Couples

FTPW Recollection

Our preparation for the coming of our Saviour, during the season of Advent, became even more meaningful this year with the Full-Time Pastoral Worker’s Retreat held at Navjyoti Niketan, Patna. This two-day program from 6-7th December 2019 was packed with praise & worship, games, Holy Eucharist and powerful sessions delivered by our Country servant, A.V.Jose and our former country servant Tony Correia. Continue reading

Sharings

Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation

“I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.”

– This acceptance of Mary was the first step in the fulfilment of God’s salvific plan. The simple village girl that she was, Mary, should have ideally said ‘no’ to what was expected of her. She being a virgin, how could she accept a baby in her womb? How would she convince people that it was by the Holy Spirit that she conceived? Nobody would believe her and finally stone her to death, as was the practice in those days. Continue reading

Couples

MER 1 – Kolkata

With the grace of God and the endeavour of the service team, the CFCI Kolkata chapter was able to organize a 2-day Marriage Enrichment Retreat (MER) program in Bengali. Amidst a lot of barriers, we were determined to have it and God was with us as we prepared and conducted the entire program. It was a blessing that we started it on a very auspicious day, Palm Sunday, the 14th April 2019, where we all attended mass at St. Patrick’s Church, DumDum and moved on to Proggaloy retreat centre, Barasat. Continue reading

Couples

FTPW Recollection

The full-time pastoral workers met once again this year, at Navjyoti Niketan, Patna, for a weekend retreat from 7th-9th December 2018. It was an opportunity for the full-time pastoral workers from across the country to meet, interact and become one in mind, in order to take the work of Christ forward through CFCI. Coming from Assam, Bihar, Punjab, Goa, Jharkhand and West Bengal, there were a total of 32 full-time pastoral work participants and their spouses. Continue reading