News Summary from Rajanagar Parish

News Summary from Rajanagar Parish:

1. CATECHISTS RETREAT AT MARGHERITA

135 Catechists and lay leaders of Miao Diocese participated in a very enriching Retreat at Divine Renewal Retreat Centre at Margherita from September 14 to 18, 2014. The participants were trained in conducting Sunday Services. Reflections were centrered around the day to day experiences they face in their own life situations. Inspite of his pakced schedules, Bishop George made it a point to visit and pray with them which was a great encouragement for them.

2. NATIONAL CATECHETICAL  CONFERENCE 2014

National Catechetical Conference of India was held in NEDSF Guwahati from 23 to 25 September 2014. 84 Dioceses from all over India participated in this annual programme. Fr. Shaji Valiaparambil SDB represented Miao Diocese. The theme for this year was “Use of Media in Catechesis”. Various methods and means are used in Catechising the people in our country. The best way of Catechising the rural people are through traditional methods. The Conference recommended that we give training to catechists in media education.

3. DON BOSCO YOUTH RETREAT IN RAJANAGAR

A Mega Youth Fest was organized in Rajanagar Parish from 3 to 5 October as the Salesians are celebrating the Bicentenary of the birth of Don Bosco from August 15, 2014 to August 16, 2015. The Chief animators were Fr. Peter Mahindra Tigga SJ and Rev. Anthony Toppo SDB. There were 187 participants who were kept alive with Don Bosco way of play ground Catechism and religious instructions.

4. NIGHT VIGIL IN RAJANAGAR

Every second Saturday of the month people gather for the night vigil at Rajanagar Parish, animated by the Divine Retreat Centre, Margherita Team. Christian from other denominations also take active participation in the Eucharistic Adoration, Holy Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Bible Class, Praise and Worship and Holy Mass. Old people who were unable to go far away to participate in the retreat were happy with the monthly night vigil in their Parish.