Friday, November 28, 2014

Support Women Priests, Your Gift Will Help Us Grow



Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests, Inc.                         
3041 Stuart Drive
Macon, GA  31204
November 2014

Dear Friends of ARCWP:
The Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests (ARCWP) wish to thank you for standing beside us as you support our ministries through sharing in our Eucharistic communities, your enthusiasm, prayers and donations during this past fruitful year. Together, we have been called to serve and work for justice and equality in our communities and in the world.

Our branch of the international women priest movement is working to renew priestly ministry in the all-male dominated Roman Catholic Church.  As we come to the close of 2014 we thank our Creator for our increased numbers, from an initial group of 6 priests in 2010 to 32 priests,16 deacons, 5 candidates, several applicants, total is 60.    Please follow our growth on our website [www.arcwp.org] for the dates and locations of ordinations.
             
ARCWP is in the United States, Canada, and South America leading inclusive, enthusiastic, egalitarian communities where all are welcome to share at the Eucharistic table.  In March 2015, Bishop Bridget Mary will travel to Columbia, South America to ordain women priests.
The Spirit has been calling us at an increased rate and we are answering the call for women’s involvement in our church at all levels. As Bishop Bridget Mary would say, we are not leaving the church, we are leading it.

Yearly, we come to you, dear friends, family, communities, and supporters to ask for your financial help. Our needs are three-fold: travel costs for those who attend ordinations, scholarship assistance for candidates needing to complete academic requirements, and support for growing our faith communities. The greatest of these are costs involving ordinations. Any gift, no matter the amount, makes you part of our movement for justice and equality in our Church.  Please give, as you are able.

Asking God’s blessing for you and your loved ones.
Rev. Barbara A. Duff 
For:  The Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests

The Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests, Inc. is a 501©(3) tax exempt organization.
No goods or services were provided by ARCWP in exchange for this contribution.


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