Our program begins at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25, and concludes with Mass at noon on Thursday, March 27.
This year's meeting will center on our "common life" as directors of the Pontifical Mission Societies, and the related programs and resources that focus and direct those efforts. Set for specific discussion will be the Missionary Cooperation Plan, and related online resources and programs.
We will meet from March 25 to 27, 2014, at the Maison Dupuy Hotel. This year's meeting will center on our "common life" as directors and staff of the Pontifical Mission Societies, and the related programs and resources that focus and direct those efforts. Set for specific discussion: the Missionary Cooperation Plan. The program begins at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25, and concludes with Mass at noon on Thursday, March 27.
More specifics on the program -- a schedule for each day -- will be included in the navigation to the left, as the program develops. Some highlights are noted below.
Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans welcomes us to his home archdiocese. He will celebrate Liturgy on Tuesday, March 25, at 4:30 p.m. at St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square, just a short walk from our hotel. Archbishop Aymond will also share insights from his many years as archdiocesan director of the Pontifical Mission Societies. (Archbishop Aymond's own coat of arms includes reference to those many years as director, including a globe and cross.) As the website of the New Orleans Archdiocese notes: "He made mission work a strong emphasis of his ministry."
There will be a keynote address by Father Ron Rolheiser, OMI on the "Spirituality of Mission and Stewardship." His new book, Prayer: Our Deepest Longing, looks at the issues facing people of faith in today’s culture, and provides opportunities for prayer as a means of dealing with them.
And our local hosts, Father Jimmy Jeanfreau and his team, await us with some authentic New Orleans experiences.
Please make your reservations for the Maison Dupuy online at this link.
The room rate is $149 per night, single or double occupancy.
Please note that the deadline for making your room reservation is February 10, 2014.
Registration with the National Office
To register with the National Office, please click here.
Ground Transportation Overall information on ground transportation may be found on the airport's website at this link.
Specificially, there is a shuttle service available to / from the airport. It takes more than one person at a time, and drops off at different locations - so it can take time. The cost: $20 per person.
A taxi ride one way is $33 for 1 or 2 persons; it comes directly to the hotel, and is about a 20-minute ride. (The hotel is 16 miles from the aiport.) Taxis may be picked up outside of baggage claim.