Board in New York

Notice: that's "Board in New York" not "Bored in New York." New York City's not the sort of place where one gets bored.

Earlier this week the Board of Directors of the Apostleship of Prayer in the U.S. met at Fordham University in the Bronx, New York. As an incorporated non-profit organization, we're required to have annual board meetings and they are by no means "window dressing." The board helps me make sure the Apostleship in the U.S. is financially sound and pursuing its mission.

Here are our board members:

President: Fr. Joseph Koterski, S.J., who hosted us at Fordham. Fr. Koterski is a professor of philosophy at Fordham and the editor of the International Philosophical Quarterly.

Treasurer: Fr. J. Daniel Daly, S.J., who is professor of accounting at Regis University in Denver, CO as well as the rector of the Jesuit community there.

Secretary: Fr. James Hayes, S.J., who is the associate chaplain for Jesuit Mission and Identity at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA and who is also the rector of the Jesuit community there.

Then, in alphabetical order, are the following members of the board:

Fr. Doan Hoang, S.J., who is director of Families of the Sacred Heart Program and the California Province of the Jesuits' director of the Apostleship of Prayer.

Mrs. Dorothy Ireton of Bethany Beach, DE who has served on many boards and is very involved in the pro-life movement.

Ms. Margaret Lyons of Greenwich, CT, a Certified Public Accountant and member of the Order of Malta.

I am an ex officio member of the board and Fr. Paul Macke, S.J., Jesuit Conference Secretary for pastoral ministries and Jesuit life, is a non-voting member of the board and serves as our liason with the Jesuit Conference in Washington, DC.

At the recent meeting Fr. Guillermo Arias, S.J., spiritual director at St. Vincent DePaul Seminary in Boynton Beach, FL, finished his five year term and Fr. Christopher Collins, S.J., who was ordained in 2006 and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Sacred Theology at Boston College was elected to take his place.

Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York resigned from the board a year ago and we are currently looking for a bishop to replace him.