What We Believe

Our Parish Vision ~ 2020 


We are a Catholic community of disciples
making a meaningful difference in the lives of those we encounter.

 

Our Parish Statement of Purpose

Our purpose, as a faithful Catholic community is to
focus on discipleship through:
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Our Parish Values

 

Worship

We believe, in communion with our Archbishop and our Pastor, that the Eucharistic celebration is the source and summit of our faith that we seek to live and serve with the whole of our lives in vibrant ways.  Excellence in our worship honours God.  We value excellence.

 

 

Discipleship

 

We believe the Bible is the inspired, infallible Word of God.  Our preaching and messages strive to break open the relevance of the Bible to our daily lives.  Changing and growing into the likeness of Christ is not just about greater knowledge of our faith, it is doing what God's word says we must do.  We value life-change.

 

 

Fellowship

 

We believe that our Baptism forms us into a family that is constantly nourished and renewed by all the sacraments, which teach us to love one another as Christ loved us.  We strive to build a church culture through small groups where people are open and authentic, especially about their need to grow and change.  We value doing life-change together.

 

 

Service

 

We believe that the Holy Spirit has prepared works for us to do that will advance the kingdom of Christ.  We recognize God's call to our church to serve both within our parish and also beyond:  in our city, our country, and the world.  In the service of the Lord, we can always do more.  We value that challenge.

Evangelization

We believe that Jesus came to seek and save the lost.  We heed God's command to share his name with the world.  We look for the opportunity to invite dechurched Catholices to join us.  As a parish church, we want insiders to reach outsiders.  We value growth and health.

, in communion with our Archbishop and our Pastor, that the Eucharistic celebration is the source and summit of our faith that we seek to live and serve with the whole of our lives in vibrant ways.  Excellence in our worship honours God.  We value excellence.

 

, in communion with our Archbishop and our Pastor, that the Eucharistic celebration is the source and summit of our faith that we seek to live and serve with the whole of our lives in vibrant ways.  Excellence in our worship honours God.  We value excellence.

 

Holiness:  We lift up our lives to God through prayer, sacrifice and our daily actions.

Compassion & Service:
We demonstrate genuine care, support and concern for others.

Stewartship:  We make a personal commitment of time, talent and treasure to provide caring, responsible leadership that strengthens the parish and reaches out to the broader community.

Pursuit of Learning:  We use formal and informal opportunities concerning faith and life that can be learned and applied by parishioners of all ages.

Evangelization: 
We reach out to all people searching for a way to pursue their own faith journey by sharing the teachings and the spirit of Christ.