Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
June 21-25, 2023
Please register by April 21, 2023
We are excited to host our Congregational Assembly in a hybrid format this year. There is no fee charged for Assembly registration (virtual or in-person).
The Assembly begins with an opening session on Wednesday, June 21 at 9:45 a.m. The closing session will end on Sunday, June 25 by 12:00 p.m. noon.
To accommodate all four U.S. time zones, the daily sessions will be:
- 9:45 a.m.– 11:45 a.m. (CDT)
- 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (CDT) for mid-day meal break
- 1:00 – 4:00 or 4:30 p.m. (CDT) with a 25 min break in the afternoon
WAYS TO PARTICIPATE
You only need to register through this site if you are a Interactive Participant.
BVM Voting Participants will select either option 1 or 2 and be present either in person (1) or via Zoom (2) for all sessions.
You may choose to:
- be present in person at the Best Western Plus Hotel (fully interactive)
- participate from anywhere, other than the Best Western Plus Hotel in Dubuque, using Zoom for listening and break-out rooms (virtually interactive as an individual)
- Best Western Plus Hotel and Conference Center
Cost: $109 + $13.08 taxes = $122.08 per night for 1 or 2 persons
(includes complimentary breakfast buffet)
Two night minimum stay
You will request your hotel room through this registration site. You will provide a credit card to hold your room, but this card will not be charged until check in.
- Make your own arrangements for accommodations
For all in-person participants at the Best Western Plus Hotel, mid-day meals and snacks will be provided by the congregation. Evening meals are not provided.
The agenda is not yet fully worked out. However, we anticipate:
- Daily thematic prayer; Sunday Eucharistic Liturgy
- Presentations: Finance, Laudato Si, Constitutions
- Sacred conversations, ritual, on-going discernment
Spiraling into the future, we enliven our BVM values and deepen our relationships as we:
- Acknowledge our losses and affirm our hopes.
- Engage in critical conversations around the question surfaced at the 2022 Congregational Assembly: What does it mean to grow smaller?
- Tend our Directional Statements.
- Discern and make decisions as needed.
If you need assistance with completing your registration, please contact Nix Conference & Meeting Management at 314-645-1455 or email email@example.com.