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OLOTA NEWS APRIL 2020

The newly elected (May 2019) members of the Regional Council of OLOTA met at Mt. St. Francis September, 2019. This meeting was Introductory in nature. An Orientation Session for the newly elected members was facilitated by the past Minister, Irene Manning. Simple, quick-reference sheets were made available to all fraternities. Checklists on what to do to prepare for a fraternity election, a canonical establishment, a permanent profession, how to conduct a Fraternity Meeting. Economics was an issue at this meeting with finances being reviewed. Budgets streamlined and planned strategically to assist fraternities to fulfill planning goals.

The Celebration of Fraternity Rituals, as Elections, Permanent Professions were celebrated in late Fall 2019. Other fraternity plans for the New Year of 2020 as Canonical Establishments and elections were abruptly halted by Covid 19 Face to face Regional and Fraternity Meetings were cancelled or postponed. Physical distancing were instructions from National Office to be observed, however, staying connected became the new norm through virtual technology as the program of Zoom. Regional had a Zoom meeting in April and is planning the Spring Meeting in May to be a virtual meeting. A different format for the meeting will take place, but all are anticipating productivity. The connection between Regional Councillors being the important component.

The Little Flowers of St. Francis Fraternity in Kelowna, BC held its April Fraternity Meeting by Zoom. Overcoming minor gliches gave way to a "connection" that inspired all members. As Regional Minister, it would be my delight for all fraternities to look into this method of staying connected and to be invited to attend their virtual meetings. We could see and meet each other via screen! There is something very special about face to face meetings that can never be replaced by technology, however, under the attack of Covid 19, "Nothing is impossible with God" and connected we can be.

The National Minister, Doug Clorey and his wife Marion have been drawing all Secular Franciscans across Cananda together through their created songs. The music (composed and created by Doug Clorey), sung in harmony together, brings melodies of Peace to all the Secular Franciscans who listen. Thank you, Doug and Marion. What a Blessing!

Have heard from some Secular Franciscans as they remark about the Goodness of God admist Covid 19 and how HE is resetting the world. HIS Hand moving, purifying: decrease in pollution, closures of Abortion Clinics, Stop to Human Trafficking, increase of Family Living and much more.

"Come Holy Spirit, renew the face of the world"

God is with us ... All the time!

Pax et Bonum
Linda Adams, Minister
OLOTA Regional Council



Regional Statutes: Our Lady Of the Angels


Regional Contacts

Director of Communication (DOC)
Lanny  Hui
,  

lanny.hui@gmail.com

Vice Minister of Southern Alberta
Ron  Semenoff
,  
403-801-6072
ofsron@gmail.com

Secretary
Miriam  Liem
,  
604-858-8932
miriamliem@gmail.com

Vice Minister of Northern Alberta
Fr.Don  Flumerfelt ofs
,  
780-554-8088
frdonflum@icloud.com

Vice Minister - South Coast British Columbia
Heather  Thompson ofs
,  
778-837-0272
hthompsonofs@gmail.com

Regional Minister
Linda  Adams ofs
,  
250-493-6246
yukon106@shaw.ca

Treasurer
Isaac  Reyes ofs
,  
780-887-2112
isaacreyes99@yahoo.com

Director of Formation
Lynda  Black ofs
,  
778-788-5045
ms.999@shaw.ca

Director of Youth
Catherine  McNiff ofs
,  
403-887-5308
catherineofs@gmail.com

Spiritual Assistant
Fr. Manoj  Xalxo OFM
St. Joseph the Worker Parish
Richmond, ,  BC. V7E 1J7
604-277-8353
mxalxo@rcav.org

Vice Minister for Saskatchewan et Manitoba
Brian   W.Solypa ofs
,  
204-488-8184
bsolypa@gmail.com

Vice Minister for Interior British Columbia
Anna Maria  O'Hagan ofs
,  
250-833-9109
ohaganmom@gmail.com

Director of JPIC
Lourdes (Lou)  Von Burg ofs
,  
250-495- 2477
letecia78@telus.net



Local Fraternities - Contacts
Meeting Information Contact Information
Fraternity: Holy Spirit Olds AB Ted  Leischner ofs
Location: St.Mary's Parish 4302-57th Ave Olds AB
Frequency: 1st Wednesday of the month
theoldsleischners@gmail.com
Time: 7:30 pm 403-507-2377

Fraternity: Immaculate Conception MB Kate  Klassen ofs
Location: Holy Mary Mother of Church Winnipeg MB
Frequency: 4th Sunday Sept-June
kateklassen@live.com
Time: 2:00 PM 204-222-0987

Fraternity: Little Flowers of St Francis Kelowna BC Sandra Kavanagh
Location: St.Charles Garnier 3645 Benvoulin Rd Kelowna, BC V1W 4M7
Frequency: 2nd Sun
slkavanagh@shaw.ca
Time: 250-212-3596

Fraternity: Little Portion Victoria BC Linda  MacGowan, ofs
Location: St. Joseph`s Friary 1076 Joan Cres, Victoria, BC V8S 3L5
Frequency: 3nd Sun
sidxsea@gmail.com
Time: 1:30PM 250-655-0713

Fraternity: Our Lady Queen of Peace Pincher Creek AB Clayton Twigg ofs
Location: St Michael's Church 958 Christie Ave Pincher Creek AB
Frequency: 4th Sunday
ctwigg@live.ca
Time: Noon 403-795-9313

Fraternity: San Damiano Salmon Arm BC Warren Potsma
Location: St. Joseph Church 90 First Street. SE Salmon Arm, BC
Frequency: 2nd Sun
warren.postma@gmail.com
Time: 778 581 7352

