EMMI chaplains performed a variety of duties. They respond with First Responders, Truckers, Travellers and with animals and the ones that love them, acted as personal counsellors, and visited the sick.

The mission is to bring together persons interested in providing an effective Chaplain Service: to give aid, comfort and help to firefighters and their families; to work toward the betterment of all areas of the fire and emergency service. To serve God, to aid humanity, our communities, our government, our religions, our Country and the quality of life; to help mankind in developing their most noble characteristic-that of serving others; to help bring about a better understanding among all people with mutual harmony and respect regardless of one’s level of authority; and to achieve a single healing, unifying spirit of love for God and each other.

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EMMI FAICL Catholic Independent Church

  • The EMMI Catholic Independent Church FAICL Catholic Ministry adheres to the beliefs stated in the Universal Creed.

  • The EMMI FAICL Catholic embraces the traditional threefold ministry of bishops, priests and deacons. While the church firmly believes that church governance and ministry are the responsibility of all the faithful.

  • The clergy of the EMMI FAICL Catholic are not required to take a vow of celibacy. Like the apostles and the early church, our clergy are permitted to marry and have families of their own. For this reason, our clergy understand firsthand the joys and struggles that come with the Sacrament of Matrimony.

Women Priests

A vocation is a calling by God. The EMMI FAICL Catholic believes that the call to ordained ministry is not limited by gender. Women may be ordained to the priesthood and episcopal office of a bishop within the EMMI Catholic.

Gay and Lesbian Inclusiveness

We believe that some of God’s children are gay and lesbian because God has seen it fit to create them as such. All of God’s creation is good and as such, we welcome our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters in the fullness of the life of the church. We joyfully unite same-sex couples in the Sacrament of Matrimony and ordain qualified gays and lesbians called by God.

The Archbishop, as the first bishop, holds a special historical office and has the distinction of being “first among equals” of the world’s bishops. Because of this status, we have great respect for the archbishop and the church prays for him.

The EMMI FAICL Catholic embraces an “Episcopal Polityl” of governance. Local parish communities maintain autonomy in their governance and function. A common set of standards for acceptance into ordained ministry for clergy is maintained across the church. Parish communities adhere to a core set of basic policies. The Archbishop is the presiding bishop of the church, he is elected by the ordained and lay representatives at the Symposium. S/he does serve for life and will not be reelected to continue to hold office. The presiding bishop serves in an important teaching capacity and serves as the voice of the church. The presiding bishop (Archbishop) also exercises the important sacramental functions of the Office of Bishop and is entrusted with the responsibility of ordaining qualified candidates to the diaconate and priesthood.

Resources for Christian Education

The purpose of our Christian Education area is to provide fundamental information about the Bible, where it came from, where to find various books or topics, and the history of the books it contains. This information is useful to new Christians especially, but also to any who are interested in the history and origins of the various books of the bible. The information provided is condensed from numerous authoritative sources including books, magazines, textbooks, and individuals. Credit and URL links are provided where applicable. We do not provide theological interpretation of the writings as there are numerous sites and devotional providers already available for that purpose.

The Native Sovereignty

The traditional territory of Abenaki, Huron-Wendat, Montagnais, Algonquin, Assiniboine, Blackfoot, Dakota, Atikamekw, Mi'kmaq, Mohawk, Ojibwa, Cree, Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, and Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe nations; lands. The EMMI FAICL Catholic respects the sovereignty, lands, histories, languages, knowledge systems, and cultures of First Nations, Métis and Inuit nations. There are more than 630 First Nation communities in Canada, which represent more than 50 Nations and 50 Indigenous languages.