Our mission is, first and foremost, to welcome you. We hope to welcome you into the stories of everyday people trying to live a full life in Christ and into a community where each story matters…including yours. Through these new connections, our desire is that you are inspired to share your own story and to engage with your local Catholic Church.
“The Church Fully Alive” is the current vision for the Catholic Church in Northwest Florida. The leader of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Bishop Gregory Parkes, formed a team, went out to the people and listened to their ideas. As a result of this process, the diocese renewed its commitment to joyfully proclaiming, celebrating and living the love of Jesus Christ. Through the guiding values of Welcoming, Christian Love, Evangelization and Excellence, we strive to live a faith that is fully alive.
But any vision is only as, well, alive as the individuals who live it day-to-day. This website allows us to zoom in and get to know real people with real personalities overcoming real challenges to living their faith. We recognize that there is not one clear and easy way to be Catholic, to be a believer, to be human. These stories highlight that reality and inspire us to live genuine, full lives illuminated by the light of Christ. But the videos and blogs currently on the website are just the beginning. The next, and most important ingredient, is YOU.