The calling to
the priesthood and clerical
state are two ways that this call can be fulfilled. The Priesthood
Clerical State within the American Catholic Church in the United States
one of excitement and challenge. Our Priests, Brothers and Sisters
secular employment for their livelihood. This secular employment also
the opportunity to be in tune with the world; its challenges, joys and
disappointments. It gives us the opportunity to mingle with "The People
God" on a daily basis and to be available to minister to the needs of
individuals as they arise.
As a priest, brother or sister you live
spouse and family; enjoying the benefits of a family and a partner.
opportunity allows one to know and understand the family unit. When
to minister to the greater family of God one knows the trials, joys,
that can come from a life that is spent with another. This helps to
experiences in the ministry of counseling.
Within the American Catholic Church in
States, there is no exclusion of individuals to a vocation that they
are being called to by God. One can live a celibate or married life,
not obstacles to this vocation.
Incardination is also acceptable in The
Catholic Church in the United States. Incardination is the process by
bishop, priest, or deacon from another Catholic Church with apostolic
succession; whether that be Independent Catholic, Roman Catholic,
Anglican; is accepted into this branch of the Catholic Church.
Please be advised
that at this time the ACCUS is NOT accepting applications for Bishop
We welcome inquires from those who wish
the call of Christ "Come Follow Me".
For more information and an application
Orders, Clerical State or Incardination in The American Catholic Church
United States, write to:
Very Rev. Art Apring
American Catholic Church
in the United States
214 Sea Pines Rd.
Bellingham, WA 98229-9366
Because of confidentiality, we ask that formal, private, and
sensitive requests be done in writing and through the regular mail.
E-Mail is not a
guarantee of confidentiality but is acceptable.