Christian in outlook ∙ Catholic in worship ∙ Progressive in social teaching
- Christian in outlook – we embrace the continuity of the Christian tradition and proclaim the gospel of freedom and life
- Catholic in worship – we celebrate the liturgy and the seven sacraments
- Progressive in social teaching – we are committed to celebrating diversity through mission and ministry, and we welcome all who wish to receive the grace offered by Christ to our Table
A Fuller Picture
Emmaus Faith Community is a liturgical and sacramental community, gathering around the Word and the Table every week. That means we hear scripture proclaimed and we partake of what various traditions call Eucharist, Holy Communion, or the Lord’s Supper, weekly. We celebrate the seven sacraments (baptism, confirmation, eucharist, reconciliation, marriage, holy orders, anointing of the sick) believing that they are God’s gifts of grace given to all out of the abundant love God has for all humanity. Since they are gifts given by God, they are available to all people and no one is denied access to God’s grace.
Folks at Emmaus come from all walks of spiritual and religious life. Some of us identify strongly as Christian, others of us would call ourselves seekers. The one thing we all have in common is our love of community and one another, our desire to live into the beloved community, and our willingness to grow in our own spiritual lives together sharing our fears and our doubts as well as our faith.
Emmaus Faith Community endeavors to extend God’s hospitality and abundant love to all people without exception. We recognize that we are fallible and will miss the mark from time to time. In those moments, we humbly repent, accept forgiveness freely given, and trusting in God’s never-ending mercy and compassionate love, we begin anew.
Emmaus Faith Community was admitted as a canonical parish of the Old Catholic Diocese of Washingtom, DC, on June 23, 2012.
Come; Try Us On for Size
We meet for mass at 5:00pm Sundays at the Dayspring Farmhouse, 11301 Neelsville Church Rd, Germantown.