Shivamogga: Karnataka Regional Service of Communion's orientation programme held

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Shivamogga, Feb 19: 2nd Annual Orientation program of Karnataka Regional Service of Communion (KRSC) held at Sannidhi, Pastoral Renewal Centre, Shivamogga on February 17-18.

Diocesan Service of Communion (DSC) leaders from 14 dioceses of Karnataka gathered on February 16 evening at Sannidhi, Shivamogga. Sannidhi director bishop-elect of diocese of Karwar Msgr Duming Dias welcomed the participants.

On February 17, day began with Rosary. Dr Lawrence Mukkuzhy, bishop of diocese of Belthangady and KRSC episcopal advisor led the inaugural Holy Eucharist. In his homily he explained about the power of the prayer and love of the Lord Jesus to the humanity. He invited those gathered to be like Jesus and witness Jesus in their lives.

After the breakfast, there was praise and worship. Then Bishop Lawrence spoke on 'Bringing vibrancy into the prayer groups'. KRSC coordinator Br Cherian Ramapuram took a talk on 'Managing Relationships' (Marriage, Prayer Groups, Church & Colleagues).

After the lunch was the praise and worship and the reporting session. Bishop Lawrence Mukkuzhy, KRSC spiritual director - Fr Franklin D'Souza, KRSC coordinator - Br Cherian Ramapuram and KRSC secretary - Br Thomas Chinnappa were on dais and led the reporting session. All the diocesan DSC presented their annual reports. KRSC report was also presented by the secretary.

After the tea break, Br Colin Calmiano led the session on 'Leadership and raising the leaders'. Fr Franklin D'Souza led the leaders in to a session on 'Repentance and prepared them for Sacrament of Reconciliation'. The Blessed Sacrament was exposed and 7 priests helped the leaders for the confession. Days programme concluded with the benediction by Fr Franklin D'Souza.

On February 18, began with praise and worship and the Holy Rosary. Dr Francis Serrao SJ, bishop of diocese of Shimoga offered Holy Eucharist and gave a message on 'Tree of life & Tree of Knowledge'. He explained true meaning of the Lent.

Bishop Lawrence Mukkuzhy, bishop-elect of diocese of Karwar Msgr Duming Dias, Fr Franklin D'Souza, Fr Joachim Monteiro from Karwar, Fr Stany Crasta from Karwar, Fr Vincent from Udupi, Fr Lawrence Poonolil from Beltangady, Fr Thomas from Bhadravati and Fr John Paul from Bangalore concelebrated with the Bishop Francis.

After the breakfast, DSC of Shimoga led the praise and worship. Bishop Lawrence Mukkuzhy took talk on 'Consistency- Key to Spiritual Success'. After the tea break bro Colin Calmiano spoke on 'Tithing and Fundraising'.

Bishop Lawrence Mukkuzhy spoke onthe vision of KRSC for region of Karnataka. Then each diocese went in to the group for the planning. After the lunch, groups did the reporting. Bishop Lawrence Mukkuzhy and KRSC coordinator Br Cherian Ramapuram gave the concluding remarks.

Bishop Lawrence Mukkuzhy and Fr Franklin D'Souza led the anointing adoration and session. KRSC Secretary bro Thomas Chinnappa thanked everyone.

KRSC team members Cherian Ramapuram from Bengaluru, Thomas Chinnappa from Bengaluru, Elias Coelho from Mangaluru, Ajay from Chikkamagaluru, Abhishek from Ballari, K J Anthony from Mysuru were present and took the responsibility of organising the programme.

The programme concluded with tea.




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