Man is made to live in communion with God in whom he finds happiness: “When I am completely united to you, there will be no more sorrow or trials; entirely full of you, my life will be complete” (St. Augustine, Conf. 10, 28, 39: PL 32, 795). (CCC 45)
Man was made for 2 relationships:
- to love God and live in a relationship with Him, and
- to love his neighbor and live in relationship with others.
God, infinitely perfect and blessed in himself, in a plan of sheer goodness freely created man to make him share in his own blessed life. For this reason, at every time and in every place, God draws close to man. He calls man to seek him, to know him, to love him with all his strength. He calls together all men, scattered and divided by sin, into the unity of his family, the Church. To accomplish this, when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son as Redeemer and Savior. In his Son and through him, he invites men to become, in the Holy Spirit, his adopted children and thus heirs of his blessed life. (CCC 1)
From this wonderful statement, the Catholic faith flows. Throughout history, God has established covenants with His people and fulfilled them all with the final covenant of His Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ established the Catholic Church and sent his apostles out into the world to spread the Good News. This Faith is comprised of many beautiful practices, prayers, and devotions. We invite you to come along with us and explore the great works of our God.
Peoples everywhere, open the doors to Christ! His Gospel in no way detracts from man’s freedom, from the respect that is owed to every culture and to whatever is good in each religion. By accepting Christ, you open yourselves to the definitive Word of God, to the One in whom God has made himself fully known and has shown us the path to himself. (Mission of the Redeemer 3, Pope John Paul II)