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All are Wecome!  

Sunday Mass:10:30 am in the Sacred Space at First Christian Church in Olympia.  Entry door is on your left as you go up the ramp at the Church, and before you reach the social hall.

We meet every Sunday.  Our doors open at 9:30 am and mass begins at 10:30 am.  Read more... here.  


Holy Synod

The 2016 Synod will take place from October 10 to October 13 in Fort Worth, Texas. Click HERE for more information.


We elected our Presiding Bishop at the 2014 Synod.

The Consecration of Bishop Francis

Watch it HERE.  

Watch the Commissioning of Bishop Francis HERE.

The sufragan bishop for our region is also our Vicar.  

      Bishop Thomas Altepeter


PRAYER REQUESTS  -- We invite you to join us in praying for these requests.  You may add your own requests by emailing us.

What does it mean to be Catholic?  Read more about our Catholic Identity .... HERE.

Are you an Ecumenical Catholic or a Roman Catholic?  Take the test HERE.

The theme for the 2014 Synod was...  

"Weaving Relationships in Christ

Through Dialogue and Prayer"

See Pictures from the Synod HERE.  


2012 Synod of the
Ecumenical Catholic Communion
October 23 - 25, 2012

"Serving God's people from the Church at Home
to the Ends of the Earth"

Videos of the Synod Liturgies:

Synod Opening Liturgy

Presentation of Strategic Plan

Bilingual Evening Prayer

Taize Morning Prayer

A Celtic Mass

Evening Prayer and Rosary

Bishop Steve addresses the delegates

Morning Prayer with Mother Kedda

Bishop Peter Signs Legislation

Healing Liturgy

Closing Ceremonies







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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.

ECC:  A wonderful way of being Catholic!



Our New Pentecost Banner. A Gift from Connie Hanser to celebrate the birthday of our Emmaus Community on Pentecost of 2007.

Worship at Emmaus ECC

Our liturgy is prayerul, meaningful and Catholic. Liturgy by its very nature is the work of the people. Catholic liturgy has many traditional elements: The gathering rite, liturgy of the Word, transitional prayers, liturgy of Eucharist, communion rite, and a final blessing and sending forth. We provide worship aids for participants so everyone can follow along and pray with us. The full and active participation by all present is the aim of our liturgies. In our liturgies we believe that God is still speaking to us, Christ is still proclaiming the Good News, and we are responding to God in our prayers and in our songs. We believe in reverence at mass. The first step is to do all we can to recognize the presence God, and the presence of Christ in one another. The purpose of our liturgies is to build up the Body of Christ, to worship God, and to equip us through the Holy Spirit to go out into the world and make a difference. We use inclusive language and believe in a radical equality of persons. All are welcome to join us in prayer, and around the table of Christ. We practice an open table.

Come and see for yourself.

Pastoral Letter on Mass Incarceration

TheEcumenical Catholic Communion: A Theological Predisposition on Mass Incarceration

We of the Ecumenical Catholic Communion (ECC) unabashedly embrace our God-given Prophetic Voice. We advocate, most especially, on behalf of the poor and the marginalized. Such are the incarcerated. Presently, the issue of “Mass Incarceration” is before us. In addressing this issue, we bring to bear, as part of our discernment, the traditional lens of the Church’s social teaching. This includes giving primary consideration to the following principles: 1) the Dignity of the Human Person, 2) the Community and the Common Good, 3) the Preferential Option for the Poor, and 4) Subsidiarity


Read more of this important letter HERE.  

Emmaus Has Missions

Our community has a mission in Tacoma, named Good Shepherd Ecumenical Catholic Commnity, and we are starting a new community in Salem OR.

Good Shepherd Mass Time: 3:00 pm Sundays

Location: Christ Episcopal Church, 310 North K street
In Trinity Chapel


Mission in Salem: Celebrate at 2:00 pm once a month.

Location:  2111 Front Street, NE Building 3 in Salem.











Celebrate your Catholic faith with us

Located at First Christian Church in Olympia

Watch for our sign at the entrance.  We are located in the Sacred Space. Entry door is on the left as you go up this entryway.   Map         





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