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Testigos
The Immaculata
San Diego, CA
March 26, 2024

At The Immaculata in San Diego, CA we organized an event for individuals from the parish and surrounding parishes to prayerfully reflect upon and learn about the witness of St. Phoebe and the role of women in the Church on the feast of St. Phoebe. Participants reflected in circles of synodal listening about their hopes, disappointments, curiosities and where they feel they are being called in the future. We heard a presentation about the “herstory” of women in the Bible, and why St. Phoebe and other women have often been hidden from history.

The joy, hope and energy from this event was palpable. Women and men, young and old were brought together for meaningful listening, learning and imagining. At least 12 area parishes were represented. This event raised so much awareness of St. Phoebe, and many shared their own experiences and witnesses with courage. This was a wonderful opportunity to listen and share with another, openly sharing the hope we have for greater acknowledgement of the ministry of women in the Church, and our own roles within this discernment. We will continue to connect with one another in prayerful discernment on this journey!

Promotor
“I have worked alongside many lay and religious women in my ministry who have exhibited outstanding ability for ministry.  Many have taught me by their example how to be a more effective minister, and by their instruction, helped me to grow in this role…It’s time that the Church gets in step with society and recognizes the equality of women in the workplace.  Women are as capable as men in the work of ministry, and have demonstrated the same equality in scholarship, skills and education as men.”
Fr. Joseph A. Genito, O.S.A
Pastor, St. Thomas of Villanova Parish, Philadelphia, PA
Testigo
“If there were women deacons in my parish, lay women would relate in a deep and meaningful way to deacons who look, act, speak and feel more like themselves…Though I am an unlikely choice to wear the alb and stole, I have a deep commitment to service in Christ’s name and I try to live it every day. Any need that arises, I am ready to shoulder it, though some needs of our sisters and brothers would be well- or better-served by a woman’s different compassion.”
Deacon Bill Zapcic
Parish Deacon and Homilist, Retired Journalist, Tinton Falls, NJ
Promotor
“Not only is ordaining women as deacons a restoration of the dynamism of the early Church, it is a matter of justice!”
Fr. Stephen P Newton, CSC
Executive Director, Association of US Catholic Priests, Notre Dame, IN

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