DEVELOPING CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES BASED ON
JUSTICE AND CHRISTIAN CHARITY.
(To animate people for active cooperation and solidarity.)
1.1 To set up Archdiocesan Youth Formation Center
Plan of Actions:
1.1.1 To Sign contract between the Archdiocese of Mandalay and Salesian Congregation for youth ministry;
Responsible Person: Archbishop, his Counselors, Spiritual Director and Coordinators and Salesian Congregation.
Expected Result: Within Six months, contract agreement with the Salesian Congregation must have been signed and Youth Coordinators must be already implementing the following action plans.
Partners: Authority concerned of the Archdiocese of Mandalay, Provincial of Salesian Congregation, Spiritual Director of Mandalay Archdiocese, Youth Coordinators, Youth from the Archdiocese of Mandalay.
Implementation: March 2006- March 2007
Expected Result: Within one year, the Archdiocesan Formation Center would have been equipped with full facilities to function regularly for the much needed and urgent formation of youth, i.e., young adult, adolescents, and teen groups.
Implementation: March 2006- March 2007
Objective1.2 To strengthen religious belief of Youth and promote solidarity among them.
Plan of Action:
1.2.1 To conduct weekend religious instruction. It is to establish a program of spiritual formation oriented to the particular needs of youth that will be accessible to young people.
Responsible Person: Fr. Bo Bo and Fr. Alphone, Fr. Michael and Fr. Louis Soe Lwin.
Expected Result: Within one year, Basic Catechism for young Adults, adolescents and teens must be completed.
Implementation: June 2006-July 2010
1.2.2 To Conduct bible study and prayer groups;
Expected Result: Within one year, a Study on New Testament with its background must have been finished.
1.2.3 Marriage Instruction - Pre marriage and
- Christian Family Life (Parenting Programs);
Expected Result: Within six months, the working Committee headed by Dr. Leo must have been formed.
And within a year
- “Handbook on Preparation for Christian Marriage” and
- “Manual for Parenting and family life”
must have been already completed and printed.
Lead Group: Dr. Leo and Dr Khin Mg Pyone, Commission on Youth Ministry
Partners: Commissions on Family Life and Catechesis.
Implementation: May 2006- May 2007.
1.2.4 Monthly Youth Mass;
1.2.5 TRI Monthly Youth Recollection;
Lead Group: Archbishop, Members of Commission on Youth Ministry.
Expected Result: From the month of September, Youth Coordinators must have been in place and already conducting the Youth Masses and Recollections.
Implementation: May 2006 onward till 2010.
1.2.6 Monthly Outreach programs (Sheep Without a Shepherd);
Expected Results: Within one year, the Outreach group must have visited all the houses of Catholics from suburb areas and to keep in touch with them for their participation in parish activities. (to add and revise)
Lead Group: Youth Coordinator and youth
Partners: Parish Priests, Catechists, Parish elders
Implementation: May 2006 to 2010
1.2.7 Monthly Youth Ministry Courses;
Course 1: What is Catholic Youth Ministry?
1. Describe the history, vision, goals, themes, and components of Catholic youth ministry as outlined in the Mandalay Archdiocesan pastoral plan and related church documents.
2. Identify theories, models, processes and methods of Catholic youth ministry.
3. Recognize ways to collaborate with the faith community in implementing the components of Catholic youth ministry.
Course 2: The Lay Ecclesial Youth Minister
1. Identify personal gifts and challenges through self-reflection.
2. Create ministerial goals integrated with Gospel values.
3. Describe one’s ministerial vocation as coming from God and confirmed by the ecclesial community.
4. Recognize Jesus as the model of ecclesial ministry, collaboration, and leadership.
5. Identify the steps needed to maintain a support system for his/her ministry.
6. Recognize responsible boundaries that balance ministry, community, family, and personal and pastoral relationships.
Course 3: Professional Practices of the Lay Ecclesial Youth Minister
1. Describe the leadership skills needed in youth ministry, including visioning, planning, communication, decision-making, delegation, and conflict management.
2. Identify best practices in the organization and administration of ministry programs. Understand how to conduct himself/herself in a manner consistent with the professional code of ethics and the provisions of civil and Church law.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of diocesan personnel, policies, programs, systems, and structures.
Course 4: Adolescent Development and Youth Culture
Course 6: Creating Community
Course 7: Evangelization and Youth Ministry
Course 8: Pastoral Care of Adolescents
Course 9: Prayer and Worship with Teens
Course 10: Advocating for and with Youth
Course 12: Promoting Justice and Service
Expected Results: Within two years, the following course would have been given to the youth leaders from the parishes of the Archdiocese of Mandalay and youth leaders must be able to organize their own parish youth Associations.
Lead Group: Youth Coordinators, Spiritual Director and invited Resource Persons.
Partners: World Vision, NGOs
Implementation: May 2006-May 2007.
1.2.8 Annual Archdiocesan Youth Gathering in April during Water Festival;
Lead Group: Commission of Youth Ministry. Resource persons will be invited in consultation with Archbishop, Spiritual Director and the Clergy
Expected Results: After every gathering, youth would have been motivated and renewed. Mutual understanding and relationship with other peers must have been established and knowledge on self-development would have been enriched and put them into practice.
Implementation: April 2005 to April 2010.
1.2.9 To provide a centralized and supervised setting for recreational activities: a kind of Social Center like YMCA (Gym, Aikido, music classes etc…..)
Expected Results: Within six months, Youth would have been supported for their physical and social development. This Center would have guided them to use their time profitably instead of being influenced by peers’ pressure (substance abuse i.e., alcohol and narcotic drugs, sexual promiscuity, gambling), materialism and consumerism.
Lead Group: Commission on Youth Ministry
Partners: NGOs, Resource Persons,
Implementation: March 2007 to 2010.
1.2.11 To mobilize Young Christian Students both from Mandalay and elsewhere who are having classes in Mandalay for IYCS’s (International Young Christian Students) official membership and become beneficiaries for their development in terms of social, education and spiritual life.
Expected Results: -Within one year, YCS (Young Christian Students living in the Archdiocese of Mandalay) must have been one of the members of IYCS, participate in the activities on an international level and collaborate with MCYC (Mandalay Catholic Youth Commission).
-Members would have been participating in the activities of the Archdiocese at the best of their abilities.
- Vision, Mission and policy must have been established.
Lead Group: YCS, MCYC
Partners: IYCS, NCYC
Implementation: March 2007 - 2010.
©2006 Mandalay Commission of Youth Ministry.