Parish Mission Statement
We are a community united in faith in Jesus Christ and grounded in the traditions of the Catholic Church. We embrace the continuation of Christ’s mission on earth by proclaiming the Gospel and celebrating the sacraments.
We at St. Jude the Apostle parish are laying the foundations for a parish built in the image of Jesus. To accept who we are today is to accept a limited edition of who God intends us to be. We can not be satisfied with who we were yesterday when we know that Jesus promised us the Glory of God tomorrow.
Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI have unfolded for us an understanding of Church that challenges us in the 21st century. This year we are studying the book by Carl Anderson called, "A Civilization of Love." Our recent popes have captured our attention as they spoke of the Glory of God being found within the words and actions of our daily lives. "For John Paul II, the reality of Jesus -- as the one who perfectly radiates the love of God -- alive and present in his life carried a responsibility to build a civilization that reflects that same love to every person" -- from "A Civilization of Love." If we miss respecting the love of God in just one person, we fall short of Jesus' mission.
Our commitment as a parish is to construct a culture that allows the freedom of all people to experience the fullness of God's love. Through our reaching out a disciples, our healing sacraments, and our concern to serve others, we all grow in the love of Jesus. We call upon the Holy Spirit to give us the courage to grow our new parish toward being a sign of God's presence here in Oshkosh. We commit to not only change each individual sould within our community, but within the City of Oshkosh and beyond.
Join with our parish as we seek to change our hearts and souls. We strive to live ever closer to the model of love we find in Jesus. This is our mission as we reach out to the ends of the earth.