Living Water Inclusive Catholic Community

A new inclusive eucharistic community in Seattle

Living Water is an Inclusive Catholic Community, which means we worship in the Catholic tradition. “Catholic”  means “universal,” and so we strive to live this fully by being a community where all have a place and all are welcome to receive the Sacraments. We support the full equality of people of all genders and sexual orientations in the Roman Catholic Church. We are committed to renewing the Roman Catholic Church while creating a new model of inclusive priestly ministry rooted in love and service. All share in the call to this ministry and so we believe our worship should involve all who participate. We strive to be faithful to the Gospel and ancient church traditions, to the witness of the prophets and mystics, and to the Spirit’s universal call for inclusion and justice, especially as expressed in the documents of the Second Vatican Council.

Living Water was founded in the summer of 2022 by Catholics who sought to “worship God in Spirit and Truth.” We take our name from the story of the Samaritan woman at the well (John 4), who boldly questioned Jesus as he crossed social, religious, and gender boundaries to ask her for a drink. Jesus offered her Living Water, saying, “The water I give will become fountains within them, springing up to provide eternal life.”

We meet on the second and last Sundays of the month at Keystone UCC to celebrate inclusive eucharistic liturgies. On the second Sunday, the community presides; on the last Sunday, a priest presides. We are committed to radical inclusivity, social justice, and interfaith dialogue. All are welcome! While we do have priests who preside at our worship services, we strongly believe in the priesthood of the baptized, which means everyone who attends takes an active role in the prayers, in breaking open the Word, and in celebrating the Mass.

If you would like to attend, please email junia@seattleinclusivecatholic.org.