New Church started in Toril, Mindanao Philippines

Bishop Gene Lilly announces a new church in Toril a city outside of Davao in Southern Mindanao. They will be received this Sunday into the Southern Mindanao Diocese of the ICCEC. They started as a home bible study led by Father Manuel Nacional. They are planning a building in t he very near future as they already have the land. They presently travel about one hour and worship at Christ Our Savior in Davao.

Report from the March for Life 2008

March for Life  2008

Today yielded very interesting events and experiences. To begin the day, the CEC youth joined the Stand True ministry and other members of the CEC and other denominations around the country, to pray outside of an abortion clinic. Brian Kemper, the leader and founder of Stand True, then gathered everyone who was there together and told us rejoicing, that the abortion clinics in Washington D.C. were closed and that no babies would die in D.C. that day! Read More »

CECHome Photo Album

From the CECHome Photo Album

Thanks to all who have been sending us your news! We especially enjoy seeing your photos with the news. Sometimes we are sent more photos than we can use with a story, so we have set up a photo album on Flickr so we can post more of the photos your send us.

The Flickr Album is located at:

We currently have additional photos posted from the March for Life, please take a look.

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Patriarch’s Message from the March for Life

We are light because He is the Light

I just returned from a gathering with the young adults of the American Church in Washington, D.C. On Tuesday, January 22nd we gathered at the Supreme Court to pray for the souls of the hundreds of thousands of babies who have died in the greatest holocaust known to mankind and then we joined hundreds of thousands of others – mostly young adults and walked in prayer to end abortion in our generation.

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CEC Chaplain Celebrated Mass in the oldest chapel on the Island of Oahu,HI

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Chaplain (LTC) John C. Molina held a Christmas Mass in the oldest chapel in the Island of Oahu,HI (and of all the military intallations on the Islands). The chapel was donated by the Queen to the Army and is a historic landmark.

Chaplian Molina said, “It needs a lot of work and hopefully the Army will get to it this year. I also live in a historic house which was built in 1917 and is only a couple of blocks away from the chapel. The type of house I live in appears in the movie ‘From Here to Eternity’ with Burt Lancaster. Much of the film took place at Schofield Barracks and Wheeler Army Airfield where I reside…lots of history around.”

Father Molina took the service over a few months ago and found a small liturgical service composed of mostly Lutherans and Episcopelians. “The Army is very thin when it comes to chaplains with a liturgical background other than Roman Catholic. In the Army, I am not responsible for a chapel and pastoring this congregations is ‘extra’ work which I gladly do.”

15Questions: Darren Jones


Darren August Jones


Church of the Holy Spirit, Stephens City, Virginia

Position at church (if any)

Deacon, music leader (keyboard and vocals), catechist Read More »

March for Life begins with CEC Youth Rally

On Sunday January 20th, youth from around the CEC met together for a rally of praise and worship. The rally was started with the introduction of the priests and bishops who gathered in Washington D.C. to be with us and to participate in the March for Life on Tuesday the 22. Among the bishops and priests here in Washington are Archbishop Chuck Jones, Bishop Mike Davison, Bishop David Simpson, and the newly elected Patriarch of the CEC, Bishop Craig Bates. Although these men and the other clergy here have many things on their plate they still took the time to be with the youth tonight.

The Patriarch Celebrating the Eucharist at the Youth Rally

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Oops – Daily Office Bookmarks Recalled!

Ok – maybe “recalled” is a little strong, after all it is not an Oldsmoblie with bad brakes.

However Dcn Prager has informed us that the readings on the bookmarks did not account for Lent beginning on Feb 6th. They are now corrected and may be downloaded here (the original post). In the 2 days the bookmarks were posted before the mistake was corrected they were download 84 times. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The CECCommunications Team

Girls of Grace simulcast

The Cathedral Church of the Intercessor will be carrying the
Girls of Grace simulcast Saturday February 23, 10 am-4pm

Location: The Cathedral Church of the Intercessor
50 St Thomas Place
Malverne, NY 11565

Open to all young ladies from 7th grade to 25 years old
Cost $20 including lunch see for more info.
Call Jamie LeGrand @ 516-385-3994 to register or

Daily Office Lectionary Bookmarks for February 2008

My name is Deacon Kevin Prager, and I serve at Christ Jesus Victor CEC in Brunswick, Maine under the leadership of Father Peter Donatelli. A few years ago, Bishop Bates asked me to be the chairperson for a diocesan working group on prayer. It has been a great honor to serve in this capacity. Since then, we have undertaken several projects for the diocese-the most widely received being monthly bookmarks that have the daily office Scripture readings printed on them.

Click here for the
Large Print Bookmarks

Click here for the
Regular Print Bookmarks

These bookmarks were designed by seminarian Craig Honeycutt, who has put many hours of sweat and love into their design and monthly publishing.

Please take a moment to look at the bookmark for February. It is formatted to be printed as a double sided 8.5×11 inch document and then cut to size. There are 2 versions of the bookmark: a regular sized and a large-print edition.

Stay tuned for the debut of our prayer resource blog in the next month or so, where we will be expanding the number of prayer resources available to the faithful of the ICCEC.

Dcn. Kevin Prager
Christ Jesus Victor CEC