Posted by Merv McCormack
on 28 July 2020
I trust this letter finds you, and those entrusted to your care across the District of ANZPPNG, in good health, happy and safe.
The previous few months of 2020 have been an unparalleled period of challenge for all of us. Thank you for the many creative and inspired strategies you have courageously and imaginatively led.
The suite of Lasallian Mission Services (LMS) programs and events for 2021 have been carefully planned, details of which will be sent to you in early August. I write also to inform you that a creative restructuring of the Formation for Mission team has occurred for next year and it will enhance the delivery of our ministry work. After what will have been five years of committed and skilful leadership and engagement in various roles, Amanda Proulx will conclude her work with LMS at the end of this year.
The LMS Team charged with Formation responsibilities commencing in January 2021 comprises the following leaders:
Director of Formation for Mission: Br Peter Ryan
Associate Director of Formation for Mission: Philippe Dulawan
Director Emeritus of Formation for Mission: Br John Cantwell
Associate Director of Young Lasallians: Lydia Avia- Aumua
Young Lasallian Coordinator: Sebastian Duhau
Young Lasallian Coordinator: Damian Khoury
Young Lasallian Coordinator: Madeleine Forde
I particularly thank Br Peter for stepping into his new role. Peter's relatively recent completion of Doctoral studies in Ministry will comprehensively complement his extensive Lasallian experience.
Lydia is well known to many of us through her highly valued work at yourtown. Lydia has previously worked with LMS in providing valuable Young Lasallian Formation programs, and she is a highly regarded addition to the team.
Madeleine joins us from Adelaide where she has engaged in youth ministry work with the Marist Youth Ministry team. She is known to some members of our team and comes with a very fine reputation for commitment to her work.
I am delighted with the shape of the newly formatted Formation for Mission team, and I am confident with the dedication, skill and enthusiasm with which the new suite of programs have been developed.
In conclusion, thank you again, for all that you continue to do with, and on behalf of, the young people and colleagues entrusted to your care.
We look forward to continuing to support you in this valuable ministry in 2021 and beyond.
Lasallian Mission Council