Friday, July 21, 2017

What We Value

Welcoming Eucharistic Community Since 1838

Mission Statement

Immaculate Conception (St. Mary) Parish, established in 1838, is a welcoming Eucharistic community that celebrates the sacraments, provides lifelong formation in a living faith and serves all with respect and loving generosity.

Value Statement

Immaculate Conception (St. Mary) Parish values:

Education and formation of all in the Catholic faith

Unity in Worship, deepening a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and others

Catholic Community – the heart of who we are

History and the tradition of our faith and hope in our parish

Active participation of all ages in our parish community

R  Respect for the dignity of all from conception to death

I   Integrity openness in all that we do

S  Stewardship of time, talent and treasure within our parish and beyond—taken as a personal responsibility

T  Thankfulness to God for His indescribable gifts, especially the EUCHARIST

Vision Statement

Immaculate Conception (St. Mary) Parish is a vibrant growing community which attracts people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds by faithfully proclaiming and living the Gospel. The celebration of Eucharistic liturgy is the source and summit of the spiritual life of the parish. Immaculate Conception (St. Mary) Parish joyfully serves the Lord as it reaches out to all, especially those in need, both locally and worldwide. The parish continues to be enriched by its twinning relationship with St. Joseph Naggalama Parish in Uganda. Parishioners feel valued and are enthusiastic about their faith. Various forms of communication keep all informed about the life and needs of the parish as well as collaborative activities with other faith communities. Hispanic ministry is growing in the parish. The parish keeps in contact with young adults who may be away at college or starting careers. Educational, formational programs and social activities are offered to assist people of all ages to continue to live according to the teachings of the Church. Excellent Catholic School opportunities are provided for young people preschool through high school. Youth groups are active and provide opportunities to learn more about our faith, be involved in outreach, prayer and worship as well as social activities. Stewardship is a way of life for parishioners as all recognize responsibilities to contribute their time, gifts and financial resources to empower the parish ministries to flourish as we strive to follow in the footsteps of Jesus.