Fifth World Congress - Salesian Cooperators 2018
New World Coordinator - Mr. Antonio Boccia (Italy-Napoli) 2019-2024
World Congress - Challenges of the Association (ENG)
ENG - CHALLENGES AND DREAMS OF ASSCC.docx
World Congress -
Open Forum - Challenges and dreams of the Association
ING - ROUND TABLE CHALLENGES_ENglish corrected (1).docx
World Congress - Key Talks, Good Nights (ENG)
Economic Solidarity report and motivation
Economic Solidarity 2018 ENG.pptx
Profile - Antonio Boccia (ITA, 2015)
CR2015 - Candidato BOCCIA.pdf
Salesian Cooperators relaunch their commitment for the young
Past four short days of the Fifth World Congress of the Association of the Salesian Cooperators (October 25-28) in Rome was a time of hardwork, sharing, discernment and looking to the future.
First of all we were happy to give thanks to the outgoing World Coordinator, Ms. Noemi Bertola (2014-201.8) and welcome the newly appointed World Coordinator, Mr. Antonio Boccia (2019-2024) who was since 2015 World Councilor for the Italy-Middle East Region (56 years, Italy-Napoli). In his first address the new World Coordinator requested to work on the personal and institutional visibility of the Salesian Cooperators in the Church and in the Society.
There were 3 key inputs: from the World Coordinator (Ms. Noemi), from the World Delegate SDB (Fr. Casti) and from the World Administrator - financial solidarity report and animation (Ms. Cinzia). Each delegate received updated World Directory with the 30.000 names of all members.
Through the group - regional workshops the Congress delegates discerned and approved through their vote the 'Lines of Action and Dreams of the ACS for next 6 years 2019-2024' along the following scheme in synergy with the 2018 Synod of Bishop Final document:
1. Challenge: Vulnerable and marginalized youth & family crisis
2. Dream: To become credible witnesses
3. Factors: Communion-Fraternity, Mission - Vocation proposal for the young - Integral Formation with the Salesian Family - Autonomy: to growth in co-responsiblity
4. Values: Charismatic fidelity, family spirit, sense of belonging and commitment
5. Processes of conversion
# Foster a deeper spirituality to know the young through the listening and accompaniment
# Interiorize the PAL (Project of Apostolic Life) in the Gospel light for the ongoing discernement of our life and mission
# Become a point (community) of reference for the outreach towards the youth in need
# Leave our comfort zone to be credible and dynamic witnesses towards the youth in need
In the regional workshop during the World Congress the 20 EAO delegates has discerned three specific goals for next few years: (1) Formation of our own vocation; (2) Help the young with discernment towards Salesian Cooperators vocation and (3) Family Education: Salesian Cooperators live out identity to set the example for children in their own family.
The whole event was very communicated through the live streaming day by day, with key parts in simultaneous translation in 5 languages,
Youtube channel: 5° Congresso Mondiale Salesiani Cooperatori .