Mission Statements for these linked parishes:
We, the faithful of St. Faustina Kowalska Parish, having been entrusted with the mission of spreading the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ, accept that challenge. Guided by the Holy Spirit, nourished by the Word of God and the Holy Eucharist, we freely give of our time, talents and treasure to glorify God and proclaim God to the world through our actions as we strive for our own and others’ salvation by worship, service and education in our faith community. We serve God by serving all.
We the parish family of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, a community of believers through worship based on Scripture and Tradition, are called to teach through example, the love of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, by healing and forgiveness, reaching out to the poor, and the sharing of our gifs with others which will form loving disciples who will transform the world.
Heart of each Parish (as reflected by Parish Pastoral Council members):
- St. Faustina Kowalska Parish sees itself as a family, doing whatever it takes to help each other and serving all as a lifeline and safety net in the local community. They have a lively faith formation and youth ministry, which has remained active through the pandemic. Their facilities at the Grove, with pavilion and kitchen, along with the Cultural Center in the former St. Stanislaus Church are additional shared community resources.
- Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish values its character as “not too big, rather quaint little country church” and sees its members as intentionally choosing this parish. It is a young and growing parish, focused on family interaction, activities with children, and social outreach. They recognize potential for further development as a parish, with a leader who is in tune with the natural rhythm of this parish.
On the horizon:
- Continue the implementation of each of the parish pastoral plans, published and celebrated in 2018 and 2019
- Foster the growing linked parish relationship as well as partnership with additional nearby parishes
- Sustain and strengthen the overall collaborative style of ministry
- Awareness of pressing human service needs in the community