Our Mission, Vision & Purpose

Our Mission, Vision & Purpose

Our Mission

Love God. Love Others. Make Disciples.

Our Vision

To be a parish with a heart for those Jesus refers to as “the lost” — those who have not yet encountered the Father’s love. In worship, ministry, and daily life, we seek to welcome outsiders and share the good news of Jesus Christ.

Our Strategy

Our goal is to become a Church people who don’t like Church like! Our strategy is to creatively reach out to disconnected Catholics and others in our community with a fresh and relevant presentation of the life-changing message of the Gospel to help them take their next steps on the path of discipleship to make them fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

Our Purpose

Worship

A Roman Catholic parish, under Douglas Crosby O.M.I. Bishop of Hamilton Ontario, we hold to the ancient Christian faith as recorded in Sacred Scripture and authoritatively interpreted by the Church. The celebration of the Eucharist is the source and the summit of our faith — a faith we seek to live and serve with the whole of our lives in vibrant and creative ways.

Community

We believe that our Baptism makes us one family in which we learn 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 seek to build a community that does both Church AND life together.

Discipleship

We believe the Bible is the inspired, inerrant Word of God. Our preaching and messages aim to break open the relevance of the Bible for our daily lives. Changing and growing into the likeness of Christ is not just greater knowledge of our faith, but doing what God’s Word says. Discipleship ultimately means life-change.

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 disconnected Catholics and those who do not yet know him to join us. As a church we want insiders to reach outsiders.

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 on our church to serve both within our parish and also beyond: in our city, our country, and in the world. In the service of the Lord, we are challenged to always do more. We accept that challenge.