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COMMUNITY GOD’S WAY OF LIFE ON EARTH

3 F R O M T H E H E A RT O F T H E S E R VA N T
The Christian Community

4 F E AT U R E
Life of a Community

6 YOUTH CONFERENCE
COME ALIVE

8 TESTIMONIAL REPORT
INTERCESSION

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Training & Evangelization

MARCH 2019 | 3rd Edition For Private Circulation Only


THE NEED FOR INTERCESSION
I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem,
which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye
that make mention of the LORD, keep not
silence. And give him no rest, till he establishes, and till
he makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
Isaiah 62:6-7
God gives us a great lesson through the early Church by around us who are in similar darkness – dying because of the
teaching us the power of prayer and how it only can bring lack of the Bread of Life. There are lukewarm Christians who
down treasures and powers of heaven to life on earth. This are as unenlightened and indifferent as those who do not
power of the Holy Spirit, the Omnipotent power waits for believe. We have our circles – parishes, schools, missions,
prayer to bring it down. friends where the light of God is seemingly unknown. If we are
The apostles knew better than to pray for their own needs to believe what we profess – that only God is able to help and
or happiness. They had a deep seated desire to testify to that He will help in answer to prayer – then we must become
Christ and introduce Him and His salvation to the world. intercessors and give our lives to prayer for those around us.
The thought of the Kingdom of God and it's glory captured Dear friends, we are specially chosen by God to be part of a
the hearts and minds of the disciples. Similarly if we desire missionary community. If we close our eyes to the needs
to be saved from the sin of neglected prayer we must open around us, the Kingdom of God will never be established on
our hearts to the work of intercession. Simply praying for earth.
ourselves will be a failure. Only when we intercede for So let us take this seriously. There is bread to spare but those
others can faith, love and patience be aroused and the who do not know Christ may go into deep darkness dying
power of the Spirit be found. from hunger. Our own neighbors and friends – souls entrusted
How do we become more faithful and successful in prayer? to us – are perishing without hope. Surely there is a need for
Let us see how Christ teaches us in the parable of the friend prayer. And nothing but prayers to God for help will suffice.
at midnight. This teaches us that the highest exercise of our Amen.
power of believing and prevailing prayer is required in the (to be continued in the next edition)
intercession of the needy.

And he said to them, “Which of you who has a friend will


go to him at midnight and say to him, 'Friend, lend me
three loaves, for a friend of mine has arrived on a journey,
and I have nothing to set before him' and he will answer
from within, Do not bother me, the door is now shut, and
my children are with me in bed; I cannot get up and give
you anything?' I tell you though he will not get up and
give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of
his importunity he will rise and give him whatever he
needs.” Luke11: 5 - 8

An urgent need- Here intercession has its origin. The friend


came at a time when he could not buy bread, it was a late
hour. If we are to pray properly, we must open our hearts
and eyes to the needs around us. There are plenty of souls
COUNTRY SERVANT - A.V. JOSE

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FROM THE HEART OF THE SERVANT

THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY


All Christians are brothers and sisters in the Lord. They are part of nominally). The Church is thus divided into parishes, which are
the family of God. They are Church. Just as the nuclear family supposed to manifest the fullness of Christian life, love, support
provides basic pastoral care and support for its members, so too and care. Unfortunately, many parishes are very large, and
does the Church, the body of Christ on earth. All Christians are whatever the size, the closeness and fellowship exhibited by the
called to holiness and discipleship. This is about a personal rst Christian community are no longer there. This sometimes
relationship with Jesus, and also a vibrant family and home leads them to lack intense formation, evangelistic zeal, and
environment, and further, a support environment together with adequate care for the poor.
other Christians.
One response to such a situation is the emergence of lay
The Church was born on the day of Pentecost, when the Holy associations and ecclesial movements. Such associations are
Spirit came down on the disciples. Peter preached a sermon and generally characterized by the following:
3,000 people came to faith in Jesus. Then they formed Christian * A life of prayer and worship.
community. What happened? “They devoted themselves to the * Formation of members in holiness and Christian
teaching of the apostles and to the communal life, to the discipleship.
breaking of the bread and to the prayers.” (Acts 2:42). * A communal life, with small group meetings and
larger group assemblies, as well as special events such
Here we see the various elements that made up community as conferences.
life, which were crucial for growing in the Christian life. First, * A zeal for mission.
there were ongoing instruction and formation. Second, they had * Participation in the work of building the Church of
fellowship with each other. Third, they partook of the the Poor.
sacraments, particularly the Eucharist. Fourth, they prayed and * Growing in nancial stewardship and support for the
worshipped together. They cared for each other, sharing their common work.
possessions so that there was no one in need. They were a * Being a servant to the Church.
witness of love to the people, and as such, were able to attract There is much darkness and evil in the world today. There are
many more to the faith. They evangelized, and “every day the many lapsed Catholics. Many are being lost to the world, to sects
Lord added to their number those who were being saved.” (Acts and even to cults. There needs to be renewal and revival. This is
2:47). why the Holy Spirit has called for a New Evangelization. Lay
associations are important for the renewal of lay Catholics, and
Since then, the Church has grown very large, with one-third for the recovery of the missionary mandate of our Church.
of the population of the world being Christian (at the least,
SERVANT GENERAL - FRANK PADILLA

“Build community life, because in the life of a community it is this


way, like a family, and it is the very Holy Spirit who is in the middle of
the community. “
POPE FRANCIS
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LIFE OF A COMMUNITY
Many wonder why we in CFC FFL have made a good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some
commitment to live as a Covenant Community. are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one
another.” (Heb 10:24–25)
God is a community of three persons living in Eternal Unity
and Communion of Love. We are created purely to share in 2. Unity of mind and heart brings about the power of
this eternal communion of Love. Community is God's the Spirit
desire for us. Individualism is not part of God's design. Where two or three are gathered in His name God is
Everyone: Youth, Single or Married, needs community. present (Matt 18:20).
Where God is present the power of the Holy Spirit gives
God’s plan is to make us Perfect which means perfect grace and strength to live out our commandment of Love
lovers like Him. in Community “Bear with each other and forgive one
another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all
Scripture is all about community. "And I will walk among these virtues put on love, which binds them all
you and will be your God, and you shall be my people" together in perfect unity” (Col 3:13–14).
(Lev 26:12). We should learn to be dependent on God and
His people. Yet, the foolishness of sin and our pride tells us 3. Community makes us who we are meant to be: Like
that we have all that we need within ourselves. So, we Jesus
settle for relationships that never go beyond the casual. Community challenges us to be more like Jesus (Heb
10:24-25). Nothing makes us more like Jesus than the daily
Community is God's way of life, the way that leads to the grind of interactions with others. Community teaches us to
Truth and gives us Life (Jn 14:6). work through con icts. There's something powerful
It makes us branches of the true vine and nourishes us with about believers joining together, making each other
peace and joy of Christ when we are obedient to his accountable and being a witness of one another's lives. We
commands. need people checking in on us, asking the hard questions,
and challenging us to really live out our faith.
A Godly Spousal relationship is fundamental to any
community. Conversely a Godly Community helps 4. How to strengthen Community:
spouses live that perfect life of unity, communion and It starts with every member working on their personal
experience the love lived by the Trinity. holiness. For couples, it means improving the spousal
relationship by having a regular one to one conversation.
1. Community builds up Praying daily by name for the need of each household
Being in community gives you the chance to be around member and their family. Being faithful to all CFC meetings
people at different stages of their faith journey. Everyone and having weekly intercessory prayers in households and
has something to teach and to learn. In community we Chapters.
make lifelong friends, learn life-lessons from elders and Constantino D’Sa
train youngsters. “Spur one another on toward love and CFCI Caranzalem

