The Encounter took place in Benlutu, from November 17 to 19, 2017. Some 45 animators from the 6 places of “West Timor” (Kupang, Panite, Benlutu, Nurobo, Oenopu, and Weluli) participated, together with the “MC Sisters”, with whom we have been working together for two years in the Youth Ministry.
The objective of this meeting was to share the experiences of the animators and their mission with the young people of each place, as well as sharing in fraternal coexistence. During these three days, we also shared some formative materials, as proposed by the Perfect General of Youth and Vocation Ministry, on the socialization of the four criteria for Youth and Vocation Ministry (mission, community, Word of God and prophetic dialogue). We also shared materials about the life and spirituality of Father Claret, the basic and practical knowledge about the Bible and the plan and pastoral programming of Youth Ministry for the 2017-2018 term. On the last day, we also invited two Lay Claretians to share their experiences to motivate our young people to truly live their life as Christians and as Claretians.
The motto of the meeting was “AMC Joyful: Berjalan, Menemani dan menyembah” (Young Joyful Claretians: Walking, Accompanying, and Worshiping). This motto will accompany our youth ministry during the next three years (2017-2020). We concluded the meeting with the Sunday Eucharistic celebration, together with the people of the parish, where our young people sang and thanked God, their main source of joy.