Friday, January 9, 2009

Roman Catholic Womenpriests: Support Us. Empower Communities. Live Gospel-Equality.



(left to right)

Janice Sevre-Duszynska, Bridget Mary Meehan, Judy lee, Eleonora Marinaro




Janice Sevre-Duszynska(left) and Mary Ellen Sheehan (right)


Dear Community of Supporters,
As Roman Catholic Womenpriests in the South grow, we invite you to partner with us on our journey to a renewed priestly ministry united with the people with whom we serve.

The Roman Catholic Womenpriests movement is an initiative within the Church that began with the ordination of seven women on the Danube River in 2002. Reclaiming our ancient spiritual heritage, womenpriests are shaping a more inclusive, Christ-centered Church of equals in the twenty-first century. Women bishops ordained in full apostolic succession continue to carry on the work of ordaining others in the Roman Catholic Church. We are rooted in a response to Jesus who called women and men to be disciples and equals living the Gospel.

We invite you to support our movement in the southern region with your prayers and financial gifts. Some of our current needs are:
-ordination expenses including the upcoming episcopal consecrations, and support of candidates with limited resources
-a billboard in a location close to our next ordination site in the Atlanta area. We plan to use a colorful graphic of women in the early church celebrating Eucharist. The message will read Roman Catholic Womenpriests reclaiming our ancient heritage and include our web site.

-resources including a house for homeless women in southwest Florida. As part of our work for gender justice and equality, we plan to help raise funds to support this outreach of Good Shepherd Ministries SWFL,Inc. (a non-profit ) Roman Catholic Womanpriest Judy Lee, serves in this inclusive, interfaith ministry
We appreciate your generosity. Send your check or money payable to Roman Catholic Womenpriests, Inc. and please write "Southern Region" in the memo section of your check.

Mail to:
RCWP USA/ for Southern region
3311 Rancho Miguel Rd.
Jamul, California 91935
Email sofiabmm@aol.com or call 703-505-0004 for more information and to inform of us of your donation so that we can express our personal thanks.

Roman Catholic Womenpriests-South :
Janice Sevre-Duszynska, Justice and Peace Activist, Lexington, Kentucky, rhythmsofthedance@msn.com
Judy Lee, Ministry to the Homeless, Ft. Myers, Florida, judyabl@embarqmail.com
Eleonora Marinaro, Healing Prayer and Spiritual Direction, Port Richey, Florida ,elly@helpwithdreams.com
Mary Ellen Sheehan, Ordinand, Special Education, Caregiver, Atlanta, Georgia,sheehanme@earthlink.net
Bridget Mary Meehan, Bishop Elect, Pastor of Mary, Mother of Jesus House Church , sofiabmm@aol.com
941-955-2313, 703-671-6712
Visit our web site: http://www.romancatholicwomenpriests.org/

RCWP-USA promotes and supports the ordination of women and men in renewed priestly ministry in the Roman Catholic Church. Every ministry convened by a Roman Catholic Woman Priest operates separately and independently from the RCWP-USA, Inc. non-profit.)








Thursday, January 8, 2009

Roman Catholic Womenpriests: Preparing for Retreat in Southern Region

Roman Catholic Womenpriests in the southern region of the United States will meet tomorrow for a day of reflection, sharing, and planning.
As I prepare for our time together, my prayer is that
we see everyone and everything with God's eyes and then choose to love all with God's heart. As we serve the people of God in a renewed priestly ministry, may we set on fire a new Pentecost!!
Bridget Mary Meehan