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Compassion of Christ Catholic Community is an inclusive Catholic community, committed to living Gospel values by responding to the signs of the times through worship and service. Liturgies are officiated by Roman Catholic Womenpriests.

All are welcome at our services

Compassion of Christ Clergy 


Rev Monique Venne, Rev Josie Petermeier, Rev Linda Wilcox


Our priests at Compassions of Christ  have been ordained by the same apostolic succession as male priests. The only difference is that they are not yet recognized by the Vatican. Our worship services are very similar to a Catholic Mass.

Times and Location of Services


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We meet on the 1st, 3rd,and 5th Sundays of each month
Services start at 5:00 pm at
Prospect Park United Methodist Church
22 Orlin Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

For more detailed information about our services see our Calendar page

A Brief History of Women’s Ordination

Most scholars are agree that the priesthood as we know it today was a development in the early Church, not something specifically instituted by the historical Jesus. From the Gospels, it is evident that Jesus had a high regard for women and enjoyed spending time in their company. After the resurrection, it was women to whom Jesus appeared first and it was Mary of Magdala, “the Apostle to the Apostles,” who told the rest of the disciples about her encounter with the Risen Christ (John 21:1-2, 11-18).

For more information see our About RCWP page.

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