About Holy Wisdom
Holy Wisdom Inclusive Catholic Community is a worshiping community, in Olympia, Washington and on Zoom, 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, gender identity, sexual orientation or marital status. We also invite all to receive communion at the table of Christ. Diane Smith Whalen, Donna Johnson Smith, and Vieda Baker, ordained Roman Catholic Woman Priests, preside at masses.
Our community celebrates Catholic Mass every Saturday at 5:00 p.m via Zoom. On the first, third, and fifth Saturdays, we have a Community Sharing Mass with some periods of contemplative silence and a shared homily. Once a month we celebrate a hybrid mass, both on Zoom and in person at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Olympia.