From the Archives - Pastor's Message:
Mission Statement Is Our Guiding Light
Share Christ, Celebrate Christ, Live Christ: These are the words of our parish Mission Statement, which is meant to give direction and vision to all parish activities. The mission statement serves as a guiding light for all our ministries and works, even the annual budget.
Share Christ: We seek to be a parish that shares Christ in many ways, but especially through our Catholic School and Christian Formation programs. We commit ourselves to supporting and promoting these programs of faith formation for our children and young adults. We want to share Christ in our conversations and daily living. We love to discuss the Sunday homily on the way home in the car, and to ‘talk religion’ in our social circles whenever appropriate. We even want to share Christ by leading and serving the Cedarburg community.
Celebrate Christ: As Catholics we celebrate Christ principally at the altar and in the sacraments. Worship is the heart of our life as a parish, and the altar is the center of our parish. Sunday Mass is our priority. We celebrate Christ through vibrant parish life, where people see their parish as a community of fun and fellowship. We celebrate Christ by serving the poor and the needy, as if the poor were Christ himself.
Live Christ: We try to live Christ on a daily basis, especially by sharing our gifts and talents. We will live lives of true stewardship, acknowledging that everything we have comes from God, and that we owe God a truly grateful portion of everything in return. Living Christ means practicing total charity to our neighbor and generous outreach in all things. Living Christ means being a biblical people who see the Gospel of Jesus as the rule and measure of all we do, including our politics.
As Catholics, we are encouraged to read Scripture,
especially focusing on the readings included in our liturgies.
An easy way to find these and other Scripture texts is to link
to the site for the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops: Today’s