Rev. Liz and I would like to welcome you to the Saint Clare Pastoral Center website. We are part of the Ecumenical Catholic Communion* (ECC), the largest independent catholic jurisdiction in the United States, and a member of the National Council of Churches. Our denomination traces its history through the European Old Catholic Churches who came together in opposition to the declaration of papal infallibility established by the First Vatican Council (1869-70). Our mission is to offer valid sacraments that are open to all those seeking a faith community whose beliefs are grounded in the traditions of the early Christian church, while maintaining the basic integrity of the Catholic liturgy.
Although Rev. Liz and I are retired from active ministry, we still celebrate a private mass in our small home-chapel each Sunday. The public is always welcome to join us. Space is limited so please let us know in advance if you plan to attend. We will gladly make room for you. We celebrate the Novus Ordo Mass, known as the Mass of Paul VI, that was instituted in 1969. This Mass reflects the liturgical changes made after the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965). Mass begins at 10:00 am with an informal social gathering following our worship service. As always, EVERYONE is welcome to share in our Eucharistic celebration.
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