One of the oldest Christian religions. Catholics believe that Jesus, while on earth, also established His Church. Our friendship with God is personal, but the “Jesus and me” relationship draws us into a community relationship. God calls us all to friendship as one family, the Church. The members of the Church on earth (the Church Militant) help each other to grow more in the love and friendship of God through Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the one mediator between God and man, yet we are called upon to pray and intercede for each other.