CBCI - Office for Laity conduct Seminar for North East Region
Sept. 24, 2013
The CBCI - Office for Laity conducted a two-day Seminar on " Lay Leadership in Public Life " for the North East Regional Catholic Council ( NERCC ) on 14th and 15th, September 2013, at North East Diocesean Social Forum at Guwahati, Assam. All the Bishops of the Region, 4 lay representatives each from the dioceses, representatives of regional CRI and a priest from each diocese participated in the Seminar. Fr. Vincent Chinnadurai, Secretary of the CBCI - Office for Laity and Dr. Christy Fernandez IAS, former Secretary to the President of India, were the resource persons. Archbishop Dominic Lumon of Imphal welcomed the resource persons and the participants. Bishop Stephen Rotluanga of Aizawl explained the dynamics of the Seminar.
Fr. Vincent Chinnadurai in his address focused on the documents of the Church and reminded the Laity of their call and that it is 'vocation' derived from their baptism. Dr. Christy Fernandez called on the Bishops and the Clergy to trust the laity and to entrust them with responsibilities. He exhorted the Bishops to educate and train both the Laity and the Clergy so that each one understands his or her role and that the Church becomes a participatory Church. Special care and attention should be given to identify promising young people right from the school days, educate them with human and Christian values and they should be placed in influential positions so that they can make a change in the polity of the Country. They become the ' Salt ' and " Light " of our country.
Archbishop Dominic Jala of Shillong and the President of the NERCC presided over the Holy Eucharist. The participants were very enthusiastic to learn and made meaningful interventions. They were very appreciative of the outcome of the seminar and about the plan of action to be executed in the Region. Fr. Santiago, the Executive Secretary of the North Eastern Regional Catholic Council thanked all the participants and the resource persons.
Source: CBCI website
Other national News
Cardinal Oswalds's Pastoral Letter to the CBCI
Pastoral Letter to the Catholic Bishops of India Click here
March 14, 2019
Press Release on Theological Symposium
Theological Symposium on Christian Faith in a Multicultural Context organized by the Catholic B...
Jan. 24, 2019
Sr. Lidwin Fernandes Appointed as CCBI Women’s Commission Secretary
Rev. Sr. Lidwin Fernandes (42), belongs to the North Province of Ursuline Franciscan Sisters (UFS...
Jan. 18, 2019
Church Urged to pay attention to the needs of Humanity
Chennai: Inaugurating the 31st Plenary Assembly of the conference of the Catholic Bishops of In...
Jan. 10, 2019
The Conference of Catholic Bishops of India
Chennai: The Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI) established two new Commissions, for ...
Jan. 7, 2019