The Annual Meeting of our Delegation in GAH (Germany, Austria and Holland) took place for three days from 21st to 23rd January 2018. It was hosted by Fr. Amalraj at Fürstenzell, in the diocese of Passau. Sixteen of our Confreres took part in it and spent time in prayer and discussion. During the main session, the local superiors Frs. Jerry and Victor gave a short report of the activities of their communities, and the confreres shared their life experience in their respective places of ministry.
The subsequent discussion was centred on our life in and contribution to the Province. Fr. S. Joseph, the Bursar of the Delegation presented the financial report of the year 2017. The culmination of the day was the festive, intercultural Eucharistic Celebration in honour of our Patron St. Francis de Sales, in which about 22 priests and a hundred parishioners participated. At the Mass, Fr. Amalraj was installed as the Coordinator of all our Delegations in GAH. Among those present were the outgoing Coordinator Fr. Silvester of Vizag Province, Delegation Superiors, President of the Society and confreres from other Provinces. Then we came together with some of the invited guests, to share delicious Indian cuisine prepared by our confreres. This Annual Gathering served as a fresh impetus to our religious living in GAH and strengthened our bond with the life of the Province.
Fr. A. Joseph Amalraj