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Important Events

 

XV NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF DIOCESAN PRIESTS OF INDIA (CDPI)
SEVA KENDRA – KOLKATA
15 Eve. – 17 Eve March, 2017
Theme: Life and Mission of St. Teresa Of Calcutta Reflected
In The Life And Mission Of The Diocesan Priests
Programme of Events


Consultation Seminar for the National Team, Regional Bishop-Chairmen,
Regional Secretaries, EXCO Members of CDPI- National of CCBI - VSCR
15 March (9 AM – 4 PM), 2017

07.00     Morning Prayer
07.30    Breakfast
08.45    Consultation Seminar
             Prayer Song - Video
            Scripture Reading- Jn 14:1-6,12,18-23
            Welcome Address: Fr. Philomin Doss, President of CDPI-National
            Introducing the Members
09.30    Brief History and Report of the Undertakings of CCBI-VSCR – Fr. I. Raymond Joseph
            Executive Secretary of CCBI Commission for VSCR
10.00    Coffee Break
10.20    CCBI Commission for VSCR: It’s Vision, Initiatives, Activities and Contributions in the Pastoral Ministries of Indian Catholic Church              (Latin)
             His Excellency Most Rev. Bp. Udumala Bala
            Chairman of CCBI Commission for VSCR, Bishop of Warangal
11.00    Sharing I: The Success and Failure Stories of CCBI-VSCR in the Regional Level Regional Secretaries and CDPI EXCO Members
12.30    Lunch Break
14.30    Sharing II: The Success and Failure Stories of CCBI-VSCR in the Regional Level (Cont.)
             Regional Secretaries and CDPI EXCO Members
15.15    Suggestions for the better Coordination and Cooperation
15.45    Final Message - His Excellency Most Rev. Bp. Udumala Bala
             Chairman of CCBI Commission for VSCR, Bishop of Warangal
15.55    Vote of Thanks – Fr. John Crasta, Vice-President of CDPI-National

15 March 2017 (Wednesday) – Day 1
St. Teresa Of Calcutta – An Icon Of God’s Love To Humanity


Arrival of Participants
Registration on Arrival at Seva Kendra, Kolkata

16.00    Tea 
16.45    Assembling for Photo Session
17.00    Inaugural Eucharistic Celebration: His Grace Most Rev. Abp. Thomas D’Souza, Archbishop         of Calcutta – Main Celebrant and              Homilist
            Theme: “Doing Ordinary Things in Extraordinary Love”
            Readings: First Reading: 1 Joh 4:7-12,19-21; Gospel reading: Lk 10:25-37


18.30 Hrs - INAUGURAL SESSION
Venue: Conference Hall


Prayer Dance: Archdiocese of Kolkata (5 Mts)
Scripture Reading: Mt 20: 20-28– Fr. James Tongshel, Exco Member of CDPI-National – North East Region (5 Mts)
Lighting of Lamp Accompanied by a Music or Song (5 Mts)
Welcome Address: Fr. Philomin Doss, President, National-CDPI (5 Mts)
Presenting the Report of I National Congress and XIV National Conference of CDPI: Fr. Raymond Joseph, Executive Secretary of CCBI Commission for VSCR (10 Mts)
Felicitation Address: His Excellency Most Rev. Bp. Udumala Bala, Chairman of CCBI Commission for VSCR, Patron of CDPI and Bishop of Warangal (10 Mts)
Key-Note Address: His Excellency Most Rev. Salvatore Lobo, Bishop of (30 Mts)
Presidential Address: His Grace Most Rev. Thomas D’Souza, Archbishop of Calcutta (15 Mts)
Vote of Thanks: Fr. John Crasta, Vice President, National-CDPI (5 Mts)
20.00    Dinner 


16 March 2017 (Thursday) - Day 2
St. Teresa of Calcutta – An Icon of God’s Mercy and Compassion to the Afflicted


05.30    Peace Walk (SHANTI YATRA) to the Tomb of St. Teresa of Calcutta
06.15    Morning Prayer integrated in the Concelebrated Eucharistic Celebration: His Excellency Most Rev. Bp. Udumala Bala, Bishop of     Warangal – Main Celebrant and Homilist
            Eucharistic Celebration at the Tomb of St. Teresa of Calcutta
            Theme: Call (To Serve the Poor) within a Call (Religious)
            Readings: First Reading: Mic 6.6-8; Gospel reading: Lk 15:1-7
07.45    Return to Seva Kendra & Breakfast
09.00    Visit to a few Centres of Missionaries of Charity
10.30    Coffee-Break in the Archbishop’s House


