Programme for the 17TH PLENARY ASSEMBLY, SECAM

(Luanda, Angola 18 – 25 July 2016)

THEME: «The Family in Africa, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: in the Light of the Gospel»

PROGRAMME

MONDAY 18th JULY 2016: ARRIVAL

10.00hrs Standing Committee Meeting

TUESDAY 19TH JULY 2016

07.00 – 07.30: Morning Prayer (Privately)

07.30 – 08.00: Breakfast

08.00 – 09.00: Departure for Holy Family Parish

09.00 – 10.45: Opening Mass (Most Rev. Gabriel Mbilingui)

11.00 – 11.30: Return to Venue of the Assembly

11.30 – 13.00: Opening Ceremony

  • Moderator: SECAM PRESIDENT

  • Opening Prayer

  • Short Speeches and Goodwill / Solidarity Messages

  1. Welcome Remarks from the President of the National Episcopal Conference of CEAST

  2. Message from the Apostolic Nuncio to Angola

  3. Message from the Holy Father (if any)

  4. Solidarity Messages (USCCB & CRS, CCEE, MISEREOR, MISSIO Aachen, CRS, AU, etc)

  5. Opening Address from the SECAM President

Group Photo

13.00 – 15.00: Lunch Break

  1. WORKSHOP: 19-21 July 2016

15.00 – 15.20: 1st Session – Chairman: Most Rev. Lucio Muandula

Moderator: Rev. Fr. Jose LUEMBA.

Presentation by Facilitators on the Theme of the Workshop: New Pastoral Challenges Facing the African Family Today and Finding New Ways of Evangelising the Families.

15.20 – 15.40: 1st Speaker: The Case of Cape Verde – His Eminence, Arlindo Cardinal GOMES FURTADO, Archbishop of Santiago de Cape Verde (Cape Verde).

15.40 – 16.00: 2nd Speaker: The African Perspective – Bishop Emílio SUMBULELO, Bishop of Uije (Angola)

16.00 – 16.30: Question and Answer Session.

16.30 – 16.50: Coffee Break

16.50 – 17.30: Groups Discussions on the two Presentations

17.30 – 18.30: Group Reports in Plenary

18.30 – 19.00: Departure for the Archbishop of Luanda’s Residence

19.00 – Vespers (Cathedral) and Dinner (Archbishop’s Residence) (Most Rev. Filomeno)

WEDNESDAY 20TH JULY 2016

07.00 – 08.00: Mass with Lauds (H.E. John Cardinal ONAIYEKAN)

08.00 – 08.30: Breakfast

09.00 – 09.20: 2nd Session –Chairman: Most Rev. C. Palmer-Buckle

Moderator: Rev. Fr. Francis Appiah-Kubi

Influence of Modern Media and New Ideologies on the Family in Africa today

Speaker: Bishop Emmanuel BADEJO, Bishop of Oyo (Nigeria), President: Pan-African Episcopal Committee for Social Communications (CEPACS)

09.20 – 09.40: Question and Answer Session

09.40 – 10.30: Group Discussions

10.30 – 11.00: Coffee Break

11.00 – 11.20: 3rd Session

Making SECAM a Stronger and more Committed Family of God in our Continent.

Speaker: His Eminence, Philippe Cardinal OUEDRAOGO

11.20 – 11.40 Question and Answer Session

11.40 – 12.15 Group Discussions

12.15 – 12.30: Midday Prayer

12.30 – 15.00 Lunch and Break

15.00 – 16.30: 4th Session

Group Reports in Plenary on the two Presentations

16.30 – 17.00: Coffee Break

17.00 – 18.30: Continuation of Group Reports and Summary from Facilitators on the theme of the workshop.

18.30 – 19.00: Vespers (Rev. Fr. ABBEY-QUAYE)

19.00hrs Dinner

THURSDAY 21st JULY 2016

07.00 – 08.00: Mass with Lauds (H.E. Arlindo Cardinal GOMES FURTADO)

08.00 – 08.30: Breakfast

09.00 – 10.30: 5th SessionChairman: Most Rev. M. MADEGA

Moderator: Rev. Fr. L. SANTEDI

1st Reading of Message, Resolutions and Recommendations on the theme of the workshop.

10.30 – 11.00: Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.00: Adoption of Final Resolutions and Recommendations of the workshop.

12.00 – 12.15: Midday Prayer

12.15 – 12.30: Lunch and FREE AFTERNOON (Excursion)

B. PLENARY ASSEMBLY: 22-23 July 2016

FRIDAY 22nd JULY 2016

07.00 – 08.00: Mass with Lauds (Main Celebrant: H.E. Laurent Cardinal MONSENGWO PASINYA)

08.00 – 08.30: Breakfast

CHAIR: SECAM President

09.00 – 10.30: Introduction

  • Presentation of the Acts of the 16th Plenary Assembly

  • Minutes of the 16th Plenary Assembly and Matters Arising

  • Report of the SECAM President

10.30 – 11.00: Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.15: Continuation with Reports:

  • Secretary General

  • Commissions/Departments

  • Treasurer’s Report

12.15 – 12.30: Midday Prayer

12.30 – 15.00: Lunch and Break

15.00 – 16.30: Reports from Regional Episcopal Conferences and any other Intervention

16.30 – 17.00: Coffee Break

17.00 – 18.30: Interventions from Invited Organisations

18.30 – 19.00: Vespers (Rev. Fr. Gustave Wanme)

20H00 Dinner and Free time

SATURDAY 23rd JULY 2016

07.00 – 08.00: Mass with Lauds (H. E. Berhaneyesus Cardinal SOURAPHIEL).

08.00 – 08.30: Breakfast

09.00 – 10.30: Business Session

10.30 – 11.00: Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.30: Business Session: 1st Reading of Final Pastoral Message and Communiqué

12.30 – 12.45: Midday prayer

13.00 – 15.00: Lunch and Break

15.00 – 16.30: Closed Session and Elections

16.30 – 17.30: Coffee Break

17.30 – 18.30 Closing: Theme, Date and Venue of the next Plenary Assembly

18.30 – 19.00 Vespers (Rev. Fr. Jacob ODWA PAUL)

19.00 – 20.00 Dinner

20.00 – Cultural Evening

C.  ADVANCE CELEBRATION OF «SECAM DAY»

SUNDAY 24th JULY 2016

09.00 Closing Mass at ………………………… (President Elected)

13.00 Lunch

16.00 Organised visits around the City of Luanda

19.30 Dinner and Free time

MONDAY 25th JULY 2016: DEPARTURES

Proposed Courtesy Call on the Republican President of ANGOLA by a Select Group of Bishops

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