Mission Statement09-17-2017Fr. Larry Merta
I am profoundly grateful to Fr. Felt for the foresight he had in fostering a multi-cultural aware parish. In fact, by the time I got to Holy Cross, I didn't perceive any animosity from our diversity. For that reason I thought it was time to revisit our mission statement and speak to our new situation. I didn't want to do this alone. So, with the help of our Parish Council and Ministry Leaders we came together as a Parish Synod to reflect once again on our needs as a parish. Last May 13th, on the 100th anniversary of our Lady of Fatima's appearance in Portugal we entrusted our reflections to her and the fruit of that reflection is now woven into our new mission statement on the cover page of this bulletin. The statement has two parts: firstly, what is at the Center of our Catholic identity and secondly, because of that identity how should we engage the outside world with it. Note the missionary impetus that's there. Even before we took action to think deeply about the missionary status inherent to our Baptism, there were a number of parishioners already beginning new activities of outreach to those outside our Parish Community. I think we are heading in a very good direction.
- Your Pastor,
- Fr. Larry
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Sep 24 3:00pm
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