Thank you for taking a chance to read this post my name is father Seamus Smith of bethel. I am looking to start an independent Catholic Church in the greater Danbury area. The independent Catholic Church goes back to the mid 1800s under the influence of the old Catholic Church these were people in Germany in Holland who can never fully agree with the Protestants and rejecting all seven sacraments but felt the fat account went too far and some of its teachings such as the infallibility of the pope and some of the doctrines that they felt didn't need to be dogmatic. Such as the immaculate conception and Assumption of Mary. I personally believe in these teachings and practices in my service but most people in independence movement had a problem with it at the time. I grew up in this community and I was baptized and confirmed by Saint Mary's Catholic Church if it wasn't for fatherhood that I probably would not be a priest today. So many of the independent Catholic church are small and our house churches I hope to eventually be able to build a church in the area or a chapel least. I am looking for people interested in starting a Bible study group and having weekly masses on Saturday evenings and of course holy days feast days which are practice by the Catholic Church that are requirements. We are at church that allows priest to be married and to have men and women clergy were also LGBTQ friendly I am part of Christ Catholic worldwide church under the arch bishop Dana Larkin out in Ohio. Www.cccww.org. If you want to be part of something new and help build a community please reach out to me and let me know.