Asia Pacific Region

Good Shepherd Asia Pacific

Open House to express gratitude to benefactors Sisters celebrate Sunday Open House in the Philippines

In Asia Pacific there are approximately 1,100 Sisters and thousands of lay women and men: Good Shepherd Mission Partners, sisters and lay, working together to ensure the effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of Good Shepherd mission into the future. In 2017, all who work within Good Shepherd are the heirs of the story and the heritage, continuing the spirit and vision of St Mary Euphrasia.

 

 

Provinces of Asia Pacific

North East Asia

South Korea, Taiwan, China, Macau

South West India

Central East India/Nepal

Sri Lanka/Pakistan

East Asia  

Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar,Cambodia

Philippines-Japan

Singapore/Malaysia

Indonesia

Australia/Aotearoa NZ

Province Leaders

Sister Marie Jean Bae - Northeast Asia

Sister Sabina Pathrose - Central East India/Nepal     

Sister Therese Meera Mathew - South West India

Sister Francine Muthugala - Sri Lanka/Pakistan 

Sister Regina Htoo Htoo - East Asia

Sister Regina Quizon - Philippines-Japan

Sister Joan Lopez - Singapore/Malaysia

Sister Catharina Supatmiyati - Indonesia

Sister Monica Walsh - Australia/Aotearoa NZ

 

Province Leaders and members of Congregational Leadership Team meet in 2015 Asia Pacific Circle meeting in Philippines in 2015

Asia Pacific Circle

Together, the Province Leaders form the Asia Pacific Circle (APC).  The APC meets annually, each year in a different country.  

Focus of the Asia Pacific Circle:

  • Acknowledge the good work being done within Good Shepherd in Asia Pacific

  • Highlight gaps in services

  • Identify points of connection in order to facilitate more effective working together for the sake of the Mission

  • Appoint teams and committees, as needed

  • Receive and review reports from these teams and committees

  • Respond to Congregational requests or issues, as needed

  • Support and encourage each other

Priorities

The specific orientation of the Congregation of Sisters of the Good Shepherd, in 72 countries of the world, is towards women and girls experiencing disadvantage, violence and hardship. 

In Pattaya Thailand in 2008, 80 Sisters participated in the Asia Pacific Intercontinental Assembly, held in preparation for the Congregational Chapter 2009.  The sisters found strong consensus in developing four Priorities, within their overall orientation towards women and girls, to guide ministry planning and development.

  • Women and Girls

  • Economic Justice

  • Migration

  • Anti-Trafficking

  • Ecology

Permanent Teams

Justice Peace

Partnership for Mission

Spirituality

Formation

In Asia Pacific, Good Shepherd works in partnership with other organizations which also promote full inclusion and dignity for women and girls.