"We are Witnesses of the Risen Lord" (Acts 2:14-36)

Vision Statement

An Evangelizing Community of active and mature believers,built on Gospel values, striving together towards a holistically developed society in harmony with different faiths and cultures.

Mission Statement
The motivating force of the Archdiocese of Mandalay is to be disciples and witnesses of Christ and to live the fullness of life. Therefore, we, the Archdiocese of Mandalay, commit ourselves to do the following for the benefit of the people of the Archdiocese:
  1. Living the Word of God by a life of prayer that is nourished by the Sacraments;
  2. Providing integrated human and religious formation programmes for clergy, religious and laity;
  3. Creating opportunities for collaboration and dialogue with other faiths and cultures so as to promote mutual understanding and harmony and an inculturated way of life;
  4. Providing formal and informal education and animation in all areas to the needy;
  5. Uplifting the quality of life, especially of the poor, in collaboration with all people of good will.
Objectives
i. Animating people for active cooperation and Solidarity
1.1. To strengthen religious instruction
1.2. To provide opportunities for people to discus issues and promote dialogue.

ii. Tofosterstrongmissionaryspirit
2.1. To provide training and formation for missionary works
2.2. To witness Christ in one’s own way of life.

iii. Alleviating poverty among the poor
3.1. To create jobs
3.2. To provide animation programs
3.3. To conduct community based projects
3.4. To promote solidarity
3.5. To provide formal and informal education.

iv. Lifting up the standard of education in the Archdiocese
4.1. To promote communities their interest and value on education
4.2. To create opportunities for education
4.3. To provide support for higher education to the needy families.

v. To build capacity and skill
5.1. To provide capacity building programs
5.2. To provide facilities for capacity building programs
5.3. To send potential and outstanding person for further study
5.4. To provide consultancy service and information on available opportunities for jobs and capacity building.




ARCHDIOCESAN CORE VALUES (MANDALAY)

- Missionary Endeavor
So they set out and went from village to village, preaching the gospel and healing people everywhere. (Lk 9:6)


- Availability and Servant Leadership
“Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.” (I Sam 3:10)


- Nourishment of religious and cultural values
“The Gospel of Christ, the Incarnate Word finds its home along the path of culture and from this it continues to offer the message of salvation and eternal life".
(Acta Apostolicae Sedis, 74, 515-616 quoted from Anto Karokaran, "Editorial: Contextual Theology," Third Millennium: Indian Journal of Evangelization 6, no. 3 (July - Sept. 2003):3-4.)

- Development and common good
In keeping with the social nature of man, the good of each individual is necessarily related to the common good, which in turn can be defined only in reference to the human person. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1905)

- Alleviation of poverty
In a society marred by deepening divisions between rich and poor, our tradition recalls the story of the last judgment (Mt. 25:31-46) and instructs us to put the needs of the poor and vulnerable first.
(http://www.americanmagazine.org/articles/Byron.htm)

- Lifting up education
Formation is not the privilege of a few but the right and duty of all ... Possibilities of formation should be proposed to all, especially the poor who can be a source of formation for all. (Pope John Paul II, Christifideles Laici, 1988)

- Attitudinal change for solidarity and unity.
All baptised in Christ, you have all clothed yourselves in Christ, and there are no more distinctions between Jew and Greek, slave and free, male and female, but all of you are in Christ Jesus. (Gal 3:27,28)


- Yeast of the Gospel

“A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough.” (Gal 5:9)