Our vision is to be a progressive, inclusive, affirming Catholic Church rooted in Tratdition.
Our mission is to be a prophetic witness to the Love of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus. We do so through a faithful adherence to Catholic Tradition in Faith and Worship, assenting to the wisdom developed over the centuries. It is from within this faithfulness that we have developed what are often termed “progressive views” on certain issues. This is stated in our Profession of Faith.
It is faithful listening to, and discernment within, the Infinite Love of God – that is, being “rooted and grounded in love” (Eph. 3: 17) – which leads us to witness to these “progressive views”; which leads us to witness to a different Catholicism; a Catholicism faithfully “rooted and grounded” in the Tradition of Faith passed on to us; a Catholicism decidedly open to “the breath and length, and height and depth” (Eph. 3: 18) of the inclusive love of God.
It is a mistake often made to think that faithfulness to Tradition is exclusive of a progressive and inclusive orientation. God calls us to witness to a Tradition which is so “rooted and grounded in love” (Eph. 3: 17) that it is open “to know also the love of Christ which surpasses all knowledge” (Eph. 3: 19); and all human preconceptions. God calls us also to witness to love which is not faddish, but rather to love which is “the love of Christ which surpasses all knowledge” (Eph. 3: 19); and all human expectations.
Our witness, whether big or small, is both the individual example of our lives as members of this Church and the example of our Church’s continuing presence among the People of God. Our witness is rooted and grounded in the Eucharist, the ever-abiding presence of Christ. This is why we come to the Altar today, and every day, drawing close to the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus. We come seeking continued guidance and sustenance from God; desiring to be “rooted and grounded in love” (Eph. 3: 17) so that we may come to experience and understand “what is the breadth and length, and height and depth” (Eph. 3: 18) of the love of God for us; and, in this, to hear the call to share with others that “the love of Christ which surpasses all knowledge” (Eph. 3: 19) is meant for them as well.