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Prince George Diocesan President Oral Report to Provincial Convention 2016 – Carmen Foucher

2016 is swiftly moving ahead, we have been blessed with an early spring and warm days. This was especially good for all the travellers to the Prince George Annual Diocesan Convention in Fort St. John in April 2016. It was a great success and we had a great attendance and were very happy to welcome President-Elect Evelyn Rigby to present a provincial workshop. Thirteen of the fifteen councils in the Prince George Diocese were here.  All councils had a busy and prosperous year in all their activities.

For the Year of Mercy, in the Diocese of Prince George, Bishop Jensen has appointed that there be three Doors of Mercy. One is at Annunciation Parish in Prince Rupert, a second is at Sacred Heart Parish in Prince George and the third is at Resurrection Parish in Fort St. John. Some of the ladies have made a pilgrimage and have walked through all three doors.

I have been preparing for Provincial and National Convention and am very happy to be able to attend both and am looking forward to learning a lot and bringing new ideas to all my Diocesan members and Parish Presidents.

On May 25th, the three Prince George Councils attended the Prayer for Palliative Care Service that was held at St. Mary’s Church, beginning with a half hour of Adoration.  After the Blessed Sacrament was retired we began with the Prayer Service using the National guidelines. We had a speaker from Hospice House and Broken Circle.   Refreshments and fellowship followed. Other CWL Councils that had Masses, Ecumenical Prayer Service, speakers, hospital visits and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament were: Smithers, Houston, Fraser Lake, Vanderhoof, Prince Rupert, Dawson Creek, Chetwynd, and Fort St. John.

I am meeting with Bishop Jensen to present him with the Resolutions that were presented to the Government of British Columbia on May 4, 2016.

The future promises to be very busy and we will prepare for Mid-Term and Convention 2017.This year will be an Election Year and the Lord willing all will go well and all positions will be filled.

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