Abidjan (Agenzia Fides) - "We wanted to let our creativity speak, we discovered that these are initiatives that arouse interest and that allow to spread the event of the Extraordinary Missionary Month better in pastoral life and in the heart of Christians", says Fr. Jean Noel Gossou, National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in the Ivory Coast, presenting the program of activities planned for the Extraordinary Missionary Month of October 2019. These include singing, poetry and theater competitions.
The competition is open to Catholics aged 15 and over throughout the Ivory Coast. To register, one must contact the diocesan directors of the PMS. Fr. Jean Noel Gossou specified that the competition focuses on the theme of the Extraordinary Missionary Month "Baptized and sent. The Church of Christ on mission in the world".
"The choirs will be asked to compose a song on the subject and there is already a song set on the prayer of the Missionary Month proposed by Pope Francis whose music was composed by a priest, Fr Thomas Djedje" added the National Director of the PMS in the Ivory Coast.
Before the final stage of the competition, 5 October 2019, two training sessions will be held. The first on the mission for the catechists in Yamoussoukro and the other for the priests of the Archdiocese itself and for the diocesan Directors of the PMS. The following day, October 6, the solemn opening Mass will be held in Yamoussoukro. (S.S.) (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides, 7/9/2019)