Our Mission Statement at Most Holy Redeemer
Most Holy Redeemer Parish is a Christian Community in the Roman Catholic tradition. The parish draws people from isolation to community, from searching to awakening, from indifference to concern, from selfishness to meaningful service, from fear in the midst of adversity to faith and hope in God.
The community of Most Holy Redeemer shares God’s compassionate love with all people. The parish offers a spiritual home to all: senior citizens and youth; single people and families; those who are straight, gay, lesbian, and transgendered; the healthy and the sick, particularly persons with HIV disease.
As a parish community, we celebrate God’s loving presence in our lives. In worship and sacrament, especially the Eucharist, we are nurtured and challenged to extend God’s kingdom of justice, truth, love and peace by growing in the spirit of Jesus, the Most Holy Redeemer.
Fr. Matt’s Weekly Reflection
This week I am writing from Vallombrosa Center in Menlo Park where I am attending a week-long conference, “The New Pastors Program” – a workshop for first time pastors, administrators and parish life directors.
I write early in the week on the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. As we mark the birthday of Mother Mary, I reflect for a few moments about birth days and the many new lives that come into the world every day.
On any given day in the United States more than 10,500 babies are born. Worldwide some 355,000 little ones are born each day. Ideally, all parents hold onto the hope that their daughter or son will find a special path, make a unique contribution, and in some way, small or large, make this world a better place.
We are all potentially God-bearers. Our call is to bring love, hope, and light where they are needed. What Mary did, we all can do in our own way. We are invited and challenged to take our gift into the world today.
You are a gift to our parish family and I am grateful. I pray for you each day. A parish priest holds the privileged duty and responsibility of praying and caring for souls. I pray for anyone and everyone, near and far, that cares about Most Holy Redeemer and calls MHR their home.
Let us meet often in prayer as we do our part to bring the love and hope and light of Christ into our world.
With love and prayers,