Saturday, April 2, 2011

Roman Catholic Women Priests Association Ordains 4 More Deacons: Photos of History-Making Event

On April 2nd, 2011, Bishop Bridget Mary Meehan ordained Diane Doughterty of Georgia, Adele Jones of Texas, Miriam Picconi, and Wanda Russell, both from Florida deacons in the Roman Catholic Women Priests Association. The communities of Mary Mother of Jesus in Sarasota and Good Shepherd in Ft. Myers filled the church with enthusiastic responses to the ordination ritual. The entire community came up to lay hands on the four women as a sign of their blessing and solidarity. ABC News from Atlanta and Associated Press filmed the ordination and interviewed some of the ordinands and members of the community. Here is a link to the story about Adele Jones, the first woman ordained a Roman Catholic deacon from Texas

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