OUR IDENTITY & MISSION
Disciples of Our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ, we are witnesses of the truths and marvels of our faith, called to announce the good news of salvation to the ends of the earth. Faithful to our baptismal vocation, we become living icons of Christ.
As a mission parish of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, we have inherited the Eastern Christian identity of Kievan Rus. We pray, celebrate, and proclaim the faith in accordance with the Byzantine Rite, in full communion with the Church of Rome.
We follow the missionary example of Saints Cyril and Methodius by incarnating the Gospel and celebrating the divine mysteries in the vernacular of our nation. Ours is a church for all people. All are called and welcome.
Our vocation as Christians is to go throughout the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and teaching them to observe all that Christ has commanded of us.
With burning hearts, we gather near the Altar of Sacrifice to declare the glory of God and sing His praises, to experience and understand the marvelous works of our salvation, and to receive the Holy and Life-Giving Mysteries of His Body and Blood for the remission of sins and life everlasting.
We speak the Word of God with boldness, urging repentance, for the Kingdom of God is at hand. We proclaim that the promises made to our fathers are fulfilled in us, their children. We do not conceal the treasures that have been entrusted to our care, but, rather, we choose to bear the spiritual fruit that abides wherever it has been planted.