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Kickoff Breakfast 2011

The Kickoff Breakfast for the Gather Us In Conference was a big success!

Many women in the diocese have offered to help promote the conference in their parishes and over 60 of them gathered at St. Mary’s in Shrewsbury on Saturday, September 24 for breakfast, fellowship, motivating talks and instructions on how to get the word out about the November 5th event.

The group was blessed by an inspiring message from Bishop Rueger who spoke from the heart about the many new communities of faith in our diocese and the need for all of us to reach out to them. He spoke of how women were key to this outreach and that the conference is an important and wonderful way to draw people together.

Our guest speaker, Sister Nancy Sheridan, gave a terrific motivational speech about the conference, highlighting different speakers.  She vowed to “walk the walk” by coming herself should her schedule permit. We were very blessed to have her.

Different Commission members offered instruction, inspiration and music to get everyone present psyched for the conference.

A delicious breakfast of various quiches, bacon, pastries, juices and coffee, prepared by Chef du Jour of Westborough, was enjoyed by all.

Here are pictures from the morning:

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  1. Carolyn Black permalink
    October 6, 2011 12:01 am

    Great posting, Susan. Love the inclusion of pictures. Everyone enjoyed the morning. Sister Nancy’s presentation was right on. She captured what the Conference is all about…..

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