The Lasallian Family in Madang held its first meeting for 2021 with 17 committed Lasallians in attendance. The Madang Lasallian family welcomed long-standing committed Lasallians Nelson and Barbara, who attended their first meeting in Madang.
Led by Area Coordinator Schola Hori, the group discussed vital topics associated with providing a Human and Christian education to young people. Topics included the upcoming National Women's Symposium, strength, growth and future of the Lasallian Family, Strategic Plan, 6th Decade Rosary, development of Youth Groups and financial contributions.
The Lasallian Family in Papua New Guinea is an integral part of the District. At the end of 2020, there were 417 registered members in 17 areas across the country.
In a recent statement, Br David Hawke, Br Visitor, stated:
"The pioneering Brothers (Brothers Patrick Howard, Celsus McGuire, Lucian Thorpe and Anthony Broderick) would take great pride in Lasallian Education in Papua New Guinea today; the entire Lasallian Family has every reason to take pride in its achievements and successes.
The leadership is now very much in the hands of committed Lasallian Partners who build so admirably on the foundations laid by the pioneering Brothers. The Lasallian Family now not only shares "the mission and charism of the Institute" but has taken responsibility for it..."
Due to the recent COVID-19 lockdown, the next meeting with be held on Saturday 1 May 2021 in Megiar, where members will focus on "the life of the founder".