First General Assembly (2014) --- Schedule

From Vincentian Encyclopedia


MONDAY NOV. 3

Arrival of the participants during the afternoon - Registration and accommodation of participants (International Council)

  • 19.30 Dinner
  • 20.30 Rosary in Chapel
  • Instructions regarding the presentation of countries which will take place tomorrow (Sister lliana Suárez)


TUESDAY NOV. 4 --- Moderator: Sister Carolina Flores

  • 08.00 Breakfast
  • 09.00 Opening Eucharist - Presider: Fr. Carl Pieber, CM
  • 10.00 Welcome Fr. Gregorio Gay, CM
  • 10.15 Presentation of the AMM Team - Presentation of the participants (Julio Adolfo Castellano , Olimpia Freire de Almeida)
  • 11.30 Coffee
  • 12.00 Presentation on the AMM today and reactions to the presentation (Sister Carolina Flores, Fr. Carl. Pieber)
  • 13.00 Lunch
  • 15.30 Conference: “Contributions of the AMM to the New Evangelization - Part I” (Bishop Alfonso Cabezas, CM)
  • 16.15 Coffee
  • 16.45 Conference: Contributions of the AMM to the New Evangelization - Part II (Bishop Alfonso Cabezas, CM)
  • 17.15 Group Work: reactions to the Conference
  • 18.00 Plenary Session
  • 19.30 Dinner
  • 20.30 Presentation of Candidates


WEDNESDAY NOV. 5 --- Moderator: Julio Adolfo Castellanos

  • 07.00 Eucharist
  • 08.00 Breakfast
  • AUDIENCE WITH THE POPE
  • 13.00 Lunch
  • 16.00 Theme: Promoting Devotion to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal” (Ms. Lizanne Margarity Pando)
  • 17.00 Coffee
  • 17.30 Group Work: How do we promote devotion to the Miraculous Medal; new creative ideas.
  • 18.15 Plenary Session
  • 19.00 Rosary and Vespers
  • 19.30 Dinner


THURSDAY NOV. 6 --- Moderador: Fr. Gregorio Gay, C.M.

  • 07.00 Eucharist
  • 08.00 Breakfast
  • 09.00 Synod on the Family and its implications for the AMM; Presentation and witness talks (Fr. Gregorio Gay, CM)
  • 10.30 Coffee
  • 11.00 Panel: “diverse apostolates developed in the AMM” - 3 persons, 10 min. Each then a 30 min. exchange of ideas
  • 12.00 Panel: “How to organize and run a meeting” - Presentation and open dialogue
  • 13.00 Lunch – Free time to tour city
  • 17.30 Panel: Home Visit - 2 persons, 10 min.each one, then an open exchange
  • 18.15 Discussion: Attracting members from every age group
  • 19.00 Rosary and Vespers
  • 19.30 Dinner
  • 20.30 Cultural presentation (values) Julio Adolfo Castellanos

FRIDAY NOV. 7 --- Moderator: Olimpia Freire de A.

  • 07.30 Laudes
  • 08.00 Breakfast
  • 09.00 Theme: (Fr. Félix Álvarez, CM)
  • 09.45 Group Work Fr.. Félix Álvarez, CM
  • 10.30 Plenary Session Fr. Félix Álvarez, CM
  • 11.00 Coffee
  • 11.15 Dialogue about three possible candidates for the International Council Fr.. Gregorio Gay, CM
  • 11.30 Matters proper to the AMM
  • a) Aspects regarding the General Statutes, (Fr. Gregory Gay, CM)
  • b) Formulating National Statutes, (Fr. Gregory Gay, CM and Sister Carolina Flores) - time for dialogue after each point
  • 13.00 Lunch and Departure
  • 17.00 Eucharist in Sant’ Andrea della Fratte
  • 19.30 Dinner


SATURDAY NOV. 8 --- Moderator: Sister Iliana Suárez

  • 07.00 Eucharist
  • 08.00 Breakfast
  • 09.00 Group Work: lines of action for the period between this assembly and the next one.
  • 10.00 Plenary Session
  • 10.30 Election of 3 members to the General Council of the AMM
  • 11.15 Coffee
  • 11.45 Continue to deal with matters proper to the AMM:
  • c) How to implement “the way of life” (Sister Iliana Suárez [30 min.])
  • d) Financial Report, (Sister Carolina Flores, Fr. Carl Pieber)
  • 13.00 Lunch – Afternoon Free
  • 18.00 Meeting between the members of the out-going and the in-coming council -- transition issues
  • 19.00 Vespers
  • 19.30 Dinner


SUNDAY NOV. 9 --- Moderator: Fr. Carl Pieber, C.M.

  • 08.00 Breakfast
  • 09.00 Presentation of the Lines of Action
  • 10.00 Evaluation (in group)
  • 10.30 Travel to St. Peter’s Square for the Angelus
  • 13.00 Lunch
  • 15.00 Plenary Session: discussion and approval of the Lines of Action; Closing of the Assembly
  • 16.30 Coffee
  • 17.00 Closing Eucharist: Homily - Fr. Gregorio Gay, CM