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Frank "Jay" Vocelka, OblSB
January 25, 2022

“Catholic women, both lay and religious, have served the Church since the very beginning. What a blessing it would be to see women no longer only proclaiming God’s love in the religious education classroom or ministering at the food banks but also preaching the Good News from the pulpit and feeding God’s people at the Eucharist table as an Ordinary Minister of Holy Communion.”

 

Deacon Frank “Jay” Vocelka, OblSB, is retired from full time parish ministry in the Diocese of Austin

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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