Programme
V ORDINARY ASSEMBLY - Rome, 27 April – 4 May 2008
FOR THE LIFE OF THE WORLD (Jn 6,51) - Lay People in Catholic Action 20 years after Christifideles Laici


INSTITUTIONAL SESSION
(27 - 30 April)

 

SUNDAY 27 April
Opening session

4.30 p.m.

Prayer of welcome
H.E. Msgr. Domenico SIGALINI
Bishop of Palestrina
and Bishop General Assistant of CA Italy

 

 

Welcome and presentation
Paola BIGNARDI
IFCA Secretariat Coordinator

 

Where is the world going?
A “sapiential” reading of today’s reality and history

 

Fr. Federico LOMBARDI sj
Director Holy See Press Office

introduces and interviews

 

Sandro CALVANI
Director UNICRI – United Nations Interregional Institute for Research on Crime and Justice

 

Sr. Amelia KAWAJI mmb
President International Union of General Superiors

7.00 p.m.

 

Eucharistic Celebration
H.E. Card. Stanislaw RYLKO
President of the Pontifical Council for the Laity

9.30 p.m.

Free time  for exchanges

 

WORKING SESSION
(1-3 May)

THURSDAY 1 May
Chairwoman: Oana Tuduce CA Rumania

8.30 a.m.

Morning Prayer

 

 

P. Sigfred Lackner svd
National Priest Assistant of Catholic Action, AUSTRIA

Youth Coordination

Presentations by Countries

12.00 noon

 

Eucharistic Celebration opening the XIII National Assembly of the Italian Catholic Action, in honour of Saint Joseph the Worker
Rev. Antonio Mastrantuono National Assistant of CA Workers Movement (MLAC)
(Domus Mariae)

3.00 p.m.

 

Participation in the Opening Session
of the XIII National Assembly of the Italian CA
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9.30 p.m.

Free time for exchanges

 

FRIDAY 2 May
Chairman: Emilio Inzaurraga CA Argentina

 

8.30 a.m.

 

Eucharistic Celebration
H.E. Msgr. Robert SARAH
Secretary of the Congregation
for the Evangelization of Peoples

9.30 a.m.

 

Presentations by Countries 

Catholic Action and the Holy Land - challenges and commitment
Maria Grazia TIBALDI

Presentation of material compiled
by the CA Promotion Group

 

12.45 a.m.

Marian Prayer
Rev. Salvatore NICITERETSE
National Secretary of the Episcopal Commission for the Laity, Burundi

3.30 p.m.

 

 

5.30 p.m.

 

7.30 p.m.

 

Group-work:
Ecclesiastical Assistants meet
H.E. Msgr. Domenico Sigalini

Working Groups: Youth – Adults

Group-work by Continent
Suggestions to new Secretariat for 2008-2011

Vespers
Fr. Nicolas VALDIVIA DE LEON
National Assistant of CA Mexico

9.30 p.m.

Social Evening

 

SATURDAY 3 May

8.30 a.m.

 

 

Pauline Itinerary
Eucharistic Celebration at Saint Paul Outside- the-Walls Basilica
H.E. Msgr. Servilien NZAKAMWITA, Bishop
of Byumba - in charge of the Laity in Rwanda
Homily by Fr. Fabian Esparafita - CA Argentina

 

Afternoon

Tre Fontane Abbey

Visit to the Piccole Suore di Gesù

 

Visit to the Good Shepherd Parish in Rome

 

Free time

7.30 p.m.

 

Meet near the Basilica
of Santa Croce-in- Gerusalemme

8.30 p.m.

Prayer Vigil in front of the San Giovanni in Laterano Basilica together with the Italian Catholic Action participants in the XIII Assembly and in the 140th Anniversary Celebrations.

 

SUNDAY 4 May
Together with the Italian Catholic Action
Meeting with the Holy Father Benedict XVII

8.00 a.m.  Saint Peter’s Square

10.30 a.m. Eucharistic Celebration
presided over by H.E. Card. Angelo BAGNASCO,
President of the Italian Episcopal Conference

12.00 a.m. Arrival of the HOLY FATHER in the square
                  - Angelus
                  - Message to Catholic Action