Holy Wisdom Inclusive Catholic Community is a worshipping community grounded in Roman Catholic tradition and liturgy. Inspired by Vatican II, which described the Church as the “People of God,” we desire to bring this vision to the 21st Century and live it.
We are a Catholic community, but are not connected with the parish structure of the Roman Catholic Church. In Holy Wisdom we believe that our world demands we offer full participation to all who are gifted and prepared to serve in ministry--regardless of gender, sexual orientation or marital status. We also invite all to receive communion at the table of Christ. Diane Smith Whalen and Kathleen Bellefeuille-Rice, ordained Roman Catholic Woman Priests, preside at masses, at which gluten-free communion bread, wine, and grape juice are offered.
Our community celebrates Catholic Mass on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month at 5:00 p.m at St. Benedict's Episcopal Church, 910 Bowker Street SE, Lacey, Washington 98503.
Join us for mass for the 3rd Week of Advent on December 10th. We gather in silence at 4:55 and begin mass at 5:00. A potluck follows mass.
Masses on Christmas Eve (Family Mass at 4:00pm) and Christmas Day (10am) will not be followed by a potluck.
Holy Wisdom Volunteers Serve at the Community Kitchen
Holy Wisdom cooks and serves dinner on the first Monday of every month at The Community Kitchen in Olympia. Volunteers prepare a home-cooked meal from scratch, serving meatloaf from locally raised beef and organic vegetables from local organic farms and HW Community Members' home gardens. They also decorate the tables with fresh cut flowers.
If you would like to help in these efforts, contact Kathleen.
Click here to see a gallery of Holy Wisdom volunteers making and serving dinner at the Community Kitchen.
For more information on the the Community Kitchen, see their website here.