41st General Assembly of the Congregation of the Mission

Please join the Vincentian Fathers who work in our parish in their prayers for the succes of the 41st General Assembly of the Congregation of the Mission that has began in Paris on Monday June 28, 2010. “CREATIVE FIDELITY TO THE MISSION” is the theme of this Assembly which falls on the 350th Anniversary of death of St. Vincent and St. Louise. It is one of the reasons it was organized at Maisons Mere of both Congregations – Priests of the Mission and Daughters of Charity. Superior General and his Council have chosen words from our Constitutions as theme for the Assembly: ”Faithful to the gospel…attentive to the signs of the times…open up new ways and use new means…remain in a continual state of renewal” (cf. C. 2).

The Opening Mass presided by Fr. Gregory Gay, Superior General, was celebrated at 9 a.m. in the chapel of St.Vincent de Paul at altar where his remains are laid.

 There are 137 Confreres participating in the Assembly: 117 delegates, including 7 from the Curia (ex office), 49 Wisitirs (ex office), 59 delegates elected in provincial asseblies and one brother. Team of 14 translators (French English, Spanish and Italian) help delegates understand the debates. Three Sinthetizers, who will moderate panel discussions during the Assembly. Three other persons are responsible for Chronicals and web communication.

Province of  New England is represented by: Very Rev. A. Rafal Kopystynski, the Provincial (ex office) and Rev. Marek W.  Sobczak (delegate, St. Stanislaus Kostka, Brooklyn, NY).

? ? ? Official news and other materials from Maison Mere will be published in specially created section of CMGLOBAL.ORG website in English — General Assembly