Becoming a Catholic

Information & Inspiration

Reading Scripture

Whenever Catholics gather together for a service in Church there are readings from Scripture — the Bible. It is a source of teaching, comfort and inspiration. Above all it is a story; in particular the story of Jesus.

The following are all sayings of Jesus.

What are you seeking?

I am with you always

Peace be with you.

Do not be afraid.

Come to me all you who labour and are heavy burdened and I will give you rest

Love one another as I have loved you.

Reading the story of Jesus

You might wish to find out more about Jesus by reading one of the Gospels — accounts of his life. The Gospel of St Mark is the shortest and is generally thought to be the first written. The Gospels of St Matthew and St Luke contain some of the most familiar stories both about Jesus and also told by him. The Gospel of St John is the most poetic of the four.

You might also…

  • like to use one of these phrases as a reflection in Prayer.