What Sets Us Apart
In the Communion of Independent Catholics all clergy must maintain a tangible and quantifiable ministry of their own. For most, that is expressed in some form of Parish Ministry, but for some, that may not be the case. The Communion includes ministries that work directly with the poor, the elderly, the recovery community, and other marginalized populations.
As a Church we gather whenever possible. The most significant gathering of this sort is our Convocation, which is held every two years. Convocation is a time for us to gather and find new useful resources for our ministries, find respite, and enter into fellowship with our sisters and brothers in ministry.
The Communion promotes the growth of local Church: Parishes, Deaneries, and then organically, the Diocese. This model reflects not only a Catholic Communion Ecclesiology, but also the mindset of the Apostolic Church, and thereby likewise the atmosphere desired by the Fathers of the Second Vatican Council.
Resources for Clergy
All Clergy upon acceptance to the Communion will gain access to our online platform where there are not only documents and forms for administrative use, but also academic resources that will prove useful to you in your ministry.
Regular in-services are offered through Convocation or Diocesan Retreat Days that address a variety of topics including:
· Signs of Suicide
· The Safety and Protection of Vulnerable Persons
· LGBTQ Awareness
· Non-Profit Management
· Tax Law
· Parish Growth & Administration
· Prayer & Spirituality
The Communion strives to equip all of our clergy with the tools they need for success. With this idea in mind, the church does not collect any “dues” or “assessments” from our Clergy or Parishes, and we never will. Income received in Parishes and Ministries should remain in those Parishes and Ministries.