The Secular Franciscan Order in the United States sponsors a Quinquennial Congress every five years to bring together the Franciscan family from all over the U.S. and even other countries. The exception to the five-year practice is the 2016 Q, which comes four years after the previous Q, so that the 2021 Q will fall on the 100th anniversary of the first Quinquennial Congress.
The 2016 "Q" Planning Committee includes Coordinator
Susan Simeone, OFS; Barb Morgan, OFS; Kate Kleinert, OFS; Judy
Haupt, OFS, and Kathryn Wohnoutka, OFS.
The 2012 "Q" Planning Committee was headed by Co-Chairs Clare McCluggage Reidy, OFS, a former national councilor, and Patrick Mendes, OFS, former national minister. Other members: Tom Bello, OFS, national minister; Fr. Larry Dreffein, OFM, spiritual assistant; Cyl Maljan, OFS; Barb Morgan, OFS; Sarah Mulholland, OFS; Anne Mulqueen, OFS; Michael Reidy, OFS; Dennis Ross, OFS, national treasurer.