Emmaus ECC seeks to provide an inclusive and welcoming Community, sharing the richness of the Catholic faith
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