• Living Spirit Catholic Community

    A new independent Catholic community that welcomes other faith traditions.

  • Announcements

    We are launching an educational program, which includes a speakers series, online courses, and more. Our affidavit was accepted by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education, as part of its annual review, for 2023 - 24.


    Welcome to our new bishop! Bishop Fidel Iglesias has been consecrated. Thanks be to God for blessing Living Spirit Catholic Community (LSCC).


    Reverend Tammy J. Wood has joined us as (Volunteer) Clergy-in-Residence. The blessings continue for LSCC. God is great!


    Ms. B Shaw ("Ms B") joins LSCC as Lector, and Debbie Iglesias is now a Eucharistic Minister, and is embarking on her formation journey with us. Truly, we are blessed!

    We are pleased to announce our Autumn (Thanksgiving) Convocation @ Unity House, Madison, FL Our...
    Come visit, in-person or virtually, with as we meet, discuss important issues for our community,...
    Living Spirit Catholic Community launched its inaugural, and bi-monthly, worship and fellowship...
  • What We Do


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    Eucharistic Celebration

    Saturdays at 4PM

    All are welcome.


    Live-streamed twice a month on Facebook from the sanctuary at St Julian's. Follow facebook for dates and special liturgies.


    For more information - frfidelsuwanneemissions@mail.com



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    Lectio Divina

    Wednesdays at 8:00 PM, EST Open to All Members

    A weekly discussion of several verses from the coming-up Sunday's Scriptures.


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    Prayer Circle

    For active members of L.S.C.C

    A way to have the congregation pray for your special intentions.




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    Our Mission Statement


    Living Spirit Catholic Community is an Independent Catholic Community that aims to share the love of God through the traditional liturgies such as the Mass, preaching the scriptures and community outreach, all the while practicing the seven recognized sacraments also practiced by the Roman Catholic Church. We fully accept all people, gender or sexual orientations. We respectfully honor the faith traditions that lead people to God. We focus on helping members of our community to recognize the Godly and inherent worth of themselves, and how that divinity, working in them, can be used to confront and overpower the evil that pervades secular society.


    We currently have 3 clergy in varying roles to help meet our current needs.


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    Who We Are


    Lector B Shaw ("Ms B"): Truly His faithful servant, Ms B loves people, traveling, sharing the love of God with all. We are blessed to have her with us.



    Deacon Robert, Lector Kevin, Bishop Mary, Pastor Fidel

    Bishop Mary Unger: An active Roman Catholic for over 50 years but atring of events within a year of her husband’s death including vocation calls, a new church community (started strictly because of a later worship time) and retired nurse work status paved the way for God’s 37 yr wait plan to unfold. Her words, "All I had to do was say, 'yes.'" In-person credentialed educators, multiple support persons and an online seminary course all presented themselves and contributed to the 3 year full-time seminary process leading her to become the first woman priest in the Old Catholic jurisdiction in FL in January 2016. Only God could have put such an amazing program together!


    Joining a new church group community 5 years after becoming a priest, she helped develop and now co-leads Living Spirit Catholic Community as their Presiding Bishop, being consecrated in 2021. She feels truly blessed to share God’s love in this way. Her previous nursing background, coupled with the desire to include those who’ve felt estranged from God, includes those too medically infirm to go to a church for mass or sacraments. God loves us all, wherever we may be, and our community helps provide that conduit option.





    Deacon Robert, Lector Kevin, Bishop Mary, Pastor Fidel

    Bishop Fidel Iglesias: Fr Fidel was ordained deacon, then priest, in 2016. He was elevated to the Episcopacy on 12/10/22. He has been affiliated with St Julian of Norwich Old Catholic Church, Inner Spirit Independent Catholic Community, Ascension By the Sea (Ascension Alliance), and has now settled down with his forever home, Living Spirit Catholic Community (LSCC). He is presently the Auxiliary Bishop of LSCC as well as its pastor. He also works as its provisional chaplain. He also performs various secular functions for LSCC. Fr Fidel hopes to enthuse others with His everlasting, and infinite, grace, mercy, and salvation. In Iglesias' spare time, he teaches, cares for his family, including several loving animals, and tries to effectuate justice through secular law.

    Deacon Robert, Lector Kevin, Bishop Mary, Pastor Fidel

    Bishop Emeritus Joel O'Rourke:

    I was ordained a servant priest in July 2012. I began my ministry that summer serving the retirement and assisted living communities in the West Palm Beach area.


    During the course of my ministry, I was blessed to meet other priests and bishops who were in the independent catholic movement, and was fortunate to be granted faculties by them.


    After several years, I was consecrated a bishop by the same man who ordained me, +Ken Maley. I continued with my ordinary ministries and was fortunate to travel to South America as a tourist, where I could see firsthand the living conditions among the peoples of Colombia and Ecuador. After returning to the States, I was moved to found a Community (not a "church") which I named Living Spirit Catholic Community. This was done in conjunction with +Mary Unger and Fr. Fidel Iglesias. This little community is now in their capable hands, and I assist as Bishop Emeritus whenever I am able.

