News from the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman
Faith Film Festival held at Rachol Seminary
RACHOL:For the first time ever to commemorate the year of faith, a Faith Film Festival was held at the Rachol Seminary on January 16.The students of Rachol seminary expressed their faith in six films of 10 minutes duration each.
The Chief Guest Fr Feroz Fernandes, Editor of Vauraddeancho Ixtt, speaking on the occasion stated that the most important challenge to express faith is in the digital environment. In a particular way we need to be attentive to the emergence of the popularity of the social networks.
The names of the films were Faithby MelitoD’Costa from Varca;Journey of Centuriesby Rony Fernandes fromCortalim; Halleluiah bySavioD’Silva from Sao Jose De Areal ;DubhavachimDaramby Roman Rodrigues fromArambol;Imagining Heaven on Earth by AlfiD’Cruz fromPanchwadi and AsaHanvToyarby SavioD’Silva from Sao Jose De Areal.
HOLY CHILDHOOD ASSOCIATION
C/o Caritas Goa
Institute Nossa Senhora de Piedade
D. B. Marg Road
Panjim Goa – 403 001
Ref No. CG/Holy/Childhood/Nat/106 8th January, 2013
HOLY CHILDHOOD DAY – Sunday, 17TH February 2013
The Parish Priests/Chaplains
Rectors, Superiors, Managers & Heads
of Educational and other Institutions,
Archdiocese of Goa & Daman
Dear Rev. Father, Sister, Brother, Madam, Sir,
May all your endeavours in the various spheres of the Mission of Jesus reap abundant fruits. As annually, this year the Celebration of Holy Childhood Day is marked for Sunday 17th February 2013. The Holy Childhood Association (HCA) of India, has requested all Dioceses to help children become ‘ Little Missionaries ‘, through relevant activities. We are aware that all of you, deeply committed to the integral formation of children will take personal interest to make this Celebration of the Day meaningful and effective. We give you below some suggestions for activities, especially for the Primary Section to be conducted on any convenient day and for Sunday Schools of the Parishes.
Pilar: Pilar Theological College is organizing a special program for laity entitled ‘Teachings of Vatican Council II: Vision and challenges’ from February 17 to March 17, 2013. The session will be held during the five consecutive Sundays of lent from 9.30 am to 1:00 pm
Centre for Faith Education (CFE), of the Pilar Theological College, together with the Universal Church, rejoice on the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II and celebrate the occasion with a focused Review Course on Vatican Council II.
Rachol: Rachol Seminary in commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda has an exhibition marking the120 years of Swami Vivekananda visit to the acclaimed center of learning in Goa.Fr. Dennis Fernandes, the rector of Rachol Seminary, inaugurating the exhibition on December 19. The exhibition will be kept open till January 12
Swami Vivekananda visited the Rachol Seminary from October 15-17, 1892. Spending three days in the pursuit of theological works in the Seminary library, Vivekananda with the help of an interpreter Subrai Naik held discussion with the priests and the seminarians.
FAITH PROCLAIMED THROUGH RANGOLI AND POSTERS
“Always Become Christ” was the clarion call given by the Chief Guest, Fr. Donato Rodrigues on the occasion of the Poster and Rangoli Presentation held on the 13th of January, 2013, at the Patriarchal Seminary of Rachol. To celebrate the Year of Faith, Rangoli and Poster Presentation was organised by the Raia Deanery ACAZ for their catechism students. This faith event enabled the students to express their faith and thus be witnesses and proclaimers of faith through their talents.