District Assembly 2012

District Assembly 2012On January 9 – 13, 2012 – the SCJ Philippine District held its annual assembly. The assembly took place in the Sacred Heart Formation House in Aluba, Cagayan de Oro City and was attended by 26 SCJs.

Among special participants attending this meeting was Fr. Paulus Sugino, the General Councilor from Rome and a representative from Vietnam.

The assembly started on Monday, January 9, 2012 at 4:00 PM with the reflection on the “Vow of Poverty”, conducted by Fr. Sugino.

The next two days were dedicated entirely to the personal sharing and reporting by different commissions and groups of interest, starting with the vocation promotion program and ending with the financial matters.

On the fourth day, the main topic in the morning session was the implementation of the strategic plan for the year 2012. In the afternoon the participants of the assembly played a soccer match against the seminarians. The match was won again by the seminarians.

The fifth and the last day of the assembly started with the report from Vietnam and was followed by Fr. Sugino’s time, who shared his observations regarding the Philippine District and information about the Congregation. In the afternoon, the group discussed the yearly plan and some other urgent matters concerning the District, which on March 14, 2012 will become a Region. The assembly concluded with the concelebrated Holy Eucharist presided by Fr. Paulus Sugino.

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