Brasilia (Agenzia Fides) - Registrations have been opened for two online courses organized by the Missionary Cultural Center (CCM) of the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (CNBB) dedicated to formation for the Mission and biblical sources. According to the note sent to Fides, the courses will be held in April and are aimed at priests, deacons, men and women religious, seminarians and pastoral workers from all over Brazil.
As the Bishop of Chapecó and President of the Episcopal Pastoral Commission for Missionary Action and Inter-ecclesial Cooperation of the CNBB, Mgr. Odelie Magri, who is also Vice-President of the CCM, recalled, formation is among the priorities of the National Missionary Program, and therefore it is “urgent and necessary”. Until the beginning of 2020, the courses were in presence, but the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic has forced us to look for other means of missionary formation to reach dioceses, parishes and the most distant communities. That is why the CCM organized online training courses.
The "Formation for Mission" course will be held from 19 to 22 April, which aims to offer participants a good knowledge of the 2019-2023 National Missionary Program and a reflection on its contents. This course is intended to promote the growth of missionary awareness, motivating participants to be active agents in the process of pastoral conversion and to carry out the Program in the environments in which they work. The second course on "Biblical Sources of Mission" is scheduled from 26 to 30 April, which aims to provide participants with a synthetic and global vision of the missionary figure in the Old and New Testaments. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 7/4/2021)