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JMC Retreat

COFE conducted a three day residential retreat from 5th March-7th March in Jesus & Mary College for the first year students and around 117 girls participated in this retreat. The retreat included Praise and worship, talks on Sin, forgiveness, Holy Spirit and action songs along with counselling for the girls. 

Two Days Advent Retreat

Advent Retreat- St. Xavier's Church, Shahbad-Daulatpur

On the 13th and 14th December COFE conducted a two day advent retreat for the youth and the parishioners of St. Xavier's, Shahbad-Daulatpur church. On the first day it was a two hour session for the youth of the parish. The session began with praise and worship followed by a talk on experiencing God's love. The first day saw around 20 youth members attending the program. The second day was for all the parishioners and there were around 150-200 of them attending the retreat. There were two talks given on experiencing God in one's life and on preparing oneself for the confession. The program ended with an adoration and confession. The sessions were conducted by Mr. Mathew Antony, Ms. Bernadette Mable Morris and Ms. Rashmi Tigga.

Evangelium 2014

Evangelium 2014

On 30th November 2014, The Commission for Evangelization organized a felicitation ceremony for the winners of the Bible Writing Competition,Evangelium-2014, which had been announced in the month of June and came to a close on 31st October, 2014. Evangelium 2014 was a first of its kind Bible Writing Competition which required the contestants to hand write the four Gospels in English or Hindi. The Commission received an overwhelming response with more than 150 registrations and 40 completed entries.

The program opened with a prayer song followed by a short introduction on the purpose of organizing Evangelium and a brief synopsis of the work done by the Commission for Evangelization. Br. Dermot Barrett, a Christian Brother gave a talk on the Word of God and the tradition of handwriting the Scriptures.

Fr Victor Dsouza, the Chief Guest for the evening commended them for the effort they had put in. All the Bibles received by the Commission were beautifully written and tastefully decorated. It was after two rounds of judging that the winners for the evening were decided upon. Besides awarding the winners, all the participants who had submitted the four Gospels were given a prize and all those who had submitted one Gospel were recognized with a Participation Certificate.

The winners of Evangelium 2014 are as follows:

1st Prize:   Mrs. Hilary Gomes (Prabhu Prakash Girja- Trilokpuri)

2nd Prize:  Manisha Ekka (St. Xavier’s Church, Shahbad-Daulatpur)

                Anita Toppo (St John the Baptist Church, Aya Nagar)

3rd Prize:  Anna Pinto (St. Xavier’s Church, Shahbad-Daulatpur)

Special Prize for

Hindi Bible Writing: Mrs. Veronica Lugun (St. Sebastian’s Church, Dilshad Garden)



Mission Month Seminar

Mission Seminar on Evangelii Gaudium

The Commission for Evangelization organized a seminar based on His Holy Father’s first Apostolic Exhortation, EvangeliiGaudium- The Joy of the Gospel on 11 October, 2014. The Seminar began with a prayer song followed by a presentation on a chapter from the EvangeliiGaudium by Mathew Antony, Secretary to the Commission for Evangelization. Soon after the presentation, a panel discussion was held with three communities that are actively involved in the work of evangelization. The three communities present for the discussion wereSantvana community represented by MrsShineyAlexy, JeevanDhamrepresented by Mr Abhishek  Laland Fiat Mission represented by MrAni Joseph who came from Kerala to be a part of the panel. The panel was chaired by Fr Francis Prasad, assistant parish priest, Defence Colony Parish. The evening ended with a Mission Song performed by the Balcony Harmonies.

The seminar was attended by around 100 people including priests, religious and laity. The Commission intends to hold more events on Evangelization and the EvangeliiGaudium in the near future. 

Retreat - Loreto Convent

COFE conducted a one day retreat for the students of Loreto Convent School on 27 September, 2014. The retreat was conducted for the senior Christian students and was focussed primarily on experiencing God's love. Three members of the COFE conducted the retreat- Mathew Antony, Rashmi Tigga and Bernadette Morris. The music teacher of Loreto, Ashish Kerketta helped the team with music.

Session- Youth of Good Shepherd Church

COFE conducted a 2 hour session on 20th July, 2014 for the Youth of Good Shepherd Parish. Mr Mathew Antony, Secretary, Commission for Evangelization, addressed the 60 youth members of the Parish.

The Session was on The Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. The youth were encouraged to come to Mass with a renewed awe and reverence for the Body and Blood of Christ.

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