You should see 3 separate articles in this Monday Morning Email:
You can also find these articles (announcements) on the Affiliate Website. Go to the site [maryknollaffiliates.org], click on the "News" tab and on "Recent Postings" in the drop down menu.
The Long Island Chapter is sponsoring a Memorial Mass to honor and celebrate the committed lives of Maryknoll Affiliates and Maryknollers who've worked with the Affiliate movement.The names submitted to the Long Island Chapter are:
RUSS CARLL, PAUL D’aRCY, RONNI GILLIGAN, SYLVIA GUIDRY, JANE HEGENER, KATHY HUGHES MM, LYNN HOUSTON, BRENDA LEG, JIM MADDEN MM, MARY MURPHY, BOB MAXWELL, BOB METZGER, JOHN NEUFELD, AL SCHIAVONNE MM, MAUREEN and ED STROUD, JOHN WALSH MM, MIGNON WOLFE
March 4, 2017 10:30 am
Maryknoll Fathers; Seminary,
Our Lady's Chapel
Russ Feldmeier, MM, Celebrant
Luncheon ($10.00) to follow in the Seminary Dining Room
RSVP: Karen Peterlin by February 28th
MAC Registration is now open for MAC 2017 - November 9 - 12, 2017 at Verbo Encarnado. Please click on the link below, scroll down to READ MORE - English box (or LEER MÁS - Español) where you can choose to see (1) the Schedule (2) Mission Visits [excursion trips] (3) Registration Form - fill out the form; get information of "Conference Cost", Roommate, Volunteering, Mission Visits and "Two steps to register" (4) Registration Payment Form. When registering, make sure to follow the "Two steps to register".
The link above is contained on the MAC 2017 tab of the Guatemala Chapter website. Even if you do not read Spanish, it is a thoughtful and beautifully formatted site very much worth looking at. Scroll through the tabs Inicio (home) Pilares (pillares) NTHL (newsletter - No Tan Lejos del Horizonte) Boletín Mensual (monthly bulletin) and MAC 2017. For the Guatemala Chapter website, go to this link: http://afiliadosmaryknoll.wixsite.com/guate
THE APPLICATION FORM FOR THE CONFERENCE/TRAVEL GRANT WILL GO OUT NEXT WEEK.
To read more details about the purpose and theme development for MAC 2017, click on the link below:
The Registration Form will be read next week.
The Guatemala MAC 2017 Conference Committee has completed the MAC 2017 website. With one small editing issue on the Payment Form, it is ready to go live. If you would like to take an initial look at their tremendous work, click on the link: http://afiliadosmaryknoll.wixsite.com/guate/nossos-professores "target="_blank". Spanish and English sections are available. In this coming week the editing on the Payment Form will be completed so that Registration can begin.
The quality and quantity of work done by the Guatemala Conference Committee has been extraordinary. Un millón de gracias!!
There will be a Memorial Mass on March at Maryknoll NY for all Affiliate who have passed on in recent years. Affiliate Board member, Russ Feldmeier MM, will be the principal celebrant.
This week we celebrate the passing of Bob Maxwell - December 29, 2016. Bob and his spouse Liz were long time members of the Cincinnati Affiliate Chapter. Below are quotes and photos taken from the beautiful booklet at the Mass (January 6th) celebrating Bob's life. At this posting, I'm not sure how much of the card was designed by Liz, but several of the quotes are hers. Is it fair to say that statements of love for one other are in many ways a statement of love and celebration for all of us?
"We're about to meet our Maker. I pray constantly. We'll be looking through new lenses." If we remember everything, our minds would be so filled with the past, there would scarcely be room for the present. We should consciously open our receptive minds to what is present." (Spoken by Bob while he had dementia)
As you are reading this, the MAC 2017 Conference - November 9 - 12, 2017 - is just under 10 months away. The Guatemala Planning Committee has already put in place all major elements of the Conference and those of us who have seen it are very impressed and very excited by the thoughtfulness and creativity of all aspects.
The theme is Buen Vivir - Living Life to the Full - and, as with all our international conferences, a primary purpose will be to bring together Maryknoll Affiliates (and other Maryknollers) from Chapters around the world to discuss the past, present and future direction of the Affiliates.
The MAC2017 website will be up by the end of this month with the registration form and other details. As you think of planning your airplane flights, know that the trip from the airport to the beautiful Verbo Encarnado venue (about 1/2 hour) will be arranged by the committee and is covered in the tuition. See http://www.verboencarnado.com.gt. Additionally, the Maryknoll Center House is very close to the airport and some will be initially taken there to wait for other passengers and then be taken to the venue. Excursion mission trips for those who wish to stay longer in Guatemala will also be detailed on the website. Scholarship details will soon follow.
Please give this once in a lifetime opportunity serious consideration.
The Greater Boston Affiliate Chapter held their annual retreat in mid-November at the Maryknoll Sisters’ retreat/vacation house in Watch Hill, RI. The retreat followed the 2016 election by only a few days, and the 14 Affiliate participants from five New England states arrived feeling rattled, despondent and holding emotions not felt in a long time. Thankfully, retreats, if they are good, have a way of opening our minds and souls to deeper, more hope-filled realities. This retreat surely did that. What’s more, the physical setting, with expansive views of the Atlantic Ocean accessible from many vantage points within the spacious house; and, outside, a leaf covered pathway that led one to that ocean shore in just minutes, politely colluded to usher in a sense of, “It’ll all be ok.”
Beth Begley, of the New Jersey Chapter, has held a strong commitment to issues of justice and peace throughout her adult life. Below is notice of an important vigil that she referenced from the GreenFaith movement.
If you have concern about the president-elect’s nominees for EPA Administrator and Secretary of State and their projected stance (in contrast to Pope Francis’ Laudato Si), on issues of climate and the sustainability of our home, planet earth, please consider the activity below as a way to affirm our vision for the earth’s future.
To plan a multi-faith vigil in the new administration’s first 100 hours, register for a webinar on
As part of the People’s Climate Movement’s (PCM) actions during the first 100 hours of the new administration, we want to help coordinate 100 multi-faith vigils around the country between Jan. 20-24. We’ll show, publicly, that we will not accept the Earth’s degradation and that we’ll stand together for a sustainable future. The vigils will kick off our planning for a major, national, distributed mobilization on April 29.
The Rev. Fletcher Harper, Executive Director
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