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New Candidates for Associate Relationship

The Associates from Holy Cross-IHM, Chicago recently joined Sr. Mary MacIsaac in Kankakee to share with the Associate Formation Community that Sr. Mary has been nurturing.

We rejoice in and are grateful for this growth in the Associate Relationship. Let us keep these Associate Candidates in our prayer these last months of their formation.


Meeting of the Associate Core Committee, February 10, 11, 2017

The Associates met with Sr. Joan met to discuss the course of action leading to the Second Associate Assembly scheduled for October 20-22, 2017. They were joined for an hour conference call with facilitator Sr. Barbara Mullen and Associate Sharon Norton. Associates Christine McMichael and Bonnie Cotter were absent.

Members of the CORE Committee presented reports of their subcommittee’s study of the Associates Relationship Survey Results completed by the Province Associates in fall, 2016. The following are some of the areas that came from that Associate survey that the Core Committee is pursuing.

  • Associate Life

Develop a manual of Associate Resources collected over the past 4 years and work with the technology group for an online platform for the manual.

Start an online Reference Library of books and articles. Look for an Associate with Library Science experience to collaborate with this committee and make the selection of books and articles.

Begin the process for an Associate Directory with photos.

 

  • Invitation to Associate Life

Invite Associates with Facebook pages to highlight their Associate status on their profile page.

Create an outreach plan. Have a group do in-service training for Sisters and Associates to help them invite others to the Associate Relationship.

 

  • Sustainability

Continue to research possible models for the Associate Relationship Province Structures.

Develop concrete ways for Associates to use and cultivate their leadership on local, committee, and province level.

 

  • Connectivity

Explore opportunities to create short tutorials to help Associates navigate Connectivity tools that are already available.

Establish a plan to identify Connectivity/Peer Mentors for each local community

Work with the Associate Life Committee to research the use of a Google platform for the Associate Directory


The next CORE Committee meeting is June 9, 10, 2017 at Wilton. In addition to sharing updates of their committee work, the CORE Committee will develop the agenda for the October 20-22, 2017 Second Associate Assembly. SAVE THAT DATE!

 

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