December 8, 2013

Our Mission

ST. LAWRENCE PARISH MISSION STATEMENT:

“Where Faith Builds Community”

We are St. Lawrence Parish,
a Roman Catholic Church
in the North End of Hamilton, Ontario.

We are called to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ by actively embracing
our Baptismal commitment.

We gather as a family of faith at the Eucharist. Through our experience of shared faith we strive to build a welcoming community.

VALUES STATEMENT:

DISCIPLESHIP
At the end of his earthly journey Jesus said to his followers, “Go and make disciples!” We welcome the great commission of Christ and strive to grow as his disciples as we reach out to those who are searching for their spiritual home. We promote active participation in the life of our faith community.

NEXT GENERATION
Our children and youth have an important part in the life of our community. We value Catholic education. Therefore, we commit to good and faithful cooperation with the Catholic Schools of our parish. We strive to offer our young people a life-giving experience of the living Church, forming them as disciples of Jesus Christ.

STEWARDSHIP
In the spirit of gratitude we recognize that stewardship is a way of life. Living a life of thanksgiving for all that God has given to us is what we are called to do. We make time for God in prayer and worship; share in the gifts God has bestowed upon us, our time, talent and our treasure.

COMMUNITY BUILDING
Through our Baptism we are welcomed into the community of faith, the Church. We believe that a warm welcoming attitude is a first step to building fellowship and meaningful relationships within our community. We strive to treat every person with respect and care, as brothers and sisters in Christ.

SUNDAY MASS
The Eucharistic celebration is the source and summit of our lives. “The Eucharist, although it is the fullness of sacramental life, is not a prize for the perfect but a powerful medicine and nourishment for the weak.” (Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium)