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The Commission for Women sponsors many activities . . .

Liz Walker

November 5, 2011 Gather Us In Conference 2011
The Gather Us In Conference in 2009 featured Liz Walker and Kathy Sherman as keynote speakers. It was a great success with nearly 500 women in attendance at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA.

Highlights coming soon . . .

Nancy Sheridan

September 24, 2011 Kickoff Breakfast
The Commission for Women recently held their Kickoff Breakfast, meant to equip women who have volunteered to promote the Gather Us In Conference to their parishes. Bishop Rueger offered the inspiring remarks, and guest speaker Sr. Nancy Sheridan, the motivation.

Come and see for yourself . . .

April 22, 2010 Secretaries Day Luncheon
The Commission for Women recently sponsored its annual Secretaries Day, a day of appreciation for our diocesan parish secretaries. This is an annual event. We welcomed speaker Pat Gohn from Andover, MA of the Among Women Podcast.

November 7, 2009 Gather Us In Conference 2009
The Gather Us In Conference in 2009 featured Paula D’Arcy and Immaculee Ilibagiza as keynote speakers. It was a great success with a sell-out crowd of over 800 women in attendance at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA.
Come and see for yourself . . .


October 25, 2008 Unity Breakfast
The Unity Breakfast is held in the ‘off years’ between conferences, at St. Mary’s in Shrewsbury. Our last breakfast in October of 2008 featured speaker, singer/songwriter and author Jaymie Stuart Wolfe from St. Maria Goretti’s in Lynnfield. Jaymie spoke on “The Feminine Face of Holiness” and performed several of her own compositions. Jaymie also presented a workshop at the “Gather Us In” 2009 Conference on November 7, 2009.
Click here to view videos of the highlights of the 2008 Unity Breakfast, plus Jaymie’s talk in its entirety. . .

April 21, 2008 Secretaries Day Luncheon
The Commission for Women recently sponsored its annual Secretaries Day, a day of appreciation for our diocesan parish secretaries. This is an annual event.

November 3, 2007 Gather Us In Conference 2007
The Gather Us In Conference in 2007 featured Sr. Joyce Rupp and Antoinette Bosco as keynote speakers. It was a great success with over 650 women in attendance at the DCU Center.
Come and see for yourself . . .

September 15, 2006 Kick-Off Breakfast
In September of 2006 we held the Kickoff Breakfast for the Gather Us In 2007 Conference. Representatives from each parish in the diocese were invited to the breakfast on September 15 at St. Mary’s Parish in Shrewsbury
Come and see for yourself . . .

Appearances in the Media
Periodically, women from the Commission contribute stories to the Worcester Diocesan newspaper, The Catholic Free Press regarding women’s issues, the Conference, and other stories. Mary Donovan wrote a fine story entitled “Obama’s Message is a Challenge” which can be found on our blog in the February 2009 archive. She also wrote a fine article on Stewardship which you can see in the May 25, 2007 issue of the Catholic Free Press.

Susan Bailey and Marie Fusaro Davis appeared on May 1, 2009 on CatholicTV‘s live program, “This Is The Day” to promote the Gather Us In 2009 Conference; in September Marie and Carolyn Black appeared again on the program about the conference.

Susan appeared on WCCA-TV in Worcester, MA on “Close to Home” with host Maureen Schwab to promote the 2009 conference.

Several times a month we feature articles and reflections in our blog – be sure and check it out.

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