All members of a religious community, secular institute, or society of apostolic life are invited to attend the meetings of the Council with the right of voice but not vote.
The delegate members are elected or appointed by the members of his/her community who reside and/or serve in the Diocese. Communities with fewer than 11 members shall be represented by one delegate; communities with 11-20 members shall be represented by two delegates; communities with 21 or more members shall be represented by one delegate for each additional ten community members.
Present members include:
Sr. Cindy Sullivan, BVM, President
Sr. Doris Durant, OSM, Vice President
Sr. Norma Bryant, SSJ, Secretary
Sr. Elizabeth Menard, OP, Treasurer
Most Reverend Terry R. LaValley, Ex-Officio
Sr. Bernadette Marie Collins, SSJ, Ex-Officio
Sr. Maria Flavia D’Costa, SCC
Sr. Bernadette Ducharme, SCSL
Sr. Janet Peters, RSM
Sr. Jennifer Votraw, SSJ
General meetings are held twice a year in the fall and spring. The fall meeting is
held at the Bishop’s House.
Members are encouraged to hold at least one regional meeting during the year on
a topic of interest.