Encounter the God who loves you
Engage in a community that welcomes you
Serve the world that needs you
A Reflection on the Mission of Old St. Pat’s
At the crossroads of a historic past and a promising future, engaged in a challenging present and in the midst of the rich diversity of Chicago, we are convinced that the mystery of Jesus Christ’s life, death, and resurrection unfolds within human life. In response:
We resolve to probe the meaning of our experiences of self, work, relationships, and family that guided by the Holy Spirit, we might express our faith in all our life activities and responsibilities.
We choose to celebrate the goodness of life by continually creating an experience of hospitality, friendship, prayer, and service that responds to human needs.
We commit ourselves to embody and advocate the values and actions that arise from our shared reflection and to influence our society in positive ways.
Together, we embrace the mission of Jesus Christ, so that others may experience the rich promise of God’s love for our world.