Welcome to All Saints Catholic Church!
For over 75 years, the parish has provided a welcoming and prayerful environment for Sunday Mass, varied liturgical events, diocesan celebrations as well as many ministry opportunities and community events.
Our parishioners represent a wide variety of age groups, backgrounds, experiences and occupations. Given all our parish has to offer, we realize that a newcomer can still feel isolated in the midst of new, unknown faces, ministries, and opportunities. We hope to minimize such isolation, and invite you to learn more about All Saints Catholic Church so that you and your family may experience the rich opportunities for worship, community, and ministry.
All Saints Catholic Church is truly a place where all are counted as part of our faith family. Again, welcome; I look forward to meeting you.
Fr. John R. Flaherty
CULTURE OF DISCIPLESHIP
We commit to accompanying one another in our walk with Jesus. It is normal for us to talk often about our relationship with Him.
We invite others into a new relationship with Jesus. We use our charisms to build each other up. We are fearless in spreading the Gospel, not just in our comfort zones, but to the whole world.
CULTURE OF TEAMWORK
We commit to being a healthy team and, more importantly, a family. We have faith in one another. We don't flee from each other's tragedies.
We both give and accept forgiveness. We make amends. When we require assistance, we ask for it. We don't act as if we have everything under control. We allow each other (and ourselves) to be authentic and vulnerable.
CULTURE OF PRAYER
We commit to inviting God into every decision we make. God is the architect of our parish.
We invoke His presence in every conversation. We build our parish (and our lives) by saying "yes" to His invitations. We ask our Blessed Mother and the saints for help in listening and following God.
We will be a thriving, loving community that joyfully lives and boldly proclaims the Gospel.
We will respond to the needs of the poor and vulnerable, as well as train disciples and equip apostles to transform the world.
People before projects.
Jesus came to save souls and not establish programs or projects. We want to make sure our focus stays on the person in front of us.
Focused towards Jesus, together.
Whatever we do, our eyes should be on Jesus. We are not a community closed-inward on ourselves, nor are we directed toward some earthly destiny. Walking side by side toward the Lord is true accompaniment.
Owning our littleness.
We are powerless without the grace of God. However, this does not imply that we are insignificant. We are released from self-reliance when we recognize our need for God (and others), which tears down walls between us and Jesus and opens us up to his grace.
Learning to hear God's voice.
The stresses of modern life, combined with our choices about how we spend our time, can create a lot of static that drowns out God's voice. In 1 Kings 19, the prophet Elijah hears God's voice in a quiet whisper rather than a forceful and terrible storm, earthquake, or fire. That is why it is so important to be silent and listen in personal prayer. That is why hearing God's Word at Mass, as well as reading and praying with Scripture, may be immensely beneficial. All of these things assist us in distinguishing God's voice among the dissonances of societal voices competing for our attention consequently our hearts.
God first, others second, I am third.
This is not natural for fallen human nature. We naturally are inclined to protect ourselves and those we care about. However, keeping first things first, and following the example set by Jesus, this is the re-orientation that the Lord calls us to in the Gospel. Dismissing crowds and foregoing sleep, Jesus put God first through night vigils in prayer and through his prayer the night before He was crucified: "not My will but Yours be done." He put others second so clearly by seeing the crowds as "sheep without a shepherd," and proceeded to "teach them many things." Even when exhausted, he thought of them. In this flipping of our natural inclination of priorities, we find new and abundant life, as Vatican II so clearly taught: man, who is the only creature on earth which God willed for itself, cannot fully find himself except through a sincere gift of himself.