2018 ANNUAL MEETING OF
WESTERN CANADA OCDS
The 9th Annual Meeting of Western Canada
OCDS took place on July 6 – 7, 2018 at
Little Flower Monastery, Carmel Hill,
Deroche, B.C. Present were Rev. Fr. Jerald
D’Souza, Regional Superior of Canada, Rev.
Fr. Steny Mascarenhas, Provincial Delegate,
Secretariat Officers, Community Presidents
and Directors of Formation. Representatives
of the Calgary and Vernon communities were
recognized for their great effort and
sacrifice made towards their attendance.
Fr. Jerald formally introduced Fr. Steny
Mascarenhas as the new Provincial Delegate
and chaired the meeting to wrap up the
proceedings of the 2017 annual meeting.
Reports were given by all in attendance,
followed by queries and solutions on
challenges and major concerns. Utmost
importance was given to review of the local
statutes, formation matters and community
It was determined that the Mission Statement
for the year will be “Pay attention to
formation”, a vital requirement for the
spiritual growth of all OCDS members and
building strong communities.
We are thankful to Fr. Alexander Braganza,
Monastery Superior, for his hospitality in
providing us with nourishment and looking
after all our needs during our stay.
It was determined that the next meeting will
take place at Carmel Hill on June 17, 18 and