The Charis Ecumenical Catholic Community is my spiritual home. Ecumenical Catholicism is one of many expressions of the ancient, undivided and apostolic Catholic faith where the clergy marry, women are ordained, and the Sacraments are available to all.
We are the first praying community of our tradition in Minnesota. We gather for prayer every week on Sundays at 10 a.m. at 7117 Washington Ave, Eden Prairie, MN.
The Mission Statement of the Ecumenical Catholic Communion, of which we are a part, reads:
“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.”
Our expression of Catholicism offers:
Worship That’s Both Familiar and Creative
Centered in the Eucharist and in plain, inclusive English with creative prayer that keeps Mass fresh and thoughtful reflections by lay and ordained leaders that connect the Gospel to our place and time.
Collaborative, Justice-focused Leadership
Lay and ordained members in democratically led community, diocesan, and national structures.
A Place of Integrity to Call Home
A praying Community keeping pace with social change that recognizes the full dignity of all persons regardless of gender or orientation.
Click here to go to the website of the Ecumenical Catholic Communion of the Twin Cities.