By Fr. Joe Nassal, C.PP.S.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJoyceMay2009_200x261_150dpiThe Leadership Team is pleased to announce that Sister Joyce Rupp, OSM, an award-winning author whose books, workshops, and retreats have been the source of inspiration and insight for many, will lead members, companions, and volunteers in a Day of Reflection on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, during our annual Provincial Assembly. The Day of Reflection will focus on Reconciliation, the theme for the second year of our preparations for the Bicentennial Celebration in 2015. Among her many books, Sister Joyce is the author of The Cup of Our Life: A Guide for Spiritual Growth.
Father Dave Kelly, CPPS, director of the Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation in Chicago, will be the featured speaker on Wednesday, June 4. Father Dave spoke at our Assembly several years ago on Listening Circles. Next June, he will focus especially on Restorative Justice and the ministry of reconciliation to which all of us are called.
Our new Moderator General, Father William Nordenbrock, C.PP.S., will also be with us for the Assembly. Father Bill will facilitate an Appreciative Discernment process with the Leadership Team and the members of our Vietnam Mission in the days following our Assembly.
The Church of the Annunciation in Kearney will once again host our Assembly. Brother Daryl Charron, C.PP.S. and Companion Elizabeth Huele will serve as co-chairs. In addition to the presentations by Sister Joyce and Father Kelly, we will celebrate Companion covenants and honor those members celebrating significant anniversaries. Our 2014 Jubilarians are:

70 Years of Ordination
Fr. Lawrence Cyr, C.PP.S.

50 Years of Ordination
Fr. Edward Oen, C.PP.S.

40 Years of Ordination
Fr. Aloys Ebach, C.PP.S.

40 Years of Incorporation
Fr. Richard Bayuk, C.PP.S
Fr. Alan Hartway, C.PP.S.

25 Years of Ordination
Fr. Lac Pham, C.PP.S.

25 Years of Incorporation
Fr. Daniel Torson, C.PP.S.

More information about the Assembly will be forthcoming, but for now please mark your calendars and plan to attend the 2014 Provincial Assembly, June 2-4, 2014, in Kearney, MO.