Young priests unite at Vadodara
The young priests of the K.G. Province congregated at the newly inaugurated monastery which was dedicated to St Therese of Child Jesus at Gorwa, Vadodara for their annual meeting which commenced on 22 and concluded on 25 august 2016. The formal inauguration of the meeting was held on August 22 at 7-30 pm, where Rev Fr George Santhumayor, Councilor for Ongoing formation presided over the Eucharistic celebration along with the 11 young priests of our province. The traditional way of lighting the lamp which gave a green signal for the meeting. Fr George in his homily invited all the young priests to be witnesses in our religious communities by becoming the role models and exemplary religious. The following days of the meeting included sharing of the enriching experiences and challenges of the young priests and the input session. Fr Anthonappa, from the diocese of Ahmedabad enlightened the youngsters as regards the practical knowledge concerning mixed marriages, canonical procedures and pastoral issues to be practiced when we render our ministry in various places and parishes of our province. Rev Fr Charles Serrao, Provincial shared some of his delightful experiences among the young priests and answering some of the queries of the participants gave some practical guidelines so as to become men of prayer in our religious life. The young priests also had the opportunity to celebrate the mass with the Cloistered Carmel convent chapel on August 23 and also the anticipated birthday of Fr Provincial at the Gorwa parish on August 24. The final day was set aside for picnic where the entire group had the privilege of visiting the famous Akshardham temple, Sabarmati Ashram and Kakaria lake in Gandhi Nagar and Ahmedabad. The convener of the meeting Fr Sunil along with Fr Kaushik who deserve a sincere pat on the back, made all the necessary arrangements which enabled all the participants to feel at home. Thus the meeting of the young priests at Gorwa became a memorable event which enhanced the participants to be more committed Carmelites in our Province.


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