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Sr. Joan Mahoney, CND

Provincial Chapter March 10-13, 2016: Fifteen associates will be representing the associates at the Provincial Chapter. On Saturday, March 12, they will meet with Sr. Jean McLoughlin, SSND to discern and elect one participant and two alternates for the August General Chapter. After the Provincial Chapter, they will share their experience and the results of that Chapter in local Associate communities. Please pray that the Spirit will guide all the associates and sisters at the Chapter. 

CORE Committee for Strategic Planning: On February 6, 12 pm – 3 pm, the Core Committee for Strategic Planning (“CCSP”) met for the second time, with four members at Wilton and four on group Skype. While each associate has received the results of this meeting, a brief review follows. 

Sr. Joan Mahoney and Associate Sharon Norton are the Chairs for the Strategic Plan. The four areas for self-study, as refined by the CCSP are:

  • •    Connectivity/Visibility will explore ways that we can connect, not only through technology, but how we can be most visible to one another and the international community in any and all effective ways.
  • •    Sustainability will investigate ways to develop associate leadership, mentorship within the relationship and partnerships with outside groups. 
  • •    Invitation to Associate Life will examine ways to outreach to new faith and action communities, especially those with youth, married couples and underserved populations.
  • •    Associate Life will focus on ongoing opportunities and new opportunities for a rich daily Associate life to grow together in our Visitation/Pentecost spirituality.

The leadership of each of the four areas has invited associates to participate in their sub-committees. 

The overriding mantra for each of the groups is Mission, Charism and Identity. All recommendations that flow from this work must be reflective of those three elements. And the work of the group will result in Recommendations for Action that will be discerned and approved by the next Associate General Assembly (October 2017).

The next meeting of the CORE Committee (CCSP) is April 29-May 1 at Wilton.

Leadership of Province Associate Relationship: Due to a lack of candidates, there will not be an Associate Co-Coordinator next year. Sr. Joan will continue as the Coordinator of the Associate Relationship.


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