Men's & Women's Conferences & Ministries
Marriage and Respect Life
400 E. Monroe
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Director of Marriage and Respect Life
Coordinator of Respect Life Parish Leadership Support
In Genesis 1 we are told that being men and women, masculine and feminine, is mysteriously at the heart of how we image God. "In the image of God he made them. Male and female he created them." In Genesis 2 we have the beautiful creation narrative that has Eve created from the rib of Adam. That woman is made of the rib, and not the head or the foot, in symbolic language points to equality and a relationship of love.
The Church teaches that men and women share a fundamental equality of nature and dignity. Both are human. Both image God, together. Yet the female and male difference is also celebrated and respected in Church teaching. Science, too, is deepening our understanding of the profound reality of the masculine and feminine difference and complementarity in recent brain and hormonal research.
Several Ministries exist in the diocese to serve the distinct needs of men in women, encouraging them to encounter Jesus Christ powerfully through study, fellowship, the sacraments, the Word of God, and the teachings of the Catholic Church. They include:
A small group format Catholic women's fellowship dedicated to understanding the nature and dignity of women. Part of the New Feminism that John Paul II called for.
Contact Katrina Zeno, Coordinator of the John Paul II Resource Center, for information at email@example.com.
Catholic Men's Fellowship
CMF Phoenix is a group of Catholic men who gather from all over the diocese once per month for Mass, fellowship and delving into the concept of Christian fatherhood. Come and be challenged and meet other guys passionate about following Christ and being fathers or preparing to fulfill their vocation to fatherhood.
For information, call Mike Clancy at 602-909-9966.