An inclusive Vatican II Eucharistic Community

Toledo, Ohio

About Us


Mission Statement

The Holy Spirit Catholic Community is an inclusive lay-administered intentional community formed in the tradition of Vatican II.  Christ-centered through the Word and the Eucharist, we are challenged to love and respect all of God’s creation and to live out Christ’s teachings with guidance from the Holy Spirit.

Approved 4-19-2013


Holy Spirit Catholic Community began gathering as an inclusive Vatican II Eucharistic Community on February 10, 2013.

If you’re looking for a Catholic community that welcomes everyone to the table,
if you’ve been alienated from our hierarchical Roman Catholic structure for any reason, if you’ve been turned away because of your marital status, your gender orientation, or your progressive and egalitarian Vatican II views, or if you’re just curious, please stop by and see if Holy Spirit can be a place for you.

We’re serious about social justice here, so we try to practice it inside our community as well as in our lives at home and in the marketplace.

Our Pastor, Rev. Dr. Bev Bingle, is a Roman Catholic Womanpriest.  Our sister community in Cleveland, Ohio is The Community of St. BridgetRev. Bev’s past homilies are here too.

Pink Smoke Over the Vatican

Pink Smoke Over the Vatican documents the controversial movement of women seeking to be ordained as priests in the Roman Catholic Church. On June 3, 2008, The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which is the modern name for The Holy Office of the Inquisition, issued a sweeping order of excommunication for “the crime of attempting sacred ordination of a woman.”  Pink Smoke Over the Vatican chronicles the events that led up to this severe punishment and tells the stories of the determined women and men who, through the forbidden and illicit path of female ordination, are working to end the underlying misogyny and outdated feudal governance that is slowly destroying the Roman Catholic Church.

If you would like to see Pink Smoke Over the Vatican, it’s available through the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, or you may ask at Mass that another showing be scheduled before or after a Sunday Mass.