Mission Statement

A Christian Community in the Roman Catholic Tradition

 

Mission Statement

We, the faith community of Saint Gregory the Great, belong to the universal Roman Catholic Church and are established in the Diocese of Bridgeport. Like all members of the Church of Jesus Christ, we have entered into a baptismal covenant with God,  our Father, through the death and resurrection of Jesus, empowered by the Holy Spirit. By its very nature, our baptismal covenant calls us to gather in Jesus' name, so that we may become more the body of Christ for others. As the Christ, we are committed to:

  • know our God personally
  • give witness to others of God's mercy and love in our lives
  • celebrate together our common faith experience in the Lord
  • lead others to experience God's mercy and love
  • celebrate the sacredness within our family, work and community life

Therefore, we are always challenged to share all we have (our time, talent and treasure) with one another, especially the poor, so that we may fulfill our mission as the Christ for our generation.

 

In pursuit of our mission, we, as a faith community, commit ourselves to the following goals:

 

1. SPIRITUAL LIFE AND WORSHIP: to experience and celebrate the mystery of the Risen Lord through Word and Sacrament.

2. CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND FORMATION: to root our communal and personal experience of the Risen Lord in the Scripture and Tradition of the Roman Catholic Church and to share our faith story/journey as it is lived out in all of our activities.

3. PARISH AND COMMUNITY LIFE: to create an environment through common prayer and work whereby each member can better understand his/her relationship to the Universal Church and to the mission of salvation in Jesus Christ. Both the local parish and the universal Church are called to witness the unity of the Kingdom.

4. CHRISTIAN SERVICES: to serve the needs of the "least of our brethren" as witnessed in Matthew 25:1-22.

5. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES: to share our time, talent and treasure to realize these goals and to administer well the resources entrusted to this faith community.

Adopted by St. Gregory the Great Advisory Council - August 30, 2001

 

 

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