Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
We thank you for visiting the Internet home of the Celtic Rite Old Catholic Church. We are a faith community that holds to the Old Catholic faith and Celtic Christian spirituality and traditions.
A website can only provide you with basic information. It is prayer and openness to a new way of looking at your faith that may spark the fire of the Holy Spirit and stimulate your interest to learn more about the Celtic Rite.
I was a Roman Catholic for sixty-three years. My respect for the Church of Rome and all Christian faith communities is strong. But my studies of the Sacred Scriptures, the Fathers of the Church, and history led me to accepting another way to practice the essence of that Catholic faith common in the first eight hundred years of the Christian story. Our Church works to bring back the ancient joy and wisdom of the Celtic traditions that enabled the message of Jesus to spread throughout Central and Western Europe. We are people of the Light. Our treasure is the Gospel message and the heritage of our faith.
You may wish to take a look at the Statement of Beliefs that are posted on this site. That will briefly give you an overview of the essential elements of our Celtic Rite Old Catholic faith.
If you would like to learn more or have questions, please send them to me at Bishop Tom or to the contact section of the website. You will be answered within two days. Do not hesitate to inquire. Your inquiries will be kept confidential. Your e-mail address will not be shared.
Wishing you the blessings of peace and joyful song, I remain...
Yours in His joy,
+Thomas McKenna crosf