Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do Catholics worship Mary?

A: No, Catholics do not worship Mary. We only worship God in the three persons of the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Catholics do cherish Mary as the mother of Jesus, and we do honor her in many special ways. Just as people ask each other to support them in prayer, especially in times of crisis, so too do Catholics ask Mary to pray for us. We believe that she has a special place in Jesus’ heart and that her prayers are very powerful.

In John 19:26-27 Jesus gave his mother to his disciple John. The Church, from earliest times, has also seen Mary as the spiritual mother of all Christians and the model for all disciples.