St. Francis​
Ecumenical Catholic Church

12041 66th Street North, Suite E
Largo, Florida  33773
Phone:  727-234-1380

Every Sunday at 10:30 am
Pastor: Father Victor Ray

We worship and celebrate our Catholic, Christian identity through the seven Sacraments:  Baptism, Holy Eucharist (Holy Communion) celebrated through the Mass, Reconciliation, Confirmation, Marriage, Holy Orders, and Healing of the Sick.  While not in union with the Roman Pope, as a member of the Ecumenical Catholic Communion, and like our independent Catholic brothers and sisters, we are Catholic.  Our roots reach back to the first 1,000 years of the Christian Church.  Mass is led by bishops and priests, and our bishops, priests and deacons are ordained through apostolic succession for "Old Catholic," Anglicans, and other independent Catholic traditions.



The Ecumenical Catholic Church (ECC) is a coming together of various strands of independent Catholic churches.  We participate in the same apostolic heritage as other catholic branches of Christianity and see a fuller unity with other Catholic denominations who share a common theology and Old Catholic form of governance.  Communities within the ECC express their "Catholic" traditions in a variety of ways while professing their faith in Christ and His Church.
To live by FAITH, be known by LOVE, and be a voice of HOPE in order to give ourselves in service and better the lives of others.
    Our patron St. Francis of Assisi, served others through his   steadfastness in FAITH, HOPE and Charity, through LOVE:
  • Our community's FAITH and worship through the Eucharist feeds us and helps to guide and strengthen us
  • We offer HOPE to those who:
           - Believe they have lost faith as a result of prior religious or church experiences.
            - Believe but yearn to experience their faith through community, where believers are drawn together by the Living Spirit.
  • We offerChristian charity through LOVE...
           ... Love of God
           ... Love of community
           ... Love of service to others
           ... Love for all of God's creation

We believe that the seven Sacraments are special occasions for all individuals to experience God's saving presence and love.  We also believe the Sacraments are vessels for receiving God's healing and peace.  Here, at St. Francis, and as a community within Ecumenical Catholic Communion (ECC), a person's individuality is believed to be a sacred expression of God the Creator.  Jesus did not turn anyone away who sought His counsel or healing.  We therefore make all Sacraments available to all who seek them reverently, regardless of your age, ethnicity, gender, marital status, nationality, race, sexual orientation, socio-economic status or any other man-made exclusion... we make no exceptions.
  • Every person is invited to the Table of the Lord to receive Holy Eucharist (Holy Communion), and we encourage couples and families to receive Eucharist together.  We are all children of God.
  • Every person called to Holy Orders -- male or female, single, married, divorced, remarried or celibate, has the opportunity to be ordained and to serve.
  • The Sacrament of Marriage is performed for all couples.