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Monday, September 12, 2022

Good Shepherd American Reformed Catholic Church in Toms River, New Jersey

As I've been bringing my self up to speed on the fascinating world of the Independent Sacramental Movement I have encountered few active communities of parishioners. It seems to be largely about people obtaining holy orders, and quite a few apparently celebrate mass on their own at home, without anyone else around. There are small parishes around, to be sure, and perhaps a few that are larger. I've highlighted one in Kearny, NJ, part of the American National Catholic Church. Just yesterday I discovered another one, Good Shepherd American Reformed Catholic Church in Toms River, New Jersey. So far as I can tell it's the only one of its kind, though I could be mistaken. What really surprised me looking through their website is how active they are, with families and people of all ages. There must be an interesting back story there. Here's a video highlighting what they are all about.