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BEARING WITNESS
The present struggle of our life understand her which I couldn't earlier.
is with our elder (teenage) son My anger issues have also reduced drastically. I am able to
who is having a tough time keep myself calm and react towards situations in a positive
coping with his 8th standard way, and I hope that I will able to master it one day with the
studies and is wanting to quit. In help of our Almighty Father.
crisis, the community has been
a constant support through Yvon Fernandes
their intercession. Our learning CFCI Youth Mangalore
in the community has brought
us so close to God our loving father that we can rely on him
and his providence in every situation. We believe he has The community has helped me come
the best plans in store for all of us and that is why we are closer to God through my monthly kids
experiencing his peace and joy through all the pains. meeting.  Over the years I have learnt a
lot especially about saints and realized
Lawrence and Florence that they were ordinary people like me
CFCI Couples Kolkata but with a really deep love for Jesus and
his commandements.  This has inspired
me to do my best to love more, serve
I've been a CFCI Single for over 6 more and be more like Jesus. I try to live
years now. God transformed my it out in my life by loving my siblings,
life at the CLS and the continuous trying to be obedient though at times I fail, by sharing what
formation has only helped me to I love, by reading the bible, by praying, and by going for
make better decisions in life. daily mass. I have understood that being a saint is not easy
The one thing that I absolutely but it is neither impossible.
love is even when there are
moments of difficulties in my life, Tia D’Souza
my formators and elders help me take comfort in knowing CFCI Kids Bangalore South
that I am not alone in my struggle. They constantly
encourage and share the experiences of others who have
seen the transforming work of Jesus in their lives and help
me to stay rooted in Christ. I have been part of the
community for more than two
Maria Laveena decades. This community has
CFCI Singles Bangalore North helped me to grow in holiness, to
live by the Word and not by the
world, slowly but surely. I have
The two things which have been blessed abundantly in this
c h a n g e d i n my l i fe i s my community. Feeling blessed has
relationship with my mom and enabled me to reach out to
my anger issues. others, my family, to other
Af ter the intake camp my handmaids, neighbours and to underprivileged children.
relationship with my mom took May God continue to bless our community.
a turn for the better. I am now
closer to her where I share Sonia Figueiredo
almost everything with her, Handmaids Caranzalem Goa.

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THE HARVEST

YOUTH CONFERENCE

COME ALIVE
The Regional Youth Conference 2018 was held from 9th to Jesus, that Jesus
11th of November 2018, at King's School Margao, Goa. is inviting us to
Delegations came from Mumbai, Pune, Mangalore and be a part of His
Bangalore, along with various parts of Goa. There were work. A major
around 250 youth who attended the conference. The section of the
theme of the conference was based on Matthew 11:28-30 session was
about the lies
The Music Ministry led by First Aid Band, set a very divine that don't allow
ambience to kick-start the conference with praise songs. us to be yoked to Jesus and the truth was supported
The rst day started, with a Worship101 session, clearing by scripture verses. The session ended with a
the question about, 'How do we worship'? It was followed statement that we are not alone because our God is
by the rst praise and worship. with us (Matthew 11:30).
Soon after there was mass, Fr.Austin Fernandes broke
the word to the participants. The evening ended with
dinner and some competitions.
The second day began with the Holy Eucharist, the
word was broken by Fr.Solon followed by breakfast
and then the 3rd session of Worship101 which spoke
about why men lead worship, post which there was a
time of worship.
The participants were divided into 2 groups, each
group had to go through a time of
re ection & adoration and prepare
themselves for confession.
Participants at RYC-2018 There was a workshop conducted
which explained how participants
The rst session soon followed, “The Invitation” The can become a true worshipper by Tara Saldanha
session spoke about the invitation – who sends it and to highlighting the points of the attitude towards
whom it is sent to. The session also highlighted the types of worship, laying down burdens, adoring and listening
burdens the youth carry nowadays, followed by the 3D's to God & overcoming distraction.
Distraction, Discouragement, and Doubt; followed by the Post lunch, the participants attended the On-Venue
promise of rest. The session focused on the verse Matthew Competitions which was a refreshing activity.
11: 28. Soon followed the 3rd session, “Learning to Rest”.The
Every session followed with a group discussion, where main focus was on 'What do we have to learn from
every participant was allotted a group leader. Post lunch, Jesus? It highlighted 6 attributes – Meekness,
the participants recited the Divine Mercy Rosary and then Humility, Obedience, to be led by Holy Spirit, Trust and
another Worship101 session was conducted which cleared Surrender. The session was a talk show between a few
the difference between a praise song and a worship song. sharers and the speaker where they spoke about their
The next session which was 'Yoked to Freedom', spoke life experience revolving around these attributes
about what is the rest that the Lord has promised us. This (Matthew 11:29).
session also highlighted, what it means to be yoked to In the evening, the participants had a costume party

