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CCBI XXI PLENARY ASSEMBLY - FINAL STATEMENT

 

CCBI XXI PLENARY ASSEMBLY, February 12 – 18, 2009 - FINAL STATEMENT
The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church

1. PREAMBLE

We, the 116 member-bishops of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI), gathered at Prabodhana, Mysore, from February 12 -18, 2009, the year dedicated to St. Paul, for the XXI Plenary Assembly, reflected on the theme: “The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church”, as a follow-up of the XII Synod of Bishops held in Rome in 2008.

World Day of the Sick

MESSAGE
 

Theme: “Let us fulfill the Healing Ministry in righteousness and justice”  

To
Parish Priests, Chaplains, Superiors of Religious Houses,
Heads of Educational & Other Institutions
Archdiocese of Goa

Dear Rev. Father/Sister/Brother/Madam/Sir,

Late Revered Pope John Paul II in his letter of 13th May 1992, instituted `the World Day of the Sickas 11th February, the Liturgical memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lourdes. Now, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, has instructed that this solemn celebration, (the last one was in Korea in 2007) will now be celebrated every three years, the next being in 2010, at a venue yet to be announced.

HOLY CHILDHOOD DAY

 
Sunday, 15th February, 2009 

EVERY CHILD’S BIRTHRIGHT: A FULFILLING CHILDHOOD”
 

To
The Parish Priests/Chaplains
Rectors/Superiors/Heads of all Church Institutions
Archdiocese of Goa & Daman
 

Dear Rev. Father/Brother/Sister/Madam/Sir,

Prayerful wishes and hearty greetings to you and all your collaborators.

This year the celebration of Holy Childhood Day is marked on Sunday, 15th February.

Below are a few points to celebrate the day fruitfully.

A Reflection:

  1. God’s boundless love is concretely expressed in the creation of every child (born, unborn)
  2. The child may be even with physical or mental limits, defects, deficiencies – it is a HUMAN LIFE to be ACCEPTED AS IS.

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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