The Catholic Church in America has been called an immigrant Church. How does that translate into meeting the needs of immigrants in our parishes?
Topics: Mission Matters
In a practical five-step process called: See, Judge, Act, Evaluate and Celebrate, parishes can realize Jesus’ gospel mission to serve immediate needs and alter unjust social conditions.
Often it is our deep faith that leads us to seek out those in need to offer them a helping hand. We want to put our faith into action. For some, it works the other way around and their actions lead them to a deeper faith.
Pope Francis has proclaimed that “The Paschal Mystery”—Jesus’ life, suffering, death, and resurrection—“is the beating heart of the Church’s mission.” This mystery is front and center during the observance of Lent and celebration of the Easter season.
Mission is the very heart of evangelization. It permeates all that we do as a Church, as a parish, and as missionary disciples of Jesus Christ. The five key features of an evangelizing parish—Sunday, Welcome, Belonging, and Witness— all matter, because Mission matters! Our mission is to share in the one mission of Christ.