Departments

Priority needs of the Salesian missions 2013, 144th missionary expedition

PRIORITY NEEDS OF THE SALESIAN MISSIONS 2013

 

144TH MISSIONARY EXPEDITION

Updated by the Rector Major July 30, 2012

 


Province - Country

Necessary languages

Enviornment and necessary qualities of the missionaries

AFRICA

AET         Ethiopia
Vicariate of Gambella

English, local languages

Vicariate since 2000, very few SDB personnel, large opportunities of first evangelization, Church implanting stage.

AFC
Dem. Republic of Congo

French
Local languages

Inaugurated the second century of presence. An area for first evangelization. Great possibilities for expansion. No missionaries from Asia present.

MOZ
Mozambique

Portugese,
local languages

Vast territory for first evangelization. The province is expanding but more personnel is required They need confreres (Salesian Brothers) prepared for technical and professional schools.

ZMB
Zambia, Zimbabwe,
Malawi, Namibia

English,
Local Languages

The presence of front line missionaries. The province is expanding, but with out the much needed personnel, for the four countries which are included in the province.

ASIA

CIN
China Services

English,
Chinese, Cantonese

To help the province with young confreres (Macau, HK, Taiwan)
There is need to rejuvenate with vocations of Salesian brothers.

FIS
Pakistan

English, Urdu

Few SDBs, challenging Islamic environment, Technical education– Need of robust SDB vocations, lay brothers and formators.

ITM
Indonesia,  East Timor

English, Indonesian Portugese, Tetum

Need of senior confreres over fifty years as formators, Spiritual directors, confessors, experts in technical schools.

INC
Bangladesh

English, Bengali

New mission (inaugurated in 2009), two presences, aspirantate and pre novitiate School, parish rural and tribal areas, few Salesians

INC
Nepal

English, Nepali

Youthful mission (started in 2000), three presences, social and educational works, religion Hindu, Need missionaries from outside South Asia.

LKC
Sri Lanka

English, Sinhala, Tamil

Country torn apart by civil war, need missionaries from outside the region, South Asia, especially coadjutors.

SLK Apostolic Prefecture
Azerbaijian

Russian, English,
Azerbaijani

Only 600 local Catholics and 3000 migrants, moderate Islam; There is a movement to internationalize the country (non-Slovac Confreres)

AMERICA

ARS  - Argentina

Spanish

Need missionaries especially for Patagoina

BOL  - Bolivia

Spanish

Presence among tribal groups (Kechuas and Aymaras) Evangelization centred on education (School) and socio economic development

BRE  Brasile - Recife

Potuguese

Scarcity of Salesians, Social work in the poor areas of the Northeast.

PER  Perù
Vicariate of Pucallpa

Spanish
Indigenous Languages

1. Vicariate of Pucallpa entrusted in 2009, few missionaries, indigenous peoples; 2. Missions-Valle Sagrado (Kechua),
3. Missions in Yurimaguas (San Lorenzo)

SUE – SUO
USA Migrant ministry

English
Spanish

Pastoral care for migrants of Hispanic origin (parish, youth centres – oratories, social empowerment)

EUROPE Project Europe

AUS - Austria

German

Youth Centres, Oratory, parishes, works for migrants, MGS

GBR- Great Britain

English

Schools, Spirituality Centres, Migrants need young SDBs

IRL -  Ireland

English

Schools; Spirituality centres for the young, need of young SDBs

IME- Albania, Kosovo

Albanese, Italian

Primary Evangelization, few personnel, especially Salesian brothers

ICC Italy:Emmigrants

Italian, Spanish, English

Project Sacro Cuore (migrants ROME), Project Genova (Ecuadorians)

MIDDLE EAST

MOR - Egypt

Italian, Arabic, English

Schools for Christians and Muslims, need young missionaries

MOR - Turkey

Italian, Turkish, English

Only one community in the country, school and works for various migrant groups

MOR - Lebanon

Italian, Arabic, French

Youth Centre, strengthening Christian communities, Professional Schools

OCEANIA

AUL
Australia

English, Languages of immigrants

Secularized, multicultural. Few young Salesians, Educational works (Schools and Youth Centres), Pastoral care for migrants

 

Yellow Colour: territory entrusted by the Holy See to the Salesian Congregation ‘ius commissionis’ (=by convention)
Red Colour:   requests for four European Projects, as addressed by the Rector Major (GC 26, no. 108-111)

NB: Confreres sent into the same regions also can participate in the course for new missionaries
       held in Rome and Turin, 4-29 September 2013; The 144th missionary expedition from Valdocco, Holy Eucharist at 12:00.