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 Mission & Values


Mission

We, the People of God of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, humbly accept our mission to continue the redemptive work of Jesus Christ.
Baptized into the Body of Christ, confirmed in the Holy Spirit, and nourished by the Word and Eucharist, we share Christ's mission of priest, prophet and servant.

We affirm our oneness with the Catholic Church throughout the world, in communion with our Holy Father.
 
With the pastoral leadership of our Archbishop, we collaborate in various ways to live and proclaim the gospel.
 Christ announced the reign of God. As Church, we are the instrument of this reign in the world. We commit ourselves to build a community of faith and love.
 
With Christ, we bring good news to the poor. We commit ourselves to eliminate the many faces of poverty in our midst— spiritual and moral.
 
With Christ, we uphold the dignity of human life. We commit ourselves to cherish each person and to be faithful stewards of all God's creation.
 
With Christ, we affirm the bonds that unite us. We commit ourselves to remove the barriers that divide people in the large, complex, and multicultural society of Southern California.
 
We dedicate our parish communities and our schools, institutions, ministries, and organizations to fulfill this mission under the loving patronage of Mary, Queen of the Angels.


Values

  • Service to Others
  • Christian Dignity and Respect
  • Commitment to Community
  • Collaboration in Ministry


Catholic Identity

​​​The Church's mission is that of evangelization through which the gift of faith given by God is nurtured and developed. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles, in all its locations, continues Jesus' mission and ministry by proclaiming the message of Jesus, creating community, worshipping as the people of God, and serving all of God's people.

All members of the Church, from the youngest to the oldest, are on a faith journey. The Church supports this journey through evangelization and religious instruction/catechetical ministry.

"At the heart of catechesis we find, in essence, a Person, the Person of Jesus of Nazareth, the only Son from the Father…who suffered and died for us and who now, after rising, is living with us forever" (Catechesi Tradendae​, 5)​.​

To catechize is "to reveal in the Person of Christ the whole of God's eternal design reaching fulfillment in that Person. It is to understand the meaning of Christ's actions and words and of the signs worked by him" (Catechesi Tradendae, 5).

Catechesis aims at putting "people…in communion…with Jesus Christ: only he can lead us to the love of the Father in the Spirit and make us share in the life of the Holy Trinity" (Catechesi Tradendae​, 5).

 
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