Sucre (Agenzia Fides) - The Bolivian Archdiocese of Sucre is experiencing a week of prayer and meetings in view of the Day of the Diocesean Church, with the slogan "I am Church, I am Mission! I count on you!". The Week opened on Sunday, July 16, in all the parish churches and communities of the Archdiocese, under the theme "A missionary Church that goes out". According to information gathered by Fides, each day is dedicated, with prayer and a specific encounter in various places of the archdiocese, to a particular reality, starting with the common theme "Church, Mission and ...". Therefore "Church, Mission and" children, young people, family, communities, suburbs.
Saturday, July 22, is dedicated to the theme "Church, Mission and Mary" and a Marian pilgrimage has been programmed. On Sunday 23 July, the Day of the Diocesan Church will be celebrated with a feast of fraternity in all parishes and a special collection for local needs .
The goal is "to strengthen our conscience to be members of this particular Church and to feel committed to her", writes the Archbishop of Sucre, His Exc. Mgr. Jesus Juarez Parraga in the invitation to participate in the initiatives, emphasizing the union with the universal Church presided over by the Successor of Peter. In addition, in view of the National Missionary Congress that will be celebrated in Sucre in October, the week "will be of great help to create greater conscience and co-responsibility for the preparation and implementation of the VII National Missionary Congress as an authentic moment of grace to renew our ardent zeal and missionary commitment". (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 18/07/2017)