On Sunday, July 7th, Northern California Companions gathered at Sonnino House in Berkeley for a belated feast day celebration. They also had two other reasons to celebrate. Timothy Guile made his first covenant with the community. Timothy began formation in San Rafael but had to move to Guam for family reasons. With some creative use of technology and learning about what time zone Guam is in, the Companions were able to work with him to finish formation. The celebration was a chance for him to make his covenant in person with the Companions he has come to know. They also celebrated the new gathering space that is being developed at Sonnino. This room will now have space for all the Companions to join together for gatherings, ongoing education and community events.
Everyone is welcome to the Companion Day at the Sorrowful Mothers Shrine to be held on Sunday, July 28, 2019. The day begins with Mass at 11:00 am followed by a meal and presentation. This year Br. Juan Acuna, C.PP.S. will share information about the New Creation process. For more information and to register, please see the attached flyer or contact Br. Terry Nufer, C.PP.S at 419-483-8099 or via email at email@example.com.
Six new Companions presented their first covenants at liturgy during the Kansas City Province Assembly on April 30, 2019. Please welcome Turf and Joann Martin who will be part of the Central Missouri Group and Evelyn Moreira, Jessica Reyes, Luis Lainez and Nestor Brizuela who have formed a new Companion group in Los Angeles at Saint Agnes Church.
Aug 15 Florida Companions celebrate Covenant Rite
Aug 17 Companion Council Teleconference
Aug 19 – 20 Convener/Sponsor Training, Saint Charles Center, Ohio
Aug 22 Companion Directors Team meets with Putnam County Companions
April 31 – Sept 2 Companion Directors Team meets with North and South Dakota Companions
Sept 11 Companion Directors Team meets with Dayton Companions
Sept 15 Companion Directors Team meets with Saint Henry Companions
Sept 18 Companion Directors Team meets with Carthagena Companions
Sept 21 Companion Council Teleconference
Sept 26 Companion Directors Team meets with Centerville Companions
Oct 1 – Oct 2 Companion Retreat, Marillac Center, Leavenworth Kansas
Oct 21 – 23 Companion Council gathering at Precious Blood Center, Liberty
Oct 29 – 30 Companion Retreat, Saint Charles Center, Carthagena, Ohio
Nov 5 Companion Day of Reflection, Saint Mary’s Church, Albia
On November 1st the new directors’ team began working for the Companion Movement. Fr. David Matz, Kathy Keary and Vicky Otto are excited to begin their ministry with the Companions throughout the United States. As we move forward into our future and our vision statement, Gather, Send, we ask for your prayers and support. The central office for the Companions Movement remains in Berkeley for now but will soon move to Precious Blood Center in Liberty, MO. We will advise you as to the change in contact information for the office when all has been settled.