Old Catholic Ministries of the Holy Cross — Holy Cross Enid — is an open and affirming Old Catholic Community focused on serving outside the traditional church setting. Our purpose is to fulfill Christ’s command, to “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.”
What is Old Catholic?
Our beliefs are of the Catholic tradition. The Old Catholic Church split from the Roman Catholic Church over Papal Infallibility in the late 1800s.
We are a tradition rich with Catholic values. Our Faith Tradition is rooted in the ministry of Jesus and his teachings on peace, love, justice, and equality, and in the early Church. As a two thousand year-old church with Apostolic Succession, our tradition believes faith is dependent on our actions towards the care of the oppressed, disenfranchised, poor, and unwell. Read more
Open. Affirming. Catholic.
Holy Cross Enid is part of a broader Open and Affirming Old Catholic Church. We believe all sexual orientations and gender identities are a beautiful reflection of God’s creative design. God loves you the way God made you, and so do we. All aspects of our Church, including lay leadership, ordination and marriage, are open to all God’s children, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.
Holy Cross serves both in a traditional church setting and on the street. We seek to serve those in need, where they are, when they need to be served. We have a regular service of Communion and Unction at 2 p.m. Sundays at St. Stephen AME Church, 701 E. Park. If you would like to receive Communion or host a home service, please contact Seminarian James Neal at HolyCrossEnid@gmail.com.
Holy Cross seeks to serve “the least of these,” wherever we may encounter them. Current ministries include Homeless/Street, Nursing Home, Prison and Bicycle ministries. For more information, visit our Ministries page.