Intentional Eucharistic Communities (IEC's)
are small faith communities, rooted in the Catholic tradition, that gather to celebrate Eucharist on a regular basis. The movement traces back to the Vatican II enthusiasm for a church of the people. Some IECs were launched in parishes, some were created as alternatives to the parish, some still maintain ties with the institutional church, and some function independently. LBC considers itself to be an independent Intentional Eucharistic Community with affiliations with DignityUSA, the Federation of Christion Ministeries, and Roman Catholic Womenpriests.