We are bonded in love as Christ loves us and God loves Christ. If we live in this flow of love from Christ, respect each other, and remain in Christ, we will be invited even more deeply into communion with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
We are made one in the vine of Christ and bear fruit in the Life of God. Jesus taught his disciples that love and union cannot be separated. That is the will left to us by St. John, who witnessed Jesus’ words and deeds at the Last Supper. Love and union in the community is the sign of the kingdom of God revealed by Jesus Christ and our choice of eschatological life.
We will follow the life of humility Jesus walked as symbolized in his washing of the feet of the disciples and his parable of a grain of wheat, which struck St. John and changed his life.
Our congregation's patron saint is St. John the Evangelist and apostle whose name expresses God's deep love.
1. At the Last Supper the saint leant on Jesus's breast and came to realize the mystery of the Eucharist and the heart of our Lord.
2. The saint faithfully accompanied Jesus during his Passion and death and was never discouraged by the shame of the cross.
3. At the cross, Saint John was entrusted to the Virgin Mother,
the mother of all mankind.
4. Saint John is the keystone of the Gospel of St. John which proclaims the mystery of the love of God.
5. Saint John was the youngest and most loved of all the disciples. Furthermore, he enjoyed the longest life span.
I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him.
Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love.