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MAC 2014 Planning Team Gives Thanks, Gratitude, and Sincere Appreciation

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The MAC 2014 Planning Team of the Albany Region Chapter 

Sends Our Thanks, Gratitude, and Sincere Appreciation to:

—all of our fellow Affiliates from across the United States and around the world who attended the Conference—for adding your uniqueness, your perspectives, your insights, your enthusiasm to each aspect of the activities;


   —Bob Short and the members of the Affiliates Board, for your enthusiastic support and generous assistance throughout the entire planning process;

—The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers and the Maryknoll Sisters—for their hospitality, generosity, and contributions to the liturgical/prayer aspects of the program;

—Fr. Tom Hayes, Fr. Gerry Kelly, Sr. Ann Hayden, and Sr. Connie Pospisil—for the unique richness that each brought to our sharing of the Eucharistic

   —John Sivalon, Robert Ellsberg, Sam Stanton, and Sister Mary Ellen Kempken—for sharing their insights and ideas of mission to serve as springboards for our own discussion and contemplation of mission in our own lives;

      —Charles Giglio and

     Kevin Orlando—for adding the gift of music, the universal language, to enrich our gatherings for prayer and for communal fun;                 

   —Sr. Mary Ellen Kempken, Margarita Harman, Sr. Maureen Hanahoe, Victor Maqque, Cecilia Quijano, Alberto Bailetti, Rosa Beatriz, Dan Driscoll, and John Martin, whose translating skills allowed us to share our ideas,
wishes, and hopes with language as our medium, not as a barrier;

   —Sam Stanton, Margo Cambier, the Maryknoll Lay Missioners—for their work and contribution to helping us to achieve one of the main goals of the Conference;

—Gerry Lee and the Maryknoll Office of Global Concerns—for their participation and generous assistance;

—Paula Schaffner and Mary Ryan-Hotchkiss—for their support and guidance in helping to get the MAC 2014 news “out there” [in the NSFA];

—our fellow Affiliates members of the Albany Region Chapter—those who attended and worked so diligently at the Conference and those who worked so hard “behind the scenes” but were unable to attend;

—so many who gave so generously of their time, their talents, and even their treasure to make MAC 2014 a rewarding, pleasurable, worthwhile experience for all;

—so many who have made the past two-plus years of planning and working a wonderful, enriching, community-building experience for our group;

   —Sr. Ellen McDonald for sharing her time and presence with us, for allowing us to give her a glimpse of the current state of the organization that she and Fr. Jim Madden created, of what has become of their shared dream.

We truly appreciate the work and support of all those who contributed to make MAC 2014 a successful Conference experience.  

See you in 2017!!

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