MISSION STATEMENT
VISION STATEMENT
     We the parish of Saint Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Community are endowed with a diversity of backgrounds, gifts and experiences.

Our lives are:

  • Based on CHARITY.
  • Committed to helping the POOR.
  • Guided by the HOLY SPIRIT and empowered by the SACRAMENTS.
  • Connected to an ever-growing INTERFAITH circle.
  • Dedicated to giving life to the people of God through the ministry of the WORD and our ACTIONS.
  • Blessed to be following Mother Teresa's example by ministering to all of God's children regardless of who or where they are in life. 
     We are an ecumenical community bringing Jesus' message of love, faith, and hope to those who seek
and desire it.


 "ALL ARE WELCOME"

"We are a catholic (universal) group of women and men who follow the ancient Catholic creeds and liturgical life of the Catholic Church..."   There are seven sacraments in the Church: Baptism, Confirmation,  Eucharist,  Reconciliation,  Anointing of the Sick, Marriage and Holy Orders.



  
CORE VALUES

  • We offer a respectful and spiritually-nurturing faith community for all who worship at Saint Teresa’s -- no matter who you are or where you’ve come from.   It does not matter if Catholicism is/was part of your spiritual history.  It does not matter if you’ve followed other faith traditions or you’ve had no faith tradition.  What does matter is the sharing of our Lord’s Table, because that Table is Jesus’ table, not ours, and all are welcome to His Eucharistic celebration.  Jesus Christ is the source of our strength.  It is Jesus who feeds us and inspires us to be more like Him.
  • Through our ministries, we are led by the Spirit of God to not only proclaim the Gospel, but we actively choose to LIVE the GOSPEL.  We come together as partners in ministry, reaching out to people of all faiths and diverse cultures and socioeconomic standing; to the elderly, the shut-in, the dying, and the lonely; to single parents, those who are divorced and remarried, to children and young adults, and to anyone who is alienated whether by Gender, Race, Sexual Orientation, or Disabilities.  We are an inclusive and compassionate community.
  • We live by the teachings as given to us in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:3-10):

 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
 Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
 Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
 Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
 Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
 Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God.
 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.
 Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.


We value and accept the principles of true catholicism.