(Who we are?)
COMMUNITY, GROWING IN FAITH AND AROUSING FAITH IN OTHERS AND LOVE
We are a community of believers who are inspired by the life of our patron saints John the Evangelist and Erconwald to bring the gospel to the community of Ingatestone. In line with Vatican II’s ecclesiological vision we seek as a missionary church to grow in faith consistently and to arouse it in others; have a missionary task of bearing witness to Christ the light that advances through history placing Christ at the Centre of our life. Our testimony can awaken others to the faith. Closely link to tuition fidei (living our faith and arousing it in others) is the community’s commitment to love/charity and the charisma of the Obsequium pauperum (service to the poor). The love of Christ prompts us to spread the good news; to evangelize: caritas Christi urget nos (2 Cor. 5:14), this finds expression in our preference service to the poor and the sick who have special place in Christ mission (Mt. 25:34-45).