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Pastoral Letter 2018 - 2019

 Pastoral Letter

To the Priests, Religious, Lay Faithful and People of Good Will in the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman



(Approved English version of the Pastoral Letter No. CP-Past/164/2018

written originally in Konkani language)



"HE HAS ANOINTED ME TO BRING GOOD NEWS

TO THE POOR” (Lk. 4: 18)

Pastoral Letter 2017 - 2018

Pastoral Letter

To the Priests, Religious, Lay Faithful and People of Good Will in the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman



(Approved English version of the Pastoral Letter No.CP-Past/166/2017 written originally in Konkani language)



"THE LOVE OF CHRIST URGES US ON"

(2 Cor 5: 14)

Pastoral Letter 2016 -2017

 Pastoral Letter

To the Priests, Religious, Lay Faithful and People of Good Will in the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman

 

(Approved English version of the Pastoral Letter  No. CP-Past/131/2016 written originally in Konkani language)

 

MANYAVONT PADRI AGNELA PORIM

KAKLUTVONT DEVACHE SAKXIDAR ZAUM-IA

 

INSPIRED BY VENERABLE FR. AGNELO

LET US WITNESS TO THE MERCY OF GOA

Pastoral Letter for the Year of Mercy 2015 - 2016

CP-Past/229/2015 

 To the Priests, Religious, Lay Faithful and People of Good Will in the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman

 

YEAR OF MERCY

My Dear Sisters and Brothers,

In this Jubilee Year dedicated to Mercy, I greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and address to you this special Pastoral Letter.

1. When the fullness of time had come, God’s only Son, Jesus Christ, took human form and was born of a woman (cf. Gal 4: 4), bringing to humankind God’s boundless love and immeasurable mercy. Jesus Christ entered his Paschal Mystery in the context of this unfathomable mercy, so that it may remain with us till the end of times. In reality, the Paschal Mystery comprises the entire life of Jesus, right from his birth till the descent of the Holy Spirit. This is the Christ-Event. During the Last Supper, Jesus commanded his Apostles to celebrate his Paschal Mystery, so that, by this celebration, God’s mercy could be always present to humankind, making us all its beneficiaries (cf. Lk 22: 14-20). Besides this Thanksgiving Sacrifice, the depth of God’s mercy can be experienced in the Sacrament of Reconciliation instituted by Jesus (cf. Jn 20: 21-22). The Church has always been making God’s Mercy present to the faithful through this Sacrament. The Holy Father calls us to reflect on this gracious Mercy of God, make it an integral part of our Christian life and witness to it wherever we go.

Pastoral Letter 2013-2014...

Pastoral Letter

To the Priests, Religious, Lay Faithful and People of Good Will in the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman

(Approved English version of the Pastoral Letter  No. CP-Past/156/2013 written originally in Konkani language)

 

SMALL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES: COMMUNION OF FAITH IN LOVE

 

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all (2 Cor 13, 13).

A great Church event is awaiting us later this year. It is the First National Convention of Small Christian Communities. It will be held in our Archdiocese from 19th to 21st November and bring together thousands of lay faithful, along with many bishops from our country. Preparations for this event have already begun in 2012 and these will be intensified in this Pastoral Year. It is my sincere desire that this National Convention becomes a driving force for all of us to fast-track our efforts towards promoting Small Christian Communities (SCCs) in our Archdiocese.  In view of this and having in mind our diocesan priorities, we are dedicating this Pastoral Year to Small Christian Communities. 

Many have been asking questions regarding SCCs and I shall strive to provide answers to these questions, hoping that this will help all of us to understand SCCs better and to appreciate their importance to the life of the Church today.

Golden Verse

1Korintkarank 7:38

Mhonnttôch aplê ankvar hoklê lagim logn zata to borem korta; ani logn zaina to odik borem korta.
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