    Bishop Mary, Bishop Fidel, Bishop Joel, Comptroller Debbie, Rev. Tammy

    Comptroller Deb Iglesias: Debbie ("DJ") is LSCC's comptroller, and also has been blessed into the minor orders of Lector and Eucharistic Minister. She enjoys her family, animals, little farm ("Just 'enuf"), and the evening sunset at her spread. She has been blessed by God in so many ways.

    Deacon Robert, Lector Kevin, Bishop Mary, Pastor Fidel

    (Volunteer) Clergy-in-Residence

    Rev. Tammy Wood: Rev. Tammy J. Wood currently resides in Layton, Utah. She was ordained as Priest in April 2016. Her ministries have taken several forms, in ecclesiastical and secular settings, most notably serving on the Utah Governor's Advisory Commission on Disabilities. Reverend Wood has a special ministry providing care and corporal relief to those who are homebound or at the end-of-life in hospice care. She is an avid softball fan, home chef, and loves to be outdoors with family and friends.

    Deacon Robert, Lector Kevin, Bishop Mary, Pastor Fidel




    We provide Mass and the Sacraments of The Eucharist, Baptism, Reconciliation, Matrimony and Anointing of the sick, Confirmation and Holy Orders in various locations to help meet the needs of those requesting them.




    Most Rev. Mary Unger - Presiding Bishop of LSCC


    Homebound ministries: in private homes and facilities for group prayer services, Mass, requested Sacraments and individual spiritual visits

    Counseling: limited marital counseling; limited grief counseling; spiritual counseling

    Blessings: blessings of people, animals, homes and vehicles; renewals of vows; spiritual formation of children and adults; funeral services and committal services


    Most Rev. Joel O'Rourke - Bishop Emeritus of LSCC


    Counseling: Hospice care, Nursing home care, Recovery counseling

    Other Ministries: Weddings and Funerals


    Most Reverend Fidel Iglesias - Auxiliary Bishop and Pastor of LSCC


    Providing educational needs for those incarcerated

    Advocating for children with legal and other needs

    Providing pro bono or low cost legal services to the disenfranchised

    Supporting various Christian and secular charities


    Reverend Tammy J. Wood (Volunteer Clergy-in-Residence)


    Advocating for those with disabilities, and at the end of life, and praying for all of us and Creation in His Holy Name.



    Our Worship

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    LSCC Masses:

    Video Archive


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  • Living Spirit Catholic Community
    Post Office Box 1100
    Live Oak, Florida 32064
    Wednesdays, 7-9PM
    Saturdays, 4PM - 5PM
  • Legal

    LSCC is a 501(c)(3). It is incorporated in Florida as a non-profit. It is registered in Florida for charitable donations.


    LSCC retains its copyright, intellectual property, proprietary, and other legal rights in the content published on this website. Permission is required to distribute same.


    LSCC is not affiliated with any email service, social media platform, music, or website. Their views are not necessarily those of LSCC, its clergy, or volunteers.


    LSCC is a movement church with the Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO). We are not formally associated with this worthy cause. But we encourage you to find out more about their Christian outreach to children at https://cafo.org/


    LSCC has completed its annual review with, and received a Section 1005.06(1)(f) letter from, the Commission of Independent Education, Florida Department of Education, as per state law.


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    Ethics Rules for Living Spirit Catholic Community’s Clergy and Laity 

    Beneficence: We will have concern and respect for all peoples, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, faith understandings, political
    affiliations, physical limits or financial status.

    Nonmaleficence: We will refrain from harming another in our wordsor actions.

    Confidentiality: We will respect a person’s right not to sharetheir name if the fear of that divulgement concerns them.

    Fairness: All desiring to come to the Table of The Lord for Eucharist will be welcomed without regard to recent confession/fasting/marriage or annulment
    status. We do not require any of those above roadblocks to God’s banquet. All
    are welcome.

    Respect: All who come to the Living Spirit Catholic Community to find a new church home will find an atmosphere of God’s love in action. We request
    that you honor our Mass here as you would in any church space. Clergy will come prepared to provide the mass, sermon, music, and Eucharist. We appreciate your punctuality
    and courtesy for others in your arrivals.

    All clergy have passed background checks and are required to abide by local, state, and national laws.

    Clergy are not paid in any fashion. All operating costs are covered by donations. Administrative costs are kept to minimum
    so that we can help others through our ministries. We rely on the good works, including tithes, of LSCC members and the public. All funds are strictly accounted for. Our records may be reviewed with reasonable notice.


    A copy of LSCC's Apostolic Succession, By Laws, and financials, are available upon request.


    Disclaimer - The postings in the Announcement section are current as of when posted.


    Application with the State of FL has been made for the TM / SM at the top of this webpage.

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