ARCWP Women Priests To Visit Ireland - August 1 - August 31, 2017
Three members of the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests: Bishop Bridget Mary Meehan, Rev. Mary Theresa Streck and Joan Chesterfield will share the prophetic, pioneering work of the International Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests (ARCWPwww.arcwp.org). They will present the Spirit’s call to work for justice and equality in a renewed model of priestly ministry as a companionship of equals in inclusive communities of faith in the United States. To schedule a presentation for your community in Ireland during the month of August 2017, please send requests to: Bridget Mary Meehan firstname.lastname@example.org 1 703 505-0004
Bridget Mary Meehan Bishop ARCWP
Bridget MaryBridget Mary Meehan, MA, DMin, ARCWP, is a native of Ireland. She is a Sister for Christian Community and one of the founding members of the People’s Catholic Seminary. She is a member of the pastoral team at Mary Mother of Jesus Inclusive Catholic Community in Sarasota, Florida. Bridget Mary presides at liturgies, officiates at weddings and offers sacramental ministry. Her work in communications media include programs about women priests on Google and YouTube. Bridget Mary was ordained a priest in the first USA ordination in Pittsburgh on July 31, 2006 and was ordained a bishop in Santa Barbara, California on April 19, 2009.She is the author of 20 books on prayer and spirituality including Praying with Celtic Holy Women and Living Gospel Equality Now available on amazon and other online retailers. See her bloghttp://bridgetmarys.blogspot.com/2017/01/peoples-catholic-seminary-opens-new.html
Bridget Mary presided at a liturgy in Dublin in 2016 with progressive Catholics there. The Irish media covered her visit. See articles on Bridget Mary’s Blog.
Mary Theresa Streck Priest ARCWP
Mary Theresa Streck, Ed.D., DMin, is one of the founding members of the People’s Catholic Seminary. She is a member of the pastoral team at the Upper Room Inclusive Catholic Community in Albany, NY. She presides at liturgies, officiates at weddings and offers sacramental ministry and is a member of the ARCWP Program of Preparation team. She earned a Doctorate in Education Leadership from the Sage Colleges and a Doctorate in Ministry from Global Ministries University. She was ordained a priest on September 15, 2013.
Joan Chesterfield Support Member ARCWP
Joan Chesterfield, a support member for ARCWP, and sister of Mary Theresa Streck, will be with us on this trip. She is a member of the Maryknoll Affiliates in Albany, NY.