"Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you."
With these words, Jesus bid farewell to His apostles, and ascended into Heaven. Having completed His work on earth among us, He returned to His father: there to live with Him forever. However, this departure was not a complete separation. In Baptism we die and rise with Him, so that one day we too may share eternal glory. God became a part of our human family in Christ, in Him also humanity now has a share in divinity.
Through the life and work of the Church on earth, the Kingdom is built here among us; in our neighborhoods, in our schools, and in our workplaces. Christ truly has no hands on earth now: except yours!
Together the pilgrim Church makes her way towards the new and eternal Jerusalem; united in Baptism, nourished by the Eucharist, and clinging with love to our Blessed Mother.
We are One Church, reconciled by Jesus Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit, called by God through worship, witness, and ministry, building the Kingdom of God together.
The Independent Catholic Church of the Americas (ICCA) celebrates our Catholic faith outside of the permission of Rome. While the Vatican has recognized our unity in the Eucharist we share, there are differences that call our two expressions of faith in slightly different directions.
In the ICCA, all God’s people are invited to participate in all of the Sacraments, after the appropriate preparation. Fully inclusive, we believe wholeheartedly, that wherever you are on the journey- whoever you’re on the journey with- there is a place for you at His table.
So join us one Sunday at a Parish near you; and I think you'll discover that the same Spirit that burned in the hearts of the Apostles at Pentecost, continues to burn in you today!
As followers of Jesus Christ, we are One Church within the global catholic communion. All are sought and embraced in worship, mission, and ministry in a spirit of mutual love and respect.