The following is a working copy/draft; furthermore, with the input of our parish community and the leadership of the pastoral council we hope and pray we can soon finalize and work towards our common goals. Fr. Steven Gamez, Pastor
VISION: Our vision for the future is: that we will NUTURE FAITH, PRACTICE CHARITY, and CULTIVATE COMMUNION!
Our sacred purpose at St. Rose of Lima Parish is to faithfully adhere to the commands of our Lord in the Holy Gospel to love one another in word and deed, through charitable works of mercy and compassionate forgiveness. We welcome all our brothers and sisters to the house of our Father; and that as a community of faith we may joyfully assist one another in attaining the promise of eternal life through our participation as members of the One Body and the Sacramental life.
Guided by the Holy Spirit we are dedicated to be missionary disciples as commanded by the Father through the Word Incarnate. We will faithfully serve and follow the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and place special emphasis on the essential nature of the Holy Sacraments in the life of the all Catholic Christians.
We will strive for unity within our community cultivating the gifts and talents of all our parish members. We will work to foster concord among all our diverse parish members.
We will model good stewardship, founded on love, generosity, and sacrifice; so that the spiritual and corporal gifts entrusted to our care are used to build God’s kingdom.
We will offer to God the work of our hands and hearts, caring for one another and serving without any expectations of reward. We will serve to be instruments of perfect Charity, for “When we serve the poor and the sick we serve Jesus. We must not fail to help our neighbors, because in them we serve Jesus.”