DDG Companion News | October 27, 2017

Click this image for the DDG's video honoring Bishop Holguín.

A Video of Bishop Holguín's Construction Record

One of the hallmarks of the 26 years of the episcopate of the Rt. Rev. Julio C. Holguín in the Diocese of the Dominican Republic has been the construction of many churches, schools, conference centers, and other facilities. The Diocese has published a list of these buildings constructed between 1991 and 2017, and the Dominican Development Group has created this video with photographs of all of the churches, schools, and conference centers on the list to honor Bishop Holguín upon his retirement. 

To play this video, click the image above or the link below:

This video is based on this comprehensive construction list (in Spanish) that is available online here

Bishops Quezada and Holguín at the DR diocesan convention in February, 2017.

Diocesan Leadership Transition November 1-4, 2017

The Rt. Rev. Julio C. Holguín Khoury, Bishop of the Diocese of the Dominican Republic since 1991, will retire as Diocesan on November 1, 2017. The end of his episcopate will be marked by a worship service at Epiphany Cathedral in Santo Domingo at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1. On Saturday, November 4, the Rt. Rev. Moisés Quezada Mota will be seated as Bishop Diocesan during another worship service at Epiphany at 10 a.m., to be followed by a  reception in the cathedral's courtyard afterwards. Members of the Board of Directors of the Dominican Development Group and its Executive Director, Bill Kunkle, will be attending both events. The December issue of the DDG's bilingual quarterly magazine, Compañeros Dominicanos,  will have several pages of photographs and articles about both histor ic events in the life of the Episcopal Diocese of the Dominican Republic.

DDG Board members and visitors at their previous meeting in Santo Domingo on February 13, 2017. From left, front row: Missionary Karen Carroll, Diocese of the Dominican Republic; Julia Ariail, Georgia, Secretary; Bill Kunkle, Southwest Florida, Executive Director; The Rt. Rev. Moisés Quezada, Dominican Republic; The Rt. Rev. Julio C. Holguín, Dominican Republic, First Vice-President; The Rt. Rev. Wendell N. Gibbs, Jr., Michigan, Second Vice-President; The Rev. Deacon Beth Drew, President, Western Michigan; Patricia Martin, Dominican Republic. Back row: Missionary Charlie Nakash, Dominican Republic; John Gruetzmacher, The Episcopal Church in South Carolina; The Rev. Marshall Huey, South Carolina; Sally Thompson, Southwest Florida; David Morrow, Northwest Texas, Treasurer; The Rev. Tar Drazdowski, Nebraska; The Rev. Ed Miller, Virginia; The Rev. Sandy Key, New York; Katie Forsyth, Eastern Michigan; The Rev. Deacon Alexander Romero, Dominican Republic; The Rev. Hilario Albert, New York; Julius Ariail, Georgia.

DDG Board Meeting November 6, 2017

The Board of Directors of the Dominican Development Group will meet in the Obispo Holly conference room in the diocesan office building in Santo Domingo on November 6, 2017. A preliminary agenda for that meeting is available here. The reports distributed at the meeting on February 13, 2017, plus the draft minutes, are available here. A full report on this meeting will be in the November 2017 issue of Companion News

Links to online copies of recent issues of the DDG Companion News:
For earlier issues on the Publications page of the DDG website, click here.

Contact the DDG:
Office: (813) 400-2722 | Fax: (813) 983-5082
Executive Director: Bill Kunkle | bkunkle@dominicandevelopmentgroup.org
PO Box 272261 | Tampa Florida 33688-2261

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