“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit.” Matthew 28:19
WHERE ARE WE GOING?
THE IMPORTANCE OF VISION
A message from Father Robert Buchmeier
In the early 1960s a group of families gathered in their homes on Euclid Drive in Garrett Park Estates to pray and support each other in raising children. The Holy Spirit was at work and a vision developed — to build a Catholic community of faith in Garrett Park. Out of a desire to have a home for this emerging community of families, the group petitioned the bishop to establish a parish. With a generous donation of land from the Sisters of the Holy Cross, our parish became a reality.
In my first year as pastor here I have had the pleasure to meet and worship with so many faith-filled people carrying out the vision established by the founding members. I have also consulted with the Holy Cross Parish Council, a body of committed parish members with varied perspectives, skills, and talents. Acting as stewards of the parish, the Council’s ministry is to envision, plan, and implement policies and activities that assist the pastor in our core mission — bringing people to Jesus!
“WE ARE AT OUR BEST WHEN WE…
- PROACTIVELY WELCOME NEW PEOPLE AND EXISTING PARISHIONERS
- GIVE OF OURSELVES
- HAVE THE CHURCH AND SCHOOL WORKING TOGETHER
- CARE FOR EACH OTHER
- FOCUS ON KIDS
- ARE INVOLVED PARTICIPANTS IN A FAITH COMMUNITY
- GIVE TO OTHERS
- SING SONGS OF PRAISE TO GOD
- COME TOGETHER TO PRAY
- ARE WORKING TOGETHER
- RESPECT OUR DIFFERENCES.”