alone Christ is received whole and entire, and a true sacrament.
I constantly hold that there is a Purgatory,
and that the souls therein detained are helped by the suffrages of the faithful. Likewise, that the saints, reigning together
with Christ, are to be honoured and invoked, and that they offer prayers to God for us, and that their relics are to be venerated.
I most firmly assert that the images of Christ,
of the Mother of God, ever virgin, and also of other Saints, ought to be had and retained, and that due honour and veneration
is to be given them.
I also affirm that the power of indulgences
was left by Christ in the Church, and that the use of them is most wholesome to Christian people.
I acknowledge the Holy Catholic Apostolic
Roman Church as the mother and mistress of all churches; and I promise true obedience to the Bishop of Rome, successor to
St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles, and Vicar of Jesus Christ.
I likewise undoubtedly receive and profess
all other things delivered, defined, and declared by the sacred Canons, and general Councils, and particularly by the holy
Council of Trent, and by the ecumenical Council of the Vatican, particularly concerning the primacy of the Roman Pontiff and
his infallible teaching. I condemn, reject, and anathematize all things contrary thereto, and all heresies which the Church
hath condemned, rejected, and anathematized.
This true Catholic faith, outside of which
no one can be saved, which I now freely profess and to which I truly adhere, inviolate and with firm constancy until the last
breath of life, I do so profess and swear to maintain with the help of God. And I shall strive, as far as possible, that this
same faith shall be held, taught, and professed by all those over whom I have charge. I N. do so pledge, promise, and swear,
so help me God and these Holy Gospels.