Our Lady of Peace and Hope Liberal Catholic Mission

The Liberal Catholic Church International: Faith for the 21st Century Tucson, AZ
Our Lady of Peace and Hope Liberal Catholic Mission

Who We Are

The Liberal Catholic Church International exists to forward the work of her Master, Jesus Christ, and to feed his flock. We draw our central inspiration from faith in an eternal Christ, who lives now and forever as a mighty spiritual Presence in the world, guiding and sustaining all His children, without barriers based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, economic status, age, disability, theological viewpoint, familial status, or issues of individual conscience.

We’re an independent and self-governing body - neither Roman Catholic nor Protestant – but Catholic. We trace our apostolic succession to the Old Catholic Church of Holland, through a complete reorganization in 1916 of the Old Catholic movement in Great Britain.

About Us

Vibe
Progressive, Casual, Creative, Gay affirming, Inclusive, Multigenerational

Programs
Community Service, Social Justice, Adult Education

Music
Traditional Hymns

Denomination
Catholic (Independent)

Size
Small

Language
English

Founded
1916

Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
738 N 5th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85705-8478

Phone
(520) 256-5178

Website

Directions
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Our Services

What are services like?
We offer progressive Catholic teachings, combined with a very traditional Liturgy, and a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Everyone is welcome to receive Holy Communion, regardless of any reason you may have been denied Communion elsewhere.

What is the community like?
Our church community looks like the communities we serve. We offer Sacraments and services without barriers based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, economic status, age, disability, theological viewpoint, familial status, or issues of individual conscience. Not only are all welcomed to worship - just as they are - the Liberal Catholic Church International also erects no barriers to the priesthood based on those things mentioned above.

What if I'm not a Christian?
If you're not a Christian, we believe you're still a child of God! We welcome you to attend our services and events- without any requirement to give up whatever faith tradition you currently follow. As the saying goes, "The Truth is one; sages call it by many names."

Leadership View all

Bennett Burke

The Most Rev. Bennett D. D. Burke holds the position of Bishop, Liberal Catholic Diocese of Arizona. Bishop Bennett was ordained in the Liberal Catholic Church in 1996, and founded St. Michael and All Angels Liberal Catholic Mission (now Cathedral) in Casa Grande, Arizona, that same year. A few years ago, Bishop Bennett installed The Very Rev. Maria C. "Sally" Jose as pastor of St. Michael's, and moved to Tucson to found Our Lady of Peace and Hope, where he now serves as pastor, as well as continuing to serve as Diocesan Bishop.

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