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Witnesses
Deacon Joseph DePage
June 2, 2021

“In ministry, I have been blessed to know many excellent and Spirit-driven women in our parishes, social organizations and classrooms. More than once, I have thought, ‘Ah, now that person has a sense of diakonia!’ Just as the Church is richer for having deacons, the diaconate will be richer and more representative when we see the restoration of women to the Order.”

Deacon Joseph DePage is assigned to Holy Cross Catholic Church in Santa Cruz, California, in the Diocese of Monterey.

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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