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june 25th - july 1st 2016

FIRST INTERNATIONAL

AMASC YOUTH

MID MANDATE M E E T I N G

hosted by RELIGIOUS OF THE SACRED HEART FROM THE STUART CENTER at the STUART CENTER, WASHINGTON DC


introduction

INVITATION If you studied in a Sacred Heart School, are 18 to 25 years old and wish to share your experience and spirituality with other alumnae/alumni from all over the world, AMASC invites you to: The First International Youth Meeting. The meeting will be organized by the Religious of the Sacred Heart from the Stuart Center. During the meeting you will have time to share your experience, listen to great conferences, have workshops and visit Washington, DC. Dates: Evening June 27th until after breakfast July 1st. Location: Washington Retreat House of the Franciscans Sisters of Atonement, Washington, DC. Ages: 18 to 25 years old. Language: English.

This project is sponsored by the Office of Educational Initiatives & Leadership at the Stuart Center, a project of the Society of the Sacred Heart US-Canada Province. For more information or to request an application please contact: Imma De Stefanis, RSCJ at idestefanis@ stuartcenter.org

Marisa Moreno de Malcher AMASC PRESIDENT 2014-2018

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MID MANDATE MEETING 25 members

AMASC YOUTH MEETING 8 participants

event

MID MANDATE MEETING + FIRST INTERNATIONAL AMASC YOUTH MEETING date

JUNE 27-JULY 1 2016 organizers

RELIGIOUS OF THE SACRED HEART FROM THE STUART CENTER contact

idestefanis@stuartcenter.org rgonzalez@stuartcenter.org location

STUART CENTER, FRANCISCANS SISTERS OF ATONEMENT, WAS DC facebook AMASC youth meeting

https://www.facebook.com/ events/1667549213499303/ facebook young AMASC

https://www.facebook.com/ youngAMASC/


The mission of young AMASC

ABOUT Every year our Sacred Heart family grows, welcoming new members from around the world. AMASC wants to offer something to all its members and therefore has set up a number of initiatives for its youngest members under the name YOUNG AMASC. In short YOUNG AMASC strives to:

• BE A SOCIAL NETOWRK FOR YOUNG ALUMNI OF THE SACRED HEART SCHOOLS AROUND THE WORLD • PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT OF YOUNG ALUMNI

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WASHINGTON

(DISCTRICT OF COLOMBIA)

SACRED HEART BILINGUAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL primary & middle school 1625 Park Rd NW, Washington, DC 20010, United States sacredheartschooldc.org +1 202-265-0595

THE WHITE HOUSE 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500, United States

WASHINGTON RETR HO 4000 Harewood Rd NE, Was DC 20017, United catholicretr +1 202-5


REAT OUSE shington, d States reats.net 529-1111

LOCATION

STUART CENTER / CEDC 821 Varnum St NE, Washington, DC 20017, United States stuartcenter.org +1 202-635-7987

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monday

tuesday

Welcome and getting to know one another

Who are you? Where are you?

wedne

What c your h

Arrivals 4:00 p.m. Washington Retreat House 6:00 p.m. Stuart Center

Welcome from AMASC Marisa Moreno, AMASC President

Living and collab the Sacred Heart AMASC Board pr

Activities Ice breakers & cook-out

The Sacred Heart Identity Today: Gift and Responsibility Suzanne Cooke, RSCJ

TaizĂŠ Prayer in the even

Activities Mural making, treasure hunt

Activities Meeting other mem cred heart family


SCHEDULE

esday

calls to heart?

thursday

friday

The future of the AMASC and Next steps

Mass of sending

boarting today in mission resentation

Philippine’s Life and Mission : A bicentennial celebration Kathleen Hughes, RSCJ

ning

Global Service Day September 15 2018

mebrs of the Sa-

Activities Tour of DC by night

Departures after breakfast

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The Sacred Heart Identity Today: Gift and Responsibility

MORNING REFLECTION

ADAPTED FROM “LIFE AT THE SACRED HEART”


YOU ARE THE ALUMNAE OF THE SACRED HEART. THE NUMBER OF YEARS YOU SPENT AT THE SACRED HEART DOES NOT MATTER. WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS THAT YOU ARE AND ALWAYS WILL BE “CHILD OF THE SACRED HEART”. The

name reminds you that you are

part of a larger Network of schools

throughout the world and you are

bound to thousands of other alums.

Sainte Madeleine Sophie Barat, Foundress of the Society of the Sacred Heart, once said, “for the sake of one child, I would have founded the Society.” In a true sense, each one of you is like that one child. It will always be a part of you. More importantly, it is a part of who are you today!

Discussion question: Think about your Sacred Heart education as a whole: classmates, teachers, courses; activities of all kinds ... sports, prayers, community service, clubs. What did you do? What did you enjoy? Which experiences still give you a sensation of happiness, energy, nostalgia? Now think of who you are today? Not Only what you do, but the way in which you do it? It may even set you apart from others? What are the gifts you received? How do you continue to benefit from or experience these gifts in you today?

Discussion question: Even though most of us grew up with the expectation and assumption of going to school, an education is always a great gift that our parents and We give thanks to God for these society provide. When an educational gifts. We commit ourselves to experience, however, provides you with developing these gifts to become a sense of community and family, that more and more fully our true selves is to be considered a great gift. What as God has envisioned for us. May are the gifts you received and carry we use our gifts in a way that shows our gratitude and at the service of with you today? How do you continue others. AMEN benefitting from or experiencing these gifts today?

