Catholic Community of Greenbelt

Who are we?

The Catholic Community of Greenbelt provides an opportunity for individual and collective Christian witness, spiritual growth and ministry. The group supports each individual's personal faith journey.

Formed in 1985, the group is an Intentional Eucharistic Community (IEC) which welcomes those who have felt unwelcome at other Roman Catholic Masses, including LGBTQ+, neurologically diverse, divorced and former religious men and women, and non-Catholics.

Decision-making is by consensus, and it is completely volunteer-staffed. The Masses  are presided over by Roman Catholic priests.  After the readings and the homily, everyone is invited to speak on the personal meaning of that day's readings in their lives.

The group organizes daytime retreats on special topics several times per year including during Lent and Advent.  Like the early church, the group focuses on prayer, community, service, and social and environmental justice.  Without the expenses of a church building, the group is able to contribute the majority of their funds to organizations such as Greenbelt Cares, So Others May Eat, Safe Haven, Community Cafe and additional needs as they arise.

Join us

We hold Mass on Sunday at 10 a.m. in the City Council Chambers, 25 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt.  The Mass is hybrid through Zoom and people who are not able to attend in person are welcome to participate from home.  Occasionally there are Zoom-only liturgies. For more information, contact us