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.
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.
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
Ordinary Times are Back
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!
A Pastoral Letter of the Presiding Bishop to the Faith Communities of the Ecumenical Catholic Communion
"They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer." (Acts 2:42)
April 4, 2012 Feast of Saint Isidore
Wednesday of Holy Week
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
The local Church has been historically understood as comprising the
bishop, laity, and clergy of a specific geographical area, in accord
with the ancient Catholic tradition - an understanding of the Church
which is embraced by the Ecumenical Catholic Communion (ECC). The local
Church is constituted whole, full and complete with these three elements
- yet remains part of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church
(marked as such, which is rightly called a "communion.") "There is one
body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your
calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who
is over all and through all and in all." (Ephesians 4:5-6) .... read more.