FORMATION CONGRESS 2004

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PLAN OF ACTIVITIES
THE AIM: To evaluate the effectiveness of our formation programs after 1980. Basing ourselves on the fruits of the programs evaluated according to the PSAACA Model.

ACTIVITIES: Reports, Talks, Discussions and Plenary Sessions.

Tuesday June 29th
17.00 Opening Eucharist: Presider Bishop Nxumalo
18.30 Supper
19.30 Welcome and Introduction

Wednesday June 30th
07.30 Morning Prayer
09.00 Talk by Fr. Baudouin Mubesala: The expectations of the Congregation on formation.
Reaction
10.30 Revisit the Last Two Congresses. Presenting the Recommendations by Fr. M. Foley
11.30 Eucharist: Mubesala Baudouin
14.30 Report from Recruitment (Vocations Directors) and Pre-novitiates
Group discussion
17.00 Report from Novitiates (Panel Presentation)
Reaction
18.00 Evening Prayer

Thursday July 1st
07.30 Morning Prayer
09.00 Report from Scholasticates (Panel Presentation)
Group discussion
11.30 Eucharist: Mwangala Raymond
14.30 Regency
16.00 Group discussion
18.00 Evening Prayer

Friday July 2nd
07.30 Morning Prayer
09.00 Talk by Fr. Stuart Bate. Discerning the signs of times: the Missionary needs of our time in Southern Africa
Group discussion
11.30 Eucharist: Musumbi Jean Bosco
14.30 Report from Questionnaire 1
16.00 Group discussion
17.00 Plenary
18.00 Evening Prayer

Saturday July 3rd
07.30 Morning Prayer
09.00 Report from Provincials (Panel presentation): The Oblates they have received from formation. The Oblates they would like to receive
Discussions
Plenary
11.30 Eucharist: Moss Allan
14.30 Talk by Fr. Sean Coleman: formation for Oblate Mission.
Plenary
18.00 Evening Prayer
Sunday 4th July

Sunday July 4th
Reflection and drafting of recommendations
Eucharist: Carignan Ron

Monday July 5th
07.30 Morning Prayer
09.00 Presentation of Recommendations
10.30 Working on recommendations
11.30 Eucharist: Bane Augustinus
14.30 Working on Recommendations
16.00 Evaluation of the Congress
18.00 Braai

Tuesday July 6th 07.00 Closing Eucharist