The parish was formed on December 9, 1995. Holy Family Parish may differ from some churches
through its commitment to inclusivity. The word inclusivity is meant to express
the belief that NONE fall outside the love of God through Jesus Christ.
"In Christ there is no
Jew or Greek, slave or citizen, male or female. All are one in Christ Jesus."
The Holy Family was a non-traditional family. Joseph, Jesus' foster father, honored his
commitment to Mary even though she was with child. As a family they
struggled with being homeless, being persecuted and eventually with the brutal
death of their son, Jesus. All of this they endured because of their faith, love
of God and their love of one another. As Christians we are called to live out
the ancient expectation of hospitality and as a parish we commit ourselves
- Be inclusive and welcoming of all people in their journey of faith,
- Work in the area of social justice, sharing of our lives, forming that Body of Christ,
- Seeing each of us as gifted by God,
- Discovering God in our culture, language, sexuality, relationships, and occupations.
(November 19, 1995)