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“Gather Us In” Conference

Liz Walker

Kathy Sherman

The Commission’s main event is the “Gather Us In” Conference, which has been every other year at the DCU Center in Worcester since 2002. “Gather Us In” 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 over 800 women to each conference.

Click here for information on “Gather Us In” on Nov. 2, 2013 featuring Teresa Tomeo and ValLimar Jansen.

Immaculee Ilibagiza

Paula D’Arcy

Previous speakers have included Liz Walker, Kathy Sherman, Joyce Rupp, Immaculee Ilibagiza, Paula D’Arcy and Antoinette Bosco. Along with keynote addresses, Gather Us In provides workshops which instruct, inspire and even entertain. Previous workshops have included how to become a grassroots theologian by Elizabeth Dreyer, PhD, becoming a spiritual mother by Pat Gohn, a talk on the Holy Spirit including live musical performances by Jaymie Stuart Wolfe, a panel discussion on service moderated by Katie Kelley, and a one woman plays by Christin Jezak and Linda Gray Kelley.

The conference opens with an inspiring prayer service and ends with mass celebrated by Bishop Robert McManus. It is a day rich with spiritual nourishment, offering wonderful opportunities for fellowship among women of the diocese and often, beyond.

Christin Jezak

See photos of previous conferences

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. March 15, 2011 7:30 pm

    Interested in being a Vendor at your Conference promoting
    The Fiat Rosary – a rosary for our times.
    I did send a separate email to worcester commission for women.

    • March 15, 2011 10:42 pm

      I have forwarded your message to our chairwoman – she will get in touch with you. Thanks for your interest!

  2. Diane Trayah permalink
    April 5, 2013 3:28 pm

    I would like to get information on getting a booth for 2013 conference in November.

    • April 5, 2013 3:32 pm

      Thanks for your inquiry. I have forwarded your email to Anne Ancona as she is in charge of vendors. She is currently preparing materials to send to vendors. If you wish to contact her, write her at

  3. Rebecca Mongeau permalink
    March 22, 2017 5:52 pm

    Hello Susan! Is there a Women’s conference happening this year? If so, I’d love to learn more about it.

    Thank you and God bless,

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