National Catholic Apostolic Church
in the United States
WELCOMING BACK INACTIVE
DEACONS, PRIESTS, AND RELIGIOUS
The National Catholic Apostolic Church in the United States – NCACUS is well aware of the existence of many decent and true inactive Deacons, Priests, Bishops and Religious men and women who have been pastorally orphaned, discarded or forced into inactive status. Not only has such shameful unprofessional behavior and attitudes deprived our brothers and sisters from experiencing the grace of their vocations, but it has also robbed the People of God of highly qualified pastoral care and support.
The National Catholic Apostolic Church in the United States – NCACUS, extends a loving and pastoral hand to you Deacons, Priests, Bishops, Religious men, and women, who are without a sacramental and vocational home, to consider continuing your sacramental and vocational life with us. Such institutional malpractice must not be permitted to deny you, our brothers and sisters your sacramental and vocational lives. This Catholic jurisdiction was consecrated and mandated to reach out to all who have been pastorally disenfranchised and this includes inactive Deacons, Priests, Bishops and Religious men and women. So then, Deacons, Priests, Bishops or Religious men and women who are currently inactive for reasons other than being "convicted of felonious sexual abuse, sexual assault, or has a criminal record,' our Catholic family would like to welcome you by following an incardination process with us if all your requirements are met.
Our Catholic jurisdiction wants to establish new parish missions in communities where there are not enough qualified clerics or religious to respond to their pastoral needs. There are some communities that would welcome a National Catholic Apostolic jurisdiction by establishing a mission. We would like to welcome clerics and religious to make that pastoral or religious presence uniting or reuniting the People of God with the gift of the Sacramental and Liturgical Life of Catholicism in an unconditionally welcoming environment. The standards of this Catholic faith community are high and non-negotiable. We are totally serious about our vocations and we expect our candidates considering our formation program or our program for incardination to be equally serious and committed. We are not like other independent catholic bodies. We are a National Church whose territories now reach three (3) Continents. If you think you can easily join us, you will find that this is not the case with us as other independent churches. We hope that God has given you the patience of Job as we go through the discernment process.
The National Catholic Apostolic Church in the United States – NCACUS has no money for stipends. Our "compensation" comes in the form of our bonds with one another and with the People of God. We have no opulent cathedrals. Our vocations and our Liturgical and Sacramental lives radiate within the hearts of our mission communities. We have no pension plan. We trust in the promise of Life Eternal. We have borne the dysfunctional and have come out as healers. We are simply worker Deacons, Priests, Bishops and Religious men and women responding to Jesus' invitation to "Come, follow Me" and to "Ask and you shall receive".
The National Catholic Apostolic Church in the United States – NCACUS would like to acknowledge those inactive Deacons, Priests, Bishops and Religious men and women among us who chose to continue fulfilling their vocations.
We accept applications from inactive Deacons, Priests, Bishops and Religious men and women who left their vocations, but who now once again feel called to re-embrace their own calling to serve as clerics or religious in this Church. Many of you have either married, entered into committed relationships, or are at a place in your lives which now precludes you from returning to your former vocation. To you, we also invite and welcome to consider our Catholic family for your vocational homecoming. The National Catholic Apostolic Church in the United States – NCACUS extends to you the invitation to share the gift of your vocation and the gift of your spirituality and the dignity of yourself with us. Come home!
Come join us as we continue to build up the Kingdom of God!