Pastoral Vision of Mary Immaculate Church

Spiritual 

To be transformed through the liturgy, by the Holy Spirit, to build up the body of Christ in service to others.

Matthew 5:14-16 "You are the Light of the world."
2 Corinthians 3:18-4:6 "We possess the Glory of God in earthen vessels"

Ministries

That each major area of parochial ministry (that is: Liturgy, Religious Education, Fellowship/Evangelization & Service/Outreach) can be at a high standard of self sufficiency in service to the people.

Matthew 10:5-13 “Sending the Twelve to Proclaim the Kingdom.”
I Corinthians 12: 4-7 “Our gifts are for the common good.”

Facilities

To maintain and improve our facility for worship, education and ministry, to serve the needs of many.

John 17: 20-21 “That they may be one.”

Leadership

That as baptized Christians we may realize our calling to service, being united with our parish pastor, and led by the Bishop of the Diocese of Dallas.

John 13: 12-15  “We are servants to one another modeled on Christ.”
 

Collaborative

To foster mutual support of parish ministries through respect and collaboration.

Matthew 20:20-28 “Whoever is first must serve the needs of all”
Romans 12:3-8 “We are many parts, but one body.”

Cultural 

That we may be open and accommodating to the differences in language and cultural tradition that exist among our people.

Luke 10: 25-37 “Love God and your neighbor as yourself. Who is my neighbor?”

Outreach

To see Christ in all people, and therefore to accept and serve them, regardless of age, gender, need, cultural or social background, or spiritual state.

Matthew 25: 37-40  “What you have done for others, you have done for me.”