Discerning Deacons hosts a virtual liturgy and gathering on the Feast of St. Phoebe, Friday, Sept. 3, at 7 p.m. ET

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We invite Catholics to gather virtually to pray for the intercession of St. Phoebe, listen to powerful testimonies from Catholic women engaged in diaconal ministry, and express our collective hope that the Church would “receive them in the Lord,” just as St. Paul asked the Church in Rome to receive Phoebe the diakonos in Romans 16:1-2.

The liturgy will take place in both English and Spanish.

Embrace | Witness | Hope

We embrace the ministry of deacons.
We witness the diaconal ministry of women.
We hope in the Holy Spirit for healing and renewal.

INSCRÍBETE HOY: Discerning Deacons los invita a una liturgia virtual en la fiesta de Santa Febe, el viernes 3 de septiembre, a las 7 pm (19:00 horas) ET, hora de Miami.

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Invitamos a los católicos a reunirse virtualmente para rezar por la intercesión de Santa Febe, para escuchar poderosos testimonios de mujeres católicas comprometidas con el ministerio diaconal, y para expresar nuestra esperanza colectiva de que la Iglesia “las reciba en el Señor”, tal como San Pablo le pidió a la Iglesia de Roma que recibiera a Febe, diakonos, en Romanos 16:1-2.

La liturgia será en inglés con interpretación en español.

Apoyamos | Somos testigos | Tenemos esperanza

Apoyamos el ministerio de los diáconos.
Somos testigos del ministerio diaconal de las mujeres.
Tenemos esperanza en el Espíritu Santo para la sanación y la renovación.

 

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Witness
“I feel that the Catholic Church as it is structured is not what Jesus envisioned for his followers—so many of them were women of his day. What happened?”
Joan D. Martin
Ignatian Volunteer Corps Member, parishioner at New Roads Catholic Community in Belmont, MA
Endorser
“It is time to open up the permanent diaconate to all who are qualified regardless of gender. The Church needs this witness.”
Keith Davis
Director of Deacon Formation (Archdiocese of Santa Fe) and National Association of Lay Ministry Board Member
Witness
“Having women present in leadership at Mass would truly reveal the importance of women in the church.”
Lena Denis

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