"Speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by every joint with which it is supplied, when each part is working properly, makes bodily growth and upbuilds itself in love."
- Ephesians 4:15-16
"...We seek to deepen our relationship with Jesus Christ as his disciples. We offer a loving welcome to all, joyfully sharing the gospel and bringing others to know Jesus...."
- From our Vision Statement
This is the Good News of Jesus Christ: that God our Father loves us and made us in his image to share in his divine life; that, though we spurned God's love through sin, God sent his Son Jesus to die for us and give us new life in the Holy Spirit. The Church exists to bring men and women of every era into a relationship with Jesus Christ through faith and the sacraments, and thus be restored to the eternal life which God has destined us for.
Here at St. Michael the Archangel, the mission of the Office of Christian Formation and Evangelization is to proclaim this good news not only to the members of our parish, but to every person in our community. Every Christian is called to full maturity in Christ and our vision statement reflects the values that this maturity should express. Just as physical heath is a combination of proper nutrition, exercise, sleep, etc... so too spiritual health entails a balance of devoted worship, intentional discipleship, loving community, joyful evangelization and generous service.
“The parish is the presence of the Church in a given territory, an environment for hearing God’s word, for growth in the Christian life, for dialogue, proclamation, charitable outreach, worship and celebration.”
- Pope Francis