Beloved in Christ:
I write at this time to encourage you to attend the 2014 Annual Assembly of Forward in Faith North America and the Synod of our Missionary Diocese of All Saints.
Both of these important gatherings will be held at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows from July 9 through July 11. In looking over the agenda for our Synod we have discovered that there is not very much business for us to accomplish. So, the Synod will meet for two hours following lunch on Friday. Doing so will save all of us the expense of an additional night in the hotel and will get us home at a reasonable time to prepare for our Sunday obligations.
The theme for this year’s Assembly is Devoted to Prayer. FIFNA is delighted to welcome Bishop Donald Parsons, Mother Gabriella, OCA and Bishop Alberto Morales, OSB as speakers. They will be joined by Father James Hutchison at a panel discussion with questions and answers. Additional information on the Assembly and to register please visit www.fifna.org.
Please consider making the Assembly and the Synod a priority. I look forward to seeing you in July!
Faithfully yours in the service of Christ and His Church,
The Rt. Rev. William H. Ilgenfritz
P.S. If you would like to stay an extra night at Our Lady of the Snows following the Synod, the cost is $72.20. You will need to call their hotel service to reserve the room.