MMR’s Staff Development and Team Building Day

The team tries the neutralize a toxic substance.
The team tries the neutralize a toxic substance.

The Marist Mission Ranong (MMR) Team held a 2 day Staff Development Day last October 24-25, 2013. The purpose of this gathering was to review what the team has done for the last 6 months. The teams from each programme shared the Good News, and Challenges from the last months and its Hopes for the future of MMR.

After the day of reflection and sharing, the team geared itself for the next months. They went to Bang Bin, Ranong for the team building activities. Everyone was really on a high spirit as they took the different challenges of the activities. At the end of each activity, everyone had the opportunity to reflect and to share what are the essential values that MMR staff and volunteers need to develop in order for them to carry out effectively its service to the displaced Burmese migrants of Ranong.

Many of them appreciated these activities because they were able to appreciate and to acknowledge everyone’s contribution to MMR as a whole.

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Fr. Lauro in Sydney and Fr. Pat Devlin in Ireland.

1382340_10151971672729063_1533335174_nOn this month of October, two members of the District are in Ireland and Australia. In Ireland, Fr. Pat Devlin, SM, the District Superior of the Marist Fathers in Asia attended the Council of the Society along with the members of the General Administration and the Provincial Superiors of the different units of the Marist Fathers all over the world.  This meeting happens after 4 years since the last General Chapter in 2009. The purpose is to review what had happened in the last 4 yours and to look ahead for the next 4 years what is best, fruitful and effective for the life and mission of the Society of Mary.

Fr. Lauro Arcede, SM, is attending the Marist renewal course in Sydney, Australia along with 9 Marists from the Pacific. He had just completed 3 weeks of the program. Fr. Lauro is enjoying much the program in so far that he has plenty time to pray, rest and relax. He has chance also to see  the beauty of Australia by visiting the city as well as getting closed to Aussie famous animals such as the koala and wallabies. The program commences in December 2013.

We pray for their safety and blessings.

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Fr. Lauro, SM leaves for Sydney, Australia

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOn 2 October 2103, Fr. Lauro Arcede, SM flies to Australia to attend  a 3 month Spirituality and Lifestyle Program which will be conducted at Villa Maria, Hunters Hill, Sydney. He will be joined by other 10 Marists from the Pacific.  The program is run by Fr. Paul Saullivan, SM and assisted by other Aussie Marists.

This ten-week program caters for the personal development of participants who are members of the Marist congregation, involved in Church ministries and who are seeking some time for spiritual and personal renewal and refreshment.

Fr. Lauro was ordained on 30 October 2008 and is currently the community superior and mission coordinator of Marist Fathers Mission in Matti, Davao del Sur.

We wish Fr. Lauro a wonderful and refreshing time in Sydney.