The Evangelical Catholic Diocese of the Northwest

 

The Evangelical Catholic Church Welcomes You Home

 

 

Returning Catholics
A Welcoming Home for anyone who has left the Pastoral and Sacramentally life of Catholicism

The Evangelical Catholic Church was consecrated in part to provide a Sacramental and Spiritual home for the untold thousands of individuals and families who have - through not fault of their own - have found themselves pastorally and sacramentally orphaned and without any place to celebrated their gifts of faith with a welcoming community.  The tragic results are that these individuals and families have stopped actively participating in the life of Catholicism and in attending the Liturgy of the Eucharist.  Given the times in which we live and the challenges we collectively face, people need God, but sadly, many have find themselves no longer welcomed to the treasures of the Faith.

For us, who have found our home within the Evangelical Catholic Church, we see the tragic realities faced by our orphaned sisters and brothers from their Catholic jurisdictions, not only within our nation, but even in our own families and local communities.

Contemporary research provides us with distressing facts:  Approximately 24 percent of American adults who identify themselves as members of the larger Catholic jurisdictions attend Mass weekly.   The number of Americans identifying themselves as “unaffiliated” with a religious tradition (whether atheist, agnostic, or “nothing”) is increasing and as many as 100,000 baptized Catholics are either drifting away from their Church home each year or have been made unwelcome.

Evangelization is critically needed now!

Perhaps you or someone you know are in this situation and do not know how to return to a welcoming community of faith.. The first thing you need to know is that you are always welcome by the Evangelical Catholic Church  Our Church knows from collective personal experience who you are and hopes that you will choose to come home as an active member. To help people with this journey, we simply wish to say that our doors are unconditionally opened to you and we invite you to share your gift of faith with a community that will celebrate the gift of your presence.

We would like to share with you some common questions we have experienced in welcoming home orphaned Catholics:

Please remember that the Evangelical Catholic Church is:

 

" A Welcoming Community of Faith Rooted in the Catholic Tradition "