Holy Name Unit

The First Unit Assembly of Holy Name of Jesus Unit

 

The First Unit Assembly was held from January 16 to 20, 2018. Minister General, Sr. Livramento Oliveira, and Assistant Minister General, Sr. Bea trice Yang were invited to attend our first unit assembly.

On Jan. 16, Most Rev. Bosco Lin, the local diocesan bishop, presided an opening mass at 9:00 am at the unit center, where all 37 assembly members were present, each responding with a positive “yes” to the role calling by Sr. Caritas Chen.

Following the timeline of implementing the new governance model of the whole congregation, this First Unit Assembly created an unprecedented beginning in the history of the province, with a specific new change during the entire sessions of the assembly: ALL SISTERS, instead of only nominated representatives, involved. Thus, the temporary professed, especially the young Vietnamese sisters (except student sisters), all were present, and even a few of them were assigned to take the roles as group facilitators during the assembly sessions.

In order to foster effective communication and reach great consensus, all sisters were divided into two different groups, based on the nature of issues on the agenda: base community and consensus group, in which sisters were able to engage in the communal discernment, exchange feelings, reflections, views or thoughts during the sessions of faith sharing, proposals, and of the election of the new leadership team.

On Jan. 20, the first unit leadership team was established, then followed by a thanksgiving ritual for the out-going provincial leadership team.  With deep gratitude, we thank God for His Spirit fully flowing throughout the assembly gathering, and put trust in His wisdom to continue guiding our new leadership team who will direct all sisters in the unit toward our declaration and new resolutions for the next three years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

top photo: discussion units

mid photo: Srs. Livramento Oliveira, Minister General and  Beatrice Yang, Assistant Minister

 

bottom photo: new Unit Leadership: Srs. Scholastica, Paulina, Benedicta, Catherine, Catherina