News from the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman
Fr. Jose Dias
Fr. Saturnino Jose Paulo Antao, the first of four children of Mr. Antonio Gabriel Ressureicao Antao and Mrs. Rosa Santana Argentina Gomes was born at Chandor on 29th November 1920.
After completing his primary education in his native village of Chandor he was called by the Lord to serve him in his vineyard. So he joined the seminary for priestly formation.
“Pope John Paul II: His Life, Mission and Vision for the Young” studied in the context of the Youth of the Archdiocese of Goa.
Fr. Fermino Savio D’souza successfully defended his Master’s thesis in Kristu Jyoti College, Bangalore on 16th March 2013. His field of specialization was Youth Ministry and the topic of his thesis was ‘Pope John Paul II: His Life, Mission and Vision for the Young; Its Relevance to the Youth of the Archdiocese of Goa.’ The Study on this topic was an earnest attempt to highlight the role of Pope John Paul II in the lives of the young who we all know has been an inspiration to millions and especially to the young.
THE DIOCESAN PASTORAL THEME/DIARY/PLANNER FOR 2013-2014 SOLEMNLY RELEASED
The Diocesan Pastoral Theme, the Diocesan Pastoral Diary and the Diocesan Pastoral Planner for the Pastoral Year 2013-2014, i.e. from June 2013 to May 2014, has been Solemnly released by His Grace Filipe Neri Ferrao, the Archbishop-Patriarch of the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman at Se Cathedral, Old Goa, under the auspices of the Diocesan Pastoral Secretariat.
The Relevance of Youcat in the Urban Parishes of the Archdiocese of Goa Defended
Fr. Romeu Godinho, a priest from the Archdiocese of Goa has successfully completed his studies and achieved Master’s Degree in Theology with Specialisation in Catechetics on 16th March, 2013 at Kristu Jyoti College (KJC), Bangalore. He defended his thesis on the theme: The Relevance of Youcat during the Post-Confirmation Catechesis in the Urban Parishes of the Archdiocese of Goa. The main foci of the theme are Catechisms, Post-Confirmation Catechesis in the context of the Archdiocese of Goa. It was an empirical study based on the existing Post-Confirmation Group in the Archdiocese of Goa.
Fr Candido Fernandes, Fr. Freddy Lobo & Fr. Afonso Mendonca
1. Liturgical Renewal Initiated By Sacrosanctum Concilium
This year we mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council. The first of the sixteen documents to be issued by the Second Vatican Council was on the Sacred Liturgy: Sacrosanctum Concilium (promulgated on December 4, 1963). It offered rich doctrine and wise directives and marked out the road to liturgical renewal for the Church. The crucial role of Sacrosanctum Concilium becomes clearer when we consider that a very close and organic bond exists between sound liturgical renewal and the renewal of the whole life of the Church: "the liturgy is the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed; at the same time it is the fountain from which all her power flows" (SC 10; LG 11).