Church of the Beatitudes, Toronto
We are women who have been called to ordained ministry in the Roman Catholic Church. We are your sisters, mothers, aunts, cousins, lovers. We are the girl next door, and the old woman sitting on a park bench. Gay, Cis, Bi, Trans, Two-spirited, white, black, red, yellow, bi-racial. We are here and, together we celebrate our faith as women (and male supporters) in the Church.
One Big Inclusive Family
Roman Catholic Womenpriests are at the forefront of a model of service that offers Catholics a renewed priestly ministry in vibrant grassroots communities where all are equal and all are welcome. The voice of the Catholic people - the sensus fidelium - has spoken.
We women are no longer asking for permission to be priests. Instead, we have taken back our rightful God-given place ministering to Catholics as inclusive and welcoming priests.
Yes, we have challenged and broken the Church's Canon Law 1024, an unjust law that discriminates against women. Despite what some bishops may lead the faithful to believe, our ordinations are valid becfause we are ordained in apostolic succession within the Roman Catholic Church.
The Catholic people have accepted us as their priests and they continue to support us as we grow from the seven bold women first ordained on the Danube River in 2002.
Ordained women are already ministering in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Quebec.
Meet Your Pastor!
Rev. Pat is a former high school teacher and a chaplain. She was ordained as a Deacon on January 31, 2016 and ordained a priest on November 6, 2016.
Get to Know Us
Located in Toronto, Church of the Beatitudes offers congregants a place of comfort, hope, and a peace of mind for all their worshipping needs. We are dedicated to spreading the teachings of Jesus Christ, and our goal is to inspire you through the holiness of our dwelling and our services. We invite you to become a part of our growing congregation, and look forward to meeting you!
Come Worship with Us!
First and third Sunday at 2:00pm
"God comes in every voice, behind every face, in every memory, deep in every struggle. To close off any of them is to close off the possibility of becoming new again ourselves."
214 Wright Ave
Toronto, M6R 1L3