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A traditional, inclusive place of prayer.
The Oratory of St. Joseph is a ministry of the Independent Catholic Christian Church.  We are a small denomination, and tend to meet in homes to pray and celebrate the Eucharist together. Father Michael sings the Offices of Matins and Evensong daily at his home, and welcomes any who wish to to join him.  For certain occasions, he facilitates larger services in collaboration with other local clergy.  

One of our Values is Radical Inclusiveness.  If you have been hurt in the past by a church, or told that God required you to change who you were created to be, I hope that we could help you find healing. 

O God, the Creator and Preserver of all mankind, we humbly beseech thee for all sorts and conditions of men: that thou wouldest be pleased to make thy ways known unto them, thy saving health unto all nations. More especially, we pray for the good estate of the Catholick Church; that it may be so guided and governed by thy good Spirit, that all who profess and call themselves Christians may be led into the way of truth, and hold the faith in unity of spirit, in the bond of peace, and in righteousness of life. Finally, we commend to thy fatherly goodness all those, who are any ways afflicted, or distressed, in mind, body, or estate; that it may please thee to comfort and relieve them, according to their several necessities, giving them patience under their sufferings, and a happy issue out of all their afflictions. And this we beg for Jesus Christ his sake. Amen.
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