|An Amazing Thing is Happening in Chicagoland|
|Written by Sherry|
|Tuesday, 05 July 2011 10:55|
An amazing thing is happening in a Chicagoland parish that we have worked with over the past two years. They have come up with and are implementing the most amazing parish mission statement I have ever read.
To spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ, offering people the means to Eternal Life in Jesus—through our sacramental life and our apostolic witness. To this end, we will form disciples and send every member out as an apostle to work for the transformation of our world—home, neighborhood, and workplace—through the power of the Holy Spirit.
1. We will prepare every parishioner to live their faith in the world as intentional disciples of Jesus Christ, recognizing their secular competence and forming them to evangelize individuals, human structures, and culture in light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
5. We will take seriously Christ’s call to acts of Charity and Social Justice so as to transform the world, seeking to restore creation to all its original dignity. In particular, we will apply the gospel to issues of injustice and need in our town.