Our Core Values
- We are mission-focused. This means we seek to spread the Gospel with joy, create opportunities for people to encounter the Love of God in Jesus, and help them grow in maturity as disciples of Christ.
- We are authentically Catholic. This means we embrace and teach the Truth as we find it in and through the Church; we worship in spirit and truth in a way that is both reverent and beautiful; we foster a truly Catholic culture; and we seek to live lives marked by stewardship.
- We are supportive of families. This means we commit to partnering with parents and supporting them in their role as the primary educators of their children in the ways of faith; we seek ways to strengthen marriages; and we provide other practical supports for families.
Our Mission Statement:
The Military Catholic Community of Saints Damien and Marianne Share Jesus’ Love with all whom we encounter (especially the poor, the marginalized, the divorced, the down-and-out, those who hurt others because of their own past hurts, and all in need of spiritual healing) to build the kingdom of God through true Christian discipleship.
Our Purpose Statement:
To be a school of prayer and lifelong discipleship.
Our “Big Idea”:
Cor ad cor loquitur (Heart speaks unto heart).
Thoughts from Father
It seems that almost daily our world and society are being plunged deeper into darkness and for many this is a cause for despair; violence, oppression and human all around us. Our Catholic Faith teaches us that Christ is the “Hope of the ages” the “Light coming into the world”, and “God is with us, our Emmanuel.” In the Gospel, Jesus provides us with the Greatest Commandment, to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength” and to “love your neighbor as yourself.” Jesus also tells us that by loving our neighbor ” all will know that you are my disciples…”
Our community must partner together to continue the mission of Jesus and the mission of the Church in the world. We live in a liminal reality – between what is and that which is to come. For that reason we cannot stand by as passive onlookers! We cannot expect someone else to do it! There is something each of us can do. I encourage us to pray, think, talk about these priorities with others, and strategize how we can carry them out in our community, for the glory of God, the salvation of souls, and the authentic development of the human person in particular, as well as the larger society. May it be so! Amen.