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.
'The foundation of Catholic faith is the reality of the incarnation. By this we mean that the love of God is present in all creation. We measure love by the fruit of the Holy Spirit – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, mercy, faithfulness, and self-control. The moral issue of loving couples is whether or not love is present in this partnership for the whole of life that we call marriage.'
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.
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.”
An Inclusive Community
A member of the Ecumenical
Our Co-Pastors for Mary of Magdala, Ecumenical Catholic Community