Session I (Archbishop’s House)

10.45    Moderator: Most Rev. Bp. Francis Serrao, Member-Bishop of CCBI Commission for     VSCR, Bishop of Shimoga
    Introducing the Resource Person and the Topic (3 Mts)
    Talk I: Mother Teresa – Her Call as a Founder of a Congregation and as a Missionary of     the Gutters, Sister Mary Prema MC, Superior General of Missionaries of Charity,     Kolkata
11.40    Questions and Summation by Moderator


Session II


11.55     Moderator: Most Rev. Bp. Felix Toppo, Chairman of CCBI Commission for VSCR (JHAN         Region), Bishop of Jamshedpur
             Introducing the Resource Person and the Topic (3 Mts)
             Talk II: Mother Teresa – Her Struggles and Challenges as a Missionary, Br. Yesudas MC,     Superior General of the

             Missionaries of Charity Brothers, Kolkata
12.45    Questions and Summation by Moderator
13.00    Lunch (Sponsored by Archbishop) and back to Seva Kendra


Panel Discussion I


15.00    Moderator:
           Introducing the Panelists and the Topic (5 Mts)
    Topic: Mother Teresa’s Service and Contributions to the World Community
    Mr. Barry O'Brien - A Christian (20 Mts)
    Mr. Biplab Ganguly – A Hindu (20 Mts)
    Mr. Iftekhar Eshan – A Muslim (20 Mts)
16.00    Questions and Summation by Moderator (10 Mts)
16.15    Tea: 
16.30    CDPI-Regional Meetings (CDPI- Regional Members, Regional Bishop-Chairmen and Regional Secretaries of CCBI Commission for VSCR)
17.30    Free Time
19.30    Adoration and Evening Prayer
20.00    Supper
20.30    Cultural Programme


17 March 2017 Friday - Day 3
St. Teresa of Calcutta – An Icon of God’s Charity to the Poor


06.45    Morning Prayer integrated in the Concelebrated Eucharistic Celebration: Most Rev. Lourdnada     Daniel, Member Bishop of                        CCBI Commission for VSCR and Bishop of Nashik – Main     celebrant and Homilist
            Theme: The Joy in Exercising Charity
            Readings: Acts 6:1-6; Gospel reading: Mt 25:31-40

07.45    Breakfast:

Session III

09.00    Moderator
             Introducing the Resource Person and the Topic (3 Mts)
            Talk III: Prophetic Dimensions in the Life of St. Theresa of Calcutta - a Pastoral Guide of     Priests Today – Rev. Dr. Raphy                Pariaiathucherry, Diocese of Cochin
09.50    Questions and Summation by Moderator (15 Mts)
10.05    Coffee Break: 


Panel Discussion II

10.20    Moderator
             Introducing the Resource Persons and the Topic (3 Mts)
             Topic: Witnessing St. Teresa of Calcutta
                   Mrs. Victoria De Souza - A Beneficiary of St. Teresa of Calcutta (15 Mts)
                   Sr. Cyril IBVM - A Collaborator with St. Teresa of Calcutta (Mts)
                   Mrs. Usha Uthup - An Admirer of St. Teresa of Calcutta (Mts)
11.10    Questions and Summation by Moderator (15 Mts)
11.25    Draft of the Final Statement - Presentation by the Drafting Committee


Sharing of Pastoral Experiences

12.15    Moderator
            Open Sharing Session for the Participants
13.00    Lunch 
             Sharing of Pastoral Experiences (Cont.)
14.45    Moderator: 
            Open Sharing Session for the Participants
15.30    Passing of the Final Statement


Concluding Session

15.45    President: Most Rev. Udumala Bala, Patron of CDPI, Chairman of CCBI Commission     for VSCR and Bishop of Warangal
             Proposal for next conference – theme, place and dates
             Other Matters 
             Evaluation
             Presidential Address: Most Rev. Udumala Bala, Patron of CDPI, Chairman of CCBI     Commission for VSCR and Bishop of                      Warangal
            Vote of Thanks: Fr. Sundar Mallavarapu, Joint Secretary and Treasurer, CDPI-National
17.00    Tea, Departure