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Mission, Vision, Principles

Our Mission: Our Purpose for Being

As we reflect upon the Good News, it is clear that our purpose is simple, clear, and directly stated throughout Jesus’ teachings, so why not just say it… To love God, love our neighbors, and make disciples!

Our Vision: What We Wish to Achieve

To be the joyful, vibrant, and welcoming Catholic Church present in the Elmwood Village and Delaware District, serving the Western New York Community.

Our Guiding Principles: Our Foundation

As a parish, our Guiding Principles are… Faith, Hope, Love, Mercy, and Justice.

We understand and experience these Guiding Principles when:

  • Faith accepts and trusts God’s Word as truth
  • Love reflects God’s Divine Grace and cherishes all humanity
  • Hope uplifts us and expresses confidence in God’s promise
  • Mercy brings assistance to those in bodily and spiritual need
  • Justice compels us to cooperate, enabling our society to serve the common good

We express these Guiding Principles by:

  • Being open, welcoming and accepting of all
  • Joyful celebration of liturgical worship
  • Reaching out to all in our parish community and beyond

PRAYERS

Our Father

Our Father, Who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
Amen.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of death.
Amen.

 

Renewal Consultation Session

Thursday, October 1st from 6:30-8:30 p.m. via Zoom

The Diocese of Buffalo invites you to join us for an online Renewal Consultation Session to learn about and discuss the new Diocesan Road to Renewal Initiative. We want very much to understand the needs, concerns and hopes that you have for the Faith communities in your area of the Diocese.

Please join us for a Zoom gathering on Thursday, October 1st from 6:30-8:30 p.m. as members of our Road to Renewal Committee facilitate these conversations regarding your experience of Church in this vicariate. The link will be on the parish website as well as on the Diocese of Buffalo website or at www.roadtorenewal.org. Please look for the box that corresponds with our date and then click on the N.W. Buffalo button to us!

In addition to these sessions, there are opportunities for those who prefer to share their insights in writing. Please send an email to renewal@buffalodiocese.org outlining your thoughts on renewing our Church’s mission and ministry, or take the online survey. Written letters can also be mailed directly to: Diocese of Buffalo, Road to Renewal, 795 Main Street, Buffalo NY 14203.