The Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests
joyfully invites you to the
Priestly Ordination of
Diaconate Ordination of:
Ordaining Bishop: Bridget Mary Meehan
July 8, 2017 2:00 PM
First Unitarian Universalist Church
405 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
On Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 1 p.m., the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests (ARCWP) will ordain Sydney Joan Condray a priest and Karen Kerrigan a deacon. Michele Birch-Conery of Windsor, Canada will be the presiding bishop. The ceremony will take place at Sylvania United Church of Christ, 7240 Erie Street, Sylvania, Ohio 43560. All are welcome.
Sydney, 78, the mother of three, worked for many years in Toledo as a therapist to developmentally disabled children and adults. She said her journey to priesthood included growing up as a child without religious affiliation, but as a young adult she went to church and “found there was something there, a Mystery. It’s been a lifelong journey to discover who this gracious mystery was and what God wanted of me.” For many years when the parish priest was not available for weekday Mass, she and six other people would fill in. She started writing prayers to use during this worship service that were well received. A mystical experience convinced her that priesthood was what God wanted of her.
Karen Kerrigan from Westland, Michigan who will be ordained a deacon is a retired special education teacher and an activist with particular concerns for water, environmental and gender justice.
The Catholic Church teaches that individuals must always follow their consciences and “an unjust law cannot be obeyed.” In prophetic obedience women priests are breaking Canon law forbidding ordination to bring equality to the church, so too, we call on our bishops to embrace sanctuary in order to propel immigration reform and legal status.
The Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests
La Asociación de Presbíteras Católicas Romanas
joyfully invites you
les invita con júbilo
to the / a la
SILVIA ANTONIA GUILLERMINA BRANDON PÉREZ
Ordaining Bishop/ La obispa que ordena:
Olga Lucía Álvarez Benjumea
April 8, 2017 – el 8 de abril de 2017
11:00 AM / a las 11 a.m.
St. John’s Presbyterian Church
en la Iglesia Presbiteriana de San Juan
2727 College Avenue
Berkeley, California 94705
All clergy are invited to wear stoles with the color of their choice.
Se invita al clero a ponerse estolas del color que quieran.
The Eastern Region of Roman Catholic Womenpriests
invites you to share our joy at the ordination of
Marilyn Elizabeth Rondeau, Ed.D.
to the Priesthood
Saturday, April 29, 2017
at 2:00 o’clock in the afternoon
St. John’s United Church of Christ
1000 South Rolling Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21228
Officiating, Bishop Andrea Michele Johnson
RCWP-USA, Eastern Region
Last Wednesday, Sept. 14, in Cincinnati, Claudia Adamson (center) was ordained a deacon
by Bishop Joan Houk (left). Also pictured: Rev Elsie McGrath, Program Coordinator.
Here’s a picture from the August 6th Ordination of Kathy Rolenc in Oaklawn Illinois:
Back row: Revs. Mary Grace Crowley-Koch (Chicago), Lillian Lewis (Three Oaks, MI), Mary Keldermans (Springfield, IL), Marty Meyer-Gad (Mankato, MN), Ann Klonowski (Cleveland, OH), Paula Hoeffer (Cincinnati, OH), Susan Vaickauski (ordained 6-11-16, Chicago).
Front row: Revs. Elsie McGrath (St. Louis, MO), Kathy Rolenc (ordained 8-6-16, Chicago), Bishop Joan Houk (South Bend, IN), candidate Catie Shinn (St. Louis, MO).
From: The Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader
Port Townsend, WA
Ordination of a renegade priest: 'I am ready’
By: Ross Anderson Contributing Writer Aug 10, 2016
As a devout Catholic schoolgirl in the 1950s, Judy Dahl was certain that she had been called to become a priest.
Published June 29, 2016
Womenpriests Ordain First Orinda Woman Catholic Priest
By Sora O'Doherty
CALIFORNIA: Joanna Truelson took a big step in her spirituality when the Orinda resident was ordained a Roman Catholic womanpriest at a ceremony at the Orinda Community Church June 25.
From the Chicago Tribune Northbrook woman to be ordained by Womenpriests group By Phil Rockrohr
Despite the disapproval of some fellow Catholics and her likely excommunication from the Roman Catholic Church, Susan Vaickauski says she must answer the "call."
From MS Magazine - Flying in the Face of Catholic Law, These Women Are Claiming the Priesthood ~by Allison Shapiro
In the rest of the city, people are trudging through the rain and struggling to keep their umbrellas from flipping inside out. But inside Chicago’s Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, it’s warm and bright. A small choir and a guitarist are warming up, the sound of their hymn barely filling the open space of the nave. Soon they’ll have the voices of the congregation to bolster them.
Iglesia Descalza has published an update on the Women's Ordinations celebrated during March and April. They provide brief bios of the Women Priests and Deacons along with some Ordination pictures. We extend our congratulations to these women and pray that their ministries will bring compassion, love and healing into a broken world.
From the Fresno Bee - Stanislaus County woman defies ban on Catholic women priests By Razi Syed
Donnieau Snyder knew she had to answer the call to priesthood, even though it meant she would be excommunicated from the faith she grew up in.
Iglesia Descalza provides us with a recap of Women's Ordinations - August-December 2015 with both pictures and bios of the newly ordained women. Included in the article is information about the Ordination of Carol Giannini in Albuquerque, New Mexico with Cleveland’s own ARCWP Bishop Mary Eileen Collingwood presiding.
From Examiner.com - First woman in Utah irregularly ordained Catholic priest by Diane Weddington
Clare Julian Carbone was ordained to the priesthood Sunday at First United Methodist Church in Salt Lake City by the group Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests (ARCWP). The Roman Catholic Church does not recognize the ordination of women and any woman claiming to be ordained is automatically excommunicated. However, according to a 2012 New York Times study, 59 percent of practicing Catholics in the U.S. favor the ordination of women. continue reading
We don't think there is anything at all "irregular" about Clare's ordination. In fact, we believe it is both sinful and irregular that the Roman Church attempts to exclude women from the Priesthood.
Utah getting first female Catholic priest, but there's a catch By Glen Beeby
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - The Roman Catholic Women Priests Association (ARCWP) is in Salt Lake City for The Parliament of the Worlds Religions. While here they also plan to ordain Utah's first woman Catholic priest. The only issue is the Vatican does not recognize any women priests, deacons, or bishops.
From Delaware County Daily Times - Three new female Catholic bishops ordained in Delco by Patti Mengers
Thursday afternoon at Pendle Hill Quaker study retreat and conference center, Meehan presided at the ordination of three Roman Catholic women from the United States, Canada and South America as bishops at a Mass celebrated with about 40 Roman Catholic women priests clad in white robes, and approximately 35 other supporters, male and female.
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