V American Continental Meeting
JESUS CHRIST’S DISCIPLES AND MISSIONARIES •Buenos Aires, 29 April – 4 May 2006
SATURDAY 29 April
8.30 Delegations to meet near the Argentina Catholic Action Head Office: Avda. de Mayo 621. Buenos Aires.
9.00 Departure by bus to Rosario
13.00 Arrival at Rosario. Accommodation in Hotel. Lunch
16.00 Official Opening of the LXXV Catholic Action Federal Assembly
Central Córdoba Club (Children, Youths, Adults and Sectors)
20.00 Dinner. Predio de la Exposición Rural
21.30 Theatre and Musical Shows in different City Halls
SUNDAY 30 April
08.00 Concurrent activities:
Assistants and Seminarians
12.30 Eucharistic Celebration
14.00 Lunch. Predio de la Exposición Rural
16.00 Continuation of group activities
Concurrent Statutory ACA Assemblies – Rosario ACA Head Office
20.00 Dinner. Agricultural Exhibition Grounds
22.00 Public activity in front of the monument to the flag
MONDAY 1 may
10-13 Concluding session. Central Córdoba Club
15.00 Departure from Rosario to Victoria. Buenos Aires
19.00 Arrival at the Retreat House and accommodation
21.00 Welcome to the V Catholic Action American Continental Meeting by the ACA.
Presentation of the delegations
Presentation of working procedures
TUESDAY 2 may
9.00 Opening of Meeting: Paola Bignardi. IFCA Coordinator
Towards the V CELAM Conference: Mgr. ANDRÉS STANOVNIK, O.F.M.
Bishop of Reconquista and CELAM General Secretary
10.00 Coffee Break
10.30 America today: opportunities and risks of the present phase of change.
14.30 Visit to San Isidro. Courtesy visit to the Bishop of San Isidro Msgr. Jorge Casaretto.
17.00 The future of Christianity in America. How to evangelize today: facts and challenges
17 45 Discussion
19.00 Eucharistic Celebration
21.30 Time for informal sharing of personal views
WEDNESDAY 3 may
9.00 A Catholic Action which answers to America’s present day needs.
10.30 Coffee Break
11.00 IFCA’s work in America: objectives for this three year period, Secretariat’s projects, promotion of Catholic Action
11.30 Eucharistic Celebration
Group Discussions on specific themes
Children and Adolescents
Promotion of Catholic Action
Concurrently with the Group Discussions – Meeting of Assistants with Mgr. Francesco Lambiasi, IFCA’s Ecclesiastical Assistant
17.00 World CA Youth Pilgrimage to Jerusalem “pilgrims of unity and peace”: Oana Touduce – Maria Grazia Tibaldi
Reports of the Group Discussions to the Assembly
18.15 Time for informal sharing of personal views. Visit to the Countries’
19.15 Called to be saints
A commemoration of American Catholic Action Saints
21.30 A friendly social evening.
THURSDAY 4 may
9.00 Concluding Session and Evaluation
10.00 Transfer by pullman to Luján
12.00 Eucharistic Celebration in the Basilica of Our Lady of Luján.
13.30 Typical Lunch
15.30 Transfer to Buenos Aires.
Visit of the city of Buenos Aires and of the Catholic Action Head Office
18.00 Farewell to the Delegations