Fraternity: St Berard Sherwood Park AB Ann   Bingham ofs
Location: Oud Lady of Perpetual Help 13 Bower Dr Sherwood Park AB
Frequency: Last Monday
agbingham39@gmail.com
Time: 7:00pm 780-464-5841

Fraternity: St Clare Pickardville AB Maria  Debusschere ofs
Location: St Mary of the Assumption
Frequency: 3rd Friday
mdebusschere@mcsnet.ca
Time: 7:30pm 780-348-5248

Fraternity: St Francis Prince George BC Bonnie  Konkal ofs
Location: Sacred Heart Cathedral 887 Patricia Blvd. Prince George, BC V2L 3V5
Frequency: 3nd Sun Sept-june
bakonkal@hotmail.ca
Time: After 9:00 Mass 250-964-7831

Fraternity: St Francis of Assisi Vancouver BC Angelina  Pang
Location: St. Francis of Assisi Church, Basement 2025 Napier St Vancouver, BC V5L 2N8
Frequency: 3rd Sun
angelinapang@gmail.com
Time: 1:30 pm 604-270-3995

Fraternity: St Louis and Zelie Martin Edmonton AB Adora  Dolojan ofs
Location: St Theresa's Catholic Parish
Frequency: 3rd Wed.
adofs13@gmail.com
Time: 7:15 pm 587-523-0084

Fraternity: St Mary's Calgary AB Linda   Schultz ofs
Location: Canadian Martyrs 835 Northmount Dr NW Calgary AB
Frequency: 3rd Sunday
lschultz@telus.net
Time: 1:30 PM 403-245-8549

Fraternity: St Maximilian Kolbe Red Deer AB Catherine McNiff ofs
Location: Sacred Heart parish 5508-48th Ave Red Deer AB
Frequency: 1st Sun 2nd Sun on long weekend
catherineofs@gmail.com
Time: 1:30-3:45PM 403-887-5308

Fraternity: St Padre Pio Red Deer AB Dcn. Roger  Reilander ofs
Location: St Mary's Parish 6 McMillan Close Red Deer AB T4N 5X8
Frequency: 1st Monday
joyce.reilander@gmail.com
Time: 5:30PM 403-347-9981

Fraternity: St. Anthony of Padua Maple Ridge BC Rawley  Morales ofs
Location: St. Luke's Parish, (Baden Hall) 20285 Dewdney Trunk Rd Maple Ridge, BC V2X 3C9
Frequency: 1st Sun
sm2011@telus.net
Time: 1:30pm 604-459-8451

Fraternity: St. Anthony of Padua Richmond BC Dulce Da Costa
Location: St. Joseph`s the Worker hall 4451 Williams Rd Richmond, BC V7E 1J7
Frequency: 3rd Sun
dacosta.dulce@gmail.com
Time: 1:30PM 604-275-1350

Fraternity: St. Anthony Winnipeg MB Mashenka   Guillen ofs
Location: Holy Name House of Peace
Frequency:
saintmocha60@yahoo.ca
Time: 204- 237-5594

Fraternity: St. Clare Emerging Fraternity ( Korean) Thomas  Lee
Location: Edmonton
Frequency:
bace4u@gmail.com
Time: 780-566-7737

Fraternity: St. Clare of Assisi Coquitlam BC Lynda  Black ofs
Location: St. Clare's of Assisi Parish 1320 Johnson St Coquitlam, BC V3B 4TY
Frequency: 2nd Thu
ms.999@shaw.ca
Time: 7:00PM 778-788-5045

Fraternity: St. Elizabeth of Hungary Saskatoon Paulette  Matovich ofs
Location: St. Joseph's Parish
Frequency: 3rd Sunday
Paulette.mat@sasktel.net
Time: 306-252-2789

Fraternity: St. Pio Fraternity Jewel Jasmins ofs
Location: North Delta
Frequency: 3rd Thursday
jjasmins@shaw.ca
Time: 7:00pm 604-594-0984

Fraternity: St. Pio Pietrelcina Emerging Fraternity Mary  Fankhauser ofs
Location: Kamloops
Frequency:
mary4jimfank@gmail.com
Time: 250-553-4441

Fraternity: St.Agnes of Assisi Margaret Ross ofs
Location: Coquitlam BC
Frequency: 4th Saturday
margavross@hotmail.com
Time: 10:00AM 604-525-7425

Fraternity: St.Clare Miriam Liem ofs
Location: 8909 Mary St, Chilliwack, BC
Frequency: 3rd Saturday of the month
miriamliem@gmail.com
Time: 10:00 a.m. 604 858 8932

Fraternity: St.Elizabeth of Hungary Edmonton AB Renette   Bertholet ofs
Location: St Alphonsus Parish 11828 85th St Edmonton T5B 3E9
Frequency: 3rd Sunday
renette@ualberta.ca
Time: 12:15pm 587-524-2616

Fraternity: St.Francis of Assisi (Korean) Simon Lee Kwang Woo
Location: St Andrew Kim Church 10222- 161 St Surrey, BC V4N 2J8
Frequency: 4th Saturday
Simonlee.ofs@gmail.com
Time: 12:30 pm 236-987-2580

Fraternity: St.Padre Pio (Korean) Dr. Francis ( Sang Rak)  Lee
Location: St. Anne’s Parish 910-21th Ave SE Calgary AB T2G 1N1
Frequency: 1st Sunday Calgary AB, 
francisrak@gmail.com
Time: 3:00pm 403-993-3202



   
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