All are Wecome!
Sunday Mass:10:30 am in the Sacred Space at First Christian Church in Olympia.
We meet every Sunday. Our doors open at 9:30 am and mass begins at 10:30 am. Read more... here.
Our Northwest Region -- Washington, Oregon and Idaho -- is in the process of electing a bishop to serve as the Suffragan Bishop for our region. The two candidates for bishop are Father Tom Altepeter, pastor of St. Clare ECC in Spokane, and Mother Kedda Keough, pastor of Emmaus ECC. The election will be held on Sunday, September 28th during mass. Absentee ballots for parish members are available through Connie Hanser. See our newsletter for more information.
PRAYER REQUESTS -- We invite you to join us in praying for these requests. You may add your own requests by emailing us.
Announcement of the Nominees for Presiding Bishop now on the ECC website: HERE.
Read Bishop Peter's Statement on the Supreme Court's Rulings on DOMA and Prop 8 HERE.
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 Ecumenical Catholic Communion will be electing its next Presiding Bishop at the 2014 Synod in October.
Registration for Synod 2014: HERE
"Weaving Relationships in Christ
Through Dialogue and Prayer"
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
In the Season of Ordinary Time
Emmaus ECC seeks to provide an inclusive and welcoming Catholic Community, sharing the richness of the Catholic faith
open to a progressive Catholic 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.
What gives us great joy is to welcome people who grew up Catholic, or in another Christian tradition but feel they no longer fit in or belong in their Church. We also welcome people who grew
up in other traditions, or in no faith tradition; those who seek an inclusive and diverse community. We are a different and valid way to be Catholic.
ECC: A wonderful way of being Catholic!
Pastoral Letter of Bishop Peter
May They Be One
The Feast of Saint Pachomius
May 9, 2014
Greetings to all the Sisters, Brothers, and Friends of the Ecumenical Catholic Communion!
My dear beloved companions in Christ,
"May they be one, even as we are one." This is the prayer of Jesus for
all those who would follow Him. "Remain in Me as I remain in Abba and He
remains in me." This is the desire of Jesus for all who would share in
His life. Unity within the body of Christ is not merely an ideal that
we profess but it a reality that we, as disciples of Jesus, must realize
at every moment. The failure to live in unity with one another is to
fail to live in accord with the expressed will of Christ for all those
who would bear His name. To live in unity with one another is the
mandate of the Gospel of Christ.
This unity of which Jesus speaks cannot be achieved apart from love.
This is why Jesus commands us to love one another even as He loves us
and gives His life for us. Without love unity cannot become our lived
experience. The failure to remain in unity with each other is ultimately
a failure to love. This is why schism is so very abhorrent to us
because the act schism is never an act of love. Unity is always the
sweet fruit of love and disunity is always the bitter fruit of the
absence of love. "The world will know that you are my mine if you love
one another." To act in disunity is never an act of love but always an
act of selfishness. Whenever schism manifests itself selfishness is
always behind it.
Read more of this important letter HERE.