Friday, January 29, 2010

Clergy Annual Pastoral Assembly 2010

The Presbyterium of the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur came together in Bayu Beach Hotel, Port Dickson, from the 26th to the 28th of January, for the Clergy Annual Pastoral Assembly (CAPA). In conjunction with the Year of the Priest and the PMPT theme which focused on the missionary aspect of discipleship, the theme chosen for this year's CAPA was "The Priest as Leader of the Missionary Community."

The theme was addressed from various angles: the priest's personal understanding of his own priesthood, people's perception and expectation of the priesthood, the leadership of priests in the light of Church documents and teachings, the fraternal community of the presbyterium, and finally the person of St. John Marie Vianney, seen as the model for priests. The process involved personal testimonies by priests from a cross section of the presbyterium, small group sharing, report on survey conducted by The Herald, theological reflections,movie review highlighting the spirituality of St. John Marie Vianney, and para-liturgical action of feet washing. The clergy generally felt that there was a need to find an integral balance between the relational and ministerial aspect of their priesthood, between pastoral and mission-oriented focus of their ministry, between the 'identity' (being) and 'ministry' (doing)that characterises their priesthood, between being leaders of faith communities and being part of a community of fellow priests.

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1 comment:

  1. I really hope that priests have got the right understanding of their priesthood and the leadership qualities. Herald Jan 31 Page 17 Celebrating this Year for Priests is a good and informative article all the way. highlights are a priest celebrating as is something routine, thats what s happening..... sad sad."Be prayful ...... and be charitable to everyone". beautiful paragraph.His vocation must be holiness. We hope to see changes at least after this CAPA. Then we can see young ones change.


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