"They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need. Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved." (Acts 2:42-47)

The parish comes alive when everyone is committed to carry out their shared vision as disciples within their community of faith.

A parish covenant calls each of us to live as disciples within our parish community and beyond it.

Worship

The liturgy is central to our lives. Our weekly celebration of the Eucharist, sacramental life, daily prayer, and prayerful reading of Sacred Scripture form us as God's people, nurture us, and send us out in mission.

Connect

Being connected to each other makes all the difference in the way we live our lives! When we belong deeply within our family of faith, we grow spiritually, naturally living and sharing our faith with others.

Grow

Growing in faith is an on-going process of conversion. Through faith formation, spiritual companionship, talent and gifts discernment and development, we deepen our relationship with Christ and are drawn out to live as disciples in the world.

Serve

Jesus calls us to serve others. This self-giving love is the mark of a Christian disciple, and our call as people of faith. The more our parish communities become places in which people serve together, the more we will mirror Christ's love to others.

Stephanie Moore and Leisa Anslinger were interviewed by Eric Hasselhorst from the Diocese of Dodge City, IA for his regular web and podcast series. Click on the links here to learn more about the process of creating and implementing a parish covenant: Stephanie's interviewLeisa's interview.