Fransalian Sevakendra, in collaboration with Rev. Fr. M. Jojaiah, the Councillor-in-charge of the Missions, organized two days of training sessions, from 12th to 13th July 2017, at Ross Hill, Visakhapatnam, for all the catechists working in our parishes. The sessions started with the Lighting of the Lamp.
The main resource person was Rev. Fr. R.B. Victor, the Director of the Pastoral Centre, Nellore Diocese. The topics that were covered were the uniqueness of the Church and its spiritual richness, symbolism in the liturgy, catechism of the Catholic Church, Tradition of the Church, different devotions, duties and responsibilities of the catechists, etc. The Catechists’ Training Sessions total number of the catechists who attended the meeting was
90. Rev. Fr. Provincial in his message exhorted all the catechists to cooperate with the parish priests in their ministry.
Fr. Provincial also distributed the Bibles and the book “Satyanveshana” to all the catechists. Special thanks to Rev. Fr. D. Velangani, the Director of Ross Hill Shrine, and to Rev. Fr. Francis Stephen, the Director of the White House, for their cooperation in arranging the accommodation and other facilities needed for the catechists. We thank all the Parish Priests for encouraging and sending their catechists to these training sessions.