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Heading for IMYM Rio 2013



International Marist Youth Meeting

04/07/2012: Brazil
IMYM | 17-21 July 2013

The IMYM (International Marist Youth Meeting) began in Sydney in 2008. In 2011, it was the turn of Madrid. Now it is up to us to prepare the next IMYM to be held in Rio, as a sign of the youth of God, by celebrating life, giving concrete responses with regard to evangelisation and listening to what God wants from us as Marists of Champagnat in this globalised world.

We are close to an important time for the Marist Youth who will take part in the International Marist Youth Meeting (IMYM RIO 2013) and the World Youth Day (WYD). The IMYM wishes to foster the appropriation of the progress made during the previous two meetings (Sydney and Madrid), collaborate with the Marist Institute in response to the calls of the  XXI General Chapter, in view of the continuing relevance of the 'dream' of Champagnat.

IMYM RIO 2013 will take place before the WYD, from 17 to 21 July 2013, at the « Colégio Marista São José » – Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. The theme of the meeting is : « CHANGE : make the  difference ! » and the motto: « go and make disciples of all nations » (Mt 28: 19). We are already insisting on the importance of preparing the young people who will take part in the Marist meeting and the WYD.

UMBRASIL (the Marist Union of Brasil) is co-ordinating the various aspects connected with the organisation of the Meeting and working closely with the Organizing Commission of IMYMO RIO 2013, in order to assure its success. Below is some information on this subject:

*  IMYM RIO 2013 : from 17 to 21 July 2013. 12 places will be reserved per Province or District, 10 for the young people and 2 for those accompanying them. The Meeting of the Youth of the Marist Fathers, Marist Sisters (SM) and the Marist Missionary Sisters (SMSM) will take place at the same time at another Marist school in Rio de Janeiro. The two groups will come together for the last day of the Meeting.

* The enrollments for the IMYM will be made by the the person responsible for the Marist youth of the Province (information and criteria useful for enrollment will be available here from the month of August, in the section Rio 2013).

Meeting of the 4 Marist branches: this will be held on 22 July.

World Youth Day: from 23 to 28 July. We propose the participation of Marist youth in three main events: Opening Mass, Vigil, and Closing Mass.

International Marist Festival: this will take place on 26 July at the end of the day in the  « Colégio Marista São José ». It will be an important moment of fraternity for the Marist youth taking part in the WYD Rio 2013.

* The other times relative to the WYD programme will be the responsibility of each Marist delegation taking part in the Meeting. The Marist delegations will be accomodated at the « Colégio Marista  São José ».

* We ask the Provinces not to make the enrollments directly on the site of WYD Rio 2013, but to wait for the arrival of information relating to the enrollment of the Marist pilgrims. It is important to appoint a person in charge of the group going to the WYD. The WYD site is: www.rio2013.com (Portuguese, Spanish and English). The information relative to the enrollments of the Marist delegations will be sent later.

* For any concerns or questions about the Programme of the IMYM and the WYD 2013, please contact UMBRASIL, Mr João Carlos de Paula, at the electronic address : change2013@umbrasil.org.br

* Some information on IMYM RIO 2013 will be sent out shortly : site, official logo and social networks.

We hope that thismessage reaches all the youth of the Marist world, so that they may be inspired to carry out their mission in their own milieus.

May Saint Marcellin Champagnat inspire us to stay with the young, to look after their lives, promote and defend their rights, thus contributing to fashion the Marial face of the Church. Heading together for the IMYM RIO 2013 and the WYD, let us prepare to make the theme resound: CHANGE – make the difference!

Marist Union of Brasil – UMBRASIL
Secretariat of Mission

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IMYM | 17-21 July 2013

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