Maryland Woman Ordained a Roman Catholic Priest, April 29,2017


Ordination for Eastern Region of Roman Catholic Women Priests April 29,2017 Catonsville, MD. Way to go Marilyn! Congratulations and Blessings!

Rev. Dr. Marilyn Rondeau was ordained on Saturday April 29th by Eastern RCWP Bishop Andrea Michele Johnson at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Maryland.

Deacon 2016 ORDAINED PRIEST: April 29, 2017
Marilyn E. Rondeau, Ed.D., is a native of Greenfield, Massachusetts. After college, she moved to Maryland where she spent her career in teaching and administration in parochial and public schools. Currently, she serves as director of Administrative I programs on the university level. She felt the “tug, tug, tug” toward priesthood from a very early age. When she was introduced to Living Water Inclusive Catholic Community in Baltimore, she knew that her inner voice drawing her toward priestly ministry had found a home. Marilyn received her Ed.D. and M.S. in Urban Educational Leadership from Morgan State University, a M.Th. from Global Ministries University, a B.A. in History from the College of Our Lady of the Elms, and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Education with a concentration in Guidance and Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. In ministry, she will use her service-oriented background to foster social justice that benefits the disenfranchised. Marilyn can be reached at

Rev, Marilyn Rondeau writes:

My Dear Sisters,

April 29, the day of my ordination, was the happiest and most Spirit-filled day of my life. As I gazed out into the church that afternoon, I saw a wonderful picture of diversity and inclusion — a true expression of the Divine Presence.

During my journey to ordination, all of you, in one way or another, lifted me up by your words and comforted me with your prayers, love and support. I am not certain that my feet are firmly touching the ground yet; I am certain that all of your are a blessing to me—you stir my heart!

Abundant love and gratitude,


2 responses to “Maryland Woman Ordained a Roman Catholic Priest, April 29,2017”

  1. Carolyn Keenen says :

    Bless you!
    I am a RC who would like to be a deacon .

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