Calling all St. Phoebe Day Women Witnesses! Bring the draft of your testimony or Scripture reflection you plan to share on St. Phoebe Day to one of our Peer Practice Circles, where we’ll gather in small groups with other Women Witnesses to share our rough drafts in a supportive context and to receive and offer constructive feedback to strengthen your remarks.
You are welcome to attend one, several, or all of the Peer Practice Circles, which are scheduled to take place at the following times:
- Thursday, August 17, 12:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 a.m. PT
- Tuesday, August 22, 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT
- Sunday, August 27, 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT
More information on Women Witnesses on St. Phoebe Day:
During the month of September, Catholic communities around the world will have the opportunity to receive the gift of women’s public witness during St. Phoebe Day celebrations.
Just as St. Paul entrusted St. Phoebe to deliver and proclaim his Letter to the Romans, so, too, we are inviting women to bear public witness to their faith experiences in their communities on St. Phoebe Day. The structure of this sharing will vary from community to community, based on those communities’ existing customs and culture, the nature of the celebration they have planned for St. Phoebe Day, and the particular gifts and interests of the woman or women planning to speak in that community. (To give a few examples, some women may offer a lay scriptural reflection during the Mass, others may give a personal testimony about their perspective on the Church’s discernment about rethinking women’s participation after the announcements at the end of the Mass, while others may offer a little of each at a gathering outside of the Mass.)
Click the below link to register for any of the Women Witness Peer Practice Circles.