Belthangady, Oct 19: The Karnataka Service of Communion, held their meeting at Diocesan Pastoral Centre "Jnananilaya", Diocese of Beltangady on October 17 and 18.
The program began at 9 am with a Rosary led by Fr Franklin D'Souza, welcome by KRSC coordinator Bro Cherian Ramapuram on October 17. Episcopal advisor of KRSC Lawrence Mukkuzhy - Bishop of Diocese of Beltangady, spiritual director of KRSC Fr Franklin D'Souza, KRSC secretary Bro Thomas Chinnappa, Bro Joseph Varghese, Bro Elias Coelho, Bro Anthony Raj, Bro Ajay and Bro Abhishek were present for the meeting.
At 9:15 pm, Bro Elias Coelho led the praise and worship. Then Bishop Lawrence led half day with prayer experience. All the members shared their experiences. At 12 noon, Fr Franklin D'Souza celebrated the Holy Eucharist and preached a homily on "formation of one's conscience."
At 3 pm, team gathered for the meeting. Bro Joseph Varghese led the praise and worship. KRSC secretary Bro Thomas Chinnappa read the minutes of the previous meeting. Then there was discussion on the minutes and agenda.
At 7 pm, Bishop Lawrence Mukkuzhy led the adoration.
On October 18, the day began with 6 am with the morning prayer. At 6:30 am, Bishop Lawrence Mukkuzhy celebrated Holy Qurbana and preached a homily on the "Importance and richness of Holy Eucharist." He said that one needs to draw strength from the Eucharist and courageously witness Jesus through their love and service.
At 9 am, Bro Cherian Ramapuram led the praise and worship. Then the agenda of the meeting continued from 9:30 am to 11 am. At 11:30 am to 1 pm meeting continued.
During the lunch time, KRSC members and Pastoral Centre priests wished Fr Franklin D'Souza for his golden birthday.
The meeting commenced after lunch at 2 pm. Fr Franklin D'Souza led thd praise and worship. Then Bro Cherian Ramapuram, KRSC coordinator presented the accounts. After the agenda, Episcopal advisor Bishop Lawrence Mukkuzhy gave the guidelines and his inputs on coming days activities.
Bro Cherian Ramapuram thanked the bishop, Fr Franklin D'Souza and all the members.
The two days meeting concluded with adoration at 3:15 pm led by Fr Franklin D'Souza. At 3:45 pm, Bishop Lawrence Mukkuzhy blessed the KRSC members individually and commenced the mission of the Lord.