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. Next year, 2017, will be our 10th anniversary!
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 from our Presiding Bishop
Grace and peace to all of you!
I am aware of the shock and consternation that has fallen on many of us in the aftermath of our presidential election.
Some of our families, even some of our parish communities, and certainly most of our civic communities experience bitter divisions. I wish to speak to this.
It is our obligation in Christ to be peacemakers, to attempt to understand what is driving "the other." We need to listen to understand the pain and the hopes and the fears of one another, while assuming good faith. We listen so we can discover common ground on which we can build unity. This is the work of reconciliation, our life's work, God's eternal work.
At the same time, I wish to speak to our call to be prophetic in this moment. We must not be na´ve to the possibility of evil days ahead. Nor can we stand by passively in the face of racism, xenophobia, religious bigotry, sexism, and violence toward the earth; but rather we must resist in every way we can. While we pray for our civic leaders, we must not shrink from criticizing them when justice demands it. I encourage our parish communities to bond with other religious and civic organizations in your area to prepare appropriate responses should they be warranted.
I just finished gathering with the Governing Board of the National Council of Churches this evening to worship together with Mother Emmanuel AME congregation here in Charleston, SC. We remembered the victims of hatred on June 17, 2015, at their weekly bible study. Evil is real. Let us commit to understanding those we do not understand. And let us commit to resisting injustice when we see it.
Your brother, +Francis
Presiding Bishop Ecumenical Catholic Communion
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. Father David presiding.
Mission in Salem-- "The Serenity of Sts. Clair and Francis": Celebrate at 2:00 pm once a month.
Location: 2111 Front Street, NE Building 3 in Salem,OR.
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