Troubadours of Peace Region, Ordo Franciscanus Sæcularis

(Secular Franciscan Order)

 

June 13-15, 2010: Minister's Meeting, Our Lady of Peace Retreat Center

July 12, 2008, St. Thomas More Church, Spokane WA

Holy Trinity Fraternity sponsored a day of reflection led by Fr. John Vaughn OFM, former Minister General of the OFMs.

Ordained in 1955, Father Vaughn served in Oakland as provincial minister of the Franciscan Province of St. Barbara from 1976 to 1979, and in Rome as minister general of the Order of Friars Minor from 1979 to 1991.

 

 

 

 

Celebrating mass is Father Vaughn, OFM with concelebrates Fr. John dePaemelaere, OFM and Fr. Alberic Smith, OFM (not pictured).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leading in prayer right:  Patty Fitzsimmons, OFS; Teresa McDermott, OFS; and Wayne Woodward, OFS; ministers of Holy Trinity, St. Francis, and Mary Queen of Angels Fraternities, respectively.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below, the attendants pose for this photo at St. Thomas More parish hall.  Total attendance was ninety-five, complete with fabulous Inland NW potluck feast.

June 2006 Annual Ministers Meeting:

March 2006 Council Meeting:

Rest in Peace

2005-2006

   Therese Schneiter - St. Francis of Rogue Valley

   Betty Ann Marlia - St. Francis of Rogue Valley

   Pat Moran - St. Francis Fraternity

   Margaret Straling, OFS - St. Francis Cabrini Fraternity

   James Cacioppo - St. Francis Cabrini Fraternity

2004-2005

    Francis O'Connell, Candidate - Holy Trinity Fraternity

    Ralph DeVine, OFS - St. Francis Cabrini Fraternity

    Carol Van Sickle, OFS - St. Francis Cabrini Fraternity

    Lucille McInerney, OFS - St. Francis Fraternity

    Vince Cicero, OFS - St. Francis of Assisi Fraternity

 

St. Francis Fraternity of Spokane sponsors a retreat in 2001 at Gonzaga University with Friar Benet Fonck, OFM.

PAST CALENDARS

2014

 

Feb 15 (TBD)

Fraternity Annual Reports are due

March 1 (TBD)

Fair Share Due

June 12-15

Troubadours of Peace Region Executive Council Meeting - Our Lady of Peace Retreat Center

June 13-15

Regional Ministers Meeting - Our Lady of Peace Retreat Center

Sept 12-14

Franciscan Retreat, with presentations by Fr. Dan Horan, OFM, sponsored by the Secular Franciscans of Troubadour of Peace Region (WA, OR, ID, AK)

Friday, September 12th, 6 PM, (registration 3 - 6) Sunday, September 14th, Noon

Our Lady of Peace Retreat House, Beaverton, OR

Cost: $225 – includes registration, room, meals

(Day attendee) $125 - includes registration & meals

Contact: Dennis Daniel, OFS at dadaniel@comcast.net or 509-991-7937 for registration information

 

2013

 

Feb 15 Fraternity Annual Reports are due
Feb 22-24 Executive Council Meeting
March  Fair Share Due
May  17-19 Retreat sponsored by St. Clare Fraternity at Our Lady of Peace Retreat House, 3600 SW 170th Avenue, Beaverton OR

Registration Form, Retreat Details

$175.00 (covers room, meals from Friday dinner through Sunday brunch and Retreat Director’s stipend)

RETREAT DIRECTOR:      Father John Quigley, OFM

Father John is an accomplished speaker and a talented artist who ministers in the province of St. John the Baptist in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He began his ministry in 1974 as co-leader of the New Jerusalem community in Cincinnati with Father Richard Rohr and has since served as coordinator for social justice and peace concerns both within his province, and at the international level.  In 1998 he was appointed Director for Franciscans International and spent ten years in Geneva, Switzerland coordinating work for the promotion and protection of human rights.  He has led pilgrimages throughout Europe and currently serves on the Franciscan Pilgrimage Programs team. 

Early registration is encouraged. There are a limited number of “couples” rooms available on a “first come, first served” basis.

