As parishioners of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, our mission is to LIVE the GOSPEL, celebrating our Franciscan Spirituality in the midst of a diverse and ever-changing global culture. We, led by the Spirit of God and blessed with great diversity, will joyfully welcome all people. As a community of faith, with the Sunday Eucharistic celebration as the source of our strength, and inspired by the vision of Saints Francis and Clare, ┐┐┐ We come together seeking the face of Christ in each individual, respecting the dignity, and affirming the value of each individual. ┐┐┐We come together as partners in ministry, reaching out in compassion and justice to people of diverse cultures, the poor, the elderly, the shut-ins, the lonely, single parents, children and young adults, those alienated, and those un-welcomed. ┐┐┐We come together embracing and celebrating the gifts of each parishioner. Through God┐┐┐s grace, we are empowered to share these gifts with each other, with our community and with our Church, whether we are at St. Francis for a brief period of time or for the rest of our lives. ┐┐┐We come together as a reconciling community, trusting in God who turns our minds and hearts to thoughts of peace. We stand as a people committed to seek the kingdom of God where enemies begin to speak to one another and those who are estranged join hands in friendship. In these ways, we strive to build up the Church, fulfill the message and mission of Jesus Christ, and to love God and all of God┐┐┐s creation.