Jennifer Sleeman, an active Catholic from Cork, Ireland initiated this movement when she urged women of Ireland to send a message to the Vatican that "women are tired of being treated as second-class citizens in the Church."
This call which began with one woman is now spreading beyond the shores of Ireland as women around the world link arms together for participation in the day of action.
- On September 26th, 2010 WOW encourages people of Catholic faith to consider organizing one of the following options for their parish communities:
- Withhold Funds: Instead of making a donation at collection time, place a note in the collection basket that expresses your support for women's ordination. (Print a postcard here.)
- Wear green armbands to Mass
- Boycott Mass: Grieving the Church's sin of sexism, participate in a prayerful fast from mass. Gather together in one of the many other meaningful ways in which the Eucharist can be celebrated, including women-led or community led communities.