Affiliated with the International Council of Community Churches
VIGIL MASS ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 22 AT 5:00 PM INSTEAD OF MASS ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 23.
A Prayer in the Tradition of St. Brendan
Beyond these shores Into the darkness Beyond these shores This boat may sail And if this is the way Then there will be A path across this sea. And if I sail beyond The farthest ocean Or lose myself in the depths below Wherever I may go Your love surrounds me For You have been before Beyond these shores.
Welcome to our community.
We are a contemplative community in the Catholic tradition.
Our ministry is (1) to those who are truly seeking God and are drawn to the Catholic tradition; (2) to those who find themselves by choice or by circumstance outside the mainstream institutional Church and who still want a healthy, growing, seeking spiritual life.
Our Mass is open to all. The Eucharist is available to all persons regardless of circumstance. The Sacraments are available to all.
We believe all are to live according to their own consciences, based in Holy Scripture, seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit. We are a "free-standing" community, not associated with any larger denomination or jurisdiction.
Please feel free to drop in for Mass. You will be welcomed but not pressured. You will be treated with dignity and respect.
Should you need our prayers or have questions please contact me using the information at "Contact Us."
The peace of Christ be with you,
“Hospitality is not to change people, but to offer them space where change can take place. It is not to bring men and women over to our side, but to offer freedom not disturbed by dividing lines.
It is not to lead our neighbor into a corner where there are no alternatives left, but to open a wide spectrum of options for choice and commitment. It is not an educated intimidation with good books, good stories, and good works, but the liberation of fearful hearts so that words can find roots and bear ample fruit…
The paradox of hospitality is that it wants to create emptiness, not a fearful emptiness, but a friendly emptiness where strangers can enter and discover themselves as created free…not a subtle invitation to adopt the life style of the host, but the gift of a chance for the guest to find his own.”