An Ecumenical Catholic is someone who wants to engage deeply with the example of the early Church, when congregations were small, inclusive, participatory, and centered on Christ’s message of love, collaboration, and service. Ecumenical Catholics believe that God is present in all things, and that to know and care for all the people, the earth, and all the living things around us is how God wants us to serve Them.
Emmaus ECC seeks to provide an inclusive and welcoming Community, sharing the richness of the Catholic faith tradition, open to a progressive theology, available and accessible regardless of age, race, national origin, religious affiliation, gender or sexual orientation, and welcoming all regardless of differing abilities. We desire to provide a source for deepening an individual’s personal commitment to the life, teachings, and spirit of Jesus through prayer, study and mutual support. We also seek to be engaged in social justice outreach rooted in Christian gospel values, interacting with the wider community. We are a gay friendly community.
We are happy to welcome those who have no Church to call their own, who have left a Church or never belonged to a Church. Come where we believe what we pray, and where we seek not only to be comforted by God, but to be challenged by the Good News, the Gospel of Christ.
Emmaus ECC is located in Olympia Washington. We are nested in the First Christian Disciples of Christ Church in their Sacred Space. The address is 701 Franklin Street, Olympia WA 98501. Bishop Kedda Keough is the pastor and Father David Gerardot is the chaplain for our Good Shepherd Ministry. Mass is on Sundays at 10:30 am. We are also meeting by Zoom. Request a Zoom link by sending an email to email@example.com.
St Clare ECC
We are a compassionate, inclusive community in the Catholic tradition that welcomes all regardless of one’s race, gender, marital status or sexual orientation.
Following the example and teachings of Jesus, we believe that everyone is the beloved daughter or son of God, and welcome at the Table of the Lord.
We seek to provide an atmosphere and environment where those who participate in our community will experience spiritual renewal and growth. We strive to reach out beyond our boundaries in compassion and service to those in need.
St. Clare is a community within the Ecumenical Catholic Communion. We practice a horizontal model of self-governance where decisions about our practice are made through the consensus of all members of the community. Individuals are called by the community to roles of leadership. Our priests are present as sacramental ministers, not administrators. Find out more about us by visiting our website at: https://www.stclareecc.org/
It is much more than a slogan when we say, “All Are Welcome!”
Join us in person at 10am for mass. We are located: SNAP. 3102 W. Whistalks Way, Spokane WA 99224. We are also online through Zoom. Find the Zoom link on the parish website.
Holy Spirit in Coeur d’Alene
Holy Spirit was established in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho in January 2018 with the support of the St. Clare Ecumenical Catholic Community in Spokane, Washington.
Community of the Holy Spirit is most grateful to the Lutheran Church of the Master community for making their sanctuary available for our Eucharistic celebrations. Located at 4800 N Ramsey Road, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815.
We affirm that each baptized person is an equal member of the Catholic Church and that in the ECC this equality must be evident in Synodal and local governance and ministry; that all the baptized, irrespective of gender identity, marital status or sexual orientation and relationship, are welcome to join in celebrating the Sacraments; that the ministerial priesthood in the ECC is open to all the baptized, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation and relationship, or marital status; and that in moral and ethical decision-making the ECC supports the primacy of an individual’s conscience
Holy Questions ECC
The community that has used the place holder of Rainier Open Catholics has chosen a name for itself. After reading and reflecting on the gospel passage about Thomas during this Easter season, the community realized that they identified with Thomas and his questioning. The new name they have chosen is “Holy Questions ECC.” The name is new and will soon be appearing here and elsewhere. They are also in the process of moving into a public space in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood of Seattle. Check out their announcement HERE.
A Mission of Emmaus ECC
We are an emerging ECC faith community. Our location is in the Seattle area of Western WA. At this time, we are meeting in Seattle at 6532 Phinney Ave. N in the Phinney Community Center. We have a hybrid mass. There is good off-street parking. Find the entrance to parking off of 67th street. We meet on the third floor and there is an elevator. We want to create a team to serve and worship in an authentically early (NOT Roman) Independent/Old Catholic community.
If you want to know more about us visit our Facebook page HERE. Our website is under construction HERE. Contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to send you our Zoom link for mass. At present we meet at 10:30 am on Sundays. Follow Father Mir on Reels.
We have a spirituality center in Mount Vernon managed by two of our retired ECC clergy, Rev. Jack Miller and Rev. Liz Miller. They are still in ministry. Check out their website: Safe Haven Spiritual Center (stclarepastoralcenter.com)
We are in the process of establishing our presence in Tacoma once again. We had a mission parish downtown a few years ago and would love to come back. We have located a place and are beginning to gather the folks who are interested. If you are interested email email@example.com.
We have representatives of the ECC in Oregon who attend ECC liturgies online through Zoom at one of our other communities. We would be overjoyed to establish an ECC faith community in Oregon. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in being part of an emerging faith community. We only need a few more people to get things started!