We share in the mission of the Universal Church which is “ to be called and empowered to promote and proclaim the reign of God. We exist for the mission of Christ, the proclamation of the Good News. “ Our task is to bring all people into full union with Christ.” ( Lumen Gentium )
We are to do as Jesus commanded, “ go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you” ( Mt. 28:19-20 )
-the church will journey with them, affirming, supporting and challenging them, provide them with appropriate catechesis, opportunities for service, mentoring, vibrant youth liturgies and retreat experiences.
- Our young men and women will accept, understand and affirm the multicultural society in which they live.
WE WILL BE A COMMUNITY OF BELIEVERS THAT REMEMBERS, AFFIRMS AND CELEBRATES THAT WE ARE A PENTECOST CHURCH OF MANY LANGUAGES, FORMED FROM DIFFERENT CULTURES, ETHNIC GROUPS AND EXPERIENCES OF CHURCH. WE WILL NOT FORGET HOW IMMIGRANT POPULATIONS ENRICH THE DIOCESE WITH NEW ENERGY AND TALENT…
THE CHURCH OF SAN BERNARDINO WILL CELEBRATE OUR EVER CHANGING REALITY AS A COMMUNION OF COMMUNITIES, A MOSAIC OF COLORS, A SYMPHONY OF LANGUAGES, A KALEIDOSCOPE OF EXPRESSIONS OF FAITH, REPRESENTING ALL OF GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE.
I CHALLENGE YOU TO CHOOSE LIFE, BUILD BRIDGES BETWEEN CULTURES, BETWEEN THE RICH AND THE POOR, WALK WITH PERSONS WHO MAY HAVE DIFFERENT VIEWS OF THE CHURCH, FORGE LINKS BETWEEN YOUNG AND OLD, RECONILE PAST AND PRESENT HURTS