“He says, therefore: I will that men use the gift of prophecy in this manner, but I do not want women to speak in the church, so that the women should keep silence in the church: “I permit no woman to teach or to have authority over men” (1 Tim 2:12). And Chrysostom assigns the reason for this, saying: woman has spoken once and subverted the entire world. But on the other hand it seems that many women are recorded to have prophesied, as the Samaritan woman (Jn. 4:39) and Anna, the wife of Phanuel (Lk 2:36) and Deborah (Jg 4:4) and Huldah, the prophetess (2 Kgs 22:14) and the daughter of Philip the evangelist (Ac 21:9). Above, it also says (11:5): “Any woman who prays or prophesies with her head unveiled dishonors her head.” The answer is that there are two things in prophecy, namely, revelation and its manifestation; but women are not excluded from revelation, for many things are revealed to them as to men. But manifestation is of two kinds: one is public and from this they are excluded; the other is private and this is permitted to them, because it is not preaching but manifesting” - Saint Thomas Aquinas
A woman merely speaking in the Church is not what Saint Paul is alluding to. If that were the case, only men could orally participate in the Liturgy of the Word and Eucharist. Could you imagine only men orally praying the Lord’s Prayer or proclaiming an ‘Amen’ during the liturgy while women looked on awkwardly in silence? Women have every right to participate in the liturgical acts as do men, including being a lector and/or acolyte. Women are to be silent in the authoritative sense of shepherding and teaching of the flock, not that they cannot teach RCIA or CCD etc., but that the primacy of teaching and shepherding souls rests within the Bishop, and the Priest through the Bishop.