SMALL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY – SEMINAR
Written by Mr. Michael pinto and Pic’s by: Robert Lobo.
A session on Small Christian Communities ( SSC’S )was held on the 5th of July 2015 at St. Mary’s special school hall, Kinnigoli parish. It began with prayer songs at 3.00 P.M where the holy bible was enthroned in a place of honour with flowers and lighted candles. Every one present over there came in a procession and gave respect to the word of God by touching it by both of their hands.
After the reading from the bible, the parish SCC coordinator Mr. Michael Pinto welcomed the participants and especially the Parish Priest Rev. Fr Vincent Monteiro and the resource person of the day Rev. Fr. Herald Pereira ( the director of SSC, Udupi Diocease).
This was followed by the talk of the day by Rev.Fr. Herald Pereira. In his very enlightened speech he stressed the wards in the parish to have SCCs with “Ward Committees’ of at least 5 members including a youth and promised to come once again after two months to train the ward committee members for their active involvement.
Assistant Parish Priest Rev. Fr Ashok Rayan Crasta, Parish Council Vice President Mr. Vincent Vinod D’Souza, Secretary Mr. Robert Lobo were also present. 112 parishioners including 7 nuns actively participated in the program.
Later the participants were sent into individual groups to answer two questions on building Small Christian Communities. Coffee and biscuits were served then.
SCC varado coordinator Mr. Heric Pais thanked all those present. The whole program ended at 5.15 P.M
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