Events:  Women's Flourishing

Upcoming events with WOC

Saturday, March 25th @ 11 am ET
World Day of Prayer for Women's Ordination
On March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation, we mark the annual World Day of Prayer for Women's Ordination. This year, join us for a 30-minute virtual prayer service with the theme of "Our Lady of the Way": an ancient name for Mary with contemporary resonance as we walk the synodal way towards a renewed Church with renewed priesthood for all genders.

Join us on Zoom on Saturday, March 25, at 11 a.m. ET (US)/4 p.m. CEST.
Applications are open for the Lucile Murray Durkin Scholarship!
Are you a woman or non-binary person in ministry? Enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, or relevant coursework to further your ministerial path? Discerning or preparing for ordained ministry? This $2,200 scholarship might be for you!

Please share this opportunity with your community, or consider applying yourself! Applications are accepted until April 29, 2023.
Apply or nominate someone you know to join the WOC board!
If you would like to be considered for nomination to the Board or would like to nominate someone, please complete an online application below. Nomination applications are due April 1, 2023 with personal interviews conducted in May. The new Board member term begins in the fall of 2023.

We encourage all our members and friends to give this opportunity to serve prayerful consideration! Help WOC continue to act in courageous and prophetic ways to create a discipleship of equals in the Board itself, in the organization at large and in the patriarchal Roman Catholic Church.
Shop the WOC store!
Check out our new merchandise on our Bonfire store, where all products are Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) certified and 100% "sweat-free." New designs including "Votes for Catholic Women" and "Domina Pastor Est!" are now available!
Save the date: April 30 is Vocations Sunday—plan with us on March 9!
On Sunday, April 30, the institutional church recognizes "Vocations Sunday," when it prays for an increase in vocations— but doesn't recognize women's calls to priesthood. We'll be taking inspiration from our sisters in New Zealand who coordinating a "Pink Shoes into the Vatican" witness, and well, if the (priestly) shoe fits...! ;-)

Join this call to learn about planning a Vocations Sunday event in your area.

Join us on March 9 at noon ET for a conversation about how to host or support a local action on April 30. Register here!

Can Women Heal the Fractured Catholic Church? Saturday March 25 at 2 p.m. EST, 3 p.m. AT, 11 a.m. PT

Rosemary Ganley Rosemary will share her perspectives on the topic drawing on her varied and faith-filled journey as a writer, speaker and activist. Where do we find hope and vision in the current moment? What can we learn from where we have been?

Rosemary Ganley is a lifelong feminist activist and writer. She is the co-founder with her husband John, of the development agency “Jamaican Self Help”. Which inspired her book: “Jamaica Journal: the Story of a grassroots Canadian Aid Organization. Rosemary gave the Margaret Laurence Lecture at Trent on feminist theologies in 2011, and now writes a weekly column for the Peterborough Examiner. She was assistant editor of the independent newspaper Catholic New Times in Toronto 2001-2006. Her writing has appeared in the Globe and Mail, the Toronto STAR, the Peterborough Examiner, The Green Teacher and Conscience magazine. Rosemary was invited to sit on the Gender Equality Advisory Council for the G7 meetings in 2018, and in June of 2022, Rosemary was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws by Trent University.

Registration is free.

Donations are requested to help support the work of CLC Concerned Lay Catholics Speaker Series This will be presented via zoom.

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Sr. Miriam Therese Winter joins FutureChurch and the Women's Ordination Conference to recall the ministry and life of Ludmila Javorová, a woman who was ordained a Roman Catholic priest by Bishop Felix Davidek to serve in the underground church there when the church was under threat by the Communist regime from 1948 through 1989.

Women Erased Series

FutureChurch's Women Erased Series offers online presentations that uncover the many ways women's leadership, witness, and ministries have been erased from our Church's Scriptures and Lectionary, historical record and memory, and communities.

These sessions, featuring leading scholars of Biblical studies, Church History, Ecclesiology, Canon Law, and Sacraments, as well as faith leaders will not only name and explore the history, but also put forth resources for correcting the record and telling the true story of women's central role in shaping and spreading Christianity from its beginnings to today.

Please join us as we learn from one another and prepare ourselves for taking action to build a Church where the gifts and ministries of women and all Cathoics are valued and restored.

Upcoming Sessions and Video recordings of past sessions