"We are a community of believers who strive to be faithful and to teach the truth of the Roman Catholic Church. We see beauty in the sacramental life of the Church, especially in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and in adoration of Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. We promote goodness in this world, following the example of our Blessed Mother, our Lady of the Visitation, by serving the needs of others."
- Our Mission Statement
St. Mary's Visitation thrives on its rich history of faith and education. Thanks to the vision and leadership of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, and the commitment of generations of pastors and parishioners, St. Mary's continues to serve as an integral part of Elm Grove and the surrounding communities.
Our parish mission statement speaks of our commitment and dedication to worship, education and service. It is under the rubric of service that we consider and fulfill our responsibility of time and financial support to our parish. If we all take on our just share of this responsibility, we will have adequate volunteer hours to meet the needs of our faith community and financial resources available to fulfill our parish mission statement and the financial stability required for future planning.
Please prayerfully consider how we, your faith community, can be of service to you as well as how you may choose to serve your community. When we speak of being members of the Body of Christ, we are encouraged to be open to receiving service from our faith community and well as giving it. It is in this way that the Holy Spirit touching us through the words, actions and deeds of our fellow parishioners. As we choose to reach out and become involved in service to others, our parish mission statement comes to life.