The Social & Innovative Ministries Forum meeting was held at our Provincialate on 6th January, 2016. The meeting began at 3.00 p.m. with a short prayer said by Fr. A. Jeyaseelan. The meeting was presided over by Rev. Fr. Anthony Dharmaraj, our Provincial Superior and attended by 15 members of the Forum. Fr. A. Jeyakumar, the PCIC of Social & Innovative Ministries Forum, welcomed all the members to the meeting and Fr. A. Jeyaseelan, the Secretary, read out the minutes of the last meeting.
Rev. Fr. Provincial expressed his happiness over the manifold contributions made by the Social & Innovative Ministries Forum of our province. The members were called upon to share the present stage of their ministries. One of the decisive discussions was on the Province Magazine “SEED”- South-East Enlightening Disciples. Fr. C. Sebastian Raj and Fr. A. Christu Raj presented their view-points on the magazine. This quarterly bilingual magazine would focus on all the ministries of the province. Fr. G. David, the Web-manager of our province, spoke on the website of our province and documentation of our centres. Fr. A. Jeyakumar spoke on Mermier Mission, a newly ventured ministry in our Province. Fr. C. Sebastian Raj spoke on his De-addiction ministry and informed that the laying of foundation-stone for De-addiction Centre would take place in Dharmapuri on 5th March, 2016.
The functioning of other innovative ministries like Friendly Home, Mayoraz Children’s Home, Youth Ministry, Legal Cell, Kalai Ulagam, Printing Press, Co-ordination of Projects as well as Jobs were shared by the members concerned. Rev. Fr. Provincial, appreciating the members, called for more strengthening of the Social & Innovative Ministries. Fr. A. Jeyaseelan thanked Rev. Fr. Provincial and all the members. The meeting came to an end at 5.00 p.m. with a concluding prayer said by Fr. A. Jeyakumar.
Fr. A. Jeyaseelan