Fort Worth Diocesan Council





  • B. Vrendenburg
  • Ralph Hassel


  • The South Central Region includes Texas, Arkansas,Oklahoma & New Mexico

    The South Central Regional Meeting will be held in Fort Worth on Friday and Saturday May 15th and 16th at St. Bartholomew Parish, 3601 Alta Mesa Blvd, Fort Worth, Texas 76133. Map & Direction The Registration Fee for the entire meeting is $80.00 /person. This includes all of the meeting materials, Breakfast and Lunch on Friday, Breakfast, Lunch and Banquet on Saturday, refreshments during the meeting breaks and wine or beer at the reception prior to the Banquet.

    The Hotel for the meeting will be the Radisson Hotel Fort Worth South, 100 Alta Mesa East Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX 76134 Map & Directions (corner of Alta Mesa and Interstate 35W South). The Hotel is located approximately 3 mile from St. Bartholomew's Parish and bus service will be provided on a continuous basis between the Hotel and St. Bartholomew's Parish. The group rate for the Hotel is $97.01 /day all taxes included. Call the Hotel directly for reservations at 817-293-3088 before April 27th, 2009 to obtain this group rate. Mention the Society of St. Vincent de Paul when making reservations.

    One of the major benefit of the regional and diocesan meetings is the opportunity for collaboration and sharing your moments with Vincentians from around the area. As you can see from the attached Agenda, there will be workshops and meetings that you can attend, all geared towards improving and making you a better Vincentians. Additionally, some of the meeting workshops are focused to assist in the completion of the paperwork necessary to participate in the National Council's 501(C)(3) exemption. This was done because the Bishop's have only agreed to continue allowing us to use their Group exemption through 2009. Please relay this message to your Conferences and encourage all of your Conference Presidents and Officers to attend the meeting.

    Meeting check-in will be held in the Hotel Lobby on Thursday May 14th from 5 to 8 PM and on Friday, May 15, St. Bartholomew Church.

    Please make every effort to encourage all our members to attend this conference so we can make it the best possible.If you have non-member friends who shares with you the Vincentian spirit, then they are more than WELCOME to attend this conference.

    Yours in Christ,

    Ralph Hassel
    SVDP SRC Chairperson

    Sharing our bread with the hungry,
    Sheltering the oppressed and the homeless;
    Clothing the naked when you see them,,
    And not turning your back on your own. Isaiah 58:6-7

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