Byzantine Catholic Church in America: News
Women's Day of Reflection scheduled for April 3rd


Pittsburgh - On Saturday, April 3, 2004, the Archieparchial Office of Religious Education, with the blessing and encouragement of Metropolitan Basil, is sponsoring a Day of Reflection for women at St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Munhall, PA. The day is titled: A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN: DISCOVERING GIFTS OF BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT.

The program for the day is designed to affirm and further invite the sharing of womenís gifts for our Church, to quench womenís thirst for spiritual growth and to help develop their leadership skills. It is the first of 3 annual days to thank women of the Archeparchy for all they do in their parishes and to provide an opportunity for them to reflect, to enjoy each otherís company and to learn more about their relationship with God. Speakers for this reflection day are: Sister Roberta Campbell, OSB, Helen Kennedy, Sister Barbara Jean Mihalchick, OSBM and Christine Uveges.

The day will begin at 9a.m. with Registration and Coffee. Following an opening prayer and welcoming remarks by Metropolitan Basil, the program will include three talks, a light lunch, vendors, exhibits, and a Chinese Auction to benefit a local womenís shelter. All women 18 and over are invited to attend. Cost for the day is $20; (ages 18-22 and over 65, $12).

The planning committee asks that you help to spread the word for this day. As a special gift to yourself, please come at this precious time to "set aside all earthly cares" at the beginning of Great and Holy Week. As modern day descendants of the Myrrh-bearing Women, we ask Mary, our beloved Theotokos, to be with us in our planning, preparation and implementation of this day.

For more information or to register, please call the Office of Religious Education at 412-322-8773. Bring a friend!

Office of Religious Education
Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh
Tel. 412-322-8773

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