March 2012 News
Canon Lawyer Sharon Holland, IHM to Speak at DASS Annual Meeting, October 15-16, 2012
The DASS Executive Board met at the Dominican Sisters of Peace Motherhouse
in Columbus, OH on March 12, 2012. Sister Sharon Holland IHM, prominent
Canon Lawyer, spoke to the Board members about the present realities
and future possibilities for Catholic independent schools.
Sister Sharon addressed several issues of major concern:
the present ecclesial and civil status of our schools;
the critical relationship of the sponsored schools with their founding congregation;
canonical and civil options for the future; and
the importance of formational/educational programs for local boards, leadership, and lay personnel in all our schools.
Sister Sharon has graciously agreed to address these issues with all members at the DASS Annual Meeting
which will be held next fall at Mt. St. Dominic Academy in Caldwell, NJ
. This special two-day gathering will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, October 15th and will conclude on Tuesday, October 16th at 3:00 p.m.
In addition to the school representatives, we are inviting the congregational leadership liaison persons to attend.
The agenda for this gathering will include: Sister Sharon's presentation
and extended time for responses, questions, sharing. We will also be
meeting with a few sponsorship directors from other orders/congregations
who have developed successful formation programs for lay personnel in
In early June, we will be sending out registration forms, preparation
materials, specific agenda etc. to all our member schools and the
sponsoring congregations, along with travel/accommodation information.
Please make this October gathering a calendar priority.
DASS ANNUAL MEETING - OCTOBER 15 & 16 - CALDWELL, NJ
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