Our Vision Statement

That they may all be one; even as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you sent me.
— John 17:21

What is a vision statement?

A vision statement for any organization is, simply put, the ultimate goal for the organization. It answers the question, 'in 100 years, if we do our job perfectly, what is it that we will want to have accomplished?' These are our dream big moments, our perfect world scenarios.

Why this bible verse?

Why not some other verse? Isn't it as simple as Matthew 20:19-20?

In short: Because we believe the Holy Spirit has told us that John 17:21 is what God desires.

In more words: After much prayer and consideration, we believe that this vision is what the Holy Spirit is uniquely calling our parish community to embody. This verse comes near the end of Jesus' prayer for the Church in a passage known as the High Priestly Prayer. They were his parting words the night before he died as He prayed to the Father, and in these words we find out not only how deeply He loved his Father, but also how He longed for every soul in every generation to abide in that exact same love. From that love we are called to partake in the inmost being of the Trinity along with the the entirety of the christian church, and out of that exact same love flows our witness of Christ into the world. This is Jesus' deepest desire for you, and for us.

Mary Immaculate Catholic Church in Farmer's Branch, TX, is  known for her diversity. Yet we are one Church. Through both our individual personal relationships with Jesus Christ and through our communion with Him as one Body, we are called to be a light to our city, our diocese, and our nation. Our love for God and for each other can change hearts and convert the whole world. 

 

stay tuned to hear more about our call into unity as we dive in to what the Holy Spirit has in store for us in this new vision statement as our priests unfold the Gospel in the weeks to come.