Monthly Archives: March 2015

Retreat for Lay Missionaries

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IMG_0164Lay missionaries retreat:
28 to 31 March 2014 at Kedgaon, Ahmednagar. A person without the spiritual strength will be of no use in the Church ministry.  So our bishop organized four days retreat for the lay missionaries in a centre called Don Bosco Gramin Vikas Kendra.  The lay missionaries were full time available for this retreat and they were given spiritual food for their growth and formation.

Around 50 lay missionaries participated in this retreat.  They were from many parishes of our diocese. We have seen and experienced that it has helped them in the ministry of the Church.  Many of them are very helpful in the various ministry of the Church.

Our Bishop has installed them to be the ministers in visiting the sick and the old to pray for them and also to give them Holy Communion.  They also participate in various activities conducted by the diocese such as prison ministry visiting the people in the Jail and comforting and consoling them in their sorrows and loneliness. Catechism Children’s education in Sunday School and helping in the various educational activities of the diocese.

Bible Seminar

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Bible_Study_SeminarBible Seminar (Nashik) – This was conducted for last two years.  Rev. Fr. Philip Vaz (Priest of Vasai Diocese) who is expert in the scripture studies was requested to conduct seminars on Bible and the leadership.  Every month one week seminar was conducted for these lay missionaries. There were more than 35 participants present for every seminar.  This has been very helpful to the Church in our diocese. Many lay missionaries have taken keen interest in this seminar and have learnt a lot about scripture which they use for their ministry in our diocese.