Mission, Vision, Logo and Values
The OSM mission is to prepare and support parishes and their leaders to make social ministry, especially ministries to persons who are most vulnerable, an organized, effective and integral part of parish life grounded in faith, witnessing to Jesus, and following in the footsteps of St. Damien and Blessed Mother Marianne.
We envision a world where all people reach their full potential, achieve self-sufficiency, and live in a just and compassionate society.
Our Logo – The Kukui
The revered Hawaiian kukui, or candlenut tree, has provided oil, light, adornment, and medicine for centuries. The kukui aptly reflects the mission of OSM. Like the kukui, we strive to bring healing and light into people’s lives by working to reduce poverty locally and globally, supporting families, and empowering communities in Hawaii.
Our Core Values:
RESPECT: Treat others as we want to be treated;.
COMPASSION: Live the Gospel call to serve others locally and globally with love, without judgment, especially persons who are the most poor and vulnerable.;
DIGNITY: Value and respect all persons, at every stage and condition of life. ;
INTEGRITY: Honor our commitments and stay true to our mission and values.
SPIRITUALITY: Direct work with a greater purpose and faith in loving God and our neighbor;
EXCELLENCE: Challenge ourselves to meet the highest standards of service and leadership.