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  • Blessed Virgin Mary Parish

    Our Faith

Traditional Catholic Liturgy & Devotions

with Contemporary Understanding

We are a Catholic Church and welcome people of all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds. Our beliefs are based on Holy Scripture, Christian Tradition and Church Ecumenical Synods.

What Sets Us Apart

Our Clergy

lead fulfilling lives, marrying and raising families, bringing a rich perspective to their ministry.

Confession

Experience the healing cleansing of direct, private confession to God at the beginning of every Holy Mass.

Divorce

If you've endured the scars of divorce, we warmly welcome you to receive Holy Communion.

The Sacred Bond

between husband and wife allows for personal choices on matters like birth control.
  • Holy Mass

    The Holy Mass is the central act of worship in all churches of the Catholic Community, including the National Catholic Church. The Mass is the Sacrifice of the New Testament that Jesus Christ has offered on the cross at Calvary.

  • Communion

    Holy Communion is given under both 'species, the Consecrated Bread and Wine. The Sacred Host is dipped into the Consecrated Wine and administered to the faithful at the altar. Only Priests and Deacons administer the Eucharist.

  • Confession

    A humble confession of our faults to Almighty God. Public Confession with a General Absolution is a part of every Mass. In this form, the faithful confess their sins in silence directly and privately to God. The entire congregation then recites the Prayer of Confession together.

  • Clergy can Marry

    Because it is the perfectly natural thing for a man to do. Our church sees no moral reason to forbid a man to receive the Holy Sacrament of Matrimony simply because he happens to be a priest. Tradition tells us that all but one of the Twelve Apostles were married. Popes, bishops and priests of the early church were all married men. Many believe that a married priest is more likely to understand the problems of marriage and child rearing because he has gone through them.

  • Birth Control

    The utilization of birth control is a matter of personal judgment for husband and wife. It is not the responsibility of the church to tell its communicants how many children they must or must not have. Marriage serves other major purposes besides the procreation of children.

  • Divorce

    There are no discriminatory regulations against those who have suffered from a divorce; divorced people may participate in Mass and receive Holy Communion.  The Church has an obligation to lend its support and ministry to those who have divorced, as it would to casualties of other social ills.

  • Remarriage

    Each Diocese has a Matrimonial Commission that studies requests for remarriage. The commission presents its findings to the Diocesan Bishop with its recommendation and the Bishop makes the final decision.

  • We Govern

    We govern in accordance with the National Catholic Church.  In matters of faith, morals, and discipline, bishops and priests possess the authority to explain and teach the doctrinal position of Christ's Church. In financial and administrative matters, the Parishioners possess administrative authority.

NATIONAL CATHOLIC CHURCH

The National Catholic Church is a Catholic and Apostolic Church, preserving the faith, worship, structure, and practice of the early Christian Church. Please visit National Catholic Church website to learn the about the history, democratic structure, organizations, and location of parishes with the Church.