Most parishes of the Catholic Church in America (CCIA) are small faith communities of approximately ten to one hundred families each, who are committed to living and practicing their Catholic Faith according to the traditional beliefs common throughout the Catholic world of the primitive Church.
Our parishes are permitted to utilize any rite (liturgical form) that maintains essential sacramental dignity and is approved by their diocesan bishop. Our parishes worship in the vernacular, meaning "the local language." We currently have parishes and clergy speaking both Spanish, French, and English.
Each parish or mission is owned locally by the members of the parish, managed by an elected Parish Council who maintain and control the financial and temporal fabric of the parish, while the spiritual, liturgical and apostolic work and ministry of the parish is conducted by the pastor and his associates under the spiritual and canonical authority of the Bishop of the Diocese to which the parish belongs.
Clergy and elected lay members of our various dioceses and provinces serve as delegates to the General and Regional Synods of the Church and serve on the different committees of those bodies as well.
We believe that the laity of the church are full collaborators and cooperators with the clergy in the mission and work of the church, and are thus expected to take an active role in their capacity as such. We vehemently reject the idea that the sole role of the laity is to "pay, pray and obey."
An important point to note: Parishes and missions that choose to join the CCIA must affirm our particular "Constitution." Affirmation does not necessarily mean that parishes must implement each article of practice (not related to faith and morals) -- such as ordaining women to the diaconate. The CCIA acknowledges that each parish may implement practical limitations which are aligned to their particular traditions and pious beliefs.
Please contact us for information regarding starting a new parish or having your existing join the CCIA
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St. Teresa of Avila
10306 W. Talisman Rd.
Sun City, AZ 85351
Sun City, AZ 85351
Pastor: Bishop Michael Callahan
Iglesia San Maximiliano Kolbe
1020 N. Horne, Mesa, AZ 85203
Msgr. Walter Wrobel
Mision Catholica el Espititu Santo
8022 E. Ave U-10, Littlerock, CA 93543
Padre Pedro Zambada
Coming Soon. Contact Bishop Callahan for more information
Michael Callahan, D.D., O.C.R. O.Carm.
Presiding Bishop - The Catholic Church in America
Sts Peter & Paul
District: Yaoundé III
Location (district): Nkolmesseng
Date of creation: November 2012
Rev. Cyrille SAM KOMBA -- Apostolic Vicar
Location (district): Barrière
Date of creation: January 2013
Rev. Father Elvice MVOM OWONA
Community Heart of Reception of the Risen Christ
Location (district): Ahala
Date of creation: 2012
Rv. Deacon Alexandre NDJALLA, Brother François
Sacred Heart of the Child Jesus
Date of creation: January 2014
Rv. Father Olivier BITOTO
Mary Queen of the Apostles
Date of creation: 2008
Rev. Father Charles
Holy Family of Nazareth
District: Ekak II
Department: Haut Nyong
Rev. Father Alexis MiNKONDA NGUELE.
Please Contact Bishop Callahan for more information