By: Andres Neria
As Delegate of Social Communication I attended the first Province Youth Ministry Team meeting for the 2019-2020 pastoral year on Saturday August 17th in the Learning Commons at St. John Bosco High School, Bellflower. The meeting began with a short prayer and introduction of new and old members of the team, followed by reviewing the Province Organic Plan. The morning continued with members breaking out to their tasks groups; Evangelization and Catechesis, Education and Culture, Vocation and Service Animation, and Groups and Movement. Throughout the year these groups will be dedicating their time to animate each of these dimensions to help move the province forward and better serve our young people.
(left to right) CYM’s Shannon McLeod (St. Francis HS), Adrian Fulay (Salesian HS Richmond), Rudy Herrera (Don Bosco Tech), and Adan Jaramillo (St. John Bosco HS) sharing with the team some of their needs as CYM’s.
In attendance were also four of our Coordinators of Youth Ministry (CYM’s) from our province, Shannon McLeod (St. Francis HS), Rudy Herrera (Don Bosco Tech), Adrian Fulay (Salesian HS, Richmond), and Adan Jaramillo (St. John Bosco HS), which shared with the team some of their needs and concerns from their sites. The team listened and reflected on how the team can better resource them to serve our young people in our parishes, schools, and centers.
Fr. Ted sharing and reflecting with the team
Fr. Ted was also in attendance in the afternoon and provided some input on how the team can continue to animate the province. Fr. Ted mentioned the importance of having a sense of belonging amongst our young people and challenged the team to explore different ways the team can continue to move the province forward.
New member to the team, Deacon Joe Lumsdaine
The team is very excited to take on this challenge and the many projects planned for the 2019-2020 pastoral year. Keep us in your prayers as we will keep you in ours. Viva Don Bosco!