We are a Community of Beloved disciples of Jesus the Christ, who suffered and died for our sins. Now, God has offered salvation to all people, through repentance that leads to eternal life. Proof of our life-giving repentance is that we strive no longer to live our own life, but to live the life of Jesus with our life. In other words, to make Jesus our #1 reason for living. We strive to live every moment of life with Jesus, so that we can Be-loved by Jesus, and learn to Be-loving like Jesus.
The Mass is the primary place we gather as beloved disciples of Jesus to fulfill our call as Catholic Christians; to be united to Jesus in the Eucharist and offer our lives with Jesus to our heavenly Father for the salvation of the world.
All people are welcome, but not all life styles. There are many different life styles promoted in society today, but only one life style is promoted and acceptable for the Christian, the life style of Jesus the Christ. If you want to be a Catholic Christian you are saying you want to learn to conform your life to the life of Jesus, to conform your will to the will of God. The way of life Jesus lived: “to serve not to be served, and to give His life as a ransom for many;” “I have come not to do my own will, but the will of my heavenly Father who sent me.” “My food is to do your Will O God.” - Believe in God, meaning we should live for God and make God our only reason for living. (Charles de Foucauld)
Jesus invites everyone to follow His way of life and become His Disciple, but there is a cost to discipleship - “Whoever wishes to be my disciple must deny their self, pick up their cross daily, and follow me.” “Father, not my will, but may your will be done.”
Saint Paul, a beloved disciple of Jesus, shows us by example how to live - “I live now no longer my own life, but the life of Christ who lives His life in me…I live by faith in the Son of God who loves me and gave up His life for me.”
Where ever you are in your relationship with God, we welcome you and hope you will feel at home, living and growing in the life of Christ within this community. Get connected by worshipping at Mass, connecting with a prayer group or bible study, or a social after mass. Call the Office to register with our parish so we can help you grow as a beloved disciple of Jesus.
On behalf of the entire parish and school community here at St. Vincent de Paul, we welcome you!
Reverend Alex De Paulis is the Pastor at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Mission Hills