From 11 to 18 September a week full of events dedicated to all ages, under the slogan “Here we go again”, to start the journey of the new pastoral year
A week of initiatives on the territory of the diocese to meet again after the summer and start the associative year with enthusiasm. It is Ac7, the appointment that for the second consecutive year the Catholic Action proposes to its members and to all interested people in the days between 11 and 18 September with the slogan Here we go again. “It is now an awaited appointment, an opportunity to restart together after the holidays that have brought hundreds and hundreds of AC members and friends to our summer camps – explains Gianni Borsa, diocesan president of the Ambrosian Catholic Action -. Children, young people, adults meet in various initiatives, over the course of an entire week, to cultivate friendships and to resume formative paths for all ages ».
The first dates
The Ac7 bill kicks off on Sunday 11 September with Give back the joy!the diocesan gathering for the Acr children and their families, which is held in the oratory of Brusuglio in Cormano from 3 to 6 pm. Also on the 11th, at 4 pm, in the parish nursery school of Costa Masnaga (Lecco) , the Adult sector presents the annual training proposal for Over 30s which is entitled Made of voice. Other presentation meetings will take place in the other pastoral areas in the following days. The appointments of the week continue on 12 September with a day dedicated to prayer: the groups are entrusted with the organization of I love Mondaysan initiative that for years has enhanced the first day of the working week, particularly significant in lay spirituality, with a short prayer meeting in the morning before going to work or in the evening on returning.
The Night of Passages and Meet us
It will then be the turn of two in-depth meetings. The first dedicated to the mission, on 14 September at 8.30 pm at the PIME Center in Milan (read here); the second on 15 September at 8.30 pm at Caritas Ambrosiana, on education as a «bet, alliance, dream». The Ac7 calendar then proposes the Passage night, on September 17, when the boys who have just started the first high school will be welcomed into the Giovanissimi groups with an “adventurous” evening at the San Carlo oratory in Monza, where they will also spend the night with sleeping bags. Finally, on 18 September, again at the Monza oratory, the participants will arrive at IncontrAci, a day of celebration and meeting for young people, very young people and students.
Three verbs to look forward
The new associative year of the CA has as its slogan “Go therefore”, inspired by the final verses of the Gospel according to Matthew (cf. 28,16-20) with the missionary mandate to the disciples. «With Ac7 we are already looking ahead -, says the stock exchange president -. From 9 October, the parish day of Ac, we will launch the three verbs that will accompany us this year: pray, think, be passionate. We intend to emphasize first of all the profound meaning of spirituality, being “face to face” with the Lord, heart of the Christian faith. Therefore it seems important to us to value thinking about life and faith, in the light of the Gospel, within this new time, immersed in a complex and fascinating reality. And then there is a strong invitation to be passionate about life itself, what we experience in everyday life, the relationships we entertain, the commitments we assume in the family, in the sphere of study or work, in society, as well as in the Church and in the same Ac. In a complex age, where long faces abound, Christians are called to carry on their faces the joy, the passion, the energy that derive from being with Jesus and from loving each sister and each brother that God places on ours. Street”.