Morning Women's Retreat October 15
Christmas 2016 by Brunhilde Luken
Day of Prayer, “You Search Me,” at Campion Center in Weston, MA
You are invited to an open discussion of women in the diaconate
Monthly Taize prayer services available at Assumption College
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!