Posted by LEAD
on 24 February 2020
The Pacic Asia Regional Conference (PARC) convened a 3-day workshop on Pastoral Ministry on Youth and Lasallian Vocations held in The Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Hong Kong last January 9-11, 2020. Participated in by representatives from Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam, the workshop aimed at gathering the Pastoral Ministry of Vocations (PMV) leaders in the region to heighten awareness of the culture of vocations, be more involved in promoting Lasallian vocations, participate actively in identifying high potential candidates to the Brother's life, and discover other forms of Lasallian communities that cultivate the Lasallian spirituality and charism.
The program included presentations and discussions on the state of Pastoral Ministry on Youth and Lasallian Vocations in the Institute level, dialogue of vocational experiences and PMV work, models of Pastoral Ministry and Lasallian Vocations, various ways in involving the youth in vocational discernment, use of social media in PMV, interaction with the Lasallian youth in Hong Kong, interaction with the visitors in the region, and strategic planning on PMV for the region.
As an output of the workshop, the PMV representatives in the region proposed to take actions on the following agenda:
common digital platform for collaboration in sharing PMV documents (photos, videos, and programs),
international intentional community in the region,
ministry for the poor volunteer program, and
alignment of the existing Lasallian youth and partners' gatherings in PARC like Asia Pacic Lasallian Youth Conference (APLYC) and Asia Pacic Lasallian Educators Conference (APLEC) with pastoral ministry of vocations.