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St. John/St. Paul Collaborative
Wellesley, MA
May 6, 2024

Following our celebration at St. John/St.Paul Collaborative in Wellesley, MA our hearts are full, and our community is ready to continue on the journey of uplifting the witnesses of women in the Church. We celebrated St. Phoebe at our Masses on September 3, 2023 in collaboration with Voice of the Faithful. Prayer cards were distributed, and information about St. Phoebe was made available in the parish bulletin. At two of the Masses, we shared an announcement about St. Phoebe and information regarding an upcoming synodal follow-up. At the other two Masses, our director of pastoral care shared a reflection.

Many parishioners were not aware of St. Phoebe’s ministry before this event. The priest celebrants at the Masses praised the director of pastoral care’s reflection, and further uplifted the participation of women in the Church to the congregation. The energy following Mass was palpable! We heard hopeful murmurs saying that this truly might be the time for change. We were encouraged in the reflection shared to collaborate with one another. Priests and laity, women and men all need to affirm and partner together so that, as the People of God we can discern the movement of the Spirit. As a community, we are still savoring this event; there is no going back now! We will continue to learn, discuss and most importantly, to pray for the Synod and for one another. 

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Organization
“We raised so much awareness from our event, of both the ongoing Synod and of St. Phoebe and her ministry. Together, we learned of the power of the intercession of St. Phoebe, and how significant her feast day can be to carry the message of women’s roles in the Church.”
The Church of St. Francis Xavier
New York, NY
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Organization
“The most meaningful parts of our celebration together included a standing ovation following the witness reflection, the power and strength of the reflection itself, and the procession at the start of mass. In the procession, young women carried in and presented symbols of St. Phoebe including an icon, the commission of St. Paul, a deacon’s stole and a pitcher of water to symbolize our shared baptism.”
Parroquia de San Bernabé
Chicago, IL
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Testigo
“Preaching on the Feast of St. Phoebe, and supporting and training other women to preach, was a joyful and invigorating experience. It is beautiful to see women claim the truth that they are called and gifted, and equally beautiful to see the People of God’s receptivity to women’s preaching, ministry, and leadership.”
Rhonda Miska
St. Phoebe Day Witness at St. Thomas More Catholic Community in St. Paul, MN; Founder and Co-convener of the Catholic Women's Preaching Circle; Catholic Women Preach Advisory Board Member

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