Holy Wisdom Inclusive Catholic Community is a worshiping community in Lacey, Washington 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 every Saturday at 5:00 p.m at St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church, 910 Bowker Street SE, Lacey, Washington 98503. On the second and fourth Saturdays, we are in the church with Centering Prayer before and potluck after. On the first, third and fifth Saturdays, we meet in the social hall for a Contemplative Mass. Chanting begins before mass at 4:45 p.m. and there is no potluck.
For more schedule information, please check out the calendar page. Visitors are always welcome!