RMG - European YM delegates meeting: pastoral reinterpretation of Covid-19 emergency

09 November 2020

Rome, RMG - November 2020 - The Youth Ministry Department (YM) of the Salesian Congregation met the 28 European Youth Ministry delegates on 5 and 6 November. A popular form of accompaniment and formation during a health emergency that makes it difficult to continue activities, the program saw a pastoral reinterpretation of the Covid-19 emergency. Fr Miguel Ángel Garcia, YM General Councilor, and Fr Tarcizio Morais, of the same Department, not only listed the problematic elements, but also highlighted: the need to activate a "pro-active" ministry, reacting with creativity and taking advantage of some unpredictable opportunities of this time; to focus more on the difficulties of certain confreres; the recovery of reciprocity and accompaniment in the construction of educational communities; the primacy of relationships and proximity so as not to lose young people; learning to change without deluding oneself to leave things as they are; confidence in the potential and resources of young people; the dynamism in the proposals to which complexity calls; the interdependence that vulnerability makes manifest. The collection of experiences in group discussions has left space for the Department's Planning for the next six years. The Salesians want the sense of loss to be replaced by a renewed heart that knows how to find new ways to bear witness and bring God's closeness to young people.


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