Mission Statement

This Page contains our Cluster Vision and Mission Statements; as well as our Parish Mission Statement. Our parish mission statement has been in place for several years, and it's about time for its renewal. We are currently in the process of renewing our Mission statement for the Parish, and will be asking the parish to provide the elements. This will allow everyone to be a partner to our mission, and afford everyone the chance to own it. 


We are asking the parishioners of Holy Infant to come up with some ideas for our Mission Statement. Those ideas can be a complete statement, or just portions of a statement. We will be looking to all submissions; after all, the Mission Statement will belong to all of Holy Infant.   Once we receive enough inputs we will gather them based on similarities, and then look towards the parishioners to select their favorites.  Some thoughts to consider for creating a Mission Statement are either to create a statement that is short and simple to memorize and use on the bulletin, or Long and detailed, taking on several objectives.  Another approach is to create a statement that is longer, providing several objectives, but also has a smaller summary that can be used to memorize and put in the bulletin.  


Please submit ideas to brad@holyinfant-elkton.org, and include your name.

Or use the form submission to the right ----------------------->

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Below you can find some ideas that others have provided already.

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Holy Infant Catholic Church is a family committed to welcome

all new and old seeking to grow in faith, worship and

sacramental life and teaching of the Catholic Church.

We endeavor to seek holiness, justice and love as 

disciples of  Jesus tasked with the work of evangelization. 

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We.the people of Holy Infant Parish, Elkton, Virginia, Diocese

of Richmond, as brothers and sisters in Jesus , nourished by

the Eucharist, united in The Holy Spirit, and dedicated to the

worship and praise of God, do herein state our church

community mission 
Proclaim the Gospel of Jesus in words, deeds, and the

manner in which we live our daily lives Foster the- spiritual

development of young and old through religious education 
Encourage active stewardship through the sacrificial giving of time, talent, and harvest 
Call all members of our parish family to take part in the many ministries our church family provides 
Reach out to our sister parish, The Shepherd Of The Hills, so we might better serve our respective communities, experience the joys of an extended family, and jointly support the needs of our priest 
Celebrate our special calling to be a spiritual home away from home to travelers visiting our beautiful valley. Endeavor to seek ways to better welcome and serve them 
Stand in firm affirmation for the sanctity of the seamless garment which is life 
Seek opportunities to meet the needs of our parish members, the local Elkton community, and surrounding areas 
Develop and nurture our relationship with St Isidore, our twin parish on the Island of La Gonave, 
Haiti and other communities far from our shores ยท 
Love the Lord Our God with all our heart, soul, and mind 
Love our neighbor and ourselves, seeing in all the face of Jesus and the unity we have as children of God 
To lift up always the need to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, visit those who are ill and imprisoned. 
First and foremost be a family of believers who strive to walk closer with Our Lord proclaiming His kingdom on earth 

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Vision Statement

The Catholic parishes of Holy Infant and Shepherd of the Hills, established in the Diocese of Richmond to cater to the spiritual needs of the Catholics in Elkton and Quinque and the surrounding areas and of visiting Catholics,seek to become communities whose members, individually and communally, inspired by the Holy Spirit and nourished through the sacraments, truly embrace the Christian faith and really practice the teachings and values of Jesus Christ as found in the gospels and taught and preached by His Church.

Cluster Mission Statement

We, the parishioners of the Holy Infant Catholic Church and the Shepherd of the Hills Catholic Church, are two clustered communities, but each possesses its own identity. Although we are administered and served by one and the same priest; we operate independentl of each other, but focus on and pursue the same vision in the spirit of cooperation and collaboration. United in faith, and empowered by the same Holy Spirit; we endeavor to proclaim our Lord Jesus to one another, and to other people. through our God-oriented individual lives and community life and Christ-centered programs and activities, such as the celebration of the sacraments, the different ministries, religious education, outreach programs, stewardship, hospitality, fellowship.


Parish Mission Statement of the Holy Infant Catholic Church

"On coming to the house, they (Magi) saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him" Mt 2:11We, the Spirit-filled members of the Holy Infant Catholic community that was founded in 1951 as a Redemptorist mission to reach out to the Catholics in Elkton (VA) and in neighboring towns, are committed as a parish to actively participate, using the diverse gifts of its individual members, in the mission Jesus has entrusted to His Church--to proclaim Him to everyone in word and in deed. Dedicated to the Holy Infant who was adored by peoples of all races and from all walks of life--Jews, non-Jews, shepherds, kings, our parish welcomes and serves everyone and our church continues to be a spiritual center where members and visitors together experience the spirit of true friendship and love and where people can enhance their Christian and spiritual lives through meaningful liturgy, youth and adult education, and service-oriented activities.

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