1997 - 2017
" A Welcoming Community of Faith Rooted in the Catholic Tradition "
As the Evangelical Catholic Church begins its yearlong celebration of the 20th Anniversary of our consecration of service to the People of God, I wish to first thank you for visiting our new and revised website and for taking the time to learn about our Catholic Community of Faith.
The Evangelical Catholic Church is part of the historic Autocephalous Catholic movement. We are a validly consecrated catholic faith community which is deeply rooted in the historical catholic tradition and enabling us to continue celebrating the Catholic Sacraments.
When our jurisdiction was consecrated in 1997, we chose to follow the spiritual examples of the first generation of Evangelists. We have rededicated ourselves to witnessing the Catholic faith to all through our sacramental, spiritual and community lives - just as Matthew, Mark, Luke and John did. We believe that the theology of Social Justice and Peace, the Pauline model of One Bread, One Body along with the entire Gospel message can effect a deeper relationship between the Father and we, His children.
As you will learn from our website, the Evangelical Catholic Church has responded to the call of the Holy Spirit to build upon the foundations of the Second Vatican Council and to be spirituality and pastorally responsive to the needs of the People of God in this period of our on-going journey in faith.
In addition to being called to follow the examples of the Evangelists, the Evangelical Catholic Church has also been deeply influenced by the life and vocation of Bishop Carlos Duarte Costa Once you have read his story, you will understand why Bishop Costa is an exemplar for our Church.
We hope that your visit to our website will be informative and helpful in answering any questions you may have about us. If you have any questions not answered by our site, please do not hesitate to reach out to us with your questions and we will make every attempt to answer them for you.
Questions can be emailed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please know that yours intentions shall be in our prayers,
Respectfully Yours in Christ,
Bishop James Alan Wilkowski
Presiding Bishop for the Evangelical Catholic Church
November 21, 2016