Welcome To RCWP -Western Region

Christine Fahrenbach, Roberta Fuller, Maureen Mancuso, Diane O’Donnell,  Jennifer O’Malley, and Cynthia Yoshitomi were ordained deacons on September 18, 2011 in Santa Barbara, CA.

Ordained women are serving the People of God in many ways including: weddings, baptisms, Eucharist, prison ministry, anointing of the sick and elderly, ministering with the homeless, and house churches.

Further information about Roman Catholic women Priests can be seen by viewing the following presentation. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8317430528624416961

Cynthia Yoshitomi speaks about being called to ordination. Click on: Women Priests

Other organizations that support RCWP are:




Los Angeles Religious Congress -March 2015


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Pink Smoke Over the Vatican chronicles the difficult journey of women ordained as Catholic priests beginning with the early history of the church, to the seven women ordained on the Danube River in 2002, and provides a glimpse into the ministries of the courageous women ordained in Europe and North America over the last eight years.  The film is now available for sale at: http://eyegoddess.com/pink_smoke.php.  or Amazon.com.  To view the trailer click on: Pink Smoke

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Below is the link to the article and video of Jen’s ordination

Religion and Ethics

On September 6, 2014, Seven women were ordained to the Deaconate by Presiding Bishop MerleneOlivia Doko.

Penny Donavan, Carol Giannini, Teresa Gregory, Rosa G. Manridquez, Donna Marie Shaw, Donnieau Synder, and Joanna Truelson.

On September 6, 2015 Judy Dahl, Christine Haider-Winnett, and Mary Alice Nolan were ordained deacons in Santa,Cruz, CA by Bishop Merlene Olivia Doko.