A Church of Second Chances and New Beginnings
the Healing Power of Jesus Christ is experienced in all its' power in community! Where children are always safe and loved and where everyone is appreciated
unique God given gifts. Join us in experiencing God where He told us we could find Him, in the other, in community. Come and share our joy!
to the Church of the Beatitudes, where we
are the arms and legs of Jesus Christ.
are a faith filled, servant community of the Apostolic Catholic Church located
Merry Christmas Everyone!
Yes, That is our bishop, Chuck!
Advent and Christmas 2012
Our Enthusiastic Carolers!
Full of Christmas Spirit!
The Toy and Present Drive, a Great Success!!
Deaconess Cyndy ...at work!
Erica's and Michelle's "wrap" sessions
are music indeed!
Chip and Tabby do a great job!
Father Bernie ...... Faking
Not the Three Wise Men...
Even exhausted Mike smiles....
Ah!.....where we need to be at last!
Father Bernie Plays for service at Children's
on Christmas Day
A Community Witnessing the
a Celebration of Life! The Ordination of Cyndy Callahan to the
Diaconate !July 29, 2012
|The service for the servant begins
|The sign of the God's servant
|Bonnie Gives Enthusiastic Affirmation
|Cyndys Brother Chuck Agrees
As America texts, Facebooks,
Twitters and games, Godless people are doing Godless things. Our
critically ill, both spiritually and intellectually.
From the Pastor,
The Church of the Beatitudes is
an Apostolic Catholic community dedicated to peace and
social justice as taught to us through the beatitudes. It promotes that catholicity clearly
demonstrated by the early church in Acts, the Pauline Letters and the records of
the Early Church Fathers. It competes with no other Christian reflection and seeks
cooperation with all in bringing about God's kingdom. In this we find
the joy and peace of Christ.
Becoming a member is an acceptance that you are the arms and legs of Our Savior ,
such we have faith journeys that demand our extension well beyond a need for a comfortable
Mass, an idea opposed by scripture and all the Church Fathers. As Christians we are
must be compassionate people in a world of hate, greed, fear and indifference. We must meet
hatred with love, fear with confidence, and greed with
We recognize that we have serious responsibilities that require a level of maturity that refuses
to recognize the
forgetfulness of injustice or the blatant buy-in to a culture of consuming at the expense of those who are
poor and hungry. We are an authentic church, facing the realities of the world around
us. As brothers
sisters we care for each other so that we may have strength to care for all.
The spirit is willing yet the
flesh is weak. That is true for
all of us but we know that we are all strong in Christ and can depend upon Him
for guidance and support.
Come join us in fulfilling the Lord's prayer and bringing about the reign of God on earth. Become a servant with us so that you may feel the limitless power of the Spirit. Begin a journey that
will end in your salvation and the salvation of those you touch. "Whatsoever you do
for the least of these, you do for me." Let us together heal this broken world in the powerful
name of Jesus
They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.
Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common;
they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need.
Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts,
praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being
|Bishop Charles Leigh
We welcome all as Christ. We are firmly rooted in
Scripture as we affirm the presence of Christ in the
poor, the needy and the oppressed. In the apostolic catholic tradition,
we find "communion"in community and relationship as well as in sacrament.We welcome all
to share in Christ as we become His
arms and legs in this world through
Bishop Charles Leigh, Apostolic Catholic
And who is your neighbor?
Your answer may be the story of your
Today just 400 Americans
have more wealth
of all Americans combined.
