Lay Missionaries

LAY MISSIONARY MOVEMENT

Bishop Lourdes Daniel has begun the lay faithful ministers which are called Lay missionaries.  The diocese has been spread in five districts which are far and wide.  Earlier we had Catechists helping the Priests for the formation of the Lay people.   Every parish in our diocese has been surrounded by many mass centres in the villages where the pIMG_0038riest was and is able to reach only on few occasions in a month and so the Catechists were the contact persons and mediators between the villages and the priest.  Now our bishop has begun this lay missionary movement.  In the movement there are lay faithful who are ready to render their service for the spiritual and religious activities of the Parish.  These lay people are ready to render their voluntary services for the growth of the church in the diocese.  Bishop has formed this group in various parishes and are regularly provided spiritual formation.  Knowing the need bishop has organized various spiritual programmes for their formation. For example – Bible seminars, Leadership training, Retreats and so on.  Following are some of the activities which will highlight the on- going formation of the lay missionaries and lay faithful.