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Bulletin #4                                                           March 30, 2014

   
 
The National Assembly Committees in Atlantic are working hard to prepare for your attendance at the 8th National Assembly in New Brunswick.
 
IMPORTANT REMINDER sent March 10th:
  • Given that the cost of flights booked close to an event are much more costly,communities making arrangements for their delegate beyond April 1st must take responsibility for the entire cost of their flight. (no national reimbursement for costs over the $420.00 travel solidarity.)
  • In consideration of the Registration Committee and the Retreat House staff, ALL other registrations are to filed by April 15th.
Please use online registration when possible.
Help us spread the seeds,  
Many thanks!
NAOC - Gerri Tingley, Bob & Dorie McDermott, Tim McWade, 
Shirley McLean & Sandy Mudge

National Assembly Presentations by Reps and Delegates:

 

 PRESENTATION of A REGIONAL SYMBOL by the REGIONAL REPS :

  Regional Reps will give a 5 minute summary of graced history since the last Assembly, to focus on the following:

 

1. What experiences do you have in your Region regarding issues of Formation and Apostolic Action?

2. Regarding DSSE, what discerned action has been attempted?

3. What have you learned from those actions? i.e in terms of evaluation what further investigation/education, parish action, collaboration with others needed to be addressed?

 

Individual DELEGATES of COMMUNITIES are invited to bring material and set up community kiosks for viewing and conversation with participants during breaks). Written presentations from communities can be displayed at your kiosk.

   

REMINDER: CANADA'S COMMON MISSION Evaluation (DSSE) Review - No later than an April 30th response from communities to Reps.

 

Many thanks

CLC General Council

In This Issue
CLC CANADA's 8th NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
Celebrating 40 Years Young
 May 29 - June 1, 2014 Saint John, New Brunswick
Rooted in Blessed History ~ Sent to the Frontiers  
Phase 4 
 National Assembly Preparations
Canada's Constitution Consensus Process 

 

On the road to a new Constitution...

 

"Did not our hearts burn within us as He talked to us on the road and explained the Scriptures to us." Luke 24: 32

  

Hello my fellow CLC friends, Peace!

 

On behalf of the Constitution Working Group this bulletin has undertaken to give us all a summary of our Constitution journey over the past number of years. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the process as we prepare for our upcoming Assembly. We are all reminded as well to please bring our own copy of the Constitution with us to the Assembly. You can bring a clean copy or a copy with the tracked changes over the revision process or both. These can be downloaded from our CLC Canada website.

 

Continued Lenten blessings as we await His Resurrection and the continuation of our Easter journey.

Peter Chouinard for the Constitution Working Group 

 


Peter Chouinard

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PRESIDENTS' LETTER and FINANCIAL REPORT 2014

Mary
 

Dear CLC Members,   

 As a World CLC-CVX community we are concluding an exciting year of celebrations honoring 450 years of Ignatian lay communities while CLC Canada's Common Mission statement is forefront in a process of review and evaluation after 15 years since its inception.   At the Lebanon World Assembly summer 2013, our CLC-CVX presence within the church and among Jesuits as a lay apostolic body was strongly affirmed. Our members continue to 'radically transform' the very way we look at our financial commitments in annual membership donations; together we make it possible to invest in support of our mandate in forming our members spiritually for leadership in community, to the vision and discernment of the World CLC prophetic call... building relationships in common apostolic mission with a universal 'wisdom language'.  Provided in this letter is an update of our financial status and how CLC Canada is discerning support of the CLC pillars of spirituality, community and mission.    read more

 


SAINT JOHN ASSEMBLY PRAYER
 
"As for the seed that fell on good soil it is the one who hears the word and understands it: it bears fruit and produces a hundred, or sixty or thirty times more."
Loving creator God, we give You all thanks and praise for Your unending love. Help us in our Assembly preparations to welcome your call to the "Magis" and deepen our vocational call to be committed members of our CLC lay apostolic community.

We recall with gratitude our CLC roots and those who came before us; those who planted seeds in the good soil; those who listened well to Your voice; those who laboured freely on the fertile ground of our formation for mission.

Lord Jesus, we too want to be free to hear Your voice and so we pray with grateful hearts to the One who eternally listens with compassion to our petitions.
Holy Spirit, grant us the grace to respond generously to the Father's will as we prepare for our National Assembly.

Blessed Trinity be with us in each of our frontiers, help us and guide us to become one with You as we discern well our missions toward the greater good, the "Magis", and for your greater praise and glory.

We ask this in name of Christ Jesus Our Lord. AMEN.

Holy Mary, Mother of God - Pray for us. , Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, pray for us. , St. Ignatius - Pray for us. , Fr. John English, sj - Pray for us. , Fr. Jim Profit, sj - Pray for us,

Amen                                                        May 29-June 1, 2014 
to download and print click here

THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ORGANIZING COMMITTEE NEEDS A PHOTO OF YOUR COMMUNITY!!!

