Dear Rev. Parish Priests, Rev. Sisters, Head Teachers, Catechism Staff, Parents & Students,
New Year greetings from the department of Catechetics!!!
Euphony- A Divine Fest 2010 was held at St Xavier’s School & Junior College, Kanjurmarg(W) on 27th
December,2010. The event was inaugurated by the Vicar General of our Diocese, V. Rev. Msgr. Jacob
Porathur. About 1100 Students participated in the competitions with great enthusiasm, showcasing
their innate talent & team spirit. V. Rev. Fr. Cyriac Kumbatt, the Finance officer of Diocese of Kalyan,
gave away the certificates and medals to the winners. The Best Zone trophy was grabbed by Borivali
Zone followed by Vasai & Kalyan Zones bagging 2nd & 3rd positions respectively. I take this opportunity to
appreciate and thank all Zonal Promoters, Rev. Fathers, Sisters, Catechism Teachers, Parents and all the
catechism students for their contribution in making Euphony 2010 a grand success.
Animation and Renewal Centre (ARC)
As you all know our Diocese is constructing an Animation and Renewal Centre (ARC), a venue to co-
ordinate all the activities of the various departments and apostolates of our Eparchy. The estimated cost
of the construction of ARC is about Rs. 5.5 cr. As it is our common project, every department and
apostolate of our diocese has decided to contribute in their own way towards its construction.
After having duly discussed in the meetings of Zonal Promoters for Catechism, Presbyterium and the
Head Teachers’ Forum, it is decided that the department of Catechetics would sponsor the cost of a
room in ARC (Rs. 3 lac). In fact we have 107 (93 +14 in the Mission) catechetical centres in the diocese with a total strengthof 7086 catechism students and about 852 dedicated teachers engaged in the Faith Formation Ministry.I exhort all the catechism students to contribute Rs 50/- each to meet our target and thus become partof this noble venture. Once this project is completed the department of Chatechetics could make use of
its facilities to co-ordinate and arrange most of our activities.
I request all the Catechism Head teachers to collect the suggested amount from the catechism students
as a Lenten offering and submit the same at the Diocesan office by Easter 2011.
Forth Coming Events
Last Date for Submission of Manuscript Magazine -11th January,2011
Catechism Annual Examination - 30th January, 2011
Last Date to Submit the list of participants for the Scholarship Examination - 8th February,2011
Scholarship Examination - 20th February,2011
Joint Meeting of the Zonal Committee, HeadTeachers and Diocesan Commission- 3rd April, 2011