The Diocese of Bridgeport is in the midst of planning for its Fourth Diocesan Synod. At a recent Vespers service, Bishop Frank Caggiano announced the four topics of the Synod. SUPPORTING THE YOUNG CHURCH is his first goal. He reminded us that the YOUNG CHURCH is NOT the future Church, but the Church NOW.
Parkland Cape Breton, St. Theresa’s Group: Congregation of Notre Dame Associate Theresa MacNeil signed her formal agreement into Associate Relationship. We were so blessed to witness this during the celebration of Eucharist with Theresa’s uncle Fr. Dan MacInnis on the Feast of the Visitation May 31, 2014 with her cousin Sister Mary Morrison, the Sisters of Parkland, her group and friends Gerald and Winnie Odo. Following Eucharist we were treated to a wonderful luncheon in the suite of group leader Sister Theresa Sampson CND.
We remember: As we lived “visitation” with the many groups of Visitation East this Spring we became very aware of groups who are now “flying on their own” without the Congregation of Notre Dame Sister presence which helped form them as they journeyed to become Associates. Some group leaders asked for prayer services while others expressed a formula for the flow of monthly gatherings. Important to note is that we do have a library of prayer services at our disposal for your use and will include a pattern for the flow of a meeting – times fluctuate.