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 A Word from Father Mike September 16, 2019

Good afternoon,
This week we are celebrating the 16th anniversary of the founding of the Ecumenical Catholic Communion. On Sunday we will focus on the history of our Communion. The founding members of the Communion had a vision of just how the Catholic faith could be lived out in the 21st Century. Many of their insights grew out of the vision of Church presented in the documents of the Second Vatican Council of the Roman Catholic Church. Some of the founders were also deeply rooted in Old Catholic traditions as well. Our Communion was founded in order to open the door to Christians following a truly Catholic tradition that can be more flexible and open than some of the other Christian denominations are today.

This is the mission statement of the Ecumenical Catholic Communion:

We are People of God baptized in Christ and professing our faith in a living Catholic tradition. We are men and women, lay and ordained, joining together as a “communion of communities” in response to the messianic call of the Spirit to preach the Gospel of liberation and justice; to offer a refuge in Christ for those who suffer prejudice; to stand open to dialogue with others so called and, to conform our lives to the life and teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Come join us at Emmaus tomorrow. We will talk more about the vision and the dynamics of the ECC, then we will celebrate the Eucharist together.

Peace.
Fr Mike