Ecumenical Worship Service is one of the most spiritually uplifting experiences for Christians
Ecumenism, also spelled oecumenism, is the concept and principle that Christians who belong to different Christian denominations should work together to develop closer relationships among their churches and promote Christian unity. The adjective ecumenical is thus applied to any initiative that encourages greater cooperation and union among Christian denominations and churches.
The fact that all Christians belonging to mainstream Christian denominations profess faith in Jesus as Lord and Saviour over a believer's life believe that the Bible is the infallible, inerrant and inspired word of God (John 1:1), and receive baptism according to the Trinitarian formula is seen as being a basis for ecumenism and its goal of Christian unity. Ecumenists cite John 17:20-23 as the biblical grounds for striving for church unity, in which Jesus prays that Christians "may all be one" in order "that the world may know" and believe the Gospel message.
Many regional councils affiliated with the World Council of Churches, such as the Middle East Council of Churches, National Council of Churches in Australia and Christian Churches Together, work for the cause of Christian unity on the domestic level, with member denominations including churches from the Oriental Orthodox, Lutheran, Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Methodist, Anglican, and Reformed traditions, among others.
Each year, Christians observe the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity for the goal of ecumenism, which is coordinated by the World Council of Churches and adopted by many of its member churches.
The terms ecumenism and ecumenical come from the Greek οἰκουμένη (oikoumene), which means "the whole inhabited world." and was historically used with specific reference to the Roman Empire. The ecumenical vision comprises both the search for the visible unity of the Church (Ephesians 4:3) and the "whole inhabited earth" (Matthew 24:14) as the concern of all Christians. In Christianity, the qualification ecumenical was originally and still is used in terms such as "ecumenical council" and "Ecumenical Patriarch", in the meaning of pertaining to the totality of the larger Church (such as the Catholic Church or the Eastern Orthodox Church) rather than being restricted to one of its constituent local churches or dioceses. Used in this sense, the term carries no connotation of re-uniting the historically separated Christian denominations but presumes a unity of local congregations in a worldwide communion.
Communion of Love we are invited by Immanuel. (FAICL)
Our Ministry Founded in 2020
The EMMI CATHOLIC MINISTRY (MCM) is a self-governing jurisdiction of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Ministry in the Catholic tradition.
We belong to the Interdenominational Assembly of Churches Ministry an Association of churches and para-churches of Eric Michel Ministries International commonly called the Catholic Ministry in partnership with EMMI New Hope Ministry & Missions Baptist, EMMI Methodist Episcopal Nonconforming Conference and The Eric Michel Pentecostal Ministry.
We are also members of the EMMI Third Order of Saint Francis (TOSF)
The Liturgy is offered using Rites of the Catholic and Anglican Church and an open celebration of the Eucharist. We are affiliated with the Roman Catholic and Eastern Catholic Churches, practicing universalism in Christianity or ecumenism.
All who have an open mind and honest heart are welcome, and we don't discriminate based on race, gender, nationality, sexual orientation or identification, ethnicity, or disability. Our seven sacraments, including the fullness of Holy Orders, are available to all.
The Chaplaincy EMMI CATHOLIC MINISTRY (MCM) is a chapel part of EMMI Third Order of Saint Francis (TOSF)
The EMMI Third Order of St. Francis Chaplaincy is one branch of the EMMI Methodist Episcopal Nonconforming Conference in alliance with the Monotheist Catholic Ministry
The Abbey Catholic Ministry. We do not live together in "convents" or friaries. Our Order is spread throughout the world and includes priests, ministers, lay brothers and sisters.
The Most Rev. Eric Gagnon is the founder of the EMMI Third Order of Saint Francis Community Chaplain.
We are a Catholic Organization, and we are in the Spirit of Saint Francis, and we joyfully continue Christ’s ministry
We at EMMI are in existence since 2010 and Franciscan since 2020 with our roots in ministry since 1978.
Our mandate is to love our neighbours in the same way as we love God. We offer services in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi and welcome all people in an atmosphere of loving support and quality care.
The EMMI Franciscan Community Chaplain's mission is to build relationships and gather resources to help our neighbours by a holistic approach,
and respond to their needs and concerns. When people are in trouble, a Chaplain will respond with compassion and support. (Luke 10:30-37)
When illness or injury strikes, it affects more than our physical well-being. It often affects all of our bodies, minds, emotions, relationships and spirituality. Faith and hope can have a tremendous influence on coping with illness.
At EMMI TOSF Chaplaincy, we believe that caring for the spirit and emotions will serve you and your family in your time of need, whether you’re dealing with an illness or coping with grief or loss. Our first priority is to comfort and provide spiritual and emotional support.
We respond to calls for crisis intervention in areas of Argenteuil Quebec, providing spiritual and emotional support to our callers and families. We are not social workers or health workers in many cases we refer to the appropriate organization.
The person member of the First Responders, travellers and pet lovers, in distress or families, often reach out to our chaplains for help with the:
Concerns about chronic illness
Crises of faith
We give the community an electronic platform where you can engage with a chaplain for prayer and support in a completely confidential way
Our website at www.ericmichelministries.org
The EMMI Headquarters are in Ontario (HQ), Quebec, and Nova Scotia.