Annual Assembly of the Ibn-e-Mariam Vice-Province Pakistan

The annual assembly of the Ibn-e-Mariam Vice-Province Pakistan was held on the 2nd of March and was concluded on 3rd of March 2020 with the thanksgiving Eucharistic Celebration. This annual assembly was arranged at the Ibn-e-Mariam Dominican House of Studies Pak-Arab Lahore. The participants of this annual assembly included administrative team along with priors, superiors of the houses, directors of the institutes, principals of the schools and parish priests. The purpose of this annual assembly was to evaluate the activities and see the progress of vice province during the year 2019, and to plan a strategy to overcome the challenges which were faced throughout the previous year. This annual assembly was also helpful for all the official to look at their contribution for development of the vice province.

This annual assembly was organized by the Vice Provincial and his council. On the first day, all the officials presented their annual reports. In their reports, they mentioned their achievements and accomplishments. On the other hand, they also point out some of the challenges which were faced to accomplish their work. On the second day of the annual assembly, all the officials were divided into different groups according to the category of their responsibilities in the light of given questions. The task that was assigned to them was to plan for the coming year 2020-2021. In the group discussion the following theme was the prominently discussed namely, quick and clear communication, quality of education and character building through our schools, better formation of our candidates, projects writings for different needs, reviewing of the contracts with bishops and finding of ways to overcome economic crisis.

In the end Very Rev. Fr. Younas Shahzad OP Prior Vice Provincial thanked all the friars for their availability for the annual assembly. He also acknowledged and appreciated the services of the officials which they have been rendering to the mission of Christ in the way of St. Dominic.