Diocesan Mission StatementThe Father through His Son, Jesus the Christ, has poured forth the Holy Spirit and made us into a "holy nation, a royal priesthood, a people set apart." Inflamed by the vision of what that reality means for us and for our world, we -- the laity, religious and clergy of the Diocese of Gaylord -- feel compelled, with God's help, to become that to which we have been called.
Therefore, in an authentic spirit of thanksgiving, we will work to bring about in all Catholics such an enthusiasm for their faith that they freely share it with others and thereby truly become an evangelizing people. We will also endeavor to build our families, our parishes, our diocese and our world into that faith community whose compassionate ministry to the world embodies and witnesses to God's power that works to heal and save all humankind.
We recognize that alone we cannot fulfill these desires; but we know we are not alone, God is with us always. Therefore, we are committed to receive his nourishment and power in evermore conscious and active celebrations of His sacraments. We will be open to His saving truths which lead to personal and communal conversion which we find in our love for and study of both the Scriptures and the teachings of the Church. We will respond to His love by giving our time, talent and treasures in pursuit of gospel justice and peace which will be our personal and communal part in the continuing mission of the Risen Lord.
We, through all of our thoughts and actions, want to be an authentic, effective and visible sign of His goodness to us and thereby be a wonderful sign of hope for all.