In our present incarnation the Apostolic Catholic Church was formed by several priests and ministers from various main line
denominations who had served in the third world. They sought to recreate the vibrant radical servant churches they experienced
in the mission field. The special charism of the church is service to the poor and marginalizes. We are radically committed
to social and economic justice. Most of our communities are in inner city or rural areas.Our priests and deacons are encouraged
to live with the population they serve. They are expected to live at the same ecomonic level as the community.
The Apostolic Catholic Church is one of the larger old catholic groups in North American. In contrast to most old catholic/
independent catholic groups the Apostolic Catholic Church has more active communities than it has clergy.
Apostolic Catholics seek to become the arms and legs of Jesus Christ on earth, reaching out to those who suffer and are ignored
by the world. We choose to be servant to all, ever mindful of the example of Christ, who "did not cling to His equality with
God but emptied Himself to assume the condition of a slave."
of Apostolic Catholic Church Communities
Catholic Church of the Beatitudes3519 W Third StTrainer PA 19061(484) 477-5834, (484)
This racially and ethnically diverse inner city parish ministers to the urban poor. The church maintains an outreach program to the GLBT community. In addition,
this parish has established a program
of training and counseling for young adults seeking to end the cycle of unemployment. Group counseling and classes
are offered to the community by professionalstaff. The parish offers Bible Study, Sunday School and Vacation Bible School.The parish maintains several comprehensive local nursing home ministries.
1936 Beach Pkwy #211 Cape Coral, FL 33904 (239)549-5783
This community has a special mission to the elderly. Their needs are assessed and aid is provided for food, safety,
housekeeping and bathing. The primary concern is to be present and to listen to the elderly.
Come as you Are Community!
Services times and locations are as follows: Fleet Landing
Community - Leeward Manor Social Room - Mayport Road, Atlantic Beach -
Sundays at 9:00AM - Holy Eucharist Thursdays at 11:00 AM - Bible Study
Christmas Eve Services at Windward Hall Auditorium - 10:30
AM Avante' Senior Living Facility - Large Recreation Area - Seagate Avenue,
Jacksonville Beach Sundays at 10:30 AM -
Holy Eucharist Harbor Chase - 2nd floor Community Room - San Pablo Road,
Jacksonville - Sundays at 2:30 PM -
Holy Eucharist For additional information or for private appointments
for spiritual concerns, please call
Beatitudes! Healing and Wholeness Center410 East Township Line RoadHavertown, PA 19083484-844-9890
Beatitudes! Healing and Wholeness Center, specializes in holistic
health practices encompassing counselling, meditation, yoga and Healing Touch. It focuses on the interconnection of mind,
body and spirit in the healing process. It is an outreach of the Apostolic Catholic Community via the Church of the Beatitudes.
of the Americas, Inc.NicaBox 2948PO Box 25640Miami,
FL 33102(507) 240-1506
Faith Partners of the Americas is a non-profit corporation [501 (c) 3] that works to build relations of solidarity
between the peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean and the peoples of North America.
Christ the Servant Apostolic
Catholic Church 7813 N Nebraska Ave
Tampa, FL 33604 (813) 238-6060
This vibrant inner city parish is an harmonious mix of working individuals
as well as people living on the street. The parish has specialized ministries to poor inner city children, to those living
on the street and to those released from jail or prison. It also maintains a comprehensive ministry at two local
St. Sophia's Church
5409 Berkley Road
New Port Richey, FL 34652
St. Sophia's is an emerging parish of the Apostolic Catholic Church
located in the northern end of the greater Tampa Bay area. The mission
of St. Sophia's is to serve the people of New
Port Richey, Port
Richey, and Holiday (west Pasco County). Our focus is outreach to the
poor, and those seeking
employment. We share the burden and offer to
hope to those who are unemployed or under-employed. Beginning late
the Mass will be offered weekly, along with opportunities to
learn how to live the spiritual life, and ways to get involved
community service. For more information contact Fr. Ernie Sumrall
Kids in Balance
11964 Boyette Road, Riverview -, FL
This agency is a 501(c)(3) non-profit achievement center that provides a broad range
individuals with access to therapy based activities, classes and structured programs developed and run by Speech, Occupational, and Physical
therapists. Kids In Balance, Inc. is a place where children, adults, and families with any level of needs and any level of income can participate in programs
that are developed by skilled professionals.
Church Communities In addition to regular parishes and intentional communities several home church communities exist
within the Apostolic Catholic Church. Home church communities are made of at least 6 adults who meet on a regular basis.
These communities are not considered a parish until they number about 24 members. Home church communities are encouraged
to become regular parishes or intentional communities within three years of their founding. Presently 15 home church communities
exist in central Florida. One is in the Philadelphia area. If one might be interested in joining an existing home church
or forming a new one, please call (813) 748-0256 for contact information
New Springs Schools 4302 Gunn Highway, suite 1313 Tampa, FL 33618 (813) 504-3425
New Springs Middle
School is a tuition free math and science focused middle school. Teachers and school staff interact closely with families
in their home environment. Students are given individual attention as well as regular tutoring.
New Skellig Celtic Christian
New Skellig gathers as
a domestic church which meets in small intimate settings in the homes of its members. All baptized Christians are welcome
to join us, as well as anyone who is simply seeking to know more about catholic Christian faith. Our gatherings include the
celebration of the Eucharist-with ample attention given to contemplative silence; group reflection; biblical or theological
study; and a simple shared meal. We continue to explore community ministries and outreach directed toward environmental
concerns, working locally with individuals in need, collaborating ecumenically with other church ministries, and fostering
contemplative practices for the transformation of society and the world. All this, however, always with an emphasis
on fostering a deep interior life within the spirit of the Celtic Christian tradition. For more information please see
our website at: www.newskellig.org or contact Fr. Vincent Pizzuto at email@example.com.
The National Ex-Offender Reentry Initiative
PO Box 360303
Tampa, FL 33673
organization both in mission as well as in structure. The Ex-Offender Reentry Initiative aids those who have been
in prison for three years or more to adjust to the "world outside". The services include spiritual direction,
mental health counseling, job search and support and housing assistance. The Ex-Offender Reentry Initiative is supervised
and administered by the Apostolic Catholic Church. It is intentionally staffed by members various faith communities.
At all times at least half of the staff is made up of former prisoners who have successfully completed five or more years
in the "world outside".
Pisgah View Community Services P O Box 19215
Asheville NC 28815 (828) 252.5253
Pisgah View Community Services encourages and facilitates cooperative
home and business
ownership among the economically disadvantaged in southern Appalachia.