Who We Are
“The Church which ‘goes forth’ is a community of missionary disciples who take the first step, who are involved and supportive, who bear fruit and rejoice. An evangelizing community knows that the Lord has taken the initiative, he has loved us first (cf,1Jn 4:19), and therefore we can move forward, boldly take the initiative, go out to others, seek those who have fallen away, stand at the crossroads, and welcome the outcast. Such a community has an endless desire to show mercy, the fruit of its own experience of the power of the Father’s infinite mercy.”
– Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium
“The most beautiful and stirring adventure that can happen to you is the personal meeting with Jesus, who is the only one who gives real meaning to our lives.”
– Pope St. John Paul II
Encountering Christ in the Eucharist is central to what it means to be Catholic, to be a “missionary disciple”. Everything is focused on the Eucharist, on getting to know Jesus, to hear His voice, to follow after Him, to experience His friendship, to feel His mercy, and to fall more in love with Him.
“I have called you friends…”
– Jesus Christ, John 15:15
Friendship is one of the greatest gifts we have been given by God. He has loved us and has called us His friends. We learn friendship in Christ and therefore we intentionally choose to do our best to love one another. We welcome one another with joy, listen to each other, share our hearts, have mercy on one another, hold each other accountable, laugh, have fun, and simply share life together as friends in Christ.
“I dream of a ‘missionary option’ – that is, a missionary impulse capable of transforming everything…Throughout the world, let us be ‘permanently in a state of mission’…”
– Pope Francis, Joy of the Gospel
Our mission is a part of the mission of Christ and the Church. We desire to share the Gospel and invite young adults into personal relationship with Jesus, to “go make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19). As we experience more and more the love of Christ in the Eucharist and in authentic friendship we are compelled to share this love with conviction and joy to all whom we encounter!