Feminism and Faith in Union launched its initial events on January 21, 2018, at the 1 year anniversary of the women’s march.
Below are some of the activities that took place.
New York City: January 21, 2018
Feminism & Faith in Union began in the North Plaza of Union Square Park shortly before 10am for an interfaith blessing.
Marchers proceded along 16th Street to St. Francis Xavier Parish for the celebration of an inclusive Mass at 11:30am (16th St between 5th and 6th Ave). Marchers and Mass-goers carried signs proclaiming their support of feminism in our Church.
More details and a downloadable resource with sign templates can be found at www.feminism-faith.org/resources.
Washington DC: January 21, 2018
Participants joined author Alice McDermott and others on Sunday, January 21 at 10:45 am at Georgetown — 35th and Volta Place, NW — to pray for the increase and recognition of women’s spiritual leadership in the Church, followed by a procession to Holy Trinity Church in Georgetown where Rev. Paul Campbell, SJ will welcome and recognize our group at the 11:30 am Mass.
Everyone is invited to attend.
Women serve the Church in many ways—as teachers and scholars in Catholic educational institutions, as health care providers in Catholic health systems, as lay ministers in parishes and dioceses across the country, as mothers helping to form the next generation in the Catholic faith, and in many other ways. On Sunday January 21, women and men will pray together that women’s voices and presence no longer be muted or missing in church governance, preaching and the sacramental ministries.
Please feel free to bring a respectful sign to the 10:30 am prayer gathering. We ask that any sign be left outside of the sanctuary during Mass.
Schedule for DC Event
• gather at 35th St and Volta Place, NW to be directed to Prayer Service (parking available on the campus of Georgetown Visitation high school for those attending 11:30 Mass at Holy Trinity)
• Prayer, scripture and song, with a special reflection by author Alice McDermott
• Begin Procession to Holy Trinity Catholic Church
• All enter and are welcomed at Holy Trinity Catholic Church11:30 am
- Mass celebrated by Rev. Paul Campbell, SJ. Lift your voices!
For more information contact Liz McCloskey: TheWomenWhoStayedDC@gmail.com
In other locations
Catholic communities are encouraged to plan inclusive Masses that bear witness to the inequalities experienced by those marginalized in our faith tradition and society. Together, in the holy sacrament of the Eucharist, we will celebrate the sacred union of faith and feminism!