Our Pastor: John Bye-Torre, FCM
Ordained by the Most Reverend, Bishop George Lucey, FCM of the American National Catholic Church, to the Holy Order of Priests on April 22, 2017. Father John is also a life-professed friar in the order of the Franciscan Community of Mercy. A licensed mental health counselor for over 27 years, John has worked with military service members and their families and specializes in grief/loss, depression/anxiety, identity and sexuality, and relationship issues. John has a masters in Community Counseling from St. Mary's University, a masters in Administration from Central Michigan, and a bachelors degree in Psychology from Pepperdine University. He is a US Air Force veteran. John hails from Guam, is married and lives in West Seattle with his family and the best pug ever.
We are a diverse group of believers on a spiritual journey united by our wish to honor our Catholic heritage as we live out the teachings of Jesus Christ in today's world.
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The American National Catholic Church is a Christian community of believers who worship in the Catholic tradition. The official liturgy of the Church is the Novus Ordo, the mass of Paul VI, that was promulgated following the Second Vatican Council. We worship using the liturgical form of the Roman Missal 2nd Edition and not the Roman Missal 3rd Edition as initiated by the Roman Church on the first Sunday of Advent, 2011. Our liturgical form of worship is validly Catholic and is consistent with the Roman Church and similar to the liturgy used by Anglicans.