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themed – Catholic Super Hero. The party had different the afternoon there was a pray over session for all the
mini-games and spot prizes, followed by a wonderful participants followed by the last worship101, which
worship session led by the band Faith. Day 3 started off spoke about 'Prophecies'. Post which the praise fest
with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist by Fr.Wilson began. The conference ended with each of the
followed by Breakfast and worship. There were 2 participants, having a new reason to live in Christ
workshops post this, 'Social Media'. and the other again.
workshop was about, LECTIO DIVINA – how to go about
reading the bible. All the participants were given a passage Ruby Pinto
on a worksheet, followed by 5 steps to how to read the CFCI Mangalore
scripture – Lectio (read), Meditatio (Meditate), Oratio Pictures used in this article were taken by: Sherwin Pereira and
(Prayer), Contemplatio (contemplate) and Actio (Act). In Aldrich.

TESTIMONIES
It's not just mere words but with The pray over on the last day
attached emotions that I say 'RYC was the most beautiful part of
was a spiritual summit in my life'. the conference for me. I had a
Experiencing God like never lot of things going on in my life
before, discovering myself and which were breaking me from
creating memories for a lifetime. It the inside. During the pray
helped me lay my burdens down over, I poured out my heart in
and give my all to Christ. RYC changed my perspective: I prayer before the Lord, and I
no longer feel lonely and uncared for, I've found my best felt that my fears were not that strong anymore. That
friend in Christ. Praise God! pray over helped me to remember that God is always
going to be with me.
Olinda, Mangalore
Claudia Fernandes, Mumbai
‘Come alive' has truly brought me
closer to Christ, the epitome of my Almost coming to the end of my
being. The music ministry and all the course, I had the anxiety about
speakers did a great job in making whether I would get a job or not; and
us understand the true Word of the if not, then how things would turn
Lord. I could surrender myself in the out.
hands of the Almighty and I owe my This conference inspired me to be
heartful gratitude to the entire team that planned and yoked to Jesus and to learn from
executed it so well. I feel extremely happy that I could Him, to be meek even in times when I don't feel like and
experience Him in a special way! above all, to come to Him and rest in Him, surrendering
my life completely into His hands.
Ruby Pinto, Mangalore
Dalreen Fernandes , Porvorim
I realised that prayer doesn't have to be
set apart as the 'boring' time of the day,
it is in fact the most exciting time when I The best thing about the
can spend quality time with my best Regional Youth Conference (RYC)
friend, Jesus who listens, speaks and 2018 was that it revealed to me
always has a solution to any problem. I how far I had drifted away from
learnt that I can praise him even through singing and God and helped me recommit my
dancing and now that's something I look forward to life to Him. I also learnt that being
every single day. meek does not mean being weak.

Ms. Carrie Rodrigues, Madgaon Reece Rosario , Mumbai

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INTERCESSION
Members share their testimonies on the power of intercession in their lives and how the
Lord has brought blessings to their families and community through constant prayer
and perseverance.

