june 25th - july 1st 2016
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
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
MID MANDATE MEETING 25 members
AMASC YOUTH MEETING 8 participants
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
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com location
STUART CENTER, FRANCISCANS SISTERS OF ATONEMENT, WAS DC facebook AMASC youth meeting
https://www.facebook.com/ events/1667549213499303/ facebook young AMASC
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
(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
STUART CENTER / CEDC 821 Varnum St NE, Washington, DC 20017, United States stuartcenter.org +1 202-635-7987
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Welcome and getting to know one another
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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
calls to heart?
The future of the AMASC and Next steps
Mass of sending
boarting today in mission resentation
Philippineâ€™s Life and Mission : A bicentennial celebration Kathleen Hughes, RSCJ
Global Service Day September 15 2018
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Activities Tour of DC by night
Departures after breakfast
The Sacred Heart Identity Today: Gift and Responsibility
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?
Living and Collaborating today in the Sacred Heart Mission
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 Godâ€™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 youâ€™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
Missionary Spirit: In the Footsteps of St. Philippine Duchesne
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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
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… What impresses me about Philippine
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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
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...IN HER FOOTSTEPS
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?
totality that permeated her whole life.
and freedom of her whole being to respond to
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
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
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made her holiness and virtue authentic
and real, visible to those who knew her
IMAGINATION & DREAMS
can encourage us to
believe more surely that
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.”
The future of AMASC
NEXT STEPS YOUNG AMASC BRAINSTORMING
CAN YOUNG AMASC IMPROVE AMASC OUTREACH?
-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.
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?