Katherine Marie Elsner was called forth from Holy Family Inclusive Catholic Community in Springfield, Illinois where she was ordained a priest November 6. Great Waters’ newly ordained bishop, Mary Keldermans, was delighted that Rev. Katherine, a member of her own community, was her first ordination.
Mary Keldermans was installed as Bishop of the Great Waters Region on September 4th. Mary is the pastor of Holy Family Inclusive Catholic Community in Springfield, Illinois.
Celebrating in Community
Come celebrate liturgy with a womanpriest. Our ministry is rooted in justice and faithfulness to the Gospel.
Who we Are
We are Roman Catholic Womenpriests, a prophetic organization within an international progressive movement in the Roman Catholic Church.
We prepare, ordain in apostolic succession, and support women (primarily) who are called by the Holy Spirit and their communities to a renewed priestly ministry rooted in justice and faithfulness to the Gospel. Learn more about our ministries and how to become a womanpriest.