My fellow Servant Leaders,
We have been looking at our response to the COVID-19 virus. The Conference that have remained open is a great blessings to those in need of food. Thank you for your courage in meeting the food needs of our brothers and sister you serve. I can assure the Archbishop is most appreciative of what we are doing. He looks to us a essential serve to our community. We do not give food but we are the presence of the God of hope to them.
We now need to take a serious look on what is need to continue and expand our efforts. We have decided it is time to visit with every leader to know where you are at, what we need to do going forward, at try to reach a consensus on these actions. I have attached Pope Francis Easter Vigil homily to give us a reflection on who and what we should do and be. This crisis is our finest hour as Vincentians.
To have this conversation with our Servant Leaders, we will setting up teleconferences with each District through you as a District President. We need your District Council members (District Council Officers and Conference Presidents) to participate. If a Conference President cannot participate the Vice President should attend.
Below is an agenda and supporting materials for the conference. Please try to get it out to your District by email or delivery. If you have trouble with getting it out let me know and I will personally deliver copies to you.
Rosie and Sophia from our Council office will be calling you to select a time slot. We are setting up a hour and half for each meeting. I appreciate your leadership in this effort.
Your Servant Leader President,