We aspire to be a vibrant, joyful faith community adhering to the beliefs and traditions of the Catholic Church to demonstrate our love of God and love of neighbour.
Our Mission as a Catholic community is to focus on:
Teaching and Learning
Achieving balance among these elements enables us to live our faith in a way that is most appropriate for each member of our community, while also respecting the preferences of others.
Each parishioner is a very important part of our parish.
Our Core Values Holiness: We lift up our lives to God through prayer, sacrifice and our daily actions.
Compassion & Service:We demonstrate genuine care, support and concern for others.
Stewardship: We make a personal commitment of time, talent and treasure to provide caring, responsible leadership that strengthens the parish and reaches out to the broader community.
Pursuit of Learning:We use formal and informal opportunities concerning faith and life that can be learned and applied by parishioners of all ages.
Evangelization: We reach out to all people searching for a way to pursue their own faith journey by sharing the teachings and the spirit of Christ.
Mission Statement for all Our Parishioners
I AM A PART of the Fellowship of the Unashamed.
The die has been cast. The decision has been made. I have stepped over the line. I won’t look back, let up, slow down, back away or be still.
My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, and my future is in God’s hands. I am finished and done with low living, small planning, the bare minimum, smooth knees, mundane talking, frivolous living, selfish giving, and dwarfed goals.
I no longer need preeminence, prosperity, position, promotions, applause, or popularity. I don’t have to be right, first, the best, recognized, praised, regarded, or rewarded. I now live by faith. I lean on Christ’s presence. I love with patience, live by prayer, and labor with the power of God’s grace.
My face is set. My gait is fast, my goal is heaven. My road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions are few, my Guide is reliable, and my mission is clear.
I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, turned back, deluded, or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of adversity, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity.
I won't give up, shut up, let up or slow up until I have stayed up, stored up, prayed up, paid up, and spoken up for the cause of Christ.
I am a disciple of Jesus. I am a Catholic. I must go until He comes, give until I drop, speak out until all know, and work until He stops me. And when He returns for His own, He will have no difficulty recognizing me. My banner is clear: I am a part of the Fellowship of the Unashamed.
Adapted from the original (author unknown) by Patrick Madrid. Come Set Your Faith On Fire !!!
Contact us HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH 10734 Shand Avenue, PO Box 1048, Grande Cache, Alberta T0E 0Y0 Parish phone – 780-827-2422 Fax – 780-827-3511