LAST FMA ROME CALLING!
This is my last installment from the XXIII FMA Chapter, which actually concluded on Saturday 15th November with a wonderful mass celebrated by the Rector Major, Don Angel. He has accompanied us at various times over the last two months. Using the icon of Emmaus which was presented in the Working Document and re-chosen to accompany the Chapter Document, 'Broaden your horizons... With the young...' he re-connected our Chapter journey to that of the disciples asking us to do as they did after their encounter with Jesus...leave without haste for our provinces and communities to share the Chapter journey.
To be honest the whole experience has been one of communion, friendship and seeing our FMA family with a worldwide view. As the departures started on Sunday and Monday there was a definite delight to be going home and a sense of looking to the future mingled with a sense that we had shared a very unique experience and had come to know each other and our various realities very well indeed.
We invite you to join us, as we share the Chapter findings, insights, suggestions and choices which came to birth as the 194 Chapter members looked at challenges presented today in our work for the young and the necessary changes of mentality required to meet needs and make choices.
Sr. Connie and myself will be sharing the Chapter journey in four places up and down the country. All members of the Salesian Family are welcome just let us know so we can have enough tea ready to share as well as some great insights into our wonderful FMA journey...
Have you heard?
We have only been home a week and already we have shared the Good News of the XXIII FMA Chapter with the help of Becky who also attended our Chapter along with Adelle.
We had great meetings in Battersea on Saturday 22nd November, in the lovely newly refurbished Sacred Heart Parish Centre and where 45-50 members of our Salesian Family attended and on Sunday 23rd November in the lovely Elmthorpe Community setting, between 50-55 members of our Salesian family attended! There was a great buzz and energy around! There was a great response as we shared the challenges, changes and choices which emerged from our Chapter. We are looking forward to sharing our message with our Salesian Family north of the border. Our next two venues are in Blundellsands, Liverpool on December 4th from 7.00pm-9.00pm and in Newlands, Glasgow on December 10th from 7.00pm-9.00pm. If you live in those areas why not get in touch and come along. To be honest it is a case of 'miss it...miss out' big time and we wouldn't want that!