Vincentian Family Gathering Denver speakers

by | Jul 11, 2015 | News, Vincentian Family

VFG Denver 2015When the Vincentian Family gathers in Denver, October 23-25,  to address the theme Going Deeper: building community and collaboration for systemic change around homelessness the keynote speakers will be:

Saturday – Mary and Mike McManus:

Going Deeper: building community and collaboration for systemic change around                                   homelessness”

Both Mike and Mary have been deeply influenced by Dorothy Day and have lived at Catholic Worker houses. One of their favorite mottos is “Make too much, invite too many.”

Mike has been with the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless as an Outreach Worker since 2003. The mission of CCH is to “Create lasting solutions to homelessness.”

Sunday – Sister Vicki Perkins, SC Leavenworth

Problems with Collaboration and how to address them

Currently she serves as director of Welcome Central, a clearing house for those living in poverty and worked with various churches in Leavenworth, KS to open a homeless shelter this past December.

Registration information

Tentative Schedule  (All times Mountain)

Friday, October 23, 2015

1:00-3:00 PM  Registration

2:30 PM           New Participant Orientation

4:00 PM          Opening of Gathering, Prayer, Welcome

5:00 PM          Supper

6:00 PM           Simulation: The Game of Life

9:00 PM           Young Adult Gathering

Saturday, October 24

7:30- 8:30 AM             Breakfast

8:30 AM         Gathering, Prayer

Keynote: Mary and Mike McManus:

Going Deeper: building community and collaboration for systemic change around                                   homelessness”

12:00 PM         Lunch

1:30 PM           Breakout Session #1

3:00 PM           Breakout Session #2

4:30 PM           Eucharistic Liturgy

5:30 PM           Dinner

Evening Options

Sunday, October 25

8:00-9:00 AM             Breakfast

9:00 AM         Gathering and Morning Prayer

Keynote: Sister Vicki Perkins, SC Leavenworth

Problems with Collaboration and how to address them

                        Responders

Reflections on the weekend, Evaluations

11:15 AM        Concluding Prayer and Sending Forth

11:30 AM        Farewell

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