The Holy Mass is the central act of worship in all churches of the Catholic Community, including the National Catholic Church. The Mass is the Sacrifice of the New Testament that Jesus Christ has offered on the cross at Calvary.
Holy Communion is given under two forms, Bread and Wine. The Sacred Host is dipped into the Consecrated Wine and administered to the faithful at the altar. Only Priests and Deacons administer the Eucharist.
It is a humble confession of our faults to Almighty God. Public Confession with a General Absolution is a part of every Mass. In this form, the faithful make an examination of conscience and confess their sins in silence directly and privately to God, asking forgiveness. The entire congregation then recites the Prayer of Confession together, and then receives penance and sacramental absolution from the priest.
PRIEST CAN MARRY
Because it is the perfectly natural thing for a man to do. Our church sees no moral reason to forbid a man to receive the Holy Sacrament of Matrimony simply because he happens to be a priest. Tradition tells us that all but one of the Twelve Apostles were married. Popes, bishops and priests of the early church were all married men. Many believe that a married priest is more likely to understand the problems of marriage and child rearing because he has gone through them.
The utilization of birth control is a matter of personal judgment for husband and wife. It is not the responsibility of the church to tell its communicants how many children they must or must not have. Marriage serves other major purposes besides the procreation of children.
Abortion is morally wrong, for it is the ending of a life that has already begun.
The church does not sanction it.
There are no discriminatory regulations against those who have suffered from a divorce; divorced people may participate in Mass and receive Holy Communion. The Church has an obligation to lend its support and ministry to those who have divorced, as it would to casualties of other social ills.
Yes. Each Diocese has a Matrimonial Commission that studies each request for marriage by persons who have been divorced. This commission presents its finding to the Diocesan Bishop with its recommendation. The Bishop makes the final decision.
We govern in accordance with the PNCC Constitution. In matters of faith, morals and discipline, bishops and priests possess the authority to explain and teach the doctrinal position of Christ's Church. In financial and administrative matters, the Parishioners possess administrative authority.
Duties of Parishioners
Members of the Church have a twofold duty: spiritual and material.
Worship, love and obedience to God expressed by private prayer; active participation in the corporate worship of the Church; active participation in the sacramental life of the Church and the proper rearing of children by the good examples of parents and guardians.
- Comply with enactment's of General, Special and Diocesan Synods
- Comply with financial obligations adopted by the Parish, the Diocese and the Church
- Endeavor to make free will offerings as the needs of the Church and the Parish require
- Actively support Parish organizations and activities through donations of time & talent