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Pope Francis


Rev. Dr. Thomasappa Anthony Swamy

CURRENT NEWS

SYNOD : 2021-23

Marriage Preparation Course: January 2022
Marriage preparation course has been conducted at CMSSS, in Hassan on the 11th and 12th of January 2022. 24 marriageables from different parishes of the Diocese and Outside the Diocese took part in this camp and obtained the Certificates. Family Commission wishes all the marriageable a happy married life. Thanks to all the resource persons and specially Fr Shanthraj R and Team for the co-operation and support.
Reporting for Family Commission
Fr Alwin Joseph DSouza, Secretary, Family Commission

Synod 2021-2023:
You have been informed earlier about the upcoming Synod of 2021-2023. On 2nd December 2021 there was an input session by Rev. Fr. J. B. Saldanha, of Mangalore Diocese, at CMSSS Hassan. Booklets have been distributed to you
'ಜೊತೆಯಲಿ ಪಯಣಿಸುವ ಸಹಾಭಾಗಿತ್ವ ಧರ್ಮಸಭೆಗಾಗಿ
',  Compiled by Msgr. Ronald Cardoza & Fr. Vinay Kumar. You may go through the same for the details of the programs. I thank both Priests for their good work. Please find below some information regarding the Diocesan Synodal program. I request all the Parish Priests to show keen interest and motivate the laity in parishes.

 

A Study Session on Synod for the Priests of the Diocese
The Diocese of Chikmagalur organized a study session on the
Synodal process for the priests of the Dioceses of Chikmagalur on 02-12-2021 at CMSSS, Hassan. The study session was organized in order to begin the process of "walking together" at the parish level. Very Rev. Fr John Bpatist Saldanha, Parish Priest of Bejai Church, Mangalore and the PRO of the Diocese of Mangalore spoke on the Synod on Synodality: A new way of being a Church. Clergy of the diocese participated actively during the session and in the discussion and dialogue at the end of the study session.

Inauguration of the Synodal Journey in the Diocese of Chikmagalur
A graceful and Spirit filled event in the life of the Church convoked by Pope Francis on 10 October 2021 celebrating a Synod (The XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops with the theme "For a Synodal Church; Communion, Participation and Mission")

The diocesan process of Synodal journey was inaugurated in our diocese officially on 17 October 2021 by our Bishop Most Rev Dr T. Anthony Swamy during the Eucharistic Celebration in the Cathedral Church. The priests, Religious and lay faithful from various parishes were present for this graceful event.

Marriage Preparation Course: December 2021
Marriage preparation course has been conducted at CMSSS, in Hassan on the 7th and 8th of December 2021. 31marriageables from different parishes of the Diocese and Outside the Diocese took part in this camp and obtained the Certificates. Family Commission wishes all the marriageable a happy married life. Thanks to all the resource persons and specially Fr Shanthraj R and Team for the co-operation and support.

Priests' Annual Retreat - 2021
The annual retreat for the priests of the Diocese of Chikmagalur began on the evening Monday, 29-11-2021 and concluded on Friday, 03-12-2021. It was held at CMSSS, the social center of the Diocese. 46 priests were present. Rev. Fr Jacob Mariadas, the Carmelite priest of Ranchi, was the preacher. He is well known preacher in India who gives retreat for the priests and religious. His words, his examples and his life style motivate us to turn towards God and proclaim the good news of Jesus. It helped us priests to have a personal encounter with God. The time of retreat brought renewal, refreshment and increased our zeal to serve for Christ.

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