2018 Columban Centennial Youth Mission Exposure in Korea

2018 Columban Centennial Youth Mission Exposure in Korea

2018 Columban Centennial Youth Mission Exposure in Korea

 

  • Objectives and Expectations:
    • The 2012 General Assembly named ‘Invitation to Mission’ as one of its Society priorities offering people various short term opportunities to recognize the Columban tradition/experience and engage them in mission.
    • This program can last 2 weeks – it is a mission experience which emphasizes historical significance, individuals, locations and moments of importance within the Society in a particular RMU. It can be a pilgrimage to experience Columban mission in various cultures.
    • The 2018 CCYME (2018 Columban Centennial Youth’s Mission Exposure in Korea) is new. We wish to create opportunities for young people from the various cultures of the Columban world to participate in mission exposure together. They will engage not only with the Korean experience of Columban Mission, but being from different cultural backgrounds they are also invited to interact together. We see this aspect of the programme as being very important.
    • In order to give the young people who come to another country an effective experience, the sending country could have their own preparation for the invited young persons.
    • The Korean regional SIM contact person, with the cooperation of other regional SIM contact persons and Arturo from the GC, is organizing the program as a Columban centenary event in Korea.
    • Young people are able to learn experientially to grow in faith – it is not just intended as a trip to do voluntary service.
    • Youths from various countries will have experience of intercultural living, sharing information and communicating with each other.
    • They will be able to realize the importance of inter-religious and inter-cultural living.
    • They will experience mission through justice and peace activities.
    • They will get to know Columban Mission. Columban mission is not only an activity carried out within the Church such as the Eucharist celebration but is also activity in solidarity with the people in the society. Having an interest in ecology protection, justice and peace through visiting a poor area in the city, and meeting people.
    • Participants will grow in awareness and understanding of global solidarity.

 

 


“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid. Do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”   Joshua 1:9

As young Catholics, we are often left to wonder why God provides us with the opportunities and experiences that He does. We question the timing, the purpose and His intentions but it is through these opportunities that we are reminded that God’s plans for us are far greater than anything we can plan on our own. We see this play out every single day of our lives and each time we are reminded that...

God is so good.

A few weeks ago, five young adults from  St. Mary’s in Fontana, California were blessed with the opportunity to join the Columban's on their journey as they pilgrimage to Seoul, South Korea. Each of them belong to different ministries in the parish and each one of them  brings forth different gifts; however, they all share a common goal which is to give all the glory to God in all that they  do. It is through this opportunity, 2018 Columban Centennial Youth Mission Exposure in South Korea, that they hope to embrace thier faith in the eyes of diversity. thier hope while on mission is to grow in faith, which in turn helps promote our awareness and understanding of global solidarity. Learning about ecological protection, and the importance of justice and peace, they aspire to realize the importance of bringing to unison thier interfaith and intercultural living. Bringing this knowledge back to our community would empower each individual to strive to make a change--- at any scale. This is more than just a volunteer trip; it’s the opportunity for cultures and communities to come together in solidarity with one goal in mind: promoting faith, hope, and charity. 

 please keep us in your prayers. Pray for us as we will be praying for you! Let us know if you have specific prayer intentions and we will take them with on us on this pilgrimage. Thank you for your continued support and intercession. God bless!




Ya te lo he ordenado: ¡Sé fuerte y valiente! ¡No tengas miedo ni te desanimes! Porque el Señor tu Dios te acompañará dondequiera que vayas."

                                                                                                   Josue 1:9

Como jóvenes católicos, a menudo nos preguntamos por qué Dios nos brinda las oportunidades y experiencias que Él nos da. Cuestionamos el tiempo, el propósito y sus intenciones, pero es a través de estas oportunidades que nos recuerda que los planes de Dios para nosotros son mucho mayores que cualquier cosa que podamos planear por nuestra cuenta. Vemos esto repetirse todos los días de nuestras vidas y cada vez nos recuerda que...

Dios is muy bueno.

Hace algunas semanas, cinco jóvenes adultos de de Sta. Maria en Fontana, California, fueron bendecidas con la oportunidad de participar con los Columbanos en su viaje de peregrinaban a Seúl, Corea del Sur. Cada una de ellas pertenece a diferentes ministerios en nuestra parroquia y cada una de ellas trae diferentes dones; sin embargo, comparten un objetivo común que es darle toda la gloria a Dios en todo lo que hacen. Es a través de esta oportunidad, 2018 Columbian Centennial Youth Mission Exposure en Corea del Sur, que esperan cultivar su fe a los ojos de la diversidad. Su  esperanza mientras en misión es crecer en la fe, lo que a su vez ayuda a promover nuestra conciencia y comprensión de la solidaridad global. Al aprender sobre la protección ecológica y la importancia de la justicia y la paz, aspiramos a darnos cuenta de la importancia de unir nuestras vidas interreligiosa e interculturalmente. Traer de vuelta este conocimiento a nuestra comunidad permitirá que cada individuo se esfuerce por hacer un cambio por pequeño que sea. Esto es más que solo un viaje de voluntario; es la oportunidad para que las culturas y las comunidades se unan en solidaridad con un objetivo en mente: promover la fe, la esperanza y la caridad.

por favor mantennos en sus oraciones.¡Reza por nosotras ya que nosotras estaremos orando por ustedes! Háganos saber si tiene intenciones específicas de oración y las llevaremos con nosotras en nuestra peregrinación. Gracias por su apoyo continuo e intercesión. ¡Dios los Bendiga!