On 24.04.2021, there was an online meeting of the Mission Forum and Parish Mission Preaching. Fr. Provincial, the Councilor in charge of Mission and twenty members took part in it. Fr. Johnson the General Councilor in charge of Mission also participated in the meeting and highlighted relevant points related to our ministries, keeping in mind the Year of Mission. He also emphasize the mandate of the Gospel to preach the Good News and underlined the importance of imbibing the spirituality of our Patron St. Francis de sales and the Spirit of our Founder Mermier.
He recalled the missionary zeal and enthusiasm of our early missionaries. He reminded us of the significance and challenges of being a pastor and shepherd amidst throw away culture. He inspired us to find out meaningful ways of celebrating the Year of Mission within the social context, which desperately calls for renewal of life in all its dimensions. The Mission Forum had another online meeting on 19.05.2021 to draw up concrete plans. The members of the PMP had also participated in the meeting. Father Provincial, the Councilor in charge of Mission and thirty members participated in the meeting. Various suggestions were proposed for the celebrations of the Year of Mission. An Action Plan was drawn, including, meaningful celebrations of the inaugural day on Pentecost, regular spiritual activities, animation programs, social welfare programs, special programs and Assessment.
Fr. C. Sebastin Raj, the Provincial councilor in charge of mission thanked all, including the members of the Mission Forum for their dynamic participation and contribution.
– Fr.C.Sebastin Raj, PCIC-Mission