One Spirit ~ One Call Circles
Purpose of Circles:
To create a venue for women to share their stories, pray together, build relationships, provide education, and exert leadership toward the achievement of equality for women in the Catholic Church.
What are Parish Circles?
Small groups of 6-8 women gather to tell their stories and share their vision of a renewed Church. From these small gatherings, OSOC Circles in several parishes have expanded and now hold regular meetings to pray, reflect, and take action on issues of concern within their parishes.
Invitation to One Spirit~One Call Circles:
We encourage formation of parish circles as effective grassroots forums where women meet regularly to work within the parish on issues related to equality and empowerment of women. The group chooses a facilitator to guide them in discussion and action. The group decides the agenda and specific issues.
Starting a Circle:
In order for circles to use the “One Spirit~One Call Circle” name, leaders are required to attend a short orientation to assure that the mission and goals of One Spirit~One Call are understood and will be represented. After leaders have received the training, the OSOC logo (copyrighted) may be used with permission.
Outline for One Spirit~One Call Circles:
The outline below is suggested for initial circle gatherings. When a group decides to continue meeting, a format and agenda suited to the needs of that circle will be developed.
Suggested topics for circles:
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