Meetings Of The Directors Of Sui Juris Pastoral Centres


The meeting of the Directors of Sui Iuris- Regional and Pastoral Centers, on the theme "Creative and Responsible Ministries for an Emerging Church in India", was held from the 14th to 16th February 2017. Eleven Directors of Regional / Pastoral Centers attended the meeting. Fr. Sagaya John the Director, set the ball rolling, by inviting the directors to share the challenges they face in their regions in fulfilling the ministry of the Church.



Important, relevant issues, such as the crisis in Family Life, Faith Dimension of the Laity, Renewal of consecrated persons, and of Bishops and priests were discussed on the first day of the meeting. On the 15th of February Fr. Rayappa Kasi presented various practical measures, to promote the protection of the planet from the environment crisis. The urgent need of Ecumenism and Inter religious Dialogue for Unity and Harmony was brought home to the participants by Fr. Paulachan.



The sessions on the concluding day were vibrant and thought provoking, as the Directors of the Pastoral Centers, explained the programmes that they have undertaken in their regions. They also described the situations in each of the regions and the problems that the Church faces in its ministry.



Fr. Sagaya John categorised the priorities that evolved during the deliberation of the previous sessions. The Directors sought the collaboration of NBCLC to effectively carry on the mission of deepening the faith of the people. Fr. Sagaya John on his part promised full co-operation and invited the Directors to involve in the programmes of NBCLC.



Directors from the following Regions participated in the Program :-
TELUGU, BENGAL, BIHAR, CHHATTISGARH, KARNATAKA, MADHYA PRADESH, NORTH , NORTH EAST, TAMIL NADU, KERALA.

Directors from the following regions could not attend the Program :-
AGRA, JHARKHAND, ODISHA AND THE WESTERN REGION.

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