Intercession is worship. The peace passed, I felt an overwhelming transformation. This


and rest that I have experienced at brought about the need to intercede for others too. Like
the blessed sacrament in the a sandalwood tree makes its presence felt by only the
presence of a mighty God is fragrance, my urge to serve others was by way of
something words cannot describe. interceding for them, thereby spreading the aroma of
To know an awesome God to worship Christ. I also use personal intercession as one of the tools
in spirit and truth is what Intercession to keep away from the sin of pornography and
is to me. I have learnt that prayers and petitions are a very masturbation.
small part of intercession. Being still and knowing God is of The power of intercession plays a central role in the
essence. And it is this presence of a living God that has community.
brought peace and calm in my life. Luke 5:18 speaks of the paralysed man who was brought
on a stretcher to be healed by Jesus. It was the faith and
Intercession unites the community to be of one heart and prayers of the 'others' around and the stretcher bearers,
one mind. that played a role in his healing.
When you worship as one body God is present, and this I too felt like the 'others' when I was asked to lead the
transforms the community. intercession ministry at the Young Couple's Conference
Also praying together for a common cause unites people in 2018, where I witnessed a lot of obstacles being
and brings blessings into their lives. combated by the power of intercession alone.

Delvyn Lobo, CFCI Couples Margao Vinoth Berkmons, CFCI Singles South Bangalore

In Oct 2017, it rained heavily in From the beginning, I never liked


Bangalore. Two lakes near our home others asking me to pray. As we were
were full. One lake over owed preparing for our intake camp, we
overnight and ooded our house. spent a lot of time in front of the
The civic authorities drained the Blessed Sacrament. From then on, I
water from the lake partially. We began spending time in prayer before
prayed that the rains stop as we t h e B l e s s e d S a c ra m e nt, o n a n
would not be able to stay in the everyday basis. Initially I found it
house. It was a miracle that it difficult but as time passed by, I found peace reigning in
stopping raining and we were ooded for only 6 hours. I my life. But now, I do my daily prayers and spend time
was humbled that the Almighty Lord heard our prayer as in with the Lord. It is the most important part of the day for
the days of Prophet Elijah. me, and missing it would make my day feel incomplete.
Regular visits to the blessed sacrament has helped me
Ashish, CFCI Couples South Bangalore surrender my anger, thus improving my relationship
with my mother. Intercession has not only improved my
My journey of intercession relationship with the Lord, but also with my family and
started out as a personal one friends. It has become a holy and important part of my
where I asked Mama Mary to life.
change my heart and make it
more like her Son. As months Delina, CFCI Youth Mangalore

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This beautiful gift of praying for others The rosary is the most important
was put in my heart by God as I was prayer that I use during my time of
praying at the Blessed Sacrament. As I Intercession. I also say the Divine
was praying for my father to be Mercy and Liberation rosary. I persist
delivered from alcoholism and come to never give up in my time of praying
closer to know God, God put it in my for others and I have seen it's fruit time
heart to intercede for all those addicted and again personally and in the lives
to alcohol and those souls who are far of the community.
away from accepting Jesus.
As I continued to fast and pray during the Lenten week( last Vivian De Sousa, CFCI Couples- Vasco, Goa
year), God gave me his word from Phil 4:6. After few days
my father gave me a call and told me he wants to give up Through Intercession, I have experienced
alcohol and said to pray for him. I continued surrendering God's Love, his assuring presence and how
my father and every intention to God. he is passionately mindful of his people.
At the end of the Lenten week my father called and told me Problems huge as mountains melt like
as he tried to take alcohol again, he vomited it out and has snow when we intercede. This I have
never touched alcohol again. Jesus delivered my father experienced time and again and it has
completely from this and brought him closer to God, so helped a lot personally.
much so that today my father also asks me about our Intercession is the backbone of the
community too. There is more peace and love in our family community. Be it mission work, a small
now. program or praying for someone who is sick, the
community gets on to the battle ground to pray as one
Alycia D’Cruz, CFCI Singles- Porvorim body. Community has witnessed how God goes ahead of
us to make all crooked paths straight. Community has
When the wine ran out, Jesus' certainly grown in faith through this ministry of
Mother said To Him: “they have intercession.
no more wine” John 2:3
This verse has always helped to Vinitha Selvan, CFCI Couples -North Bangalore
b e l i e ve i n t h e p o we r o f t h e
intercession of Mother Mary. The When we were expecting our
intercession prayer is a powerful second baby, I was diagonised with
weapon for a family in all kinds of a condition called polyhydramnios,
situations. wherein there is excess amniotic
uid in the womb which can hinder
A few years ago my brother was going through a health the growth of the baby.
issue for three months and was treated at three different It is in those moments when you
hospitals. After two attempts of failed surgery, the doctor physically cannot do anything
said we cannot do another surgery because if it fails he about the situation, it is your faith that is tested. We offered
might not survive. On the other hand if we didn't do the up our situation to God and prayed that He takes control,
operation he might not live. It was a traumatic time. But we weren't alone in our intercession. I believe an army
After two days of praying, my dad asked the doctor to go of intercessors started praying for us as we got numerous
ahead with the surgery. messages asking how we were and assuring us of their
When they were taking my brother for the surgery, some of prayers. Within a month the uid in my womb had reduced
my brothers and I went behind the building and kept to the perfect amount and all my scans were normal. Praise
praying until the end of the operation. God!
We felt the power of God in our lives when Dad called to tell Those few weeks were lled with tense moments but faith
us that the surgery was successful and we got our brother in God and the intercession support gave us immense
back. hope that all would be well. And sure enough, it was!

