Catholic Charismatic Church in Dunedin, bible-based rite, spiritually blessed, believing in the Holy Trinity: Father, Son & Holy Spirit.
We the faith community of Holy Apostles, make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit- just as you were called to one hope when you were called one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. Eph.43-6 NIV
We also believe that we are part of the remnant that is being saved by grace and not by works lest anyone should boast. As a part of our mission, we believe that evangelism is the most important part of our call as a people of God. We recognize this call through our baptism and we take to heart the words of Jesus to go spread the Good News.
Our call as a community was to reach out to all the disenfranchised from their Church Communities, especially those Catholics that have been divorced or separated, and feel they are no longer accepted in their local communities because of church law. What would Jesus do? We believe that He would welcome them home. We open our doors and especially our hearts, to receive them back into the Sacramental life of the Church, "The Body of Christ".
Another part of our call has been to be "Watchmen on the Wall". We study the prophetic Scriptures in light of world events and we try to live as the "Five Wise Virgins" always ready for when the Lord returns for His Bride the Church. We accomplish this by providing in-depth Bible Studies and Charismatic Prayer Gatherings, which culminates around the Eucharistic Celebration of the Lord's Supper.
We have travelled together, worked together, prayed together and helped each other on our spiritual journey. We are a family, If you are looking for a small intimate community of believers who love and serve the Lord and each other, where the Word of God is preached and accepted, and where the Eucharist is the focal point of the life of the community and is reverently celebrated. We invite you to join us at Holy Apostles Church.
Deacon Bill Nicolaro was recruited by Father Larkin, pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes in 1989 with the job of bringing the Holy Spirit to the Church. For many years Deacon Bill worked as a full time associate. overseeing CCD, the Spirit of Light Prayer Group, the Youth Group, as well as offering counselling, Eucharistic services, and many Bible studies, and performing weddings and baptisms. It was in the spring of 1996 that Deacon Bill made the decision to follow his life-long calling, and made plans to become an ordained Priest in the Catholic Charismatic Church.
A small group of close friends who saw the Lord working in his life, decided to support his new ministry, and on October 5th, 1996, he became Father William Nicolaro when he was ordained by Patriarch Andre II and Bishop Jean Marie.
Following Father Bill's ordination, we were a very small congregation of approximately 8 families, who took turns meeting in each other's homes on Sunday to celebrate Mass.
After a few months we were able to rent a meeting room at the Anchor Academy (a small private school that was located at the intersection of Alt. 19 and Curlew Rd) for Mass.
On September 7, 1997 our Sunday liturgies moved to the Chapel of Abby Parklawn funeral home.
Father Bill was consecrated as Bishop Angelo by Patriarch AndreII and Bishop Jean Marie on October 11, 1997.
Our Christmas Eve Mass in 1997 was in the "dirt church" - the old garage at Scotland Manor which had a dirt floor. We decorated it with lots of straw on the floor, and lots of candles on the wall. It was truly a memorable service.
We knew we needed a more permanent church. In April 1999, we found a small house at 1605 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin that could be renovated for a church. After many months of hard work by church members, we began holding services at the church late November, 1999. The Solemn Blessing and Dedication of Holy Apostles Church was held on Saturday, February 26, 2000 at 7pm. Many guests attended including an official from the City of Dunedin who helped us get our church permits. In the Spring of 2006 Bishop Angelo received notification from Patriarch Andre II that he had been elevated to Archbishop.
Bishop Angelo went home to the Lord on July, 3, 2013.