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C H R I S T ’ S E V A N G E L I C A L C A T H O L I C C H U R C H E S

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The C.E.C.C has been formed as a new church jurisdiction serving Christ. The ministry of the C.E.C.C. is to evangelize and serve the needs of those who may be marginalized by other main stream Christian faiths and jurisdictions. A home to those who seek to follow Christ in serving God.

The C.E.C.C. has created its first Synod, elected its first Patriarch and approved its Canon Law. The C.E.C.C. is now working on creating its first Seminary and in supporting the growth of the independent and individual ministries of its clergy.

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Go placidly amidst the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.

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ested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high

Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep inter-

From The Desk Of Patriarch/Archbishop Daniel J. Fashingbauer D.D SSFX

Through the grace of the Lord and Savior I welcome you to Christ's Evangelical Catholic Church and to all who may read this that are not clergy or members. A little over a month ago this new Denomination was just a thought of four Bishops who had finally had enough of the Catholic Church of today. The fact that in all the denominations of Catholic (Christian) Churches there where those who want to control the Church and all the scandals in so many such as the Roman Catholic, Baptist and Lutheran. Along with the issues of the Papacy being the head and infallible. There was only one human ever that was infallible and the only true head of the Church. They agreed that they would take the Church back to the first Church and bring it into the 21 st century. He did not discriminate against any who came to Him. He also did not discriminate against anyone becoming ordained for if he did Mary His mother and Mary Magdalene would not have been amongst the first disciples. So therefore neither do we. We accept all no matter race, color creed or sexual preference and all who feel called to minister we will ordained after approval and training or education if needed. We have a set of Canon Laws to guarantee that this continues through the history of the church. For those who say I'm not Catholic and don't want to be Catholic but want to be baptized Christian, your are and will be a Catholic. The word Catholic and the word Christian mean Universal standing for the fact it is everywhere in the world. Now we here in America automatically think Roman Catholic when we here the word Catholic but they are only one of the many Catholic or Christian Churches known to mankind. Thank you for reading our News Letter an if you have any questions or comments please talk to the person who let you read it or gave you a copy. They can answer all your concerns and questions an if they can't they'll know where you can get them.

Daniel J. Fashingbauer D.D SSFX Patriarch/Archbishop

Society of St. Francis Xavier S.S.F.X.

You may have noticed that some of us now have the initals SSFX behind our names, this would be especially true if you are on ULCM ministers site and belong to our group there. You may be wondering what these initials mean? So please allow me to introduce to you the new religious order being formed under the auspices of our church. The Society of St. Francis Xavier (SSFX). St. Francis Xavier lived a life dedicated to serving the Lord and preaching the Gospel to those who were sick and infirmed, otherwise unable to attend mass. He performed his work joyfully as a founding member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), which still exist to this day. It is in this spirit of service to our Lord Jesus Christ that we wish to emulate the works of our Patron Saint, St. Francis Xavier. It is the mission of the Society of St. Francis Xavier, to emulate and continue the wondrous works of St. Francis Xavier. Therefore, we will continue to preach the good news of the Gospel to those that are infirmed. We will go to them, for they cannot come to us. We will be there for those in time of need and in time of joyful worship and praise for the Lord. We will see to those who are alone and provide the companionship and joy in Catholic fellowship. To provide the Holy Eucharist to the flocks of believers that cannot come to us. We will be there in time of need when the people need the healing and strength and comfort of the sacraments. In this way we can honor the memory of St. Francis Xavier, and thus glorify the Father. Membership in the Society will be open to anyone who wishes to serve the Lord God in the spirit and manner of St. Francis Xavier be they clergy or laity. Each person is welcome to serve in the capacity that the Lord has called them and each according to their talents. The Society of St. Francis Xavier will be governed under the auspices of Christ’s Evangelist Catholic Church, as well as the guiding principles of the Society of St. Francis Xavier.

Bishop Roy W. Stevens III, SSFX.

