Gather Us In 2013 is coming!
Plans are in the works for Gather Us In 2013 featuring ValLimar Jansen and Teresa Tomeo. Join our mailing list and keep up with the news! Mark Nov. 2, 2013 on your calendar now.
We mourn the recent passing of one of our longtime members, Mary T. Donovan. Read the Commission’s column for the Catholic Free Press, “Concerning Women” for a tribute to Mary. May she rest in peace.
The day-long retreat offered by Sr. Joyce Rupp on September 29, 2012 was a day full of great blessings for all who attended. Read all about it here and see the slide show.
Our “Gather Us In 2011″ Women’s Conference
was a huge success!
Click here to view the slide show and
read all about the conference.
Commission for Women – Welcome!
The Commission for Women of the Diocese of Worcester is an advisory group for the Bishop of Worcester, focusing on issues affecting women in the church and in society. The Commission has conducted a number of educational programs for Catholic women, and has directed studies on women’s issues in the Church and social justice issues.
The Commission’s main event is the “Gather Us In” Conference, which is held every other year at the DCU Center in Worcester. The highly successful bi-annual conference is designed to bring women of the Catholic faith together for a day of reflection, learning, discussion, and enlightenment, all in the service of enriching our spiritual lives. This has always been a very popular event, attracting approximately 800 women to each conference.
Our last conference, held in 2011, was entitled “Gratitude: Acknowledging and Affirming God’s Grace in Our Lives” and featured keynote presenters Liz Walker and singer/songwriter/poet Kathy Sherman.
The 2009 conference was entitled “The Triumph of Forgiveness: Sharing Stories of Compassion” with keynote speakers Paula D’Arcy and Immaculée Ilibagiza.
The “Gather Us In” Conference is the pioneering women’s conference in New England. Plans are underway for the next conference, scheduled for November of 2013.
The Commission for Women sponsors other activities such as Secretaries Day (a day of appreciation for our diocesan parish secretaries) and the Unity Breakfast, held in the ‘off years’ between conferences. You can find out more about other other activities here.
We welcome new members. If you are interested in serving the women of the diocese of Worcester through the Commission, please visit our Membership Page.
You can contact the Commission by writing to email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you!