WELCOME TO MARY, MOTHER OF THE CHURCH
Our mission is simple, we want to “Live Jesus”. Apart from Jesus, we will not be able to accomplish our mission. Our congregation believes that not only do we have the support of one another, but with the gift of the Holy Spirit, we will be able to fulfill our mission to love God, love others, and make disciples.
We believe in Orthodox Christianity, as taught by the Roman Catholic Church. The celebration of the Mass is the source and summit of our faith, which we seek to live and serve with the whole of our lives in vibrant and creative ways; in other words, we strive for a “dynamic Orthodoxy”.
We believe that our Baptism makes us one family in which we learn to love one another as Christ loved us. We strive to foster a church culture through faith sharing opportunities where people are open and authentic, especially about their need to grow and change. Our community does life together and Mass—that is God’s Love, is at the heart of our community life.
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 to join us. As a church we want insiders to reach outsiders. Our church exists for growth.
Finally, 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.
Again, welcome to Mary, Mother of the Church! Your gifts are welcome here and we hope that your active participation in our congregation will allow the new life you find in Jesus to grow strong in you and so be of service to others. All for the glory of God!