The meeting of secretaries of CBCI Offices/Councils and Regional Deputy secretaries was held at St. Joseph Vaz Spiritual Renewal Centre, Goa on April 3 to 5, 2018.

There were 10 secretaries of CBCI Offices/Councils/Desk. 3 Secretaries of National Institutions and 8 Regional Deputy Secretaries for the meeting. The meeting began with Holy Eucharist presided over by Rev. Theodore Mascarenhas, Secretary General of CBCI.

The formal session began at 9:15 am with Fr. Deepak Thomas KJ OCD, Secretary CBCI Council for Youth leading us in prayer. After the prayer Bishop Theodore welcomed everyone. Rev. Fr. Henry Falcon, Director, SJVSRC welcomed all to the Renewal Centre and in brief explained the history of the venue and it’s significance. Rev. Fr. Thomas newly appointed secretary of Faith and Doctrine was welcomed and introduced to the group. Bishop Theodore then explained the purpose and modality of the gathering. Followed by reading of the final statement. General Discussion on major issues/points emerging from to statement were take for discussion. Rev. Fr. Paul Moonjely moderated the session.







Afternoon the entire group was divided into 4 and following core issues were discussed
1.Formation, Education, Participation, Services and institution
2.Constitutional literacy, rights and empowerment
3.Dialogue of life with people’s of other Churches and Religious
4.Communication Questions for discussion a.What strategic action will you propose for each of these 3 areas (What & Who) b.What communication strategy will you suggest? (Charts & Timeline)

Late in the evening the group was regrouped for the presentation. Rev. Fr. Jervis Moderated the session. It was more of an interactive session where not only the secretaries but the members of the groups were also invited to share their views.

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