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Thursday, 19 October 2006

THEME: STORY OF JESUS IN THE PEOPLES OF ASIA
OVERVIEW:

Beginning with the Opening Eucharistic Celebration, this day focuses on presenting a panorama of the activities of the entire First Asian Mission Congress.

The activities of the morning include the Opening Ceremonies; there will be a formal welcome by Church leaders, both from Thailand and the FABC (Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences). This will be followed by a Congress Orientation as well as a presentation of the delegates. To move everyone into the heart of the Congress, all will listen to the “keynote address."

Afternoon activities begin with a Congress contextualization, focused on how Christian faith came to Asia’s shores. This is followed by the first two thematic “faith sharings," focused on the elderly and the family [two key segments of the “Peoples of Asia"—the theme of the day]. Delegates will meet for the first time in their workshop groups and reflect on their personal faith story, responding to the question: “How have I encountered Christ in my life?" A reflective theological synthesis by an Asian theologian concludes the afternoon. An evening presentation focuses on the Catholic faith in Thailand.


AM/PM

07:00

Breakfast
Kad Doi (Suthep Wing - 1stFloor)
San Kam Pheang + Carnival (Suthep Wing - 2ndFloor)
Muen Kam Kong (Huay Kaew wing - 4thFloor)


09:00

Dinner
San Kam Pheang
Suthep Wing - 2ndFloor
Muen Kam Kong
Huay Kaew wing - 4thFloor


09:00

His Eminence Crescenzio Cardinal Sepe, the Special Papal Envoy delivers the "His Eminence Crescenzio Cardinal Sepe, the Special Papal Envoy delivers the “Opening Speech” and declares the Congress open
Opening Eucharistic Celebration – Ivan Cardinal Dias
Baan Lan Tong Convention Hall


10:30

Break


11:00

Welcome Speeches
Cardinal Michael Michai Kitbunchu, Archbishop of Bangkok
Archbishop Orlando Quevedo, OMI, FABC Secretary General

Congress Orientation
Fr. Mario Saturnino Dias, Over-all Coordinator, AMC Presentation of Delegates
Dr. Apichart Intravisit
Mr. Chainarong Monthienvichienchai
Mrs. Beena Manoj
Baan Lan Tong Convention Hall


11:45

Keynote Address – Bishop Luis Antonio Tagle
Baan Lan Tong Convention Hall


12:30

Lunch Break (Group photo just before lunch)
Kad Doi (Suthep Wing - 1stFloor)
San Kam Pheang + Carnival (Suthep Wing - 2ndFloor)
Muen Kam Kong (Huay Kaew wing - 4thFloor)


14:30

Congress Contextualization: Historical Panorama on how the Catholic Faith came to Asia
Baan Lan Tong Convention Hall


15:00

Faith Sharers
     Elderly – Bishop John Tong Hon
     BEC/Family – Sr. Margaret Pereira
                              Mr. Lawrence Visagaran
                              Mrs. Celine Fernandez Visagaran
                              Mrs. Edna Quinquero Khoo
Baan Lan Tong Convention Hall


16:00

Break
PRESS CONFERENCE/BRIEFING


16:30

WORKSHOPS (for delegates and observers)
Meeting of Asian Bishops with Ivan Cardinal Dias

18:00

Reflective Theological Synthesis – Fr. Julian Saldanha, S.J.
Baan Lan Tong Convention Hall


19:15

Dinner
Kad Doi (Suthep Wing - 1stFloor)
San Kam Pheang + Carnival (Suthep Wing - 2ndFloor)
Muen Kam Kong (Huay Kaew wing - 4thFloor)


20:30

Thai Festival: Historical Panorama on how the Catholic Faith came to Thailand


21:30

Joint meeting of Executive & Implementation Committees


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