Emmaus Journey's mission and vision is inspired by Luke 24:13-35 where two disciples are departing from Jerusalem in deep discouragement. A "stranger" walks with them and explains the Scriptures bringing understanding of all they have been experiencing and how these events were all part of God's plan to bring people into deep relationship with himself through the work of Jesus on the cross. The "stranger", Jesus himself, is revealed in the "breaking of the bread". With their "hearts burning within" they return immediately to Jerusalem to proclaim the news of Jesus resurrection to their friends. We are called to share in this mission of seeing those around us gain understanding of truth through the Scriptures, Jesus revelation of himself in the breaking of the bread, and an overflow of joy leading to proclaiming the Gospel message!
We partner with the local parish to help enable non-practicing and occasional Catholics experience conversion to Christ, transformation in Christ walking as a disciple, and mobilization for Christ as Catholic disciples and laborers. “To bring about in all Catholics such an enthusiasm for their faith that, in living their faith in Jesus, they freely share it with others” (Go and Make Disciples2, USCCB). As Pope Francis says, we are all called to be "missionary disciples".