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Shimla Deanery Retreat

The COFE conducted a 3 days retreat for the youth of the Shimla Deanery from 13-15 September 2013. The retreat was held at the picturesque St. Michael’s Church at Shimla and was attended by 32 youth from Solan, Kausali and Shimla regions of the deanery.

The retreat was organized at the initiative of Fr. Antony Dexan, Youth Director of Shimla-Chandigarh diocese. The team comprised of Mathew Antony, Ashish Kerketta and Bernadette Morris.  

St. Michael’s Church, Gurgaon

On Sept 8th 2013, COFE organized a one day recollection for the youth of the St. Michael’s Church, Gurgaon. The day long programme started after Mass and was attended by about 50 young people from the parish. The resource team consisted of Mathew T, Mathew Antony, Bernadette Morris and Ashish Kerketta.

The day had 2 talks besides the testimony of Ashish.  The day ended with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and benediction by Fr. Anthony Francis, the parish priest of the Church.

Men’s Conference April 13th, 2013

 COFE organized a first of its kind Men’s Conference. Legacy- Fully    Human, Fully Alive, Fully Male.

The Conference witnessed a total of 30 men from all walks of life; the only criterion being that they must be above the age of 25.

The speakers of the day included Br Gerard Alvarez cfc, Br Dermot Barrett cfc, Ms Gloria Burrett and Br Steve Rocha cfc. 

The Conference saw the men tracing their life journey and discovering the junctures they were at. Later they were shown parallels with the Life journey of Jesus who in every sense was fully human, fully alive, fully male.

The participants were enthusiastic to have a follow up of the Conference.

3rd April, 2013: Regional Meeting, Chandigarh

   A Regional meeting for Evangelization was organized      in the city of Chandigarh on the initiative of Fr Arockia Dhas, Deputy Secretary, Regional Bishop’s Council of the North. The meeting was orgranized to bring together the Commissions for Evangelization from the various diocese within the Region to chart out a plan for the forthcoming years. Representing Delhi was COFE.

Besides the host bishop, Bishop Ignatius L Mascarenhas and Auxiliary Bishop of Delhi, Bp Franco Mulakkal, representatives from the diocese of Simla-Chandigarh, Jalandhar and Delhi led by the Diocesan Secretaries were present.

A Regional meeting for Evangelization was organized in the city of Chandigarh on the initiative of Fr Arockia Dhas, Deputy Secretary, Regional Bishop’s Council of the North. The meeting was orgranized to bring together the Commissions for Evangelization from the various diocese within the Region to chart out a plan for the forthcoming years. Representing Delhi was COFE.

Besides the host bishop, Bishop Ignatius L Mascarenhas and Auxiliary Bishop of Delhi, Bp Franco Mulakkal, representatives from the diocese of Simla-Chandigarh, Jalandhar and Delhi led by the Diocesan Secretaries were present.

 

Lenten Retreat

24 Feb 2013: COFE organised a one day Lenten Retreat for the pind of Matthi, an hour's drive away from Chandigarh. More than a hundred people from the nearby villages came to attend the programme.

Alpha Course

Jan- March 2013 : COFE is running the Alpha Course in the Sacred Heart Cathedral. Around 40 people meet every Thursday to discover anew the Christian faith. The course ends on March 7th, 2013. Watch this space over the next few weeks to know what the guests on the course have to say about their experience.

If you would like to know more about the Alpha Course click here.

 

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