June 6-9

Troubadours of Peace Region Executive Council Meeting - Our Lady of Peace Retreat Center

June 7-9 Regional Ministers Meeting and NAFRA visitation - Our Lady of Peace Retreat Center.  Anticipate Friday 6PM dinner with roll call in the evening.  Please alert Bob if you cannot make dinner.  Attendees from each fraternity include Minister, Spiritual Assistants and Formation Directors

 

2012

 

February 14 Fraternity Annual Reports are due

Early registration for Secular Franciscan Development 2012
   Open to Fraternity Minister, Spiritual Assistant, Formation Director
April 1 Last chance registration for Secular Franciscan Development 2012

Next Meeting – April 13, 14, 15, 2012

Council Dates:  June 7 – 10, 2012

April 13-15 Executive Council Meeting
May 18-20 St. Clare Fraternity Retreat, Our Lady of Peace, Beaverton OR (details TBA)
June 7-10

Executive Council, Troubadours of Peace Region Executive Council Meeting - Our Lady of Peace Retreat Center / Beaverton, OR.

June 8-10 Secular Franciscan Development 2012, Troubadours of Peace Region Executive Council Meeting - Our Lady of Peace Retreat Center / Beaverton, OR.
July 8 Troubadours of Peace Picnic, Snohomish WA (see below)

 

2011

 

February 15 Fraternity Annual Reports are due

IMPORTANT ADDITION!!!

For this year, until we revise the report itself, what I need to present to the Regional Executive Council is a better estimation on the health of your fraternities.

To accomplish this I want each local minister send in along with your annual report form the following:

From the Minister:

A 1 page narrative evaluation of the health of the fraternity which includes your ways of supporting the spiritual & physical needs of your professed sisters and brothers.

Describe your fraternity & evaluate its spiritual well-being & health of the fraternity itself!

  1. Are folks properly formed in Franciscan attitudes?
  2. Is the fraternity a place of the Gospel?
  3. Is the Fraternity a truly Franciscan experience where people want to come?
  4. Does the fraternity support the members needs/desires for community or do members invest more time in other parish oriented groups - do you allow time for just sharing and prayer or is the gathering too structure to allow flexibility?
  5. Do professed members regularly wear the TAU both in and outside the gathering times?
  6. Are there extra community gatherings (not just monthly one) to build a closer community?
  7. does the fraternity occasionally worship together as a community?
  8. Is there an annual retreat along with periodic days of reflection?
  9. Does the fraternity keep "up to date" as newer Franciscan scholarship becomes available?
  10. Do you provide on-going formation regularly?  Is on-going formation done in short segments or drawn out so folks lose interest & continuity?
  11. If your group attracting potential new vocations?  why or why not?
  12. Are you more concerned with doing ministry (being apostolic) or first being Franciscan (evangelical)?

From the Spiritual Assistant --- same evaluation questions as for the minister, but done independently from the minister

These narratives will help us a Region to better look for ways to actively assist each fraternity and/or seek regional initiatives to support your needs.
February 1 Scully Grant Application/Renewal Forms Due
March 4-6 Region Exec Council meeting -- Location TBA
March 31 Fair Share payments due
June 10-12 Troubadours of Peace Annual Minister's Meeting - Our Lady of Peace Retreat Center / Beaverton, OR.
June 10 & 12 Troubadours of Peace Region Executive Council Meeting - Our Lady of Peace Retreat Center / Beaverton, OR.

Aug 4-7

Holy Trinity, St. Francis, and Mary Queen of Angels Fraternities are holding their annual campout at Farragut State Park, ID.  Location is Camp Gilmore (not White Tail) area.

Pick a campsite next to or near Gilmore: 307,308, 309, and 311.   Overflow area is White Tail near site 052.

Check out the online reservations:  http://www.idahoparks.org/parks/reserve.aspx

We have been blessed with Mass from either Fr. Colman, S.T. or Fr. Alberic, OFM.  God willing, we'll have Mass on site otherwise we can go to St. Joseph 11AM Sunday Mass in Spirit Lake.

Aug 7

Servants of the Lord Fraternity will celebrate their 25th anniversary of Canonical establishment.  Hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks and paper goods will be provided at Evergreen Park, 1400 Park Ave., Bremerton, WA from noon to 3PM.  Please bring salad, dessert or a side-dish.  Please RSVP to julieelkinton@msn.com.

