Mission Statement



PARISH MISSION STATEMENT 

We, the faithful of the Roman Catholic Church of St. Nicholas of Tolentine in Philadelphia, in communion with our Holy Father, the pope, shepherd of the universal Church and the Archbishop, shepherd of the Church in Philadelphia, proclaim to everyone the Good News that Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life, who offers to all who accept Him as Lord, eternal life. 

As members of the Body of Christ, by our common baptism and confirmation and strengthened by the gift of the Holy Spirit, we share this Life by proclaiming and witnessing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

Calling forth the gifts and ministries of the faithful, we strive to become: 

      A community that worships God by placing a high priority on enthusiastic and    meaningful Liturgy nourished by a deep spiritual life shared by young and old. 

        One that creates and strengthens our Christian community by providing activities that enrich family life and foster civic involvement.  

        A community that proclaims the Good News by giving highly visible witness to Jesus through our cooperative efforts, inviting each of our sisters and brothers in the parish community to  share our faith and mission. 

       A community that teaches the message of Christ by sustaining a vibrant parish school and providing religious educational programs which enliven and enrich our Catholic faith. 

      A community that serves those in need, especially the poor by acts of Christian Charity. 

WE PRAY TO GOD, THE LORD OF LIFE, THROUGH THE INTERCESSION OF MARY, THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION AND TO OUR PATRON SAINT NICHOLAS OF TOLENTINE FOR GUIDANCE AND STRENGTH TO BE FAITHFUL TO OUR MISSION SO THAT WE MAY SHARE IN ETERNAL LIFE.