The Northeastern Regional Conference was sponsored by ten chapters of UVA: UV Berkshires, Boston, Brooklyn, Bronx, Cape Cod, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Rochester, Syracuse, and Westchester. These ten chapters also bought His Excellency Bp. Rifan a new pontifical ring which was presented to him by Fr. Santos at vespers on Friday.

The conference weekend was a truly a blessed experience for all who attended. The speakers gave insightful and inspiring talks, and all of the liturgies were incredibly beautiful, including the pontifical High Mass, which was celebrated from the throne with the permission of Bishop Tobin of Providence. The weekend would not have been possible without the kind permission of Father Santos of Holy Name of Jesus Church, who opened his church and school for the events. A special "thank you" is extended with much affection to Allen Maynard, host of the conference and president of UV RI and also to his wife Wendy and her crew who did a wonderful job of providing food for the attendees.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Schedule of Events

FRIDAY, Nov. 18th - For Una Voce America leaders (Vespers and potluck dinner open to all):
  • 3:00-5:45 pm: Meeting of leaders to discuss issues related to UVA; presentations by Board Members
  • 6:00-7:00 pm: Ponitifical Vespers: Bp. Rifan (open to all)
  • 7:15-8:30 pm: Potluck dinner (open to all)
  • 8:30-9:30 pm: UVA speaker

SATURDAY, Nov. 19th - Open to all:

  • 9:00-10:00 am: Low Mass according to the Rite of Braga
  • 10:00-11:00 am: Coffee/Registration
  • 11:00 am-noon: Lecture by Fr. Wilson
  • Noon-1:00 pm: Lecture by Fra. Freddy Crichton-Stuart
  • 1:00-2:30 pm: Lunch
  • 2:30-3:30 pm: Lecture by Fr. Kocik
  • 3:30-4:00 pm: Q & A
  • 4:00-5:00 pm: Free Time
  • 5:00-6:00 pm: Holy Hour and Confessions
  • 6:00-7:30 pm: Cocktail hour and dinner
  • 7:30-8:30 pm: Key-note speaker Bp. Rifan
  • 8:30-9:00 pm: Final comments by UVA Board member

SUNDAY, Nov. 20th - Open to all

  • 11:00 am-12:30 pm: Ponitifcal High Mass - Bp. Rifan
  • 12:30-1:30 pm: Lunch
  • 1:30-3:00 pm: Msgr. Michael Schmitz


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