Yogjakarta, Indonesia. The first ASCLA East Youth coordinators’ meeting was held at Yogjakarta-Indonesia from 6 to 8 December 2016 in preparation for the upcoming ASCLA East Youth Gathering 2017 + Claretian Family (AEYG 2017 + CF) that will take place in Jogjakarta from 1 to 7 August 2017. The coordinators present in this meeting were Nagasaki, CMF (Japan), Josekutty Mathew, CMF (Hong Kong), Fr Anthony Q. Carreon, CMF (Philippines), Sr. Hildegardis Bui, MC (Indonesia), Bobin Jose, CMF (Taiwan), Paul Jeraman, CMF (Indonesia). Sr. Melania Senes, RMI (Indonesia), Yohanes D. Jeramu, CMF (Indonesia), Valentinus Kolin, CMF (Indonesia) Br. Paulinus Besin Manek, CMF, Sr. Emanuela Ratna K. D Amunnutur, RMI (Indonesia), and Yohanes Maria Vianey, CMF (Superior Delegate of Indonesia-Timor Leste Independent Delegation).

The meeting started with the usual activities: prayer, introduction of participants and the presentation of the agenda and the flow of the encounter. During the introductory part, Fr. Yohanes M. Vianey, CMF, Superior Delegate of Indonesia-Timor-Leste, shared the current situation and the mission of the Delegation, as well as updates regarding their formation houses, parishes, agricultural centers and other shared missions with other congregations. Then he also shared with the group, the three words of Pope Francis during the XXV General Chapter CMFF in Rome. The introductory part was then followed by a group sharing focusing on the three words of Pope Francis that was recalled by Fr Yohanes: worship, walk and accompany. The meeting turned into an opportunity to listen and share the situation and ministry experiences of each youth ministry of each Organism.

The main agenda of the meeting was the upcoming ASCLA East Youth Gathering 2017 + Claretian Family (AEYG 2017 + CF) that will take place in Jogjakarta from 1 to 7 August 2017. There were a lot of suggestions and inputs being discussed in meeting for the better coordination and planning for event. It was also an opportunity for the coordinators to visit some of the historical places of Yogjakarta, venue of the aforementioned gathering of the Claretian Family.

Let AEYG 2017 + CF be a channel for all of us to be a TRUE WITNESSES AND MESSENGERS OF THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL IN DIVERSITY.

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