Regional Council meeting: August 18

At the end of the retreat at the Queen of the Apostles Renewal Centre in Mississauga Regional Council took the opportunity to meet. The meeting was called to discuss the Assembly in Kingston from October 2 to 4, and the North American councils meeting in Montréal on October 16-17.

1. Regional Assembly

Between Monday October 2 in the evening and Wednesday October 4 noon, the Canadian Region will meet in Providence Spirituality Centre (1200 Princess Street) in Kingston. After supper on October 2 the community will meet to do a check-in. On Tuesday morning the topics will be the 2016 Financial Statement, a reflection on the letter on vocations of Fr. General and our response, led by Greg Murray, our website and blog, and a review of the Region’s Power of Attorney statements and Last Wills. On Tuesday afternoon the Immigration Commission of North America will meet with the Region to discuss their plans. At 4 p.m. the community will gather for Eucharist with our Jubilarians of this year. After Eucharist we will have a social and a meal in a place to be determined by Maurice Légaré.

On Wednesday morning we will examine where we are with our ten-year plan set up last year, a report on the Theological Seminar in Yogyakarta this summer and looking ahead to our setting up of groups in the Region who will become part of the Dehonian Family. The assembly will end with the noon meal.

The communities of the Region are asked to indicate their presence by September 5.

2. The Meeting of the North American Councils

At the meeting the council members also discussed the NORAM meeting. It has become customary that the councils of the United States and Canada meet twice a year. On October 16 in the evening the North American Councils will gather in Montreal for dinner with the community.  On October 17 the two councils will discuss items that the two entities share with one another.

  1. Report on the communities
  2. Dehonian Family
  3. Immigration Committee
  4. Theological Commission
  5. Vocations
  6. Retreat Committee
  7. General Conference of 2018
  8. Religious response to the current situation
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