Forty priests, sisters, lay ministers and staff gathered for a day of business and two days of conferences. Father Raymond F. Dlugos, OSA, from Philadelphia, PA, shared his reflections on “Maintaining Passion for Mission: Faith, Hope, and Love in Response to Disillusionment.” According to SM Lee Przybylski, the participants left for their missions uplifted by his words and with an increased feeling of camaraderie.
Sister Lee said that the previous bishop, Archbishop Murray Chatlain, joined the group for an evening of sharing. “All enjoyed his presence and words of encouragement to continue our work with the people in the North. He asked us to pray for the speedy appointment of a new bishop to lead the diocese.”
SM Celeste Goulet and Sister Lee enjoyed an extra day together. They took care of dentist appointments, enjoyed a treat at Tim Horton’s from SM Celestine Giertych, minister general, as well as an evening of praying and sharing together, and shopped for preschool needs. Sister Lee said, “It was a short but joyous time of being together in community.”