Do not be afraid to wide open the doors to Christ!
With these words of encouragement, St. John Paul II Catholic Church was erected to become a parish distinguished by three main characteristics: intensely Eucharistic, fervently Marian, and solidly Petrine.The Eucharist is "the source and summit of the Christian life. The Holy Eucharist is the heart of any Christian experience and of any Christian community." (CCC 1324). By the Eucharist we already unite ourselves with the heavenly liturgy and anticipate eternal life striving to become the visible sigh of this invisible reality celebrated in the life of the Church reaching out in service to those who are hungry and thirsting of God's love.Our love for Mary, the Mother of Jesus, will allow us to be open to the promptings of the Holy Spirit and to say in obedience and humility “let it be done to me according to your word.” From Mary we will receive the encouragement to “do whatever He tells us.” With her, we shall go out in haste to meet our brothers and sisters and to proclaim the greatness of the Lord.Faithfulness to the Magisterium and obedience to the Holy Father will ensure our Catholic identity. Full communion with our local bishop and with the Successor of St. Peter will guarantee the gift of being confirmed in the Faith. We will joyfully receive, affirm, and proclaim everything that our Holy Mother, the Church, presents to us in the Creed.