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Welcome to Compassion of Christ Catholic Community

Compassion of Christ Catholic Community is an inclusive Catholic community in the Roman Catholic tradition that affirms the holiness of each individual’s faith journey, spiritually nourishes with sacraments and ritual, and lives out its faith with works of social justice.

Liturgies

Minneapolis Area
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We meet at Prospect Park United Methodist Church
22 Orlin Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN
Liturgy is scheduled for the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays of the month at 5 P.M.
All are Welcome!


About Us
Josephine Petermeier
Josephine Petermeier
Ordained
womandeacon 2014
womanpriest 2015
Co-Pastor 2015
Co-Pastor Josephine Petermeier grew up on a farm in Northwest Iowa, the oldest of 5 girls. From an early age she felt called to be a priest and longed to say mass. She joined the convent, where she worked in the community's retreat center and retirement home for 9 years. She earned her BA Theology from Creighton University in Omaha and then worked as a DRE for several years. She moved to Minneapolis and studied electronics and then worked as a Service Tech for 15 years. She met and married her husband Jerry, and they have two grown sons. She spent 15 years serving youth as a Scout Leader. She has always been active in her parish as a lector and EM and with RCIA. She volunteers with the homeless and the local food shelf. She is a staff member at St Louis Park Junior High School. She is working toward a Pastoral Ministry Certificate with Global Ministries University. Currently, she is serving at 2 RCWP-led communities, Compassion of Christ Catholic Community and Mary Magdalene, First Apostle, and Friends in Faith, an Intentional Eucharistic Community.
For fun, she is a Geo-cacher with over a thousand finds.
Monique Venne
Monique Venne
Ordained
womandeacon 2010
womanpriest 2011
Co-Pastor 2010
Co-Pastor Monique Gamache Venne first experienced a call to priesthood in fourth grade, when she wanted to be an altar server even though it wasn't allowed at the time. Not interested in becoming a nun, she pursued studies in the natural sciences, receiving a B.S. in Physics and an M.S. in Meteorology and working as a professional meteorologist. She was also active in her parish as a volunteer in various liturgical ministries and served as co-director of a women's Bible study. After being laid off from her last meteorological job, she decided to pursue her avocation and received an M.Div. from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities in 2004. She helped found Compassion of Christ Catholic Community in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Monique sees herself as a person marginalized by the Catholic Church who ministers to others pushed to the margins by the Church. Interested in crafts all her life, she has won ribbons at the Minnesota State Fair for hand embroidery, garment sewing, and beadwork. She has been married since 1981 to her husband David and owns (or is owned by!) their cat Boris.
Linda Wilcox
Linda Wilcox
Ordained
womandeacon 2008
womanpriest 2009
Co-Pastor 2010
Co-Pastor Linda Wilcox I received my M.A. in Theology and Pastoral Ministry at the College of St. Catherine in 2005. I have been active in a variety of ministries through the years in my parish, including the Just Faith program. My husband and I belong to a small faith community. Most recently I have been involved in hospice, ministry to the homeless, and hospital chaplain ministry. I have been a Benedictine Oblate with St. Paul's Monastery in Maplewood, MN. for eight years. I became interested in women's ordination through exposure to the movement at the Call to Action gathering that I attend each year. I have a passion for cooking. As I discerned my call to the priesthood I felt a strong connection between planning and preparing a meal and the Benedictine value of hospitality. I now co-pastor Compassion of Christ Catholic Community in Minneapolis, MN where I gather at the table with community and celebrate the breaking of bread at an inclusive table where "all are welcome". Linda and her husband Russ are parents of four grown children.
 
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