1.  to grow in intimacy with the Lord.
    “I have quieted and stilled my soul like a weaned child on its mother’s lap; like a contented child is my soul. Hope in the Lord, O Israel now and forever.” (Psalm 131)
  2.  to grow in love of one another.
    “I give you a new commandment: love one another;
    you must love one another just as I have loved you”
    (Jn 13:34)
  3.  to share Jesus with others.
    “In the same way your light must shine in people’s sight, so that,
    seeing your good works, they may give praise to your Father in heaven”
    (Mt 5:14-16)
  4.  to serve within the community.
    “Each one of you has received a special grace, so, like good stewards responsible for all the varied graces of God, put it at the service of others”(1Pt 4:10)
  5.  to give and receive support.
    “Rejoice with others when they rejoice, and be sad with those in sorrow“(Rm 12:15)
  6. to raise up new leaders.
    “Pass on to reliable people what you have heard from me through many witnesses, so that they in turn will be able to teach others”(2Tm 2:2)
  7. to deepen our Christian/Catholic identity.
    “May you be established in love, that you may obtain all the riches of a full understanding and know the mystery of God, Christ himself. For in Him are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Col 2:2-3)