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Society of St. Vincent de Paul Eastern Region Meeting

“Walking with Vincent…400 years later!” Eastern Region Meeting on June 4, Vincentians from across the mid-Atlantic region will gather at Princeton Theologicalvincenti 400 Seminary for their annual regional meeting.

A mixture of practical and theologically based workshops will comprise the rest of the day, including sessions on home visitations, grant writing, providing disaster services and bringing those in need closer to self-sufficiency.

Featured keynote speaker will be Vincentian Father Patrick Griffin, CM the former director-general of the Daughters of Charity.  Father Griffin is currently executive director of the Vincentian Center for Church and Society at St. John’s University, Queens, NY, where he formerly taught theology.  Father Griffin will also celebrate Mass at 4 p.m. to end the conference.

Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity Brother John Skrodinsky, the director of migrant ministry in the Diocese of Paterson and a lawyer who provides legal aid to migrants and the poor, will deliver an address entitled “Our Vincentian Heritage.”

Bishop David M. O’Connell, CM, himself a member of the Congregation of the Mission, an order founded by St. Vincent de Paul, will record a welcome video for the attendees, as he will be ordaining six men to the priesthood that same day in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton, NJ.

Source:Trenton Diocese Newspaper – The Monitor

Father Jack Kane, Eastern Region Spiritual Moderator, is also attending. Arnold Simonse will also be attending in his capacity as West Virginia Coordinator.