Mary, Mother of Jesus: Apostle, Liturgical Leader, and Bishop- A Role Model for Women’s Empowerment

Dr Ally Kateusz?s book,?Mary and Early Christian Women?: Hidden Leadership?presents numerous texts and illustrations of women doing what men did in the early Church preaching, baptizing, and leading worship. She focuses on Mary, mother of Jesus, as a woman with spiritual authority who led the apostles, healed with her hands, exorcised evil spirits, officiated at …

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18th Sunday Extra Ordinary Time

MMOJ Members Gather & Pray, August 2019 Below is an excerpt from this week’s Homily given by: Bridget Mary Meehan, ARCWP & Mary Kay Staudohar “In our world today we know that climate change and economic inequality are one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. The World Bank reports that the poorest are …

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Feast of Disciple Mary Magdalene

By Janet Blakeley, ARCWP Our hearts are burning to bring you the essence of our recent ARCWP retreat ? to impart something of the experience to you. But where to begin!?! I thought of going through today?s liturgy to look for main ideas. I didn?t make it past the opening prayer. That one sentence is …

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MMOJ Summer 2019 Outreach Update

This year, the Campaign Against Summer Hunger returned for its 6th year.For many, the sounds of the last school bell represent months of carefree outdoor activities and time with family. But for kids who depend on school meal programs, that last school bell could signal the start of three long, hungry months at home with …

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mmoj Easter Vigil

On April 20th, the Community of Mary Mother of Jesus along with the family and guests of the Duffy family jointly celebrated the Solemn Easter Vigil and the life of one of our founding mothers, Helen Duffy. As we blessed the new fire the Community mentioned the names of those who have gone before and …

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Goodbye Beloved Helen

HELEN DUFFY August 27, 1934 ? February 27, 2019 My Dear Ones, Thank you for the many ways each of you you have blessed my life, the many ways you have loved and cared for me.  I will hold you in my heart forever. I will always be with you, my Dear Ones, especially you my dear …

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A Founding Mother Passes

Dr. Imogene Ann Stewart Rigdon passed from this world on January 3, 2019. Imogene was a Founder and Beloved Member of Mary Mother of Jesus Inclusive Catholic Community. For more on her remarkable life, visit

Called to Be a Woman Priest

A Holy, Joyful Shakeup of the Roman Catholic Church by Bridget Mary Meehan ARCWP Like bright rays of sunlight streaming through fluffy white clouds, God’s loving presence has illuminated my path from childhood days. When I reflect on my memories of an Irish childhood I realize that the Catholic Church is in my DNA?