Who We Are

all are welcome

 
At Holy Communion Church we find joy in celebrating with all people regardless of their faith experience.
 
We are a worshiping community
    where ALL ARE WELCOME
    to experience GOD’S LOVE
    to be SPIRITUALLY TRANSFORMED
    and to reach out to JOYFULLY SERVE others.
 
In response to God’s call we reach out to the:
    disenfranchised of all faiths
    poor & needy
    vulnerable
    wounded & suffering
    hungry & homeless
    widows & orphans
    fatherless
 
 
At Holy Communion Church (HCC) there is kindness, caring and welcome whenever we come together to worship, at classes or special events.
 
Smiles, open hearts, and a warm embrace serve as a reminder of God’s love and are available to all.

how we began

 
Father Jim Radloff had been a priest for 20 years when he transitioned to the Evangelical Catholic Church in order to effectively minister to more people in need of God’s sacramental grace.  A group of lay leaders who believed it was time for a different kind of Catholic Church in Bend that would honor laity in church decision-making, connected with Father Jim and they began to pray together.
 
A larger group of Catholics joined in and they met and prayed together regularly.  They believed prayer would not only establish the vision for a new Catholic Church in Bend, but would also bring it to success. Working tirelessly under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the leaders prepared a Constitution and Bylaws.  The Lord answered the prayers of this faithful group when on Sunday, June 8, 2014, Holy Communion Evangelical Catholic Church was established in Bend, Oregon at its inaugural Mass on Pentecost Sunday.
 
 
FATHER JIM RADLOFF
 
“The first time I attended Holy Communion, I felt God’s presence and His love.
I also felt the love of the people. HCC is my church now.”
– Church Member
 
Holy Communion Church is affiliated with the independent Evangelical Catholic Church headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.  This collaborative relationship preserves a valid Apostolic Succession and the efficacy of the Sacraments.

what we believe

HOLY COMMUNION
We are a community of people who come together regularly with Christ in our midst.  We are committed to provide a warm and welcoming spiritual home where faith is deepened and where it bears new fruit for our families, our community, our nation and the world.
EVANGELICAL
We are Evangelical in our belief in Jesus Christ as the Son of God and Savior of the world.  We believe that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, our minds are opened to understand the Scriptures.  We strive to devote ourselves to the service of the Gospel.  Faithfully sharing the Good News of salvation, we journey with Jesus as He is revealed to us by the Word and His Spirit.
CATHOLIC
We are a community who believe in God, Our Father; Jesus Christ, Our Redeemer; and the Holy Spirit, Our Sanctifier; celebrating our faith in the Catholic tradition through the Mass and the Eucharist.
 
We believe in our salvation by grace, through Jesus Christ’s atonement for our sins by His death and resurrection, assuring for us eternal life.  We believe that Jesus came to us in human form to show us the amazing love of our one true God, and by example how to offer our unconditional love to one another and to the world around us.
CHURCH
We are a compassionate community saddened by abortion, divorce, addiction, violence and prejudice of any kind.  We open our arms and our hearts to all who have suffered through these and other difficult life situations.
 
We offer the comfort of the Sacraments instituted by Jesus Christ, especially the healing grace of the Eucharist.

outreach

As disciples of Jesus we believe we are called to share our gifts of time, talent and treasure to help further God’s Kingdom in our community. Our church community has adopted and serves alongside many organizations who aspire to make lives better in Bend and Central Oregon:
 
The Giving Plate
Feeding the hungry today with compassion and hospitality

Bethlehem Inn
Preparing and serving meals to residents

Teen Challenge
A residential discipleship program of recovery from drug & alcohol addictions

COVO (Central Oregon Veterans Organization)
Providing winter necessities, clothing & supplies to needy veterans

Bend High School Mothers
Providing funds and supplies to brave young mothers

Pregnancy Resource Center
Raising funds to help young people make good choices for their babies

Grandma’s House
Providing supplies and funds for young mothers in need

Foster Teens in Bend
Providing funds for teens in need

Pilot Butte Rehab Center
Providing supplies for seniors in need

Friends of the Children
Providing mentor support to our community’s most vulnerable children
 
We believe our service through these organizations is transforming hearts and lives as we share the love of our Lord Jesus Christ and the gifts He gives us to share with others. In our efforts to carry out His mission on this earth, we look forward to expanding our ministry as our congregation grows.

the evangelical catholic church

We are sometimes asked by visitors about our church affiliation and how it expresses the Catholic faith. The Evangelical Catholic Church has verifiable Apostolic Succession and we are a validly consecrated Evangelical Catholic community.
 
As Christians with varied life experiences and backgrounds, we welcome all who desire to hear the Word of God and to embrace the promised salvation we have through Jesus Christ.
 
HCC and the Evangelical Catholic Church believes in:
• The Sacred Celebration of the Mass
• The Seven Sacraments
• The Ten Commandments
• The Holy Trinity
• The Real Presence of Christ in Communion
• Mary as the Mother of God
 
The Evangelical Catholic Church has instituted reform in both church leadership and the Sacraments resulting in openness expressed in:
• Participation in the Eucharist and Sacraments available to all
• Strong lay involvement in governance
• Allowing birth control
• Male and Female Ordained Clergy
• Married Clergy
• Non-judgmental environment with an absence of fear
 

we invite you

You are warmly invited to share in the Mass with us.
 
We know you will be uplifted by a passionate, meaningful homily that helps bring the Bible and God’s love alive.
 
Our prayerful worship music invites the Presence of God into our midst every time we gather.  Prayer in and through worship not only  inspires us but gives us hope and healing.
 
Communion is offered to all Christians and healing prayer by our trained prayer teams is available after every Mass.
 
HCC is a place of great joy where the positive experience of Mass and God’s presence in the Eucharist will remain with you throughout the week.
 
We are a multi-generational church and we honor the youngest and the most senior among us.
 
We provide Bible Studies, classes, and a variety of caring ministries for adults. A growing Men’s Ministry, a trained Healing Prayer Team and outstanding special social events mark our faith community’s life together.
 

for children & families

Children are a vibrant and active part of our faith community.
 
With a vibrant children’s ministry, we seek to provide every family at all stages with opportunities to learn, grow and serve.
 
The presence of children is a blessing to our church. They are members of the community and a reminder that our church is growing. 
 
Parents can relax with their children at Mass.  God put the wiggle in children; it doesn’t have to be suppressed at Holy Communion Church.  All are welcome! 
 
Even if your child escapes or needs to leave the worship for whatever reason, they are always welcomed back.
 
For Children and Families We Offer:
 
Child friendly Masses with family tables, coloring sheets and children’s Bibles.
 
Faith Formation classes for Pre-K thru 8th grade.
 
Sacramental preparation for Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation.
 
Occasional Children’s Masses, where children can be involved in every aspect of serving in the Mass.
 
Community and friendships!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

we can’t wait to see you!

We are excited to have you with us!
 
 
WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE
SATURDAY 5 PM   |   SUNDAY 9 AM   |   SUNDAY 5 PM
 
 
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