The Provincial Chapter concluded with the celebration of the Holy Mass today invoking the intercession of St. Dominic Savio whose feast we commemorate today.
In his homily, Fr. Paul Bicomong asked the chapter members to recall their very first experience in the Salesian house and their encounter with the first Salesians they met. He related this to the first encounter of Dominic Savio and Don Bosco and pointed out how Don Bosco wove a beautiful fabric for the Lord in Dominic. He challenged them to do the same in the young people they encounter.
He congratulated the capitulars for their work and asked them to continue praying so that the Provincial Chapter may bear fruit.
After the homily, the chapter members affixed their signatures as an expression of their approval for the final documents, a concrete output of their five days of prayer, reflection and deliberations.
All chapters members voted for the final documents which will be submitted to the Generalate.
One of the distinctive marks of this chapter is that it is almost paperless. Most of the chapter members accessed the digital form of the documents deliberated on. Online technology allowed them to comment and revise on the document all at the same time.
The recently concluded Provincial Chapter accomplished three outputs: (1) The FIN Implementation of the GC 27, (2) the revision of the Provincial Directory, and the (3) Reshaping the Salesian Presence of the Province.