Regional Elections in December

Our Regional elections are coming up this December, and all perpetually professed Secular Franciscans in the Mother Cabrini Region are invited to nominate persons whom they believe are qualified for an office. Nominations can be made by a fraternity or by an individual, and if someone is interested in a particular office, they can nominate themselves.

Note: Only perpetually professed Secular Franciscans within our Region may be nominated for elected and appointed offices.

Elected Offices

  • Minister*
  • Vice-Minister
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Formation Director
  • Councilor At-Large
  • * Candidates may not hold the office of minister at two different levels. (General Constitutions, Article 82.a)

For information on the duties and responsibilities associated with these offices, see:

Appointed Offices

The following offices are appointed positions. While these will be appointed by the newly-elected officers during their first Regional meeting, you can still recommend individuals for consideration — and individuals can put forward their own names — for the following.

  • Councilor for Apostolates
  • Councilor for Communications/PR
  • Councilor for Fraternal Life
  • Councilor for Visitations
  • Councilor for Vocations
  • Councilor for Youth/Young Adult

For information on the duties and responsibilities associated with these offices, see the Mother Cabrini Region Ministers’ Reference Manual, pages B14–18, B20.

Note: For the Mother Cabrini Region Ministers’ Reference Manual, every local minister should have a copy. Please see your local minister for more information.

To Submit Nominations

If you have nominations or suggestions, please email our 2009 Regional Nominating Committee Chair, Monica Marko, SFO, at elections @ ilofs.org (remove spaces).

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