Mission Statement - Ecumenical Catholic Communion
We are People of God baptized in Christ and professing our faith in a living Catholic tradition. We are men and women, lay and ordained, joining together as a “communion of communities” in response to the messianic call of the Spirit to preach the Gospel of liberation and justice; to offer a refuge in Christ for those who suffer prejudice; to stand open to dialogue with others so called and, to conform our lives to the life and teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We are men and women....we are laity and ordained. We're joined togther as a "communion of communities."
Preamble to the Constitution of the ECC
We are People of God and members of the ecclesial body herein to be referred to as the "Ecumenical Catholic Communion" or "ECC" or "Communion". We recall the words of the second century church father, St. Ignatius of Antioch, when referring to the Church: we are a "communion of communities".
We are men and women, baptized in Christ. We are laity and ordained. We join together at the messianic call of the Spirit to form the household of faith; to preach the Gospel of liberation and justice for the poor, the outcast, the sick, the disabled, the old, the young, and the imprisoned; to offer a refuge in Christ for those who suffer prejudice because of race, color, culture, philosophy, gender, sexual orientation or educational deprivation; to conform our lives to the life and teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ through prayer and study, service, and the celebration of the liturgy and the sacraments.
We profess our faith in Christ in the living Catholic Tradition handed to us from the Apostles through many generations. And we stand open to a dialogue with those of other religious identities and faith traditions. We hereby affirm this constitution as an instrument of governance and guidance for our ecclesial body and its member communities.
History and Heritage
The Ecumenical Catholic Communion
A wonderful 10-min video by Presiding Bishop Francis Krebs is now available to view on-line. Bishop Francis reviews our history and distinctives. Recommended for all! Click here to view.