Pope Francis authorized a commission to study the role of women deacons in the Catholic Church on August 2, 2016.

OASIS – Spring of the Holy Spirit, Inc. proudly hosts its seminar
“WOMEN in the DIACONATE”

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Enlighten your understanding of the historical, present and future role of deacons,
both women and men. Be an informed person of faith. Share in the discussion.

Morning Session: 10:00 – 12:00 History and Theology
Keynote: Deacon William Ditewig, Ph.D. Moderator: Sr. Gloria Marie Jones, O.P.
Panelists: Rev. Gerard (Jerry) Austin, O.P., STD. Barry Univ. Carolyn Johnson, Ed.D.

Afternoon Session: 2:00 – 4:00 Witness and Advocacy
Panelists: Deacon Gretchen Peske, RN. Deacon John Monahan, JD.
Deborah Rose-Milavec, Executive Director, FutureChurch.