HOLY FAMILY – ST. THOMAS AQUINAS MISSION STATEMENT 2014
We are Holy Family – St. Thomas Aquinas parish, a Eucharistic community committed to the traditions of the Roman Catholic church.
We embrace our Baptismal call to evangelize, educate and serve as taught by the Gospel of Jesus Christ and through His sacraments. We strive to reach out and offer hope to our Park Slope neighborhood and beyond.
HOLY FAMILY – ST. THOMAS AQUINAS MISSION STATEMENT 2007
We are the Roman Catholic parish of Holy Family – St. Thomas Aquinas in Park Slope, Brooklyn. We are a friendly, multicultural family, faithful to our Christian tradition of worship and loving service. We strive to unite our community by providing spiritual nourishment and moral support. St. Thomas Aquinas Church is open daily to all for meditation, prayer and Mass and we welcome visitors to both our churches for Sunday Mass. Together, we seek a deeper understand of Scripture, Catholic teaching and one another, so that we can carry our crosses without fear, live our faith in the world and pass our faith on to our children.
ST. THOMAS AQUINAS MISSION STATEMENT 2003
We the community of Saint Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church in Park Slope, Brooklyn WELCOME all those who want to share our commitment to unity, understanding and mutual respect. Our members represent diverse cultures and traditions. By celebrating the Eucharist together, we acknowledge our common goal: to follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.
We are committed to creating a parish environment of tolerance, peace and loving concern for one another. We strive to grow spiritually and to accept inclusive forms of liturgy, especially those forms that will inspire the young people who embody our parish’s future. We support pastoral and lay leadership that invites participation and promotes outreach to those without a parish home. In liturgies and social activities we want each person to experience the joy of a shared faith.
We embrace our role in the large community by serving the needy, fostering spiritual growth in our families, educating our children in Roman Catholic values and welcoming visitors and strangers to our beautiful church, which is open every day for meditation and prayer. As we continue to listen for the whisperings of the Holy Spirit, we learn how to help each other face the challenges of daily life. 5/18/2003
ORIGINAL MISSION STATEMENT 2000
Saint Thomas Aquinas is a welcoming, growing and changing Eucharistic community diverse in our membership and united in following the footsteps of Christ.
We are committed to sharing our faith by providing an environment of Strength, Peace, Love and Joy. Our open doors are an invitation to all and allow us to go forth and to serve all.
We will embrace the future by reaching out and serving the needy, by fostering spiritual growth in our own families, by educating our children in our Roman Catholic values, by welcoming strangers and visitors into our community and by being open to the whisperings of the Holy Spirit.
Together we will joyfully face the challenges of our Park Slope neighborhood.