Statement of Values & Mission
We are Gesu Parish, a Catholic faith community gathered in the heart of
the city by our loving God, called to be disciples of Jesus, and
enlivened by the Spirit.
We welcome everyone, that we might fully reflect the glory of God.
In all we do, we desire to walk with Jesus, whom we encounter in the
Gospel and whose special love was for the poor.
We share with the Jesuits a mission of lived faith that promotes
justice for all, and the guidance of Ignatian spirituality which
nourishes our prayer and action.
Gesu Parish, a Catholic community inspired by the Ignatian tradition,
will be marked by:
- a spirit of inclusion, welcome and evangelism;
- vibrant Eucharistic celebrations that nourish faith;
- opportunities for lifelong spiritual growth;
- openness to intellectual and theological curiosity;
- advocacy of justice and service to meet the economic,
spiritual and social concerns of those in need, especially the poor;
- direct, frequent, clear communication with parishioners,
visitors and neighbors about all aspects of parish life;
- responsible stewardship of our resources –
people, finances and facilities – rooted in gratitude for our