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Living and Collaborating today in the Sacred Heart Mission

DISCUSSION


What is the mission of the Sacred Heart according to us? The mission is to serve others & be compassionate. The passion of the Sacred Heart is to extend the mission into the world, to serve others, to extend the mission into the world, integrate people who wasnt to make a change, share mission of Sophie, know the love of God, to expand Sacred Heart family around the world, supporting community, social awareness for others, to be witness of God’s love, to help others know they are loved by God. The unwavering love of God and the desire to extend mission binds together the unique passions each has spread love around the world, help to create a better world. Think about my Sacred Heart experiences; what are eight values that I came away with? Loving, just, mindful, passion, spirituality, confidence, respect, honesty, patiences, empathy, integreity, responsibility, solidarity, openness. What is the kind of person I want to be and the presence I want to have? What am i called to do?

will come of this action -for me and the others? Will this decision enhance or comprimse my values? The Passion Project What keeps our passion of the Sacred Heart fired up? What eare we passionate about? People were asked to send in a picture that speaks their passion. Youtube: RSCJ Passion Project h t t p s : / / w w w. y o u t u b e. c o m / watch?v=zzsyaB2UUTc What is there a need for in this world? Better communication between individuals, better understanding, give people opportunity to find their purpose in life, better sense of empathy in a contexts of isolatism from racison, nationalism (etc.. ism), acceptance and tolerance, open mindness, information and education (free, accessible and unaltered information), recognition that people are all equal, end of war and violence, community knowledge that everyone matters, less judging. Numbers game (1-30 scrambled)

This game is allows to practice trusting yourself and others, trusting your instinct. At times, one must learn to listen without If you’re honest with yourself, then helping and at other times, one what you want and what is meant must help and be vulnerable. for you will be the same. A question to ask oneself, as a gauge for good actions is the following: what good

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Missionary Spirit: In the Footsteps of St. Philippine Duchesne

RELFECTION

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Opening St. Philippine Duchesne video by Melanie Guste, RSCJ Closing Power of the Dream, Celine Dion Texts from https://rscj.org/who-philippine-us-today

a pioneer int who dared to had gon

She is saying s with urgency


… What impresses me about Philippine

or us today written

by

Helen

RSCJ, Former Superior ociety of the Sacred

is her ability to respond to difficult events and times; to accept and love a

new and totally different country and way of life; to enter wholeheartedly

communities of the

into another culture, language, and

cred

system of values and to appreciate

Heart)

rtant for each one

Philippine’s life er message. She

and has

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nergy!

What

is she

icate to us today?

ous, sensitive man;

erful religious;

poverty and licity;

ering daughter Church;

to the future o go where few ne before?

something to us and insistence.

...IN HER FOOTSTEPS

these.

CALLS OF THE WORLD

St. Madeleine Sophie loved poverty and prayer, and Philippine followed

If Philippine were to come to your city or town today, where and wityh whom would she ask you to serve with her?

her

example

with

a

boldness

and

totality that permeated her whole life.

This

openness

to

the

Spirit

and freedom of her whole being to respond to

His

call did not lead her

to great success, but rather to the

deep experience that the grain of wheat must fall into the ground and

Lord might bring forth the harvest. Trusting in God, she gave her all. die that the

Her

What is your dream for that place and those people? What will your imagination help you to do? MAKING A PILGRIMAGE What are the frontiers (barriers or lines) you would need to cross? What “storms” would you beed to brave? RISK & DARING

goal in life was not personal

holiness, but the spending of her

Heart of Christ loved. Her missionary

energies to make the known

and

élan was lived in fidelity to the

Constitutions

of

1815. This

fidelity

made her holiness and virtue authentic

and real, visible to those who knew her

IMAGINATION & DREAMS

…Philippine

can encourage us to

believe more surely that

“the

power

now at work in us can do immeasurably

What will you need to sacrifice to respond to this call? (attitudes, material belongings, comfort, perceptions, fears?) HEART OF OAK Oak is one of the strongest woods. Where does your strength come from to take a risk, and to go outside your comfort zone, be a person for others?

more than we can ask or imagine.”

(Ephesians 3:20)

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The future of AMASC

NEXT STEPS YOUNG AMASC BRAINSTORMING

CAN YOUNG AMASC IMPROVE AMASC OUTREACH?

Goals/Objectives

Actions (Projects)

-BETTER UNDERSTAND THE MISSION OF AMASC -INCREASE AWARENESS ABOUT THE AMASC SOCIETY TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC -BETTER THE INVOLVEMENT OF LOCAL CHAPTERS BY INCREASING THE INTEREST OF ALUMNAE -FACILITATE LONG-DISTANCE INVOLVEMENT -SPECIFICALLY MENTION AMASC IN GRADUATION CEREMONIES, LOCAL MEETINGS AND RING CEREMONIES

-DEFINE AND IMPROVE MARKETING SCHEME TO REACH OUT TO RECENTLY GRADUATED ALUMNAE -TRASNSITION TO BECOME INVOLVED MEMEBRS OF AMASC -AMASC REPS IN EACH LOCAL ALUMANE ASSOCIATION, TO CREATE AN IMMEDIATE CONNECTION -CREATE ALUMNAE AND STUDENT MENTONRING PROGRAM USING GLOBAL DATABASE -ENCOURAGE AND PROMOTE, IN OUR OWN COMMUNITIES, THE GLOBAL SERVICE DAY.


BICENTENNIAL

CELEBRATION OF ST. DUCHESNE

Celebrating Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne, a pioneer missionary of the Society of the Sacred Heart, who came to St. Charles, Missouri, from France and founded the first free school west of the Mississippi in September 1818. Therefore the year of the bicentienal is spans from November 2017-2018.

GLOBAL SERVICE DAY SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15 2018

A global service day will take place to celebrate the bicentennial. It will bring together the international commmunity of the Sacred Heart on one special day. If Sophie or Philippine were around today, what would she devote her time to on this Global ServiceDay?

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