The Peace of Christ calls us to create a Christian community where God is found in the beauty and joy of our worship, in the breadth of our outreach, and in our love for one another.
As members of the pastoral council of the Peace of Christ Roman Catholic Parish of Rochester, NY, we freely accept the call to serve in our faith community. We realize that we share this privilege and responsibility with each other, our pastor, our pastoral staff, and our parish family. Our mission is to enable our worship sites to be welcoming, mutually sustaining, open to growth, and committed to building one faith community honoring the uniqueness of each worship site, while embracing the message of the Gospel.
We pledge to strive constantly to build an ever-stronger Catholic parish family where: The Word of God is proclaimed,studied and integrated into daily living; Our worship,in word and sacrament,honors the presence of God in our midst; We witness the Gospel through our actions of care and concern for the needs of those around us;
We take the time to discern the gifts and needs of our parish and to develop lay leadership to respond accordingly;
We recognize and value the dignity of all men, women and children in the Church and society, affirming and honoring the God-given equality of all;
We are committed to working, through our social ministry, against oppression and social injustice.