All are Wecome!
LGBTQ? All the Letters of God's Alphabet are Welcomed Here.
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.
ECC has a new bishop! The Most Rev. Denise Donato was ordained an Auxilary Bishop on February 9th.
Mother Kedda is the Vicar for the Pacific Northwest Region of the ECC. The region includes Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.
Coming soon to the Pacific Northwest Region: We have two candidates for bishop for our region. The election will be in mid-August. The candidates are Rev. Katherine C. (Kedda) Keough and Rev. Jack Miller.
Ecumenical Catholic Communion
Bishop Francis, our Presiding Bishop, has published a video with a short summary of the heritage and history of our Ecumenical Catholic Communion. You can watch that video HERE.
Please visit the ECC Website for a directory of ECC communities, and for messages from our Presiding Bishop. Go HERE for that website.
Holy Synod 2016
The ECC Synod was wonderful. You can learn more about it at this WEBSITE. Also, go HERE for the state of the Communion report.
Holy Synod 2018
Has been scheduled for September 17-20 in Tempe, AZ.
To receive our community Newsletter, send an email HERE.
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
We Celebrate Ordinary Time
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!
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.
Our community has a mission in Tacoma, named Good Shepherd Ecumenical Catholic Commnity:
Good Shepherd Mass Time: 3:00 pm Sundays
Location: Christ Episcopal Church, 310 North K street
In Trinity Chapel. Father David presiding.
Here is what people say they like about our Emmaus ECC community:
"It answers the longing I have felt throughout my life."
"I found a home here."
"It feeds the longing in my soul."
"The Church promotes a depth of understanding, intimacy, and connection."
"It is Catholi cism the way I have always wanted it to be."
"It's wonderful praying with like-minded people."
"The constant message is peace."
"Everyone here matters and everyone can have a purpose."
"It's a community that talks the talk and walks the walk."
"It's an authentic, loving, kind group."