The Archeparchy of Pittsburgh’s Office of Religious Education (ORE) and Director Sister Marion Dobos, OSB welcome the public to the 13th annual Women’s Day of Reflection. The event will take place 9:00 a.m. Saturday, April 16 at St. Elias Church Social Hall, 4200 Homestead-Duquesne Road in Munhall, Pa.
Themed “The ABCs of a Beauty-full Life,” the day will feature three speakers, each of whom who will address a timely topic related to the 2016 theme.
A: attitude is vital
Sister Janet Mock is a Sister of St. Joseph, Baden, Pa. (Beaver County). Her formal education includes Music Education at Carlow University in Pittsburgh and Formative Spirituality at St. Louis University, St. Louis, Mo. Janet began her ministry as a Sister of St. Joseph as a teacher, was a formation director in her Congregation and served in Congregational leadership for ten years. In Washington, D.C. Sister Janet served as executive director of the Religious Formation Conference, director of the Institute for Leadership and Mission at Washington Theological Union and executive director of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious in Silver Spring, Md. Sister Janet currently works with religious communities of women in the areas of facilitation, education, and retreat ministry.
B: blessings received & given
Molly Rush co-founded the Thomas Merton Center in 1972, and then was staff organizer for over 10 years. Molly is currently a board member and Editorial Collective member of New People monthly newspaper, a member of the New Economy Coalition and also serves on the steering Committee of Health Care 4 All PA/Western PA chapter.
Molly has received a number of awards since 1979 in areas of peace, justice, racial and economic equality and tributes to women. She has written a number of articles in Plowshares magazine and various essays on peace-making and nonviolent direct action for disarmament. Past activities included membership in various organizations and boards that addressed civil rights, welfare rights, peace and justice.
C: compassion: a walk towards life
Bonny Diver is the voice on CBS Local Radio — Y-108, 93.7 the Fan, Star 100.7 and KDKA-AM 1020 — that tells you “it’s slow at the Squirrel Hill tunnels.” She is the afternoon traffic reporter and has spent over 25 years in radio on a number of stations. She has received Two Air Award trophies from The March of Dimes for Best on-air talent. Bonny, a breast cancer survivor and founder of non-profit Hair Peace Charities, has assisted hundreds of women and girls in this region who are battling cancer and in need of financial assistance to purchase a wig. She also supports these women with education and in faith. Bonny received the Komen Survivor of the Year Award in 2010 at the Race for the Cure, was the Pittsburgh Business Times “Health Care Hero” finalist and was recognized nationally in Family Circle magazine’s October 2014 issue as a “local hero.”
Pre-registration is required; $25 offering includes lunch. Deadline for registration is Friday, April 1. Registration form may be found in the Women’s Day event brochure.