“Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you" (John 20:21). This is part 1 of the series, "Going in Faith: Our Mission from Christ." The Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, came to share in our humanity with a divine mission to reconcile humanity with God. He empowers His Church to share in His mission. Jesus founded the Church to be a sanctification center, not a social club. The parish is a place in which those who are wounded by sin, division, and the disappointments of life can experience healing from the Risen Lord. The parish is the place for people to wrestle through their doubts, grow in their devotion to the Lord, and become bold in the practice of our faith. As we engage in our parish mission and embark on our Pastoral Plan, we must keep first things first.