Schedule of Meetings for Program Year 2016-2017
September 16 Opening Day of Reflection, 9:30 – 3:00 p.m.
October 14 9:30 – 11:30 (Note change of date to 2nd Friday)
November 18 9:30 – 11:30, IVC Inquirers welcome
December 16 9:30 – 11:30, Christmas Luncheon following meeting
January 20 Mid-Year Day of Reflection, 9:30 – 3:00 p.m.
February 17 9:30 – 11:30, IVC Inquirers welcome
March 17 9:30 – 11:30, IVC Inquirers welcome
April 21 9:30 – 11:30, IVC Inquirers welcome
May 19 9:30 – 11:30, IVC Inquirers welcome
June 16 Closing Day of Reflection, 9:30 – 3:00 p.m.
All meetings are held on lower level of St. Frances Cabrini Church: 1500 Franklin Ave, SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414-3697.
Our Reflection book for 2016-17 year are: “Just Mercy” By Bryan Stephenson
Schedule of Meetings for Regional Council Year 2017-18
August 10 Regional Council Mtg., 9:30 – 11:00 am
September 15 IVC Opening Day of Reflection, 9:30 – 3:00 p.m.
October 12 Regional Council Mtg., 9:30 – 11:00 am
December 7 Regional Council Mtg., 9:30 – 11:00 am
December 15 IVC Christmas Luncheon following IVC meeting, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
January 19 IVC Mid-Year Day of Reflection, 9:30 – 3:00
February 8 Regional Council Mtg., 9:30 – 11:00 am
April 12 Regional Council Mtg., 9:30 – 11:00 am
June 7 Regional Council Mtg., 9:30 – 11:00 am
June 15 IVC Closing Day of Reflection, 9:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Meetings are held at St. Olaf Catholic Church, 215 S. 8th St., Minneapolis, MN 55402. The phone number is 612-332-7471
The italicized dates are invitations for the IVC Community and guests to attend. They are held at St. Frances Cabrini Church, 1500 Franklin Ave.SE, Minneapolis, MN.
The IVC Reflection book for 2017-18 year is “Go Into the Streets The Welcoming Church of Pope Francis” It is edited by Thomas P. Rausch, S/J. and Richard Gaillardetz.
Spring Symposium Declared a Success!
The IVC Regional Council met this week and declared the beautiful evening of the May spring event entitled “Experience Making a Difference: Serve!” a success. Our unique presentation by James A. Martin, S.J. through the wonders of Skype on the large screen in the Cristo Rey Auditorium was hugely popular. Through his easy, story-telling style, he shared with us some of the insights he had as he wrote “Jesus: A Pilgrimage” and tied it to the work of the IVC. He entertained and delighted us with a Q&A session following it.
Cheryl Dugan, an IVC Volunteer, followed Fr. Martin, and she inspired us as she told about her experience at MNIC, the Minnesota Internship Center, and how it has changed her life. Many of the teens are homeless, some mandated by the courts to attend or single parents with children, and yet they still come to school. It has enriched her spiritual life as a result.
Susan McCauley, Associate Director of the East Side Neighborhood Services, then spoke about her experiences with IVC Volunteers on the ESNS services site. We have three IVC volunteers working with her clients and they have brought valuable skills in nursing, dietetics, and senior job placements. Susan has also been the chair of the IVC Regional Council these past two years.
Fr. Patrick McCorkell, S.J., Director of the Demontreville Retreat Center, wrapped it up with his passionate presentation on the joys of being a Jesuit and practicing the principles of Ignatian Spirituality.
Words and phrases like “fabulous,” “learned a lot about IVC” and “inspirational,” were overheard as more than 80 people left the building!