As part of the on-going formation program, three days seminar for our confreres from first year to ten years of priesthood was organized from Oct 28th to Oct 31st, 2018 at Velankanni retreat center. There are 31confreres belonging to this group and 21 confreres attended the seminar. The resource persons for the seminar were: Rev. Dr. A. Lawrence, Missiology professor from St. Peter’s Pontifical theological Institute, Rev. Dr. Rudolf, Cmf, psychologist and counselor and Rev. Fr. Albert, Msfs from Goa, Pune province. The topics of talks and discussions were: The relevance of Missiology for us in today’s context, Emotional Intelligence for leadership, and Accountability and responsibility: the use of TALLY in accounting.
We started the program with Eucharistic adoration and rosary on October 28 Sunday. Our confreres were divided into three groups, who organized the day’s liturgy and class discussion. The resource persons did a wonderful job in their presentation and discussion of the topics. Our confreres enjoyed and profited from the three days program. It was a joyful moment of coming together with different groups of classmates for prayer, discussion, and sharing. As a whole, confreres expressed that they were happy and satisfied with the program and the presentation by the resource persons. They also expressed that such renewal seminar could be organized every year on different topics.
Fr. A. Santhiyagu