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EAO Congress 7-10 May 2017 Tokyo JAPAN


Greetings of Peace from Hong Kong!

It is my greatest pleasure to invite everyone of you with the love of young people in heart to join the 9th Regional Congress from 7th to 10th May 2017 in Tokyo, JAPAN.  Big thanks to our Japan Province to host the Congress and much appreciated the support of Japan SDB Provincial Fr. Yamanouchi.



Together, Come, for the Young



Don Bosco loved young people and devoted his whole life to the well-being of the young. Today, although social environment has changed, there are still many young people who are in difficult situation physically and/or spiritually. With the «Project of Apostolic Life» being final, and its tools[1] being approved by the World Council, we shall be focus on FORMATION at all levels; and return to the very beginning of the spirit of Don Bosco, rethink what we can do for the young. In this process, we may find a better way to develop our vocation especially with the young and for the young! As such, a youth meeting/event will be scheduled in parallel during the Congress. Together, let’s ponder how we can be another Don Bosco by then.



For budget purpose, the estimate cost will be JPY40,000 (about US$370) per person including registration, accommodation, meals and local transportation to Mt. Fuji.  The exact amount and further details are to be advised by Japan Province later.  In case there is any concern about the fee, kindly advise and we will try our best to help.



For all members in EAO, I encourage you come and join the Congress with young people (16-30 years old) so as to take part in the youth event. The young participants can be your own young members or aspirants, members of Salesian Youth Movement from your location, and of course your family members.  There will be special discount for these young participants and the details will be announced later by the Japan Province. 

For all Provincial Coordinators, kindly ensure this message reach all of your members as soon as possible so that everyone can well prepare for it physically and spiritually. 

May the Holy Spirit be us.  See you all in Tokyo!


Sincerely yours in Don Bosco,

Philip Yu

World Councillor/EAO 2014-20


[1] tools include the key document of Commentary to PAL, Formation Guidelines, Animation and Governance Criteria

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