Michael Moore, in Madison
From the Pastor
Ireland's story is the story of every
country, it is only a matter of severity. We live in a world where
the rich, the financial class, and corporate powers have raped and pillaged civilizations throughout the world over the span of lifetimes. They destroy civilization in every way possible physically
and spiritually. They have
murdered millions through war, through the willful withholding of food, through the denial of medical assistance and through the refusal to provide relief
of any kind to brothers
or sisters in need. They
are insidious, pervasive and evil. They feeds on the good and extinguishe the light of the world wherever it is present . They are anti-God, anti -Love and anti-Christ,as every true Christian knows Christ. They divide instead of uniting,
They are angry instead of joyful,
They diminish rather than make fertile. They deny the very sacredness of
creation. They seek an end,
an end to happiness, to healing, to generosity andto compassion and love one for another. They are indeed Satanic. Do not go gently
brothers and sisters. Do not fear this evil for God is with us and for us and God will never be denied. God calls us to be community and to be family and to love one another as the most effective
tool against this darkness.
The Beatitudes invites all to be community with us, everyone! We
invite all who believe in the love, generosity and the power of God to join with us in prayer and the celebration of life each week at 11:00 AM
"See how they love
This is how pagans
in the time of Church Father Tertullian (200
Are we not called to do the same?
our great grandchildren no opportunity for
on this planet because we allow corporations and capitalism to feed our own greed at the cost of health, the common good and the environment. The greatest generation is being followed by an evil and perverse generation that destroys it's own world and devours it's own children.
of the richest Americans, Warren Buffett, replies to that notion:
"There's class warfare,
but it's my class, the rich class, that's making war, and we're winning."
Would Jesus Think????
Yet...What Do You Think???????
Capitalism demands profit at the expense of all other things.Is this the message of Jesus or is it the very opposite of the message of Jesus. Is it ... anti-Christ?
Commitment to Lay Leadership
Lisa is our Christian
Chairperson and Council President
Secretary and the Communication
is a parish
Welfare Coordinator and
Alexei is a parish
Community Health and Welfare
What is wanted now is not simply the Christian who takes an inner complacency in the words and example of Christ,
but who seeks to follow Christ perfectly, not only in his own personal life, not only in
prayer and penance, but also in his
political commitments and in all social responsibilities.
We have certainly no need for a pseudo-contemplative spirituality that claims to ignore the world and its problems
entirely, and devotes
itself supposedly to the things of God, without concern for human society. All true Christian spirituality, even that of
contemplative, is and must always be deeply concerned with man, since "God became man in order that man
might become God" (St.
Irenaeus). The Christian spirit is one of compassion, of responsibility and of commitment.
It cannot be indifferent to suffering,
to injustice, error, and untruth.
Thomas Merton. Peace in
the Post-Christian Era.
by Patricia A. Burton
Feeding the Poor at a Sacrifice
the first centuries
the hungry were fed
at a personal sacrifice,
the naked were clothed
a personal sacrifice,
the homeless were sheltered
at personal sacrifice.
And because the poor
clothed and sheltered
at a personal sacrifice,
the pagans used to say
about the Christians
"See how they love
In our own day
the poor are no longer
fed, clothed, sheltered
at a personal sacrifice,
at the expense
of the taxpayers.
And because the poor
are no longer
fed, clothed and sheltered
pagans say about the Christians
"See how they pass the buck."
Catholic Worker Founder
Racism is America's sin of choice. It
has prevented our
country from achieving greatness on the world stage
and has created a great separation from
God. We have
been punishing dark skin in America since 1492
and our country won't be fixed until we confess that
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed
can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”
The Apostolic Catholic Church
This is what we are about...
Isaiah 58 6-10
"Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
to loose the chains of injustice
and untie the cords of the yoke,
set the oppressed free
and break every yoke?
Is it not to share your food with the hungry
and to provide the
poor wanderer with shelter;
when you see the naked, to clothe him,
and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
your light will break forth like the dawn,
and your healing will quickly appear;
then your righteousness will go before
and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.
Then you will call, and the LORD will answer;
cry for help, and he will say: Here am I
"If you do away with the yoke of oppression,
with the pointing finger and malicious
and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry
and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
then your light
will rise in the darkness,
and your night will become like the noonday.
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Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth.......
What part don't you understand?