Panama. From May 15 to 17, representatives of the Claretian Family gathered to reflect, in an atmosphere of communion and fraternity, on the main options of the ministry. The contributions received from each one of the communities were many.
The objectives of the encounter were: To go deeper in the mutual knowledge of the persons and of each one of the missionary positions.
To assume in each mission post a planning of the shared ministry and make known the work already done.
To highlight and reconcile the main options and lines of action as Claretians, in Panama. To promote the JPIC work and that of the Missions Procure of Panama.
They studied which areas of the ministry need to be strengthened in the light of the new orientations of the Document of Aparecida and of the Church. Taking into account the presence of the Claretian Family in key places of Panama, it is necessary to carry out a common project. It was stated how to direct the evangelization and human promotion projects in such a way that they be in agreement with the great lines mentioned earlier.
Great lines that should guide the ministry of the Province:
-. Pastoral Conversión.
-. Shared Misión in dialogue.
-. Option for the poor and the excluded: JPIC, Procure.
-. Spirituality and formation: the Word.
-. Revision of Positions.
-. Vocational Ministry.
-. Social Communications Media.
A look at the previous work.
To advance the task that the II Encounter of Shared Mission left regarding the participative elaboration of the Pastoral Plan, starting from the knowledge of the reality (diagnosis) and of the main ecclesial (Aparecida Document) and congregational (Provincial Project of Missionary Life and Action Plan) options.
The conclusions of the encounter and the final document can be seen in : http://www.misioncompartidapanama.blogspot.com/.