The LCF Central Commission held their Annual General Meeting in

The LCF Central Commission held their Annual General Meeting in Ireland from 27 April to 1 May 2017. The Central Commission extend sincere thanks to Fr Stephen Foster Provincial, to Fr Frank Monks and all the Community in Killucan and to both LCF groups, one in Killucan (County Westmeath) (Pres. Bridget O’Brien) and the second in Rolestown (County Dublin) (Pres. JJ Cummins) for their great generosity thoughout our visit.

On the 27th April, we participated in the monthly healing Mass, celebrated by Fr. Frank, organised and animated by the LCF in the Nursing Home Residents Church. This Mass is open to the residents, their families and friends and people from the locality who travel from near and far. In addition,  Mass is transmitted via webcam so anyone who is unable to attend can join in the prayer. It was a blessed moment for all.

We had a very full programme over the following three days. This included a general briefing on Camillian Ministry in Ireland and the history of Killucan, -Fr Frank , visit to the Nursing Home and residents (Br. John), meeting with Provincial (Fr. Stephen), prayers with the Community, work with the Central Commission, visits to the 2 LCF groups and the residents. We also enjoyed one of the daily meetings with Fr Frank and the residents which involves reading and commenting on the newspaper.

Our work involved :

1) reviewing the months since our last meeting in May 2016, (April 2017

2) news about provincial nominations,

3) news from LCF groups,

4)Updates on Anita’s visitations to Haiti, and Kenya,

5) Finances..

6) Second Formation Manual  – we have worked on 4 chapters of the Second Manual of Formation, and we are in the process of establishing a subcommittee to progress this work.

Combining the annual CC meeting with visitations was a very positive experience and this is something we would like to do again. Visitations with LCF’s are our priority going forward. We are open to proposals from LCF groups who would like to be visited.

Marie-Christine Brocherieux, Anita Ennis, Maria Hajnalka Bako’, Giosuè Sparacino, P. Laurent Zoungrana