FutureChurch Celebration of Mary Magdalene:
“Rethinking Women’s Participation – Stories of Synodality Then and Now”
Thursday, July 20 from 7:00 – 8:30pm on Zoom


From FutureChurch: For 2023, we have chosen to highlight synodality through our annual Mary Magdalene Celebration!

Jesus himself practiced synodality and sought to teach it to his disciples – both women and men – through example: teaching through parables; seeking out those on the periphery, whose voices had been ignored or silenced; placing each person he encountered on his path at the center of his ministry.

Perhaps the greatest ‘miss’ in the history of Synodality was when the other Apostles dismissed the witness of Mary Magdalene, who was commissioned by Jesus to “go and tell” the good news. And we live with the wound of that ‘miss’ in our Church to this day. Through this prayer service, as we recover her witness and honor the impact it continues to make, we gather our prayers together for all women who continue to be ignored, discredited, and disbelieved.

The voices of Catholics around the world calling for greater equality for women in the Church in “Enlarge the Space of Our Tent” will guide us through our prayer service as we highlight women’s synodal encounters with Jesus, then, and the synodal encounters in the heartfelt sharing of the People of God, now.

We are grateful to Kelly Meraw, who developed and compiled this year’s prayer service and will lead us. Kelly is the Director of Pastoral Care for St. John-St. Paul Collaborative and Director of Music and Liturgy for St. John the Evangelist Parish.

To register please visit: https://futurechurch.org/civicrm/event/register/?reset=1&id=268


FutureChurch Celebration of Mary Magdalene: Thursday, July 20 on Zoom