We welcome you to Mary of Magdala, Ecumenical Catholic Church.
Please review our vision, mission and core values. We are truly an inclusive Catholic church practicing sacramental and social justice. Mass time and links are below.
‘With the heart and mind of Christ, we transform the world.’
‘With the heart and mind of Christ we transform the world” is a bold statement, and we believe it to be true. It is our north star and direct reference to Philippians 2:5, asking us to do more. “Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus.” It is not just about honoring what he did and how he lived but rather a challenge for our path in this life.
Mary of Magdala is an inclusive, independent catholic community, welcoming each and all as the Beloved of God. We are ecumenical; we celebrate the rich heritage of catholic spirituality while honoring all spiritual traditions. We strive for justice and peace, and respond to the call of discipleship by loving deeply and rooting our lives in prayer and service.
Mary Magdalene - Invitation to Love Copyright 2010 Janet McKenzie
Used with permission
Our response to the Vatican's recent statement about same-sex unions
As bishops of the Ecumenical Catholic Communion, we were distressed by the statement coming from the Vatican that same-sex unions are “sin.” The Roman Catholic Church thus continues to ban the blessing of same-sex unions.
Our position is different.....
To read the full letter from the ECC bishops, please click here.
The core values of our community include:
2. forgiveness and reconciliation,
3. genuine caring for one another,
4. hospitality – welcoming all,
6. laypersons’ empowerment,
7. primacy of conscience,
8. a sacramental life,
9. honoring tradition,
10.exploring new ideas, and;
11.valuing love over law.
ECC Presiding Bishop’s Response to the Attack on Club Q
A Statement from the Most Reverend Paul J. Burson - Presiding Bishop of the Ecumenical Catholic Communion (ECC) 22 November 2022
As the Season of Advent approaches, we find ourselves immersed in darkness, longing for light and the warmth of human compassion. This year, though, the night seems especially long and bitterly cold. Chilled to the bone by the November 19th attack upon our LGBTQIA+ siblings at Club Q in Colorado Springs, we feel the heat of anger’s rage—a heat that fails to comfort or sooth.
We would call such violence senseless, but for the realization that it makes perfect sense to consciences ill-formed by the rhetoric of hate and intolerance in the political arena and, scandalously, from pulpits where the Good News of God’s unconditional love is supposed to be preached.
To read the entire statement, click here
Our response denouncing racism and the complicity in racist biases due to silence
Mary of Magdala, an Ecumenical Catholic Community understands that white silence in times when Black individuals are victims of hate crimes or police violence only serves to reinforce racial biases and racist assumptions. Mary of Magdala, ECC will not be complicit in that silence. We, as a parish community, stand in solidarity with the Black community and people of color. We condemn racism in any form in our city, country, and beyond. We will commit our church to serve and mend the ways in which we have unintentionally harmed these communities in the past.
“With the heart and mind of Christ,
we transform the world.”