The beginning of the school year is a good chance to pray and reflect on the statements of the Catholic creeds. Pray the Nicene Creed with your class. Ask the students to write or discuss the questions that follow.

When you pray the words “We believe in one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church,” ask yourself:

·      How can I champion unity without becoming parochial?

·      How can I begin to make it easier for people to believe because of the goodness of my life, because of my becoming more like Christ?

·      How can I break down all the barriers that divide us so that everyone feels welcome?

·      How can I be apostolic—someone sent—to those hungry for good news?