we are called to serve
those yearning for God in ordinary life,
especially the spiritually and materially poor.
We recognize the complexity
of diverse and changing needs
within the Church and society;
therefore, we strive to model a simple
and balanced life in community,
witnessing to Gospel values.
In this way
we continue the mission of Jesus
by enfleshing God’s Word
and inviting others to encounter this Word
through mutual evangelization
particularly in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.