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



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Evangelical Catholic Church


The Evangelical Catholic Church welcomes the opportunity to assist those qualified by Canon Law to apply for Clerical Incardination within our jurisdiction.

The Evangelical Catholic Church takes the matter of vocations seriously. We not only owe this to the integrity of our community, but we also owe this to the People of God.

Canon 15 of the Code of Canon Law for the Evangelical Catholic Church provides the canonical foundations for Clerical Incardination.

In comparison to other jurisdictions within the greater Autocephalous catholic movement, our process for clerical incardination is more formal with precise steps.

The first step in our Incardination process is for the candidate to become a Canonical Member of our community through their public Profession of Faith.  This means that in order for us to first consider any application for incardination, an individual must first be a canonical member of our jurisdiction.

Once a individual has become a canonical member of our jurisdiction, the process for clerical incardination can begin in accordance with the formation policies and Canon Law of the Evangelical Catholic Church.

If someone is looking for a "quick and easy" incardination, the Evangelical Catholic Church would not be the place to do so.


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Canon Law and Formation Policies of the ECC

The Diocesan Deaconate

The Diocesan Priesthood

Process for Clerical Incardination

Religious Orders and Religious Societies

Welcoming Women to the Deaconate and Priesthood

Welcoming Back Inactive Deacon, Priests, Religious and Bishops 

Sample Application for the ECC Secular Formation Program


Saint John the Evangelist Seminary



National Church Office for Vocations
Canon Mark Hebert, Director