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From: William Burt
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2010 4:20 AM
Subject: NEW YEAR BLESSINGS

TO: ALL ASPAC PROVINCIALS, REGIONALS & AREA COORDINATORS

HAPPY NEW YEAR! MAY 2010 BE A YEAR OF BLESSING FOR US ALL !

Dear Confreres,

January 2010 has begun. This month was named after the Roman god "Janus", the god with two faces, one looking to the past and the other looking to the future. This is indeed a time when people naturally look back at the year that has just ended, and also look forward to the new year that has just begun. As we do this in ASPAC we can give thanks for the many blessings that have been showered upon us in 2009, and we can give thanks in anticipation for the challenges that lie ahead, challenges that invite us to participate ever more intimately in the mission of the Word.

The various zonal conferences that we hold are designed to invigorate and encourage the participants themselves, while at the same time to empower our zonal & local area coordinators to "spread the word" in effective ways amongst our confreres in their places of mission. My personal hope and prayer is that the conferences that are planned for 2010 and 2011 will truly be worthwhile instruments of mission.

Please share the following information with your confreres.

In 2010, the following ASPAC zonal conferences are planned:

  1. Mission Secretaries, 8-12 February 2010, Taiwan. (SIN)
  2. JPIC Coordinators, 26-30 April 2010, Thailand (AUS)
  3. ASPAMIR Representatives, 27 Sept - 1 Oct 2010, Indonesia (IDJ)
  4. Communications Coordinators, 25-29 October 2010, Taiwan (SIN)
  5. ASPAC Executive Committee, 22-26 November 2010, India (INH)

In 2011, the following ASPAC zonal conferences are planned:

  1. Biblical Coordinators, 21-25 March 2011, Japan (JPN)
  2. Formators, (date yet to be fixed) 2011, Philippines (PHC)
  3. Brothers Coordinators, (date yet to be fixed) 2011, India (INH)
  4. SVD Universities, (date yet to be fixed) 2011, Philippines (PHS)
  5. ASPAC Zonal Assembly, August 2011, Philippines (PHN)

As your Zonal Coordinator, I am ready and willing (and as able as a geriatric man can be!) to be at your service.

Once again, my best wishes to you all for the coming year.

Yours sincerely in the Divine Word,

Bill Burt, SVD
ASPAC Zonal Coordinator.