Divine Word Missionaries
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 !
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:
In 2011, the following ASPAC zonal conferences are planned:
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