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Youth ministry in our Asia Pacific provinces

Y eventWednesday, 17 April 2024

NEWS FROM THAILAND

Serra International, an organization of Catholic laypeople devoted to promoting vocations to the ministerial priesthood and consecrated life, has marked its 80th global meeting in Chiang Mai, Thailand from June 22 to 25, 2023. Our two sisters, Sr. Maria Rosa Medina from Thailand and Sr. Mary Ignatius Vedua from the Philippines were delegates from the Asia Pacific Province of the Religious of the Assumption to join this convention.

Serra International is the only lay organization aggregated to a primary pontifical work – the Pontifical Work for Priestly Vocations – to encourage and coordinate efforts to promote vocations to the sacred priesthood of the Catholic Church.

 

 NEWS FROM JAPAN

The Catholic Young Adults Hang Out in Osaka, Japan was inspired by the Philippine online version, “Hang Out with Purple Dots.”

Sr. Joy De Vera (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak1f5653a26e856a446fbc26eccad8d5b0').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy1f5653a26e856a446fbc26eccad8d5b0 = 'sr.joy.ra' + '@'; addy1f5653a26e856a446fbc26eccad8d5b0 = addy1f5653a26e856a446fbc26eccad8d5b0 + 'gmail' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text1f5653a26e856a446fbc26eccad8d5b0 = 'sr.joy.ra' + '@' + 'gmail' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak1f5653a26e856a446fbc26eccad8d5b0').innerHTML += ''+addy_text1f5653a26e856a446fbc26eccad8d5b0+''; ) accompanies the participants (online and in-person) via the 3D Vocation Discernment Program: Discover Oneself, Discover Jesus Christ, and Discover One’s Giftedness for the Church. There are currently 12 young adults who expressed their desire to be accompanied in their vocation journey.

The picture shows the participants playing a getting-to-know-you game at one of the Hang Outs.

 

NEWS FROM VIETNAM

Assumption Youth in Vietnam is one of the main apostolates of Le Van Sy Community in reaching out to the young students from other provinces to have a good place to study and a healthy environment to train themselves to become real women of the family, society and the church.

 They are also part of Assumption Youth Families program which is organized by the Augustinian of the Assumption. They join many activities which help them in spiritual life and bonding together to build up the community such as Advent and Lenten Recollection, Christmas party, sport fest, summer camp as well as reaching out to others like visiting the elderly, special children and giving food for the homeless families.