We Are Church Intl.

Maria João Sande Lemos RIP

1938 -  2024

"She promoted 
the causes she believed in 
with love and deep faith."


Helene Jeppesen-Spuhler

Helena is a Voting participant from Switzerland in the Synod 2023 & 2024.  She kindly shared her experience of the Synod on Synodality with We Are Church and friends and answered questions afterwards. 

Report from the evening

Dietrich Bonhoefer offers us a prayer for 2024

Congratulations to Pope Francis on his 87 th Birthday

We are Church International congratulates Pope Francis on his 87 th birthday! 
We wish him strength and health that will allow him to continue to lead the reforms he has instituted, despite the resistance.
 In the next year We Are Church will continue to actively support reform movements at the October 2024 Synod. 

         Blessings and best wishes,

Congratulations to Ashiknaz and Mehwish on their marriage
from everyone in We Are Church

Eucharist - Thanksgiving

For several decades many in the We Are Church movement have met regularly to celebrate the Eucharist together in our homes and at other gatherings. The arrival of the Covid pandemic led to a switch early in 2020 to holding these Eucharists online using ZOOM.

Celebrating ZOOM Eucharists has brought We Are Church closer together as a movement.

We have gathered some of the texts we have used for these Eucharists which we hope may encourage others to organise a house Eucharist or ZOOM Eucharist with a group of friends.

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We celebrate monthly Eucharists
with international participants
on Saturdays at 16.30 hrs
Central European Time

If you would like to join us,
please contact 

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Foundation Documents

Roman Declaration

Agreed in Rome on 
25 November 1996 
by We Are Church representatives 
from 10 countries


Agreed in Rome on 
12 October 1997

Coordinating Team

Christiane Bascou

Jamie Manson 

Martin Schockenhoff

Ashik Naz Khokhar

Jean-Pierre Schmitz

Mary Morrissey

Valerie Stroud

Martha Heizer

Colm Holmes

Our History

We are committed to the renewal of the Roman Catholic Church based on the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) and the theological spirit developed from it.



We Are Church International is a network of independent and autonomous groups, each representing a different culture where Catholic Christians are endeavouring to live out the message of Jesus Christ.

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Application for Membership

We Are Church International does not have individual members.

Membership is open to local groups that base their work on all the goals stated in the preamble and regard the objectives in the Roman manifesto as well as these working guidelines and the membership fee as binding.

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