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***Postponed 1 year due to Cov-19 pandemic, exact date to be announced.
Greetings of Peace from Hong Kong!
It is my pleasure to invite everyone of you with love in Christ to join our 10th Regional Congress from 23rd to 26th July 2020 in Xuan Loc, VIETNAM. Many thanks to our Vietnam Province to host the Congress and much appreciated the support of Vietnam SDB Provincial Rev. Fr. Joseph QUANG.
LOVE, LIVE for and SERVE the Young
Carried over the initiatives from last Congress in Tokyo, particularly the "For the Young" project in each province of EAO, we join hand-in-hand to walk-the-talk in our real life as a Salesian Cooperator the past three years. Now it's time we come together and share our fruit, our experience and our lessons learnt in order to reinforce our LOVE of the Young, LIVE our unique vocation with the Young, and as our dearest Rector Major said the whole Salesian Family is to SERVE the Young! Of course, selecting the right person to serve the Region for the next six years would be another equally important objective to accomplish this time. Trust the Holy Spirit work among us to transform our dreams into reality.
For budget purpose, the estimate cost will be about US$270 per person including registration, accommodation, meals and local transportation. Please prepare to arrive before 2:00 pm on 23rd and depart 2:pm on 26th July 2020. The exact amount, the program and other details will come with the registration package from Vietnam Province soon. In case there is any concern about the costs, kindly advise and we will try our best to help.
As I mentioned at the regional meeting prior to World Congress last year, we all had to prepare for candidates of the next World Councillor, my successor, and I also reminded again during our first regional formators workshop earlier this year. I believe you all have good candidates on hand now. May I suggest each province nominate at least 1 member and at most 2 members of the Association for the election?
Please fill out the enclosed nomination form and send to me together with our Regional Delegate Fr. Suphot Riungam no later than 1st May 2020 by e-mail.
Like the Tokyo Congress, I encourage you come and join the Congress with young people as Vietnam organizing committee (VOC) is planning for parallel youth event. The young participant's package will be announced later by VOC.
For all Provincial Coordinators, please make sure this message reach all of your fellow members as soon as possible so that everyone can well prepare for it financially, physically and spiritually. Kindly prepare to share "For the Young" project as well, with one written report and photos for poster session at the Congress.
Mary, Help of Christian pray for us. See you all in Vietnam!
Sincerely yours in Don Bosco,
World Councillor/EAO 2014-20