Ste. Genevieve Apostolic Church

We are an Independent Old Catholic denomination that is welcoming and inclusive of all people. Proud member of the UECC Communion of churches

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Who We Are

This church is part of the United Episcopal Catholic Communion Family. We are a church of the Independent Old Catholic Ethos, none the less we celebrate and embrace our universal catholic heritage. We believe in and support all our christian denominations as brothers and sisters in the faith.



We are an Apostolic Church that is a dynamic and growing organization. Recorded Valid Apostolic Succession.

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We are part of the United Episcopal Catholic Communion. None the less, we operate as an autonomous organization, within the guidelines of the UECC, and avidly support all universal and open churches of the  Independent Old Catholic Ethos. We fully recognize groups of all denominations. We are a welcoming and inclusive communion of churches in the ancient traditions. All faiths are welcome to come celebrate with us.



The Ste. Genevieve Apostolic Church was founded by Rev. Brian K. Putzier. Our clergy operate under the beliefs and canons of the United Episcopal Catholic Communion, none the less are autonomous in the operations of the church within those constraints.

Dioceses, Churches and Missions

For a listing of Old Catholic missions associated with the UECC click here

For maps of our diocese structure click here

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Message from the Archbishop

We as a universal church are at a crossroads. Political agendas, separatist ideas and denominational differences are weakening the faith.

We must come together as one; Put our differences aside, learn from each churches uniqueness and come together as one voice within the faith.

The church has become the judge and jury of individualistic moral precepts. This cannot continue. The church and it's presbyters are counselors of the masses. Only our Lord and Savior is the judge of right and wrong at the end of days.

The church must be open, must not be judgmental, must cure it's internal issues and must strive to bring the masses together is true fellowship.

Our priesthood must also bear the burden of change, remembering that the priesthood is a calling and not a business. We all must be priests for the right reasons, serve our Lord as he so commanded and remove from ourselves the shackles of our secular distractions.


Together We Are Strong

In our world today, the after effects of past adversities have engulfed our faith. Rampant denominationalism, schisms, abuse of power, intolerance and general hypocrisy have undermined the very foundations of the church universal.

We truly empathize with our fellow clergy who desire nothing more than to bring our faith to the people humbly and to the best of their abilities within their calling.

Clergy: have you been in a position of abuse or misuse by other organizations? Tired of the rhetoric, church politics and secular politics eroding your faith? Tired of rampant intolerance, bigotry and general misbehavior? Wish to find shelter from the insanity that seems to be prevalent in many organizations today? If you wish to talk, feel free to contact us. We promise to listen to your needs with due respect.

There are many clergy who practice the faith as a calling, and NOT a business. They strive to do what is right, not hindered by rules prescribed by humans, rules not prescribed by the divine. Congregations desire to meet in true fellowship, without being harassed by those who wish to make their individual "differences" a public issue.

For those of the presbytery and congregations who have found themselves disenfranchised from the mainstream or simply looking for others who wish to serve the faith in peace and fellowship, consider coming together.

Our Lord willing, we can make a difference. 

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