Update: April 6, 2011

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Reclaiming the Promise of Vatican II

Pentecost Weekend, JUNE 10-12, 2011
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Confirmation notices are regularly sent via email.  Be sure to check SPAM folder. If you need to verify your registration status, contact david.lister@conferencedirect.com

Booking Hotel Reservations at the Marriott: There are still a good number of rooms available in the ACC block at the substantial discount price of $109/night. Be sure to book your hotel room by May 18th when the block will be released. Note that the hotel will not accept reservations at our preferred rate if you call the hotel directly.  To get the discounted hotel rate, we recommend that you book your hotel room via the ACC Online Registration Form and follow steps below:

(1) Go to the field: “Council Registration, Full Registration;”

(2) Click the drop- down window and select “I am not registering at this time” (the first item);

(3) Proceed to the Hotel Reservation Section of the form to reserve your hotel rooms.

If you encounter difficulties doing this or have an unusual situation, call the Registrar at 815/299-7158 or David Lister, ConferenceDirect, at 763/767-6190 or e-mail david.lister@conferencedirect.com

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Listening Assembly in Jacksonville, FL – Feb. 19

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HANGING TOUGH: Keeping Your Integrity & Changing the (Institutional) Church


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ad manWe welcome advertisements and expressions of support of ACC for publication in the Detroit program booklet commemorating this historic national gathering celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II.  The programwill be distributed to all registrants and will be available for downloading on the ACC website (averageing more than 100 hits a day)

The program will be printed on 8 ½” by 11″ quality white paper with heavy stock cover and contain Council documents including the final draft of the Catholic Bill of Rights and Responsibilities, biographies and descriptions of the six keynote addresses, detailed descriptions of 18 different Breakout Sessions, summary narrative and data from nearly one hundred listening sessions held over the last 18 months years, as well as music, lyrics and prayers that will be used at the celebratory Closing Eucharist on Sunday morning.

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Let Your Voice Be Heard: Virtual Listening Assembly for those who haven’t attended a physical Listening Session ..

survey If you haven’t participated in a listening session or if you previously attended a session and did not submit a survey in the days following that session, please take time to share with us your thoughts about the future of the church at Virtual Listening Assembly Survey. Follow the directions under “Data Collection.” No password is required to access the survey, however, if you are not already a member of our social network (ACC Assemblies Community Network) you will be prompted to SIGN-UP The survey itself is totally anonymous and cannot be linked to your identity. To learn more about the Assemblies Community Network (ACN), the steps we take to protect your identity, and our standards for transparent communications on the network, see the downloadable information at the “JOIN NOW” box on the left column of the HOME PAGE. If you have difficulties, email: administrator@talkingthewalk.net.


Holy Spirit 2Gracious and Holy God, we join together today in prayer for all who seek to reclaim the vision and spirit of Vatican II anywhere, and all those who will gather in Detroit this Pentecost.

May we be anointed by your Spirit to share in divine creativity in solving the challenges of carrying out Vatican II’s empowerment of the baptized; Send forth your Spirit!

May we benefit from the diversity of gifts you have bestowed on all your people and work toward recognizing and using those gifts fully and inclusively; Send forth your Spirit!

May we be open to Your grace and steadfast in the face of scorn, opposition and dismissal; Send forth your Spirit!

May we always remember all those who have gone before us, both blazing prophets and quiet souls, who have labored for freedom, truth and dignity for your people; Send forth your Spirit!

May we join our footsteps with those of your Son, as the journey of Holy Week begins, embracing the anguish of Calvary while looking ahead to the Alleluia of a resurrected Church; Send forth your Spirit!

May we be strengthened by the solidarity of this communal prayer and through the grace and power of the God who lovingly weaves us all together in a tapestry of love, so that we can do more than any one of us dreams alone; Send forth your Spirit!

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