Welcome to the Official Web Site of The North American Old Roman Catholic Church. We hope that you will find your visit to these pages both informative as well as inspiring. We also hope that you will come back periodically and perhaps even regularly to see our updates and to discover more about the history, mission and ministry of our Church. If you are looking for specific information that does not seem to appear on the sidebar of the website, please click on the Site Map button at the bottom of the Side Bar. On the Site Map you will find all of the sections, pages and subpages of our website with a listing of the information contained on that page. Hopefully this will enable you to find the information you were seeking.
The North American Old Roman Catholic Church has ministered here in North America since the early days of the 20th century, and in the intervening years has been asked to and has extended her ministry and mission of making known the Good News of our Savior, to many other countries and peoples. As a Catholic Church, we are committed to teaching, preaching and living the full and authentic Catholic Faith in a traditional and historic manner. Our faith is a living and vibrant expression of our belief and relationship with Christ Jesus, our Lord and Savior...and is not simply a refuge or a nostalgic attachment to times gone by.
We worship, in Latin or in the vernacular, according to the ancient Tridentine Rite, which for centuries was the nearly universal custom of the entire western portion of the Catholic Church before the Second Vatican Council 1962-1965. We do so because it fulfills for us a spiritual need for a liturgy that is at once both majestic and sublime. The role of the priest is clearly expressed by his position in relation to the congregation...at their head, as their leader. When he represents his flock, he faces as they do, towards Almighty God and gathers his people with him in prayer, petition, intercession and thanksgiving to their Lord and Savior. When he serves as representative of Almighty God, bringing His Holy Word, commands and Life-giving Flesh and Blood in Holy Communion, the priest stands at the head of his flock and faces them as he brings God's Word, blessings and Communion to them.
We live a full Catholic life in the Sacred Scripture, traditions, practices and sacraments of our Faith. We seek to share these with all who desire to come to a knowledge of Our Lord and His Church.
While living a traditional expression of the Catholic Faith, we are cognizant of the fact that we live in the 21st century and must not allow our faith or ourselves to become antiquated, or relics of a bygone era, or simply museum pieces. Thus we make our appeal to men, women and children of today...
...to come and discover the richness of our Catholic heritage;
...to join us and to live that Faith and heritage today as truly and zealously as did Catholics for nearly 20 centuries since the first Christians walked and talked with Jesus in the streets, towns and fields of Israel, Judea, Palestine and Jerusalem;
...to experience the joy of a renewed committment to Jesus Christ, a life lived in union with Him, nourished by Him, sustained by Him, fortified by Him, and shared with all who would know the same joy and fulfillment in their own lives.
Come and be a part of our Catholic family...join with us in prayer, worship, study, ministry and service to the world. Become a part of our journey with Christ. Unlike the inn at Bethlehem on that first Christmas night, you will find that there is ALWAYS room for you here with us. You will always have a place...in fact it is waiting for you... right now!
We extend to you the invitation of our Lord Christ Jesus...
"Come unto me, all ye that travail and are heavy laden, and I will refresh you."
Matt. 11. 28.