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OUR FAMILY BIBLE

Like the bibles recording family milestones
passed from one generation to the next,

this gallery chronicles our lived faith, 
being church together

ecumenical partnerships
Faithful Thursdays 2022 livestream
interior of St. Paul Lutheran
incardination into the Ecumenical Catholic Communion
woman Catholic bishop
Eucharistic hospitality
Apostolic Succession
Rocky Mountain Ecumenical Catholics

Visit the photo gallery on our Rocky Mountain Region's site for photos of Presiding Bishop Pablo's blessing 

DAILY LIFE &
OTHER MILESTONES
ALONG THE WAY

May communal life
enliven our faith, inspire our service,
and incarnate Christ’s love wherever we may be.

Thank You! Crown Cabaret Raises $460 for WHI

On Friday, August 11, a group of ECC parishioners had a ball attending Fr. Michael's Crown Cabaret. (Thanks, Steve Pero, for the great photos!)  The charity receiving funds from the registration fees was the Women's Homeless Initiative (WHI), part of the Capitol Hill United Ministries. Diana Flahive, who has moved mountains in her time leading the WHI is certainly a local saint!

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St. Paul Catholic Community of Faith
St. Paul Catholic Community of Faith
St. Paul Catholic Community of Faith
St. Paul Catholic Community of Faith
St. Paul Denver ECC church outing
St. Paul Catholic Community of Faith
St. Paul Denver ECC gun victims memorial
St. Paul Catholic Community of Faith
St. Paul Catholic Community of Faith
St. Paul Catholic Community of Faith
Denver's East High School
Denver MLK Marade 2023
Denver MLK Marade 2023
Denver MLK Marade 2023
Denver State Capital
St Paul ECC Mass in Cheesman Park
St. Paul Denver Ecumenical Catholic Communion
weddings
Broadway Cabaret
Spirit Songs
cemetery consolations
St. Paul Denver Ecumenical Catholic Communion
St Paul ECC Mass in Cheesman Park
Marian devotions
Advent worship
gun violence memorial
Advent worship
Advent I
Rev. Jane Reina from Mary of Magdala ECC
Everybody's Catholic Church
Club Q Vigil
Connections & Collaborations

When Fr. Michael presides at Mass he often reminds us that we are blessed to be a blessing. We do this through our inclusive welcome and worship, our fellowship, and our acts of service and advocacy.
"In this we are a Eucharistic people,
the body of Christ incarnate,
the blood of Christ poured out for the life of the world." 

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Collaborations with 6thAveUCC include our Sandwich Brigade's contributions to the Women's Homelessness Initiative, altar bread baking events, the Blessing of Animals on the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, and special joint worship services.

ecumenical altar bread baking
Ecumenical Blessing of the Animals
feeding the hungry

Active with Colorado Faith Communities United to end gun violence,  Colorado Ceasefire, and the Colorado Council of Churches,
we stand with sibling faith communities
as advocates for social justice on many fronts.

Fr. Michael attended One Colorado's 2023 LGBTQ+ Lobby Day at the State Capitol Bldg. A major focus was securing the rights of our trans siblings.

advocating for sensible gun regulations

2018VoteForOurLives
MarchForOurLives2018
#NeverAgain
Moms Demand Action
7-20 Aurora Theater Shooting Vigil 2022
7-20 Aurora Theater Shooting Vigil 2022
Denver March on the NRA 08 04 2018
MarchForOurLives2018
Faithful Thursdays 2022
Faithful Thursdays Colorado
Faithful Thursdays
#FamiliesBelongTogether
#2020census
Faithful Thursdays 2022 livestream

advocating with the Colorado Council of Churches and other organizational colleagues to advance a moral economy, equity and the eradication of racism

The churches of our Rocky Mountain Region gather for prayer, fellowship, service and ecumenical engagement.

church picnic
All are welcome
Regional Mass and Picnic 2022
Regional Mass and Picnic 2022
#RedRocksEaster
#RedRocksEaster
#RedRocksEaster
#RedRocksEaster
#RedRocksEaster
#RedRocksEaster

We regard the LGBTQIA+ members of our community as a blessing, honor their relationships, walk with those on a journey of self discovery, and stand with them in advocating for their rights in church and society.

