Our Community Vision

A reminder of the principles and practices that we at St. Brigid’s are advocating and striving to bring into being.

We support / advocate / practice:

  • The renewal of the Roman Catholic church from within
  • A discipleship of equals
  • The ordination and priestly ministry of all God’s people, women and men, married and unmarried, regardless of their sexual orientation
  • A non-hierarchical model of priesthood and of church
  • Vigorous engagement in growing and developing as individuals and as a community
  • Inclusive and emancipatory liturgical language and naming of the divine
  • An ecumenical orientation, along with spiritual openness and interfaith friendship
  • The deepening and widening of sacramental theology and practice
  • Affirmation of the capacity for prophetic witness by all the people of the church
  • Reclaiming our voice as the people of the church — the Sensus Fidelium, the Sensus Ecclesiæ
  • Courageous explorations of faith in a 21st century context
  • Re-affirmation, in word and deed, of the principles and spirit of Vatican II reforms
  • An open commensal table (all are welcome to receive Eucharist)
  • Creative worship and ritual
  • Participation of all community members in liturgy, committees and other activities, according to each person’s gifts and desires
  • Transparency and fairness in all matters, including finances and decision-making
  • Awareness, concern and action regarding social justice issues, especially locally
  • Structure for our community which grows out of the community’s evolving needs and desires
  • Living out, to the best of our human ability, Jesus’ gospel message of radical love and inclusivity
  • Reliance on the Spirit of the living God as our source of guidance, inspiration, strength, and compassionate action.

About Saint Brigid's

Saint Brigid of Kildare Catholic Faith Community Society of Calgary is a place of welcome, joy, support, exploration and love for those who desire to participate in the growth and renewal of the Roman Catholic church.
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