Welcome to the Old Catholic Dioceses Maria Madre De Dios.
We believe the Church to be One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church as established by the Lord Jesus Christ through his Apostles. We are a sacramental, Bible-based, Christ-centered community following the Old Catholic Church tradition. We believe in the early church fathers' declarations of faith made in the three creeds the Apostles Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Creed of Saint Athanasius. We hold to the Apostolic succession as being necessary for all things sacramental. We do not believe that any one Bishop is infallible, and thus are not under the authority of the Holy See of Rome. We believe that the church can only be infallible when she is gathered in an Ecumenical Council with all of her Bishops, such as the gathering of Bishops during the first 7 Ecumenical Councils.
The clergy commits to these goals:
- To confess Jesus Christ as the head of the Church and the center of this Diocese.
- To conform to the gospel of Jesus and his call to serve God and to serve our neighbor.
- To call upon the Paraclete, the Holy Spirit, to bless, sanctify and guide us and our Diocese.
We are headquartered in Milpitas California, a community of 66,790 persons, nestled at the foot of the Calaveras Hills. Milpitas is in the extreme northwest section of the Silicon Valley, in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are people friendly. We welcome all types of persons from all walks of life, of any socioeconomic class and ethnicity. We value your contacting us at the Old Catholic Diocese Maria Madre de Dios, We invite you to join us for Sunday Worship at one of our ministry locations Santa Maria Virgen OCC in Milpitas, or Saint Clare's Bible Chapel in San Jose. God's blessings be yours and those whom you love.