August 30, 2021

mini-bible study with discerning deacons

The Good News of Women and the Diaconate according to the Gospels

A 2-session bible study with Lizzie Berne DeGear, BCC, PhD

Wednesday, September 8th and 

Wednesday September 15th 

from 7:00-7:45pm EST

 

As Catholics, we know that Scripture can be a powerful tool in spiritual discernment.

So let it be with Discerning Deacons! In celebration of Saint Phoebe, NACC Chaplain and Bible scholar Lizzie Berne DeGear is offering three 45-minute zoom study sessions where we will delve into the original Greek and Hebrew of our Bible to tap into the scriptural roots of the diaconate. Together let’s discover the gospel heart of this ministry! No prior knowledge or study is required to participate, just curiosity and a desire for the wholeness of our Church.

Lizzie Berne DeGear, PhD is a chaplain, writer, Bible scholar and Catholic. Her biblical scholarship combines depth psychology and theology and has appeared in Religious Education and the UTS Quarterly Review, as well as in her book For She Has Heard. She is a contributing author to Guidepost’s Mornings with Jesus: Daily Encouragement for your Soul (2019 and 2020 editions), and is currently completing a book on the Gospel of Mark entitled Jesus Found in Translation. Certified by the National Association of Catholic Chaplains since 2002, she enjoyed teaching Bible Studies at the Church of St. Francis Xavier in NYC from 2002-2019, and moved to an online platform with this year’s Lenten Bible Study through Future Church:“ Women Rediscovered in the Bible”. Her homily for Catholic Women Preach in honor of the Feast of Mary Magdalene can be seen here and for more about Lizzie and her work, you can visit her website here.

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Witness
Women need to share their spiritual gifts with others as deacons, serving those who are currently unserved, reaching towards the fullness of the expression of our faith.
Jill Caldwell
Parish and diocesan volunteer in Helena, Montana
Endorser
Many women I know are competent Catholic ministers, discern a call, and deserve to be empowered by our institution and fully recognized in our communities. It would dignify our Church to recognize this reality.
Deacon Dennis T. Duffell
Regional Coordinator of Pax Christi Northwest in Seattle, Washington
Witness
“I dream of a Church that receives and empowers the gifts that the Holy Spirit has given to each member. Ordaining women to the diaconate is one important way to recognize and strengthen the diaconal ministry that is already exercised by Catholic women everywhere.”
Luke Hansen
Campus minister and teacher, San Francisco, California

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