PLEASE SEND TO  

Phase #3 Documents 

National Common Mission Evaluation 

1.     Common Mission Overview                                                                                                                           

2.    1999 Common Mission Evaluation - NA Preparatory Material

 -  An April 30th response 
 is requested through your Regional Rep, using the format and guidelines sent to your Guides.  Responses received by April 30th will be collated and returned to you before the National Assembly. 

 

3.     Common Mission Review "Where are we Now?" was prepared by General Council with initial national input assessing the current mission and its evolving status across Canada. 

 

Phase #2
CLICK ABOVE
 
The Online Registration Form can be printed for snail-mail registration by "clicking" the link above, "select" how you are registering (Delegate, Observer etc), "click" continue, once you enter Delegate or Observer etc. You may then "right click" on the form and "click" print from the drop down menu.  This can only be done if you are online and inside the registration form you wish to print.
 
PHASES OF PREPARATION WITH ASSOCIATED TIMELINE
Preparations are being made on your behalf as a national Lay Apostolic Body as we look forward to gathering next spring. The following phases are presented here to help you plan time for prayerful reflection within your community and with your delegate, offering an April 30th response.

Phase 1 - Dec 12th
              - Introduction and Invitation to the 8th National Assembly with World Assembly 2013 Final Document. (click here)                   
Phase 2 - Jan 15th

-  Registration Forms and Process available on line 
Phase 3 - Jan 30th 
- CANADA'S COMMON MISSION Evaluation (dsse) Review - materials
sent to communities - April 30th response 
Phase 4 - March 30th 
-  Canada's Constitution Consensus Process outlined for delegates and observers attending. 
Phase 5 - June 1st 
- draft Mission Statement  -  a grace stating our movement forward   through recommendations from the assembly for the next five years. 

 

WHAT IS THE TOTAL COST for a DELEGATE?
 
$720.00
 - DELEGATE Total Cost 
break down
 
$420.00projected shared responsibility for each delegate's travel. The Travel                        Fund ensures that travel cost is equalized from the Rockies to the Atlantic                    and  therefore the same cost for each delegate. The travel fund                                     equalization formula used can be found in  SOP 13 read more
   75.00 - Non refundable registration fee 

$225.00 - Delegate accommodation and meals. 

 

Dates due: $495.00 March 1, 2014

        $225.00 April 30, 2014

    
Your community shares financial co-responsibility to raise these funds, as your delegate brings  your community's voice to the national assembly in areas of input and consensus. 
  
WHAT IS THE TOTAL COST for an OBSERVER?
As an observer you are responsible to book and pay for your accommodations. There are limited rooms available at the Villa Madonna Retreat House.
PLEASE BOOK EARLY! 
 
OBSERVER break down if staying at the Villa 
 
  $75.00 - Non refundable registration fee (due March 1st)
 $225.00 - Accommodation + meals. (due April 30th) 
 $300.00 Total

 

OBSERVER break down if commuting but wishing Villa meals 

     

  $75.00 - Non refundable registration fee (due March 1st)   
 $105.00 - Villa
meals not including breakfast(due April 30th) 

 $180.00 Total

 

OBSERVER break down if commuting and not wishing Villa meals 

 

  $75.00 - Non refundable registration fee
 (due March 1st)
  
  
HOW DO I CONTRIBUTE?
Please check out 
INCOME TAX RECEIPT availability click
here.
Not all methods will receive income tax receipts.   

There are two ways to donate if you are looking for an income tax receipt:
  1. "NEW" DONATE ONLINE !  Using this direct link to our National Treasurer  will give you an instant tax receipt,  check it out! 
  2. The National Treasurer, Charity Accounts,

     200 North Service RD.W., Unit 1 #353, 

    Oakville, ON, CA, L6M 2Y1  

     Please
    made cheques payable to "

    CLC Canada".

There is one way to donate if you are not looking for an income tax receipt: 

  1. The Atlantic Regional Treasurer, Tim McWade, 45 Main Street, PO Box 475,    Stanley, NB E6B 1A5.  Please make cheques payable to "CLC Atlantic".
NEW DONATE ONLINE ! 
Using this direct link to our National Treasurer will give you an 
instant tax receipt,  check it out HERE!  
 
CONTACT INFORMATION  
NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
 
NATIONAL ASSEMBLY COORDINATOR:  
Gerri Tingley - email here

SUB COMMITTEES
REGISTRATION/ACCOMMODATION: Bob McDermott - 
TREASURER: Tim McWade - email here
TRANSPORTATION: Dorie McDermott - email here
LITURGY: Shirley McLean - email here
LITURGY: Sandy Mudge - email here

ASSEMBLY CONTACT: GERRI TINGLEY 506-653-0917

 

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