Departments

Appeal for Salesian Missions 2014: 145th Missionary Expedition

APPEAL FOR SALESIAN MISSIONS 2014:

 

145 th MISSIONARY EXPEDITION

Updated by the Rector Major, July 2013

 

Province - Country

Languages needed

Features –of the location and qualities required of missionaries

AFRICA

AET Ethiopia
Vicariate of Gambella

English
Local languages

Apostolic vicariate: entrusted to the Congregation, few personnel, first evangelisation with opportunities for implanting the Church

FRB Morocco

French, Arabic

The only community in the country, school-CFP (vocational ed. centre), parish, small community

ISI Tunisia

French, Arabic

Only community in the country, primary school and oratory, small community

ASIA

CIN
China Services

English, Chinese, Cantonese

Helping the Province with young confreres (Macau, HK, Taiwan) Needs solid Salesian vocations, Brothers.

INC
Nepal

English, Nepali

A young mission , cf. mission appeal (2000), social and educational work, Hindu religion, needs missionaries from outside of South Asia

LKC
Sri Lanka

English, Sinhala, Tamil,

Country marked by civil war- missionaries  needed from outside the South Asian Region preferably  coadjutors.

SLK
Apostolic Prefecture
Azerbaigian

Russian, English,
Azeri

Only 600 local and migrant Catholics, moderate Islam; request to internationalise (non-Slovak confreres)

AMERICA

ARS Argentina

Spanish

Need of  missionaries for Patagonia especially.

ANT Cuba

Spanish

Delegation, many opportunities for evangelisation in what is now a freer situation, but much poverty, scarcity of personnel

BCG    Brazil
Campo Grande

Portuguese
Indigenous languages

Urgent need to strengthen our presence amongst the Bororos and Xavantes who are peoples undergoing a strong growth phase in the Mato Grosso region

PER Peru
Vicariate - Pucallpa

Spanish
Indigenous languages

1.Pucallpa Vicariate entrusted to us in 2009, few missionaries, indigenous groups 2. Missions-Valle Sagrado (Kechua), 3. Missions in Yurimaguas (San Lorenzo)

SUE – SUO
United States - Migrants

English
Spanish

Ministry to Hispanic migrants (Parish, Youth centre – Oratory, social
assistance)

URU Uruguay

Spanish

Most secularised country in Latin America; need for young SDBs

EUROPE – Project Europe

BEN
North Belgium,
Holland

Flemish
English

Youth Centres – Oratories, Parishes, Migrant works, MGS

FRB
France, Belgium South

French

Youth Centres – Oratories, Parishes, Migrant works, MGS

GBR
Great Britain

English

Schools, retreat centre, migrants, need young SDBs

IME
Albania, Kosovo

Albanian, Italian

First evangelisation, few personnel, special need for Brothers (there
are none)

ICC
Italy - Migrants

Italian, Spanish, English

Project Rome - Sacred Heart (migrants), Project Genoa (Latinos)

MIDDLE EAST

MOR -   Egypt,
Lebanon

Italian, Arabic, English

Schools for Christians and Muslims, Oratory - youth centre, need for
young SDBs

MOR -  Turkey

Italian, Turkish, English

Only one community in the country, school, migrant work

OCENIA

AUL
Australia
Samoa, Fiji (Pacific)

English,
Local languages

Australia: secularised, multicultural society. Few young Salesians,
educational works (school, youth centre).
Samoa, Fiji: need for formators in the Pacific

 

The 145th missionary expedition, Turin -

Valdocco, 28 September 2014 -

12:00 (Course begins in Rome, 3  September)