SEMINAR ON SMALL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES February 16-18, 2017

Priests, Religious Sisters and laity from the diocese of Varanasi gathered to review and to reflect on the SMALL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES in Nav Sadhana Regional Pastoral Centre, Varanasi from Feb. 16 to 18, 2017. The Resource Persons were Rev. Fr. Vijay Thomas, SAC, Mrs. Jyotsna and Most Rev. Eugene Joseph. Rev.Fr. Vijay Thomas explained the seven steps of SCC and all were asked to share their experiences of SCC in the present situation in their respective parishes. After having heard from the participants Rev.Fr.Vijay exhorted that one must not dominate, but invite the group to take lead, because it is community activity; he gave some means how to create interest and respect in people for the Word of God. He expatiated the four steps of Didache: Koinonia, Kerygma, Diakonia and Liturgia.  A model session of the sharing of the Word of God was conducted and action plan was drawn. Most Rev.Eugene Joseph encouraged all to carry on the SCC in their respective parishes. The session came to an end with the vote of thanks proposed Rev.Fr. Harshanand.

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