Robert Short

Robert Short

You should see 3 separate articles in this Monday Morning Email:

  1. The Affiliate Memorial Mass on March 4th
  2. The Letter and Application Form of the Conference/Travel Grant for MAC 2017
  3. The 2nd announcement and Registration Form for MAC 2017

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.

Thank you.

Sunday, 12 February 2017 01:53

AFFILIATE MEMORIAL MASS - March 4, 2017

Memorial Mass for Affiliates Who Have Died in the Last 3-4 Years

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

Please contact Karen Peterlin by February 28th at the email below if you plan on attending.  If you'll be traveling from a distance and need room accommodations, contact Bob Short at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
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
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 917 509-8142

Friday, 03 February 2017 20:52

MAC 2017 - Registration Open!!

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".

http://afiliadosmaryknoll.wixsite.com/guate/nossos-professores

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.

 

 

Sunday, 29 January 2017 00:04

MAC 2017 - More Details

To read more details about the purpose and theme development for MAC 2017, click on the link below:

Open Website!

The Registration Form will be read next week.

Thank you

Sunday, 22 January 2017 02:58

MAC 2017 Website - INITIAL LOOK

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!!

 

Sunday, 15 January 2017 16:54

Memorial Mass - March 4, 2017

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)

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, 06 January 2017 22:18

MAC 2017 - Buen Vivir

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, 31 December 2016 17:27

Affiliate Retreat at Watch Hill

Bob Short – Executive Coordinator

Some retreat attendees: L to R, Top row: Mark Morrison, Joan Crowley
Row 2: Ann Braudis, MM (presenter), Mary Ford (MEF), Jane Dubois, Kathy Morrison
Row 3: Myra Green; Front row: Bill Wheeler, Bill Murphy, James Comes, Monique Cerundolo

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.”  

Friday, 16 December 2016 13:15

Multi-Faith Vigil for Our Home Mother Earth

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

Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 3:00 pm ET

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

GreenFaith

 

Wednesday, 07 December 2016 14:08

AmazonSmile - No Cost Donations

Several of you have suggested AmazonSmile as an easy & no-cost-to-you way of automatically making a donation to Maryknoll (Sisters or Lay Missioners or Fathers & Brothers) or to another of your favorite charities.  Here are the details:

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Maryknoll or another of your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?

Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation. NOTE: AMAZON MIGHT ARBITRARILY ASSIGN YOU A CHARITY.  YOU CAN NAVIGATE THE SIGHT TO CHANGE YOUR CHARITY. 

 

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