SMM Indonesia Mission Commission Meeting

Putussibau, Indonesia – SMM Indonesia, in 2022, celebrates the Year of the Continental Mission of Asia and Oceania. There are many activities carried out, both at the provincial level and at the entities. On 14 – 19 July 2022, a Mission Commission meeting was held in Putussibau, West Kalimantan. This meeting, it is hoped will produce recommendations that are practical and can be put into practice in parishes and in the Mission House, so that there is a typical Montfortian style and the same pattern in every parish and every Mission House.

The Mission Commission meeting opened with a lively celebration of the Eucharist. The Eucharistic celebration was led by Fr. Antonius Tensi, SMM accompanied by Fr. Bala, SMM, and Fr. Jack, SMM. Many people attended by PMRSH, Montfort Youth, Pastoral Council members, and other people. Many devotees are also involved in liturgical duties such as choir, lector, dance, etc. In his homily, Fr. Antonius Tensi, SMM emphasized Creativity as the DNA of all Montfortians; a Montfortian must be creative. After the Eucharistic prayer, all those present were invited to dinner together and to watch the performance of Montfort Youth.

On the next day, the meeting continued by looking at the mission of SMM Indonesia from a historical perspective which was conveyed by Fr. Rafael, SMM. After the session from Fr. Rafael, the meeting continued with sharing from each community about community life, mission, and the spirituality of Montfortian.

Sharing from each community is done in two days. On Monday, July 18, 2022, the participants formulated several practical recommendations that each entity could put into practice. Recommendations consist of community life, implementation, and integration of spirituality in the mission of each entity. Fr. Anton, SMM as Provincial emphasized two important keywords in these recommendations, namely communication and collaboration.

The Mission Commission meeting was closed with a eucharistic celebration led by Fr. Antonius Tensi, SMM. In his Homily, Fr. Antonius Tensi, SMM spoke about the success of this meeting and the recommendations made. In addition, P. Antonius Tensi, SMM also thanked for the support from various parties who made this meeting run well.

Communication Team - Indonesia