• Wartakanlah Injil kepada segala makhluk.
    Mrk 16:15

  • 你们往普天下去, 向一切受造物宣传福音
    谷 16:15

  • Everything is possible by the power of the Holy Spirit’s Grace.
    St Arnold Janssen

  • Segala sesuatu menjadi mungkin dalam kekuatan karunia Roh Kudus.
    St. Arnold Janssen

  • 我当传教士不是为主牺牲,而是上主给我的最大恩赐

  • Với sức mạnh Ân Huệ của Chúa Thánh Thần, Mọi việc đều có thể được.
    St Arnoldus Janssen

  • Preach the Gospel to the whole creation./Anh em hãy đi khắp tứ phương thiên hạ, loan báo Tin Mừng cho mọi loài thọ tạo
    Mk 16:15

  • There are many different gifts, but it is always the same Spirit.
    1 Cor 12:4

  • And the Word became flesh and lived among us.
    Jn 1:14

  • Let the word of Christ, in all its richness, find a home with you.
    Col 3:16

  • To proclaim the Good News is the first and greatest act of love of neighbour.
    St Arnold Janssen

  • 传扬天国福音是第一且最大的爱近人行动

  • Có nhiều đặc sủng khác nhau, nhưng chỉ có một Thần Khí/
    1 Cor. 14:4

  • 圣言成了血肉,寄居在我们中间
    若 1:14

  • Ada rupa-rupa karunia, tetapi Roh satu
    1 Kor 12:4

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Monday, 29 January 2018 11:01

Countdown on for Provincial Assembly & Chapter


Chapter preparations 450Final preparations are underway for the 2018 Provincial Assembly and Chapter for the SVD AUS Province, to be held in Sydney next month. 

The Assembly will begin on February 19 and the Chapter will start on February 21 and both events will help set the missionary priorities of the Province for the coming years.

Members of the Provincial Council met in Marsfield last week, along with the coordinators of the preparation for the Local, Provincial and General Chapters (pictured, right).

Provincial, Fr Henry Adler SVD, says the Local Chapters and Assemblies were all completed last year and they have provided their reports and recommendations for the Provincial Chapter.

“The spirit of this is really to renew and bring life back, to reflect on things now and into the future at a local level,” Fr Henry says.

“The fruits of the Local Chapters give us a picture of who we are now on the local level, because we believe that real mission work happens at the local level. So the Local Chapters are a very important part of the process.”

Fr Henry says that he, the Provincial Council and the staff are now putting all of that information together.

“We’re processing the reports, recommendations and proposals so that when we gather for the Assembly and Chapter we can truly get the best out of it,” he says.

“The theme of this Chapter is the Renewal of our Mission, our Communities, and Ourselves.

“We hope the conversation will bring new life and that it will also be a celebration, because we are planning for renewal as a Province, but also it is important that we celebrate as a Province what is happening now and what might come in the future.

“Let us pray to our Saints Arnold Janssen and Joseph Freinademetz for the success of this important event in the life of our Province and the local churches we serve.”

The Provincial Assembly and Chapter precede the SVD’s 18th General Chapter, to be held in Rome in December.