Come join Father Isenberg and the Patricians on Monday, June 12th at 7:00 pm as we discuss what it means for a Church to be Catholic. We are providing another discussion on the Byzantine Catholic Church because the January Patricians meeting had a small turnout due to the weather.
Is the Roman Catholic Church the only Catholic Church recognized by the Pope? Did you know that there are 24 Catholic Churches that are in full communion with the Pope in Rome? The Patricians will discuss the Byzantine Catholic Church, which is one of these Catholic Churches. The discussion will explain what full communion with the Pope means, how the Byzantine Catholic Church evolved in world and American history, and how the Eastern Orthodox Church is involved. The discussion will also explain what the differences between the Roman Catholic Church and the Byzantine Catholic Church, which include Church hierarchy, liturgical calendar, Holy Days of Obligation, liturgy, sacraments, clerical disciplines (including celibacy), and the Eucharist. The discussion will conclude showing locations of Byzantine Catholic Churches in the local area." We meet in the acolyte room at 7:00 pm, snacks will be provided, and all are welcome.