|What is Mission St. Sergius
An Affirming Catholic Ministry of the Franciscans of Divine Mercy and Love of God
Mission St. Sergius is A progressive, inclusive and affirming Catholic community that holds
all the truths found in the Nicene Creed/ Apostles Creed.
,We believe that the Body and Blood of Our Savior, Jesus Christ is present in the Eucharist,
We believe We proclaim our Blessed Mother to be the patroness of the America's under the
title of OUR LADY OF GUADELOUPE.
We believe that Almighty God, in His wisdom, has created people with their sexual
orientation. We affirm that by our Baptism we become members of the Mystical Body of
Christ and are called to be disciples of Christ and to be actively involved in a faith
community. We believe that when we receive the Eucharist we are receiving the body and
blood of Christ that has been trans substantiated from the bread and wine offered in the
+ A progressive, inclusive and affirming Catholic community.
+ A Welcoming and encouraging of the inclusion of women in the priesthood, the marriage
of priests and the wedding of all loving couples, heterosexual and homosexual as gifts of God.
+ A place of healing for those who have been hurt by their church of origin for any reason,
but still yearn for Catholic spirituality and liturgy
+A Catholic church that believes in allowing divorced persons to remarry in the church as
allowed in the early church and in today’s Orthodox Churches.
+ A Church in Apostolic Succession, viewing the Pope as a patriarch and Bishop of Rome,
first among equals with all the Patriarchs , a spiritual father and symbol of Christian unity.
+We are Catholics-in-exile, not under the authority of the Vatican but a reformed,
progressive, inclusive, affirming Catholicism rooted in the best of the church’s traditions.
+Mission Saints Sergius and Bacchus is a ministry founded in 2005 by Rev. Robert Johnnene
OFD in Holliston Massachusetts and currently has its offices in Franklin Massachusetts
where it has Divine Mercy Parish. We are a duly recognized Independent Catholic religious
non profit church by the IRS and The Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Franciscans of
Divine Mercy were officially recognized as a newly formed Franciscan order on the feast of
Divine Mercy in 2007 by Rev. Robert Johnnene OFD.