Hilary, not all Catholics have memorized the Bible ;). I find it helps to provide the quote in question.
15 *** He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 ****** For in him were created all things in heaven and on earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers; all things were created through him and for him.****** 17 ****** He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.***
This verse also jives with John’s Gospel.
1 *** In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 ****** He was in the beginning with God.3 *** All things came to be through him, and without him nothing came to be. What came to be 4 ****** through him was life, and this life was the light of the human race;
I used this verse because I feel it provides the answer.Let’s look at the original quote in Genesis.
1 *** In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth, 2 *** the earth was a formless wasteland, and darkness covered the abyss, while a mighty wind swept over the waters.*** 3 ****** Then God said,*** “Let there be light,” and there was light.
God said “Let there be Light”. God created the world through the Word. And yes, actually all three were there at creation. Who do you think the “mighty wind” was? The Hebrew word for “wind” is “Ruah”, which means “wind, Spirit, breath”.I think the most accurate way of defining it is that ALL THREE PERSONS of the One God created all things. But that tends to confuse people with simple minds like me.
God the Father is Creator is much simpler for us to grasp.