St Phoebe Mass celebration during the Sunday Masses (9 am and 11 am) September 3, 2023, at St Matthias Church, 1566 Ferris Rd, Columbus. St Phoebe was a female deacon in early Christianity. After Mass, copies of the book Women: Icons of Christ by Phyllis Zagano should be available for purchase at St Matthias.
Pope Francis asked the Church to hold a conversation as to whether we should have women deacons. This Mass will be the first part of a program to discuss reinstatement of women deacons in the Church. The second part of the program will be a review of the book Women: Icons of Christ by Phyllis Zagano. The book review is expected to be held at 7 pm on Thursdays September 7, 14 and 21 at St Matthias.
The third part of this program, asking whether women should be deacons, is expected to be at 7 pm Thursday October 12 with a guest speaker at St Matthias. Details to follow.