Meet the woman who runs her Catholic parish
With a growing shortage of priests, some Catholic parishes are thinking creatively about alternative models of pastoral ministry. Meet Elizabeth Simcoe, a lay woman appointed by her bishop to run St. Vincent de Paul parish in Albany, NY. It's a demanding job that requires strong leadership and the ability to collaborate and listen. It's about being "pastoral" which isn't an attitude reserved only for ordained priests.
Read "A day in the life of a lay Catholic woman who runs a parish" here: https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2021/02/18/parish-life-director-catholic-woman-240050
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