Denver PrideFest 2019
Denver PrideFest 2019
Denver's Interfaith Pride Service
Denver's Interfaith Pride Service
Old/Independent Catholics
Denver's Interfaith Pride Service
Convergent Catholic Bishop MichaelAngelo D'Arrigo
Our Ecumenical Beginnings

For 18 years our Catholic community was blessed by the hospitality of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in the heart of Denver, and celebrated our evolution into one faith community worshiping in two traditions known as the St. Paul Lutheran and Catholic Community of Faith. Our partnership led to a historic agreement between the ELCA Rocky Mountain Synod and the ECC churches of our shared region, providing a model of ecumenical collaboration in worship and mission.

lenten rocks
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church Denver
Lutheran and Catholic?
St. Paul Denver ECC Catholic worship
Easter environment
Ecumenical Celebration
Lutherans and Catholic together
Lutheran and Catholic Dialogues
Ecumenical Celebration
Ecumenical Worship
Historic Regional
ECC/ELCA Dialogues
Lutherans and Catholics together
in the city for good
renewal of vows
church fellowship
in the city for good
church party
Lutherans and Catholics together
Lutherans and Catholics together
Lutherans and Catholics together
 renewal of vows
baptism
church family
Lutherans and Catholics together
Lenten Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Lutherans and Catholics together

Welcomed into the ECC

With our community's charism for ecumenism, we discovered the Ecumenical Catholic Communion to be the perfect way to be church together. The ECC's challenge of radical eucharistic hospitality and its recognition of how the Spirit speaks through a "three-legged stool" (synodal shared governance of bishops, clergy and laity operating in balance through holy conversation) particularly resonated with us. 

Ecumenical Catholic Communion
preparations
preparations
Lutherans and Catholics together
church procession
Rocky Mountain Region of the ECC
Lutherans and Catholics together
church procession
Lutherans and Catholics together
Bishop Denise Donato
Fr. Michael Nicosia
Bishop Denise Donato
Lutherans and Catholics together
Lutherans and Catholics together
Fr. Michael Nicosia
Fr. Don Sutton
Lutherans and Catholics together
reception into the Ecumenical Catholic Communion
Lutheran and Catholic cake cutting
Lutherans and Catholics together

Bishop Kae's Consecration

With great joy, the Rocky Mountain Region of the Ecumenical Catholic Communion (ECC) called Mother Kae Madden as our first local Bishop.
After a formal affirmation of her election by the entire ECC at our national Holy Synod in July of 2020, she was consecrated on September 19 of that year. ECC Presiding Bishop, Francis Krebs, presided at the service, held at Bethany Lutheran Church in Cherry Hills Village, CO. 

choir
lector Greg Yonker
Bishop Kae Madden
woman bishop consecration
woman bishop consecration
Fr. Michael Nicosia's flute
Bishop Kae Madden
prostration
woman bishop consecration
woman bishop consecration
woman bishop consecration
woman Bishop Kae Madden
woman Bishop Kae Madden
woman Bishop Kae Madden
woman bishop
Zoom Mass
woman bishop
joyful recessional
Bishop Kae Madden and Fr. Don Sutton
ECC Council of Bishops

ECC Synod2022

The key to our being church together is that every member has a say in decisions about our common life. Every two years lay and clergy delegates from each community gather with our Council of Bishops to discern the movement of the Spirit.

This year in St. Louis we elected and consecrated
our third Presiding Bishop Paul Burson, succeeding Bishop Francis Krebs who in 2014 succeeded
our founding Bishop Peter Elder Hickman.

ECC Synod2022
ECC Benedictines
ECC Synod2022
ECC Synod2022
ECC Synod2022
ECC Synod2022
ECC Synod2022
ECC Synod2022
ECC Synod2022
ECC Synod2022
Bro. Peter Veitch and Fr. Don Sutton
ECC Synod2022
ECC Synod2022
ECC Synod2022
ECC Synod2022
ECC Synod2022
ECC Synod2022
ECC Franciscans
ECC Synod2022
ECC Synod2022
ECC Synod2022
ECC Synod2022
ECC Synod2022
Bishop Peter Elder Hickman
ECC Synod2022
ECC Synod2022
ECC Synod2022
ECC Synod2022
ECC Synod2022
ECC Synod2022
ECC Synod2022

Presiding Bishop Pablo's Consecration Mass

ECC Synod2022
ECC bishop consecration
ECC bishop consecration
ECC bishop consecration
ECC Synod2022
ECC Synod2022
ECC Synod2022
ECC Presiding Bishop Paul Burson
ECC Synod2022
ECC Synod2022
ECC Presiding Bishop Paul Burson
ECC Synod2022
ECC married bishop with family
ECC Council of Bishops
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