Saint Patrick Parish invites all to a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ through Eucharist, Prayer, and Education, to become Disciples for a World Church.Mission Statement [March 2017]
We did not intend to “create” the Mission, Values, and Priorities for our parish but rather to “discern and discover” the direction Jesus calls us.
Rooted in Tradition
The new Mission Statement, adopted in March 2017, reflects a renewed emphasis on our fundamental traditions of Eucharist, Prayer, and Education.
The most notable change is the clear call to deepen our personal relationships with Jesus Christ, whom we feel is now calling us to build upon our historical inward focus on the “Old Tacoma” community to a more outward focus.
Yet Focuses Beyond Traditional Boundaries
We sense Jesus is calling Saint Patrick Catholic Church to be Disciples of an emerging world church. This more extensive and more diverse community exists beyond our traditional parish boundaries.
Reflecting the Changing Times
The 2017 Catholic church of Tacoma and Western Washington is no longer the same community it was in the first 120 years of our existence.
The long-established mission, “We are a Catholic faith community in the traditions and people of ‘Old Tacoma’ called together and empowered by Christ to nurture the spiritual and liturgical needs of our community through lifelong Christian education, celebration of the Sacraments, prayer, and service to others,” was revised to reflect these changes.
In addition to the mission, parish values and priorities were discovered in the long-range planning process.
Extending Hospitality & Welcoming
Like Christ, we share an open-minded, non-judgmental spirit of welcome.
Growing In Faith
Jesus, the Father’s great love shared with us, calls us to a deeper personal relationship with Him and authentic relationships with one another.
Sharing the Good News & Evangelizing
As disciples of Christ, moved by the Holy Spirit, we venture out in faith to share the Good News.
After months of information gathering, surveying, listening, and discernment, the Long Range Planning team discovered the mission that Jesus has for our parish—a mission we did not create but one given to us by Jesus. To fulfill Christ’s mission for our parish, the following three priorities emerged:
- Keeping Our Communities Vibrant
- Reaching Out to Young People