• Living Spirit Catholic Community

    A new independent Catholic community that welcomes other faith traditions.

  • Announcements

    December is bringing a special LSCC Christmas Assembly to Madison! Details to post soon. Much joy awaits.

    LSCC Christmas Assembly (2022) Madison, FL December 9th - 11th We will celebrate Christmas...
      LSCC Convocation (2022)  Schedule of Events  Madison, Florida  October 14th - 16th ...
    September 12, 2022
    LSCC's convocation will be on Friday, Oct. 14th - Sunday, Oct. 16th, 2022 in Madison, FL. ...
  • What We Do


    Eucharistic Celebration

    Sundays at 11:00 AM

    All are welcome.


    Recorded and shared on Facebook later in the day on Sunday.


    For more information - frfidelsuwanneemissions@mail.com



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    Lectio Divina

    Thursdays at 8:00 PM by request only

    A weekly discussion of several verses from 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.


    Who We Are



    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 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

    Msgr. Fidel Iglesias: Fr Fidel was ordained deacon, then priest, in 2016. He was elevated to associate pastor in 2017, and then pastor in 2022. 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 LSCC's pastor and 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.




    Deacon Robert, Lector Kevin, Bishop Mary, Pastor Fidel

    Comptroller Deb Iglesias: Debbie ("DJ") is LSCC's voluntary comptroller. 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




    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 - 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


    Rev. Monsignor Fidel Iglesias - 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


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    Our Worship

    LSCC Masses:

    Video Archive


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  • Living Spirit Catholic Community
    Post Office Box 1100
    Live Oak, Florida 32064
    Thursdays, 8-9 PM
    Sundays, 11 AM - 1 PM
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