Deacons Ordained at Annual Retreat

Elaine Pfaff and Rosemary Robinson were ordained Deacons on July 7, 2022 by Bishops Mary Eileen Collingwood and Bridget Mary Meehan at the Annual ARCWP Retreat. In addition, Bishops Christine Mayr Lumentzberger, Olga Lucia Alvarez, and Suzanne Thiel were also present.

Elaine’s Statement: As a newly ordained deacon Elaine continues to spiritually accompany others. She listens deeply and welcomes the attractive impulse toward wonder and wholeness at the core of all our human experiences.

Rosemary’s Statement: Rosemary describes her call to ordination in these words: “As she approaches being an ordained priest in our movement, Rosemary says that her call to ordination as a Roman Catholic Woman Priest is rooted in her relationship with Jesus. It is Jesus who invites her to serve at his table of love, friendship and welcome. Rosemary has been blessed with the gift of hospitality and will use her gifts to serve the Body of Christ and to welcome everyone to the table of love.”