St. John of the Cross parish will be a vibrant, caring, Catholic faith community, responding to the dynamic movement of the Holy Spirit and living the Gospel call to right relationship with God, each other, and all creation.
Thus, guided by the words of St. John of the Cross, “In the evening of life we will be examined by love,” our mission is to love as Christ loved and to proclaim the Good News. Therefore, we will:
Celebrate Eucharistic liturgies that enliven our spirits
Be a welcoming community, who calls forth the gifts of each person
Engage in life-long formation that calls us to convert our hearts
Share the teachings of our Catholic faith
Value relationships and expand outreach
Advocate for the social justice teachings of the Catholic Church
To support this mission, we will communicate effectively, promote lay leadership and collaborative models of governance, and faithfully steward our time, talent and treasure.