Let us seize and hold tightly the confession of our hope (faith) without wavering,for He who promised is reliable and trustworthy and faithful [to His word] (Hebrews 10:23)
We invite you to join us.
When discerning a vocation, we hope you consider the Old Catholic Church-Charismatic Liberal Rite for your spiritual and ministry needs. Single, married, sister, brother, deacon, or priest, everyone has a role to fill and each of us are called to ministry through our personal examples.
What an awesome opportunity we have to work together in partnership, and see God's Kingdom firmly established throughout the globe. The church of the 21st Century is packed with incredible potential, and our vision is to see God’s people empowered and released to impact the cities and nations of the earth.
The Old Catholic Church-Charismatic Liberal Rite encourages people, both men and women, who sense a calling in their lives to ordained ministry to enter into a process of discernment usually we require the attainment of a university degree with the bare minimum of an Associate Degree in any subject. This provides evidence of a candidate's academic ability and capability for further study. But Bishops and their advisers will ascertain how best to proceed in each individual case. Potential candidates should have been baptized and confirmed in a church within the Apostolic Succession. If not confirmed in succession, we can make plan for your confirmation when you receive your tonsure.
We can help you along the way. But maybe you’re not certain about this. Maybe you don’t even know where to begin. Ask yourself the follow questions. It might help you make the next step in moving forward. Here are 15 simple questions:
Personal Spirituality, Daily Living In Christ
* Is daily prayer an essential part of your daily living? * When you hear the Word of God, does it make you want to share it with others * Do others enjoy your presence because they feel uplifted when hearing you speak of spiritual things? * Do you find yourself more uplifted when you speak of spiritual values as opposed to materialistic values? * Are you detached from the worldly ways of fame, pleasures, wealth, believing that there is more to life than what can be gained? * Are you sought out by others who may need prayer or wish to speak to you about personal issues or issues of faith? * Do you have a natural inclination towards doing charitable works? * Have you ever felt that you had the calling to be a priest? * Do you see yourself in the service of others? * When you participate in the celebration of the Holy Mass, do you sometimes wish you were the priest celebrating the Holy Mass? * In your desire to become a priest have you kept it a secret in your heart and been reluctant to tell your family and friends of your desire to become a priest * In your thoughts about the priesthood, do you feel unworthy of serving God and His people as a priest? * Have others ever told you that you should become a priest? * Do you sometimes wish that Jesus would just appear to you and tell you what he wants from you? * Has your mind been preoccupied with the fact that you must now make a major decision regarding your future, either to serve God or not?
If you checked 4 or more of the above questions, you may have a calling to the priesthood. With an increase number of checks of 7 or more to these questions, there is a greater likelihood that God is calling you to the religious life. Either way, it can only benefit you to inquire. All inquiries are confidential and will be shared with our bishop only.
Training our Clergy program is a diploma studies which consist of
Introduction to Old and New Testaments
The Old and Liberal Catholic Faith and the Independent Sacramental Movement
Systematic and Sacramental Theology
Liturgical worship and Practice
Preaching and Homiletic
Those who wish a cheap but affordable accredited school to study theology through, we recommend Nations University at http://nationsu.edu.
While we might not agree with everything they have in their courses, it will give you the basics to work in ministry, and we can supplement your work with sacramental theology, as well liberal catholic, and independent catholic studies, liturgical studies as well. Important Note: If you have already been ordained a priest, deacon, nun or brother but have been laicized and desire to reclaim your religious profession and ministry, please contact us, we would appreciate the opportunity of speaking with you.
To speak confidentially to someone further about this longing you may have, feel free to call: Metropolitan Archbishop Kirk Mason Ba MEd MTS Archbishop
Or eMail him at: firstname.lastname@example.org Please download and fill out our application below either word document or pdf and send them to bishop Kirk for possible consideration for ordination or incardination into the OCC-CLR. The Ordained and Lay Ministries are open to both men and women. Each diocese will have their own respective admission criteria based on the Canons, and individual bishops will advise on selection and formation.