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Witnesses
Jill Caldwell
August 20, 2021

Pope John XXIII said that we need “a new way of thinking.” Our church is ready for this new way: to include all in diaconal ministry. 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 serves her parish and diocese in Helena, Montana.

Do you have a prayer, a hope, or a story to share?

We aim to ground our project in prayer, in learning, and in encounters. We also want to invite everyone to discern how they might participate in this active discernment. 

One way is to bear witness, to share aloud what we have seen and heard. 

If you are feeling moved to share a story about your own vocational journey, or if you want to name aloud a prayer or hope for the Church, we invite you to consider sharing that here on our website. Someone from our welcome team will follow up with you before it is posted! 

Endorser
“What a blessing it would be to see women … preaching the Good News from the pulpit and feeding God’s people at the Eucharist table as an Ordinary Minister of Holy Communion.”
Frank "Jay" Vocelka, OblSB
Retired Deacon from Fulltime Parish Ministry (Diocese of Austin)
Witness
“My hope is that young girls will not be reminded on a weekly basis of how they are excluded from Catholic Mass and that young boys will not be reminded on a weekly basis of how they are empowered above women through the current Catholic institutional structures.”
Katherine Novinski
Educator, Denver, Colorado
Witness
“Our Church needs women to be fully alive and active in and through her. I hope I see women welcomed to enter and live the diaconate in our Catholic Church in my lifetime. I would sign up yesterday.”
Louise Beggs
Small Faith Group Pastoral Minister, Ottawa, Canada

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