Emmaus Christian Community

Emmaus Christian Community
An Intentional Eucharistic Community
The Shrine of St. Joseph

Welcome to Emmaus Christian Community at the Shrine of St. Joseph

Whether you are a "by chance" visitor passing through, one who comes occasionally, or one who is considering joining our community, we value your being with us.

Emmaus Christian Community is an inclusive, Catholic intentional Eucharistic community. By intentional, we mean that we choose to worship and participate in a shared, lay-run community. By inclusive, we mean that all are welcome at God's table.

We are bound by our choice and commitment to be part of this self-governing community. We are blessed to work in partnership with the Trinitarians who have hosted us for over 40 years since our beginnings in 1970. We believe in the uniqueness of the individual and are a people who cherish family, belonging, and relationships that foster deeper spirituality.
While liturgy is the most consistent venue for us to connect as a community on a regular basis, it is only one source of our connectedness. Our cornerstones are liturgy, prayer, community and service. We value the enrichment of ourselves and our children through ongoing sacramental and religious education programs.

Our community offers an alternative to the geographically bounded parish. We came into existence as a result of a small group of families who wished to educate their children in the tenets of Vatican II.

In keeping with our mission of promoting a full spiritual life and respecting each individual faith journey, we participate in dialogue homilies. Community members offer their insights into the Sunday readings to help us all "break open the Word of God".

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