Edouard, CFCI Singles - Chennai Basil and Diedre, CFCI Couples-Mumbai

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Family day- Mumbai

UPCOMING The Mumbai CFCI Family day was celebrated on the 11th of
October 2018 at Sacred Heart School grounds, Santacruz West,
EVENTS Mumbai attended by 513 members. The mass was celebrated by
Fr. Francis Fernandes S.J, a Jesuit priest from Vinayalaya.

YOUNG COUPLES’ CONFERENCE Household Servants' Training Programme


28TH APRIL 2019
CHENNAI 39 participants attended a full day training programme held on
14th of Ocotber 2018 in Pune.

Marriage Enrichment II
SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
MAY 1ST– MAY 5TH, 2019 Weekend program was held for 7 couples from 26th to 28th of
BANGALORE October 2018 at the Jesuit Retreat House in Pashan, Pune .

Evangelisation at Hessar

CLS 150 people attended the one day programme on the 10th of
YOUNG COUPLES’ CONFERENCE November, 2018 at Hessar, Haryana.
TH
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MUMBAI
Engaged Couples Program

4 Engaged Couples attended the program on the 18th of


November 2018 in Bangalore. The program prepared engaged
FTPW RECOLLECTION couples for marital life.
30TH- 31ST MAY 2019
MANGALORE Family Day and All Saints Day Celebration

103 families attended this program conducted on the 18th of


November 2018 at Church Park School, Nugambbakam,
Chennai.
NATIONAL SERVANTS’ CONFERENCE
1ST - 2ND JUNE 2019
MANGALORE Theme Day -Bangalore
CAMPUS
A one day program was conducted for all the couples at Yuva
Vikas, SG Palya, Bangalore on the theme of the year Matthew
11:28-30 “Come to me all who are weary and I will give you rest.”
YOUNG COUPLES’ CONFERENCE
ND
2 JUNE 2019 Family Day - Goa
GOA
CFCI Goa celebrated it's 31st Family day with around 2500
families and couples all over Goa on the 20th of November, 2018 at
Regina Mundi School Ground, Chicalim Goa.