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What is a Catholic?
In my travels as a Priest and now a Bishop, as I go from nursing home to nursing home celebrating Mass for the greater glory of our Lord. I am always asked what denomination am I? I will reply Catholic, and the first thing that always comes out of their mouths to that is, you’re Roman Catholic. When I ask them if they are going to attend Mass? I get the basically the same answer with different little variations. I am told that I can’t I’m not Roman Catholic, or I’m Baptist, or Methodist, or Lutheran, or Episcopalian. You get the picture. Or I will get an answer, that you can’t be a priest, you are married! Have you ever thought about why everyone thinks Catholic equates to Roman Catholic? I think one of the main reasons for this, is that the other churches basically keep to themselves, where the Roman Catholic Church has television stations and Radio station around the world arrogantly telling everyone that they are the true church and Roman Catholic Churches around the country have banners saying to return home to the RCC. What a bunch of hogwash! For some reason people forget that there are Orthodox Catholics which is the Eastern Rite. The term Catholic originally comes from the Greek which means universal or Christian. All of the different denominations wouldn’t exist if the Roman Catholic Church weren’t so corrupt. The initial reformation occurred when the Pope needed more money in the treasury in Rome decided to sell Indulgences, otherwise known as “Get out of Hell free” cards. Fr. Martin Luther preached against that and thus broke away from the RCC. The Anglican Church broke away because the Pope wouldn’t grant the King of England, Henry VIII a divorce. In 1307 the Pope turned on a Catholic order of Knights, the Knights Templar because of the greed of King Philip of France. The final nail in the coffin of the RCC was Vatican I. Where the Pope took the power of the local Bishops and Cardinals and centralized it back to him. But the real kicker was where Vatican I declared that the Pope was infallible. The Pope has now place himself as God on earth. This is an Apostasy. The Roman Catholic Church has decided to exclude people because of their sexual orientation or marital status. Also women are not allowed to follow their calling.

We also know from listening to the presentation from Matthew Vines, that the Scripture on longer supports the ban on gay and lesbians from participating in the church. So back to the original question, what is a Catholic? As our mission statement says. It would be any denomination that believes that Jesus is the Son of God and that God is one yet God is three. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. That would include the Protestants, even though we have some very distinct doctrinal differences such as the Sacrament of Penance, and the Holy Eucharist, our beliefs are very similar. So therefore, we are all Catholic.

Bishop Roy Stevens III, SSFX

Friars of the Holy Trinity present : Latin Lessons with Friar John. Liturgical Latin I “the” and Word Order An excerpt from The Order of Mass: The Introductory Rites according to the Roman Missal, Third Edition When the Entrance Chant is concluded, the Priest and the faithful, standing, sign themselves with the Sign of the Cross, while the Priest, facing the people, says: In nómine Patris, et Fílii, et Spíritus Sancti. The people reply: Amen. Then the priest, extending his hands, greets the people, saying: Grátia Dómini nostri Iesu Christi, et cáritas Dei, et communicátio Sancti Spíritus sit cum ómnibus vobis. The people reply: Et cum spíritu tuo. “In nómine Patris, et Fílii, et Spíritus Sancti.” The literal translation of the Priest’s words are: “In name Father, and Son, and Spirit Holy. So what happened? new words added to the translation? In Latin, the does not exist, but is supplied as appropriate to make sense in the language of the translation. Similarly, of is included in the Nouns (and adjectives, if necessary), by reason of Declension. The words “Patris, Fílii, Spíritus, and Sancti” are all in the Genitive (possessive) Case. Adjectives always agree in Case with the modified Noun. Supplying the as appropriate, and prefixing the Genitive case of results in: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Spirit Holy. Oh! My! Does that make sense in English? … NO! In English, adjectives usually precede the modified noun, whereas in Latin, adjectives follow the modified noun. Changing the word order, one hears: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit Holy. Exercise A. Translate the following into English: Grátia Dómini nostri Iesu Christi, et cáritas Dei, et communicátio Sancti Spíritus sit cum ómnibus vobis. English words: Grace Lord our Jesus Christ, and love God, and communion Holy Spirit be with all you. (In Latin, no J, instead use I. SIT is third person, singular, future tense of the verb esse To Be. Cum is a preposition, followed by the Ablative Case.) Add the as appropriate: The grace Lord our Jesus Christ, and the love God, and the communion the Holy Spirit be with all you. Account for the Genitive Case: The grace of Lord our Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with all you. Adjust Word Order: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Exercise B. Translate: Et cum spíritu tuo. (And with spirit your.) HINT: you only need to change word order.

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Priests for the Third Millennium by Archbishop Timothy Dolan This book clearly sets forth what it takes to be a Catholic priest in the third millennium. Whether he is stressing the necessity of regular Confession, the need to celebrate daily Mass and say the Liturgy of the Hours, or discussing priestly celibacy in frank, realistic terms, Archbishop Dolan emphasizes true priestly identity by presenting a life worth living, a life worth sharing, a life worth offering up to the Father through Christ and in the Holy Spirit.

Purpose Driven Man/Purpose Driven Life - Christian Author Rick Warren By first understanding God's plan for our lives, we can then see the big picture of what life is all about and begin to live the life God had in mind for us. Written in a devotional style, The Purpose-Driven Life is divided into 40 short chapters that can be read as a daily devotional.

The Holy Bible This collection of writings by early Christians inspired by God is a must read.