Sept 15-18 CNSA Seminar/formation for Spiritual Assistants, Our Lady of Peace Retreat Center Beaverton, OR
October 25-30 NAFRA National Chapter - Location TBA

 


2010 Pastoral & Fraternal Visitations:

May - St Francis - Spokane, WA

August - Poverello - Kirkland, WA

November - Mary Queen of Angels - Coeur d'Alene, ID

November - Holy Trinity - Tri-Cities, WA

2010

 

January 15 Fraternity Annual Reports are due
February 1 Scully Grant Application/Renewal Forms Due
March 5-7 Region Exec Council meeting -- Auburn, WA
March 31 Fair Share payments due
May 14-16 Region Retreat with Fr. Rusty Shaughnessy , Our Lady of Peace Retreat Center, Beaverton, OR

Please register with this form:  Click Here

St. Clare Fraternity invites you to join in our Secular Franciscan Retreat. All are welcome. We can assure you that it will be a time to put all other concerns and worldly worries aside, a time to completely relax, and a time to allow yourself to grow spiritually in the Lord’s company.

Fr. Rusty Shaughnessy is the Retreat Director at San Damiano Retreat Center in Danville CA.  He attended St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore, MD where he earned his Masters in Theology.  He has been assigned to several large suburban parishes in the Chicago area and also to retreat centers in Scottsdale AZ and San Luis Rey, CA.  He has traveled throughout the US, Canada, and the Orient giving retreats, workshops, and parish missions.

Sign in time for the retreat is anytime after 3:00 pm.. Retreat officially begins with dinner at 7:00 PM.  (There will be Evening Prayer at 6:30 pm.)

June 11-13 Visitation from National Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order (NAFRA), Beaverton, OR
June 11-13 Troubadours of Peace Annual Minister's Meeting - Our Lady of Peace Retreat Center / Beaverton, OR.
June 11 & 13 Troubadours of Peace Region Executive Council Meeting - Our Lady of Peace Retreat Center / Beaverton, OR.

Aug 12-15

Holy Trinity, St. Francis, and Mary Queen of Angels Fraternities are holding their annual campout at Farragut State Park, ID.  Location is Camp Gilmore (not White Tail) area.

Pick a campsite next to or near Gilmore: 307,308, 309, and 311.

Check out the online reservations:  http://www.idahoparks.org/parks/reserve.aspx

We have been blessed with Mass from either Fr. Colman, S.T. or Fr. Alberic, OFM.  God willing, we'll have Mass on site otherwise we can go to St. Joseph 11AM Sunday Mass in Spirit Lake.

Sept 15-18 CNSA Seminar/formation for Spiritual Assistants, Our Lady of Peace Retreat Center Beaverton, OR
October 26-31 NAFRA National Chapter (Visitation from CIOFS) - Scottsdale AZ

 

2009

January 15 Fraternity Annual Reports are due

February 1

Scully Grant Application/Renewal Forms Due

March 31

Fair Share payments due

March 20-22 Regional Executive Council Meeting-Camp Berachah, Auburn, WA
May 15-17

OFS Retreat

St. Clare Fraternity invites you to join in our Secular Franciscan Retreat. All are welcome. We can assure you that it will be a time to put all other concerns and worldly worries aside, a time to completely relax, and a time to allow yourself to grow spiritually in the Lord’s company.

PLACE:                              OUR LADY OF PEACE RETREAT CENTER
                                           3600 S.W. 170 AVE. - BEAVERTON, OR
RETREAT COST:               $160.00

RETREAT DIRECTORS:  Fr. Franklin Fong, OFM. & Br. James Lockman, OFM.

We are extremely fortunate to have two retreat directors Fr. Franklin Fong, OFM. and Br. James Lockman. Both are outstanding, and I can assure you this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have these two outstanding friars here for our retreat.  More details are listed below.

REGISTRATION FORM

June 12-14 Troubadours of Peace Annual Minister's Meeting - Our Lady of Peace Retreat Center / Beaverton, OR.
June 12 & 14 Troubadours of Peace Region Executive Council Meeting - Our Lady of Peace Retreat Center / Beaverton, OR.
August  15 OFS Day of Reflection- Spokane, WA.  The speaker is Br. Bill Short, OFM who is one of the top Franciscan theologians in the country.

