Dear Sisters in Christ,
Grace and peace of our Lord, Jesus Christ be with you. It is with great joy and enthusiasm that I invite all ladies of our parish and friends to consider joining the Women of Grace, a faith-filled ministry dedicated to deepening their understanding of grace and embracing their unique calling in the Church and in the world. In accordance with the teachings of the Second Vatican Council and inspired by the vision of Mrs. Johnnette B. Williams, the founder of Women of Grace, this ministry offers a rich spiritual journey for women seeking to grow in faith and holiness.
The Second Vatican Council, a focal event in the life of the Church, emphasized the essential role of women in the world and in the Church community. It recognized the dignity and worth of every person, irrespective of gender, and called for the active participation of all the faithful in the mission of the Church. In light of this, the Women of Grace ministry aims to empower women to fully embrace their God-given gifts, talents, and charisms, and to use them in service to others.
Mrs. Johnnette B. Williams, a passionate advocate for women’s spiritual formation, founded Women of Grace with the vision of helping women discover and live out the profound grace that God pours into their lives. Through various programs, retreats, and study groups, Women of Grace provides a platform for women to deepen their relationship with Christ, grow in prayer and holiness, and develop a greater understanding of the teachings of the Church.
By joining the Women of Grace, you will have the opportunity to engage in prayer, study, and fellowship with like-minded women who share a common desire to grow in faith. The sessions, facilitated by Mrs. Martha Nicolli and Joan Speyer, will provide a nurturing and supportive environment where you can explore the richness of our Catholic faith, deepen your understanding of Scripture, and receive guidance on how to apply these teachings in your daily life.
Women of Grace offers a holistic approach to spiritual growth, integrating intellectual formation with personal prayer and reflection. It encourages women to embrace their femininity, recognizing the unique gifts and strengths that women bring to the Church and community. Through this ministry, you will have the chance to learn more about the teachings of the Church, including her wisdom on womanhood, marriage, and family. Moreover, you will be equipped to become authentic witnesses of Christ’s love in your families, workplaces, and communities.
If you are interested in joining the Women of Grace or would like more information about this transformative ministry, please do not hesitate to contact the parish office at (561) 488-1373. Martha and Joan, our dedicated facilitators, will be delighted to answer any questions you may have and provide you with the necessary details.Fr. Dominic Toan Tran, Pastor
May the Holy Spirit guide and inspire you as you discern your participation in the Women of Grace. May you be filled with the grace of God and embrace the unique calling that He has entrusted to you as women of faith. Together, may we grow in love for Christ and one another, and may our parish family flourish through the vibrant presence and active participation of our women.
Yours in Christ,