Malaysian Youth Offices Meeting 2009

3 11 2009


From 20-23 November 2009, 15 youth ministers from different parts of the country gathered in Majodi Centre, Johor Bahru for the Malaysian Youth Offices’ Meeting (MYOM).  Represented at this event were the dioceses of Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor Bahru, Sibu, Keningau, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching.

Some of the goal of the meeting were to provide spiritual/pastoral formation for the participants, to promote national level collaboration, help the participants clarify our roles and chart the direction of youth work in the respective dioceses and to enable participants to get to know and encouraged each other.

The programmes of the meeting included reflection, daily Eucharist, ministry review on the (a) Ministry of accompaniment (b) Enhance working relationship and communication with clergy / bishop (c)Motivation, support and accompaniment for full time ministers (d) Embracing information technology (e) Young Christian students.  The meeting also touched on the Ministry of Formation and of Evangelization and lastly  exchanging information about the different programmes of each of our dioceses.

MYOM has decided to take the WYD theme of the upcoming year, whenever possible. Therefore the theme for MYOM 2010 is WYD 2011 theme:Rooted and built up in Jesus Christ, firm in the faith” (cf Col. 2:7). The focus will be on the ‘Word of God in Community‘.  The next meeting will be held on 25-29 Oct 2010 (mon-Fri including travel  days) in Sandakan, Sabah.




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