A letter to all Legionaries, consecrated and Regnum Christi members
in the North American Territory describes an improved committee structure
to help the Movement to operate more efficiently and effectively.
The committees are designed to improve the service of the
territorial staff to all our members.
Thy Kingdom Come!
June 28, 2012
all Legionaries, Consecrated Women and Men and all Regnum Christi
members Territory of North America
Dear Legionaries, Consecrated Women and Men
and all Regnum Christi members,
Greetings. As you know, two
years ago the Legion and the Regnum Christi movement in
North America began to use Adizes to help us analyze
our organization and seek to improve our internal governance. The
valuable input received from this process has been of great
help and there have been quite a few changes implemented
because of it. One example of this was the creation
of the Participatory Organizational Council which sought to increase the
participation of members throughout the Legion and Regnum Christi in
decision-making processes. Bringing together Legionaries, consecrated and other lay men
and women, they studied and proposed solutions to different problems
that the Legion and Regnum Christ have faced.
moved forward, we saw the need to establish more specific
committees comprised of Legionaries, consecrated and first and second-degree members
who have expertise in their respective fields so as to
come up with solutions and present them to us and
the territorial staff. Last year we saw the creation of
various committees such as the new media committee, one for
ECYD, and more recently the financial committee and the marketing
After the staff meetings this June, a few more
committees have been formed. Some of you will be asked
if you could assist in serving in these committees or,
in some cases, there will be consultations to obtain valuable
experiences to bring forward our work. Here we offer a
brief explanation of each committee and its role in helping
us make good decisions in governance.
- The financial committee serves to
ensure that our administration and finances are in order, that
audits are in place and that we follow our procedures
in the decision-making process. This is headed by Fr Jose
- The educational committee will meet to make recommendations
on how to go ahead with our educational apostolate. Then
it will supervise the implementation of that strategy and the
correct governance of those efforts. Oscar Marroquin will head this
- The marketing and communications committee has begun meeting to
find ways to communicate effectively our mission to both members
and non-members. This is headed up by Jim Fair.
apostolate committee will meet to analyze how we can better
serve our brothers and sisters. Betty Rivera will head this
committee and will help us coordinate the various subcommittees that
are part of it. These subcommittees are:
- The ECYD
committee will continue to implement the new developments in ECYD
and find ways to improve our work with adolescents. This
was led by Fr Daniel Brandenburg last year, and will
be led by Betty Rivera beginning this fall.
- The Regnum
Christi youth sections committee will find ways to both help
our young Regnum Christi members and reach out and minister
better to youth in their high school and college years.
This will be led by Fr Daniel Brandenburg.
- The RCMC committee
will continue meeting to improve the RC Mission Corps. Glory
Darbellay will lead this committee.
- The Legionary vocation committee will be
a forum for ongoing teamwork and sharing of best practices.
This team will be headed by Fr Justin Kielhorn.
consecrated women’s vocation committee is a forum for ongoing teamwork
and sharing of best practices. The vocation director in each
team will be part of this committee as well as
the director of the Immaculate Conception Program and the admissions
director for MEC. Monica Treviño has been leading this team
up to now.
- The family outreach committee will gather a
group of experts from different programs that, as part of
the New Evangelization, reach out to families. Kerrie Rivard will
chair this committee.
- The Regnum Christi Resource Center committee will seek
to identify and support better the needs of our Regnum
Christi members and create material that will help them not
just in their spiritual but also in their integral formation.
This committee will also continue to develop an accredited spiritual
guides’ course. Fr Andre LaSana will continue to lead this
- The locality support committee will aid the local coordinators
of apostolate and their teams in continuing to set the
framework for effective teamwork, help take steps towards the regionalization,
constituting boards for decision making and so forth. Ivens Mendonca
is the chair of this committee.
- The new media committee
will cease as the communications committee and the Regnum Christi
Resource Center committee will, each according to the committee´s purpose,
assume the goals of using the new media in their
The territorial staff, in their effort to better serve
and to help promote participation, will be involved in the
different committees. We hope that by having these committees, more
members of the Legion and Regnum Christi will be able
to participate and share their initiatives and expertise and thus
better guide the Legion and Regnum Christi.
As we continue
in our renewal process, let us ask God for the
grace of being renewed interiorly and every day becoming more
the men and women of God, that is the saints
God has called us to be and which the world
so desperately needs.
Yours in Christ,
Fr Luis Garza, LC
Territorial Director of the
Legionaries of Christ
Territorial Director of
the Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi
Territorial Director of the Consecrated Men of Regnum Christi