The Establishment of The American Catholic Church in the United States
We the undersign do hereby establish The American Catholic Church in the United States, this 23rd day of May in the year of Our Lord, 1999, in the State of Maryland and in these United States of America. This Incorporation is of not-for-profit and of a religious nature. The American Catholic Church in the United States, is an organization established with Jesus the Christ as its head. We are a Church Body with Catholic Doctrine and the Seven Sacraments instituted by Christ to give grace. We hold to the Scriptures as the Word and Example to live by as give by the Great Teacher and Lord, Jesus the Christ. The motto of this institution is, “Serve All With Love”.
Mission Statement of
The American Catholic Church in the United States
The Mission of The American Catholic Church in the United States is to respond to the command of Jesus the Christ, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit – To Teach, To Preach, To Sanctify and To Serve.
To Teach and To Preach love among All People through the Scriptures and the continued Revelation of the Holy Spirit,
To Sanctify All People through the Celebration of the Sacrifice of the Mass and the Seven Sacraments.
To Serve All People through the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy,
The Corporal Works Of Mercy
- Feed the hungry
- Give drink to the thirsty
- Clothe the naked
- Give shelter to the homeless
- Visit the imprisoned
- Care for the sick
- Bury the dead
The Spiritual Works Of Mercy
- Instruct the ignorant
- Advise the perplexed
- Comfort the unhappy
- Bear wrongs patiently
- Forgive all injuries
- Pray for the living and the dead
- Admonish the sinner
Our Mission is further exemplified in the Prayer of Peace of our Patron Saint, St. Francis of Assisi:
Lord, make the people of this Church an instrument of your peace;
Where there is hatred, let us sow love
Where there is injury, let us pardon
Where there is doubt, let us show faith
Where there is despair, let us offer hope
Where there is darkness, let us bring light
And where there is sadness, let us bring joy.
We ask the Divine Master to grant that we may not so much seek to be consoled as to console others;
To be understood as to understand; To be loved as to love;
For it is in giving that we will receive, it is in pardoning, that we will be pardoned, and it is in dying that we will be born to eternal life.
This is the Mission of The American Catholic Church in the United States. Let its Bishops, Clergy, Seminarians, and Parishioners uphold this Mission, and be true to it in all they do, administering to all God’s People. Amen.