Let us pray for peace in Ukraine and throughout the world.
Saint Nicholas of Myra
About us ...
Saint Nicholas Ministries, Inc. [AKA Saint Nicholas Mission] is slowly emerging from our hiatus; please visit this site often for more information and developments.
An Intentional Eucharistic Community
As Saint Nicholas Ministries emerges from our lengthy hiatus, we are reimagining ourselves as an Intentional Eucharistic Community.
Intentional Eucharistic Communities (IECs) are those small faith communities, rooted in the Catholic tradition, which gather to celebrate Eucharist on a regular basis. Born in the enthusiasm flowing from Vatican II for a church of the people, some IECs were instituted in parishes, some were created as alternatives to the parish, some retain close ties with the institutional church, and some function independently. All are characterized by shared responsibility for the governance and life of the community. Through sharing liturgical life and mutual support for one another, members are strengthened to live Gospel-centered lives dedicated to spiritual growth and social commitment. [from the Intentional Eucharistic Communities Facebook page]
As an IEC, Saint Nicholas Ministries relieves itself of the burden of trying to offer all the ministries that a typical parish would be expected to offer. Rather, it is our hope to erect a small chapel—most likely in rented space—and gather periodically for celebrations of Holy Eucharist, Services of Anointing for Healing, and Memorial Services/Celebrations of Life. More information will be posted as we continue on this journey.
Christmas 2011 photo of our Saint Florian Chapel when the Mission was headquartered in Chelsea, MA.