Our Mission Statement at Most Holy Redeemer
Most Holy Redeemer Parish is a Christian Community in the Roman Catholic tradition. The parish draws people from isolation to community, from searching to awakening, from indifference to concern, from selfishness to meaningful service, from fear in the midst of adversity to faith and hope in God.
The community of Most Holy Redeemer shares God’s compassionate love with all people. The parish offers a spiritual home to all: senior citizens and youth; single people and families; those who are straight, gay, lesbian, and transgendered; the healthy and the sick, particularly persons with HIV disease.
As a parish community, we celebrate God’s loving presence in our lives. In worship and sacrament, especially the Eucharist, we are nurtured and challenged to extend God’s kingdom of justice, truth, love and peace by growing in the spirit of Jesus, the Most Holy Redeemer.
Fr. Jack’s Message
Dear MHR Friends,
It’s been great. Thanks for the Love, the shared presence of Christ. I am grateful for gifts of forgiveness and tolerance, am sorry for times of hurt, disappointments, misunderstandings, and the like. I am grateful for God’s gracious gifting me with the finest folks ever, with whom to share ministry, music, liturgy, prayer, and play. Thanks for your prayers.
Wasn’t it just yesterday when Matt said, “Jack, you’re not in Kansas anymore.”?
A year at MHR in the Castro and I know he’s right. And I ain’t going back. It kind of makes want me to adapt a song near and dear to many, and I’m pretty sure Dorothy wouldn’t mind. I think she’d like it.
“Some day I’ll wish upon a star, and wake up, here,
at MHR…that’s where you’ll find me….”
Sing it, Judy.
Wishing each and every one of you every blessing. Celebrate and rejoice that all are welcome here.
P.S. As I finish my formal pastorate and look back on a fast year, I am grateful for all everyone has done to be Church, to be MHR, countless ministers with whom to share faith. At every parish I’ve been, there’s always that unnoticed special one that does so much, and so quietly. Carlos Rodriguez has opened our Church for years, prays with and for, and waits graciously to lock our Church after daily Masses. Thank you, Carlos, for your generous spirit, for your ministry of order and preparation, for your Christ-like presence.
Psst! Good luck, Matt. Know of my prayers. I’ve loved ministering with you, Mike, Will, Pete, Victor (Inspire Music), and Sr. Irma. Enjoy.