Come To the Table: Catholic Worship for All

Date: 

Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 10:30am

Come to the Table:  Catholic Worship for All

Liturgy Celebrating The Feast of Mary of Magdala

LGBT Center 208 West 13th St, NYC
 

 

Litany of Women and Blessing

Recognizing that we are all gifted and called to share in some way in the preaching mission of the Church, we call upon the Holy Spirit to empower us for this ministry. And so, we call upon a cloud of witnesses, a chorus of voices of women who have served as proclaimers of the word of God to stand and pray with us.

 

Let us join our voices with the voices of the women prophets and preachers of the Hebrew Scriptures.

May our voices joined with theirs bring about a covenant of justice and peace:

Miriam, prophet and leader among the Israelistes ... pray with us

Deborah, the judge ... pray with us

Huldah, the prophet ... pray with us

 

Let us join our voices with the women of the Gospels who proclaimed the good news. May our voices joined

with theirs bring about a Church which embraces the inclusive ministry of Jesus:

Mary, mother of Jesus ... pray with us

Anna, the Temple prophet ... pray with us

The Samaritan woman, evangelizer ... pray with us

Mary of Magdala, apostle to the apostles... pray with us

 

We join our voices with the women who were leaders and proclaimers in the early Church. May our voices

joined with theirs bring about a church where women’s leadership is valued and understood as necessary.

Phoebe, the deacon ... pray with us

Prisca, the missionary ... pray with us

Lydia, leader of the first house-church in Europe ... pray with us

Junia, esteemed by Paul as “outstanding among the apostles” ... pray with us

 

We join our voices with the women preachers of the Middle Ages. May our voices joined with theirs bring about a church of compassionate understanding:

Catherine of Siena, speaker of truth to power ... pray with us

Hildegard of Bingen, mystic, abbess, and preacher ... pray with us

Rose of Viterbo, mystic and preacher of penance ... pray with us

 

We join our voices with the women preachers and martyrs of recent history. May our voices joined with theirs bring about a poor church for the poor.

Dorothy Day, journalist, activist, and founder of the Catholic Worker Movement ... pray with us

Thea Bowman, evangelist and Servant of God ... pray with us

Dorothy Stang, martyr of the Amazon ... pray with us

 
Were we believe that Jesus is present in the "breaking of the bread" 
— where no one is outcast and no one is without value and no one is excluded from the feast.
 
 for Information: ComeToTheTable@DignityNY.org

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