Vision, Values and Mission

St. John Fisher Chapel University Parish 2011-2016 Vision, Values and Mission, Setting the Direction for Our Five-Year Plan
Vision: St. John Fisher Chapel University Parish is a welcoming, supportive, Catholic faith-family, living in the world today as
Disciples of Jesus, the Christ.

Values: St. John Fisher Chapel University Parish Values:
Our Catholic Faith • Community and fellowship • Faith formation/education for all ages • Inclusion and diversity • Campus and young adult ministry • Service and social justice • Pastoral and lay leadership • Stewardship of creation • Financial and fiscal responsibility

Mission: St. John Fisher Chapel University Parish builds relationships by:
• Providing a spiritual home for worship and meaningful growth in our Catholic faith
• Connecting our faith to our everyday life (Servants’ Entrance)
• Building bridges between generations especially with young adults
• Expanding roles in lay leadership
• Listening to and supporting people of diverse backgrounds and needs
• Supporting ecumenical and interfaith collaboration

Approved by the SJF Parish Council on February 20, 2011, Promulgated on Pentecost, 2011  Printable Version

Finance and Development

The Administration and Buildings Ministry and the Finance Ministry monitor the administration, financial and physical (buildings and grounds) aspects of the parish. If you are interested in being a member of these groups contact Paul Borucki.
Information and Forms:
Current Capital Campaigns
Online giving Forms

Liturgy Preparation Ministry

This Ministry consists of two groups: Ritual Planning and Art & Environment. Their service includes ongoing attention to the Liturgical Cycle and the worship life of the parish. Ritual Planning studies and develops themes and creates rituals to enhance and encourage community participation. Art & Environment enhances the environment using the themes and rituals as inspiration. Both groups are always open to new members. Please contact Julie Czarnecki if interested in joining this spirit filled group.

Whole Community Project: this project is created as an intergenerational vehicle to parish wide communication. Read past WCP Community Responses.

Liturgical Ministers

This group enhances our liturgies as Welcomers, Lectors and Coffee Hosts. You are invited to participate in the liturgy, and through your participation, the spiritual and communal life of the parish is strengthened. Please view the Lector Guidelines PDF, Welcomers Guidelines PDF and Coffee Host PDF for information and the Liturgical Minister Assignment PDF for the current schedule. Please contact the front office with questions.


Music Ministry

The Music Ministry assists and supports the community in its liturgies with music that is of good quality, is liturgically appropriate and reflects its pastoral needs. Please contact Terry Gonda if you are interested in joining our Music group.

SPURR Ministry

Support / Promotion / Understanding / Relationship / Relevancy
In promoting the Beatitudes as the lens of parish life, this committee functions as a catalyst to encourage this way of everyday living in our families, communities and the world. Please contact Elizabeth Kelly if you are interested in joining.

Passion to Action Survey

Every year this survey is taken by our community to offer our time, talent and treasure back to our community. The survey can be filled out online any time. The Ministry leaders most closely related to your interests will connect with you. Click here if you'd rather print and complete your the Passion to Action Survey (return to front office or in the collection basket).