for Shared Ministry
WHAT IS PARISHIONERS' CALL?
Parishioners' Call is a movement promoting a respectful and safe space for Roman Catholic parishioners to talk and act.
It is parishioners who support and empower the Church. Without us, there is no Church.
Now it’s our call.
We call for shared ministry of women and men, married, single and celibate. We call for engaged and committed parishioners, working together as Roman Catholics and Christians.
We believe women and men are created equal in God’s image, and are called to work together to spread God’s Word.
We are parishioners finding our voices and working together for shared ministry in our Church. Find out more about our Call.
We help you to enable safe and respectful discussion in your parish around shared ministry. Find out more about attending one of our events, or holding your own.
Find out more about we can do, our blueprint for change, and our suggested resources.
NEWS & VIEWS
A review of recent news, views, and letters on the topics of shared ministry and the ordination of women. Let us know if there's something you'd like us to include!
Jesus created no priests nor any clericalism. He simply said to the women and men at the Last Supper:
‘Do this in memory of me.’
CCRI PODCAST Calling for Change in our Church
Featuring PAMELA PERRY
Listen to Pam clearly explaining the need for Church reform in this CCRI podcast, interviewed by René Reid, the Director. We are glad that Parishioners’ Call is expanding our work into an international context, strengthening the worldwide call for necessary and overdue change. Access to the podcast is available here.
TOWARDS WHOLENESS: RE-ENVISIONING THE PRIESTHOOD
We had a wonderful meeting in Salisbury on 26th October, taking a comprehensive look at the challenges our Church faces in ministry, and exploring ways in which a renewed priesthood could bring new life and openness to it. We were helped by Mike Kerrigan, Movement for Married Clergy, Katharine Salmon from Catholic Women’s Ordination, and Mary Ring representing Women’s Ordination Worldwide.
WOMEN AT THE ALTAR? THE EVIDENCE!
Prize-winning art historian Dr Ally Katueusz held a packed room spellbound in October at Catholic Women’s Ordination in Birmingham as she outlined how she had set out on her examination of the early artistic evidence of the development of Christian liturgy. She was naturally expecting to find male priests - and found instead not only gender-parallel liturgy, but a predominance of women presiders.
WOMEN’S ORDINATION WORLDWIDE
Parishioners’ Call member Mary Ring attended the Women’s Ordination Worldwide Steering Committee meeting in Lisbon in October. She reported back to our meeting in Salisbury, which you can read about here.
"Find new ways to spread the word of God to every corner of the world."
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