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Udupi District Meet

Couples from Udupi attended the CFCI Udupi District meet that CONTACT
was held on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the Bishop's House,
Udupi. US
Family Day- Bangalore
A.V. JOSE
CFCI Bangalore celebrated it's 10th anniversary on the 8th of Country Servant, India
December 2018 at the Theology College, Carmelaram, Indian Diaspora and Indian Subcontinent
Bangalore. Around 300 members along with thier families Coordinator
attended the event. + 91 97718 42971
FTPW Recollection
PRAJWAL PINTO
North East Mission Coordinator
The full-time pastoral workers met, at Navjyoti Niketan, Patna,
Darjeeling, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram,
for a weekend retreat from 7th to 9th of December 2018. Coming
Manipur, Sikkim, Nagaland, Kolkata, Assam,
from Assam, Bihar, Punjab, Goa, Jharkhand and West Bengal,
& Arunachal Pradesh
there were a total of 32 full time pastoral workers participants
+91 98450 99319
and their spouses.

FRANCIS ARAUJO
Advent Retreat-Gulbarga North West India Mission Coordinator
Delhi, Punjab, Harayana, Himachal Pradesh,
A Retreat was conducted for the Mother of Divine Grace and Jammu & Kashmir
Cathedral Parish in Gulbarga, on the 16th of December 2018. +91 94226 38882
About 120 parishioners participated in this one day re ection.
ALMARK MUNJINI
Eastern India Mission Coordinator
Christian Life Seminar
West Bengal (excluding Kolkata), Jharkand,
CLS Orissa, Chattisgarh, and Andaman & Nicobar
42 Couples, 7 Servants, 4 Handmaids attended the CLS from 10th
+9194310 49774
to 15th of January 2019 at Port Blair Andaman Diocese Pastoral
Centre, Jubli Sadan.
SIBY KURIAN
Western India Mission Coordinator
Marriage Enrichment Retreat II Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat & Rajasthan
CFCI Mangalore organized a Marriage Enrichment Programme
+91 93770 21024
for 16 couples from the 25th to 27th of January, 2019 at the
ELVIS COUTINHO
Divine Call Centre, Mulki.
Central India Mission Coordinator
Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh,
Christian Life Seminar Uttarakhand & Bihar
CLS +91 99226 22904
15 Couples and 10 Handmaids attended a one day CLS on the
17th of January 2019 at the Wimberli Gang Parish, Andaman. JIMMY XAVIER
Southern India Mission Coordinator
Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka,
Christian Life Seminar Pondicherry & Telangana
CLS +91 98459 66222
A 4 day CLS was conducted for 18 couples and 15 Handmaids
from the 25th to 28th of January 2019 at the Little Andaman, Hut
Bay Parish, Andaman Diocese.

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Seek His Face, North Bangalore
PRAYER TO THE
BLESSED VIRGIN MARY A One day CLS was conducted for around 40 Singles on the 27th
of January at Yuwati Sharan, Kammanahalli, Bangalore.

CFC convention

290 people attended a one day evangelization program at


Paraspada, Maharashtra on the 27th of January 2019.

Theme Day- Pune

A program was held for 74 community members on the 26th of


January 2019 based on the Theme of the year- Matthew 11:28-
30 at the Good Shepherd Parish Hall, Pune.
MEMORARE
You are Loved
Remember, O most gracious
Virgin Mary, that never was it 24 Couples and 4 Handmaids attended the CLS that began from
23rd of February 2019 onwards at Milagres Hall Complex, Falnir,
known that anyone who ed to
Mangalore.
thy protection, implored thy
help, or sought thine Tamil CLS- Chennai
CLS
intercession was left unaided. A one day CLS was conducted for 37 couples in Tamil on the 10th
of February 2019 at Our Lady Of Good Health, Mathur Parish,
Inspired by this con dence, I y Chennai.
unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my
mother; to thee do I come, before Servant Orientation Program

thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. A Two day program was held for the couples and singles,
O Mother of the Word Incarnate, conducted by Joshua Cordeiro on the 15th and 16th of February
2019 at the Immaculate Conception Church, Gudgaon.
despise not my petitions, but in
thy mercy hear and answer me.
Charity Programmes
Amen.
CFCI Community conducted Charity visits in December and
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and Vanganpada, Shelti ; CFCI Goa at Old Goa.
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Holy Lent
2019
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