Aug 13-16

Holy Trinity, St. Francis, and Mary Queen of Angels Fraternities are holding their annual campout at Farragut State Park, ID.  Location is Camp Gilmore (not White Tail) area.

Campsites are reserved at Gilmore: 307,308, 309, 311, and 316.

Check out the online reservations:  http://www.idahoparks.org/parks/reserve.aspx

Our group is still going camping but instead of having a potluck and mass on Saturday August 15th we will be going into Spokane for the Day of Reflection.

Oct 20-25  NAFRA-Albuquerque, NM

 

2008

January 15 Fraternity Annual Reports are due

February 1

Scully Grant Application/Renewal Forms Due

February 28

Fair Share payments due

February 16

All Ex-Council Tentative Agenda items to regional secretary
February 29 - March 2 Regional Ex-Council Meeting – Camp Berachah/Auburn, WA
May 1 All Ex-Council Tentative Agenda items to regional secretary
May 23-25 OFS Regional Retreat - Our Lady of Peace Retreat Center / Beaverton, OR
June 6-9 Annual Minister's Meeting - Our Lady of Peace Retreat Center / Beaverton, OR.  Chapter Elections and NAFRA Elections
July 12 Day of Reflection at St. Thomas More, Spokane. Guest speaker is John Vaughn OFM, former minister general of the OFMs
August  3 Picnic in Tacoma (Northern Area Gathering)

August  7-10

Holy Trinity, St. Francis, and Mary Queen of Angels Fraternities are holding their annual campout at Farragut State Park, ID.  Location is Camp Gilmore (not White Tail) area.  Sites 305-310 are currently reserved by OFS members.  Potluck followed by Mass on Saturday night.  Celebrant is Friar A. Smith, OFM.  Please call Bill Ballinger 208 623 3435 for more details or check out the online reservations:  http://www.idahoparks.org/parks/reserve.aspx

2007

January 15 Fraternity Annual Reports are due

February 1

Scully Grant Application/Renewal Forms Due

February 28

Fair Share payments due

February 16

All Ex-Council Tentative Agenda items due to regional secretary

March 23-25

Regional Ex-Council Meeting – Camp Berachah/Auburn, WA

May 18-20

OFS Regional Retreat - Our Lady of Peace Retreat Center / Beaverton, OR.  Click here for details and application.

May 1

All Ex-Council Tentative Agenda items to regional secretary

June 8 & 11

Regional Executive Council - Our Lady of Peace Retreat Center / Beaverton, OR

June 8-10

Annual Minister's Meeting - Our Lady of Peace Retreat Center / Beaverton, OR.  This is the NAFRA Visitation

July 3-8

OFS Quinquennial – Radisson Hotel Pittsburgh Green Tree /

Pittsburg, PA

August  5

Northern Area Gathering:  Picnic at Evergreen Park, 1400 Park Ave., in Bremerton.  Noon-4.  Hosted by Servants of the Lord Fraternity.

What to bring: Your favorite side dish or dessert! Hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks and paper products will be provided.

Directions:  HWY 305 from North or South take Kitsap Way Exit. This will eventually become 6th Street Turn left at light on Park Ave. Continue on Park going straight through light on 11th St.

August 9-12

Campout at Farragut State Park, ID.  Location is Whitetail camp area around site 47.  Potluck followed by Mass on Saturday night.  Holy Trinity, St. Francis, and Mary Queen of Angels Fraternities are planning to attend.  Please call Bill Ballinger 208 623 3435 for more details or check out the online reservations:  http://www.idahoparks.org/parks/reserve.aspx

2006

January 15 Fraternity Annual Reports are due
March Regional Council Meeting - TBA
May 5-7 OFS Regional Retreat - Our Lady of Peace Retreat Center / Beaverton, OR
June 9, 11, 12 Executive Council - Our Lady of Peace Retreat Center / Beaverton, OR
June 9, 10, 11 Annual Minister's Meeting - Our Lady of Peace Retreat Center / Beaverton, OR
August 3-6 Campout at Farragut State Park, ID.  Location is Whitetail camp area around site 47.  Potluck followed by Mass on Saturday night.  Holy Trinity, St. Francis, and Mary Queen of Angels Fraternities are planning to attend.  Please call Bill Ballinger 208 623 3435 for more details.