August 31, 2022: Karnataka Regional Service of Communion (KRSC) reconstituted Diocesan Service of Communion (DSC) of Diocese of Chikmagalur.
KRSC Secretary Bro. Thomas Chinnappa, National Service of Communion (NSC) member Bro. Mahime Raj and KRSC Spiritual Director Rev. Fr Franklin D'Souza were the part of the constitution team. Bro. Joy Anthony former NSC Coordinator and Fr Franklin D’Souza were the resource person for the LIfe in the Spirit Seminar (LSS) and Bro. Joachim Pinto former KRSC Coordinator was present.
Program began on August 30th Tuesday at 10am with registration and Praise and Worship led by Chikmagalur team.
Bro. Ajay KRSC member from the Diocese of Chikmagalur welcomed the team. Monsignor Elias Sequeira, Vicar General as well as Spiritual Director of Chikmagalur Service of Communion inaugurated the program together with the resource team by lighting the lamp and with a blessing prayer.
Leaders from the three deaneries of the Diocese of Chikmagalur namely; Chikmagalur Deanery, Balehonnur Deanery and Haasan Deanery gathered at CMSSS Haasan.
From 11 am to 1pm Bro. Joy Anthony led the seminar on LSS. After lunch after Praise and Worship at 1:30pm Bro. Joy Anthony led the workshop on LSS.
At 2:30pm to 4:45pm Fr Franklin D’Souza led the rest of the sessions of LSS namely; God’s love, Sin and its consequences, Repentance, Jesus the Saviour and Baptism in the Holy Spirit. After the tea break Praise and Worship was led by Chikmagalur team. At 5:30pm Fr Franklin D’Souza celebrated the Holy Eucharist and preached a homily on “personal prayer and Call of God”.
At 6:30pm Bro. Mahime Raj spoke on “Parish Prayer groups and its importance”. 7:30pm confessions and anointing adoration was led by Fr Franklin and Fr Elias.
On August 31st second days program began at 6am with Morning Prayer, Rosary and Worship. At 7am Fr Franklin spoke on “Servant Leadership”. After the breakfast at 8:30am Praise and Worship was led by Chikmagalur team.
At 9am Bro. Mahime Raj spoke on “CHARIS Statutes”. At 10am process of reconstitution was led by Bro. Thomas Chinnappa. Leaders those who contest election introduced themselves. Then election took place. FrFranklin D’Souza, Fr Elias Sequeira, Bro. Mahime Raj and Bro. Thomas Chinnappa we’re in the discernment team.
After the discernment these members were selected for the year 2022-2025
1). Mrs. Ancy Mary as Coordinator
2). Mrs. Divya Jyothi as Secretary
3). Mr. Joseph Pushparaj
4). Mr. Anil Furtado
5). Mr. Richard Veigas
6). Mr. Anthony Muthu
7). Mr. Prasanna Serrao
At 12pm Most Rev. Dr T. Anthony Swamy celebrated Holy Eucharist together with Fr Franklin D’Souza and Monsignor Fr Elias Sequeira. In his homily Bishop spoke on witnessing Jesus with courage and prudence. He stressed the need to proclaim good news of Jesus. He also said that people are in need of healing. Jesus heals all those who trust and believe in him. He also led the Oath taking ceremony after the homily.
At the end of the mass KRSC Secretary Bro. Thomas Chinnappa thanked the Bishop and the organisers. Spiritual Director Fr Elias Sequeira thanked Bishop and KRSC team for the guidance and election.
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