The joint meeting of Regional Bishops, Religious (CRI - Major Superiors, Provincials / Delegates) and representatives of diocesan priests from all dioceses (CDPI of Bengal & Sikkim) was held from 4th to 6th of November 2019 at Jeevandhara, Raiganj. There were totally sixty participants including the bishops of all the regional dioceses. The theme of the deliberation was “Quality of our Life Witness and Service”. Bishop Vincent Aind of Bagdogra diocese gave the key note address. The Holy Eucharist was presided over by His Grace Thomas D’Souza, the archbishop of Kolkata. The input Session was delivered by Fr. Jacob Parappally, MSFS on the theme, “Quality of our Life Witness and Service”.
Fr. Christu Das of Dumka diocese presented on “Our Response to Youth Today” based on “Christus Vivit” of Pope Francis namely “Young People are the Now of God”.
Action Plans Discussed
1. Strengthening the SCC
2. Quality family visits by simplicity making ourselves comfortable and making people comfortable, which should be reported to CRI-B quarterly
3. Making Bible available to all
4. Inter-religious Dialogue
5. Follow up of Extra-ordinary mission month
Theme for 2020 is
“Faith Formation and Service to Families”
Venue: Dhyan Ashram
Dates: 11th, 12th and 13th November 2020
Host diocese: Baruipur