Photos By: Classic Clicks, Puttur
Nov. 24, 2017: On eve of the celebration of the Year of Small Christian Community, a Deanery Level Convention was held at Mai De Deus Church Hall Puttur on Sunday the 19th November. There were 400 people along with priests and religious of deanery of 10 parishes were present.
Newly elected Bishop Rt Rev Dr. Gee Vargees Mar Makarios, Bishop of Malankara Church, Puttur Diocese was honoured and felicitated at beginning of the programme. The Bishop as receiving the honour said that being a servant of God walking in the footsteps of Jesus Christ as Good Shepherd needs your prayers and cooperation. He assured us his blessings upon all of us and thanked the Dean Very Rev. Fr. Alfred J. Pinto and all other priests and religious and people of Puttur Deanery for honouring him.
Afterwards the various activities held in the Small Christian Communities at parish level were presented through the power point.
Rev Fr. Fredrick Monthiero the deanery Co-ordinator introduced the Resource Person Rev. Fr. Joachim Fernandes, the Parish Priest of Kelarai, to the gathering. Rev. Fr. Joachim highlighted the importance of SCC and people pointed out a number of positive experienced through SCC.
Puttur Parishioners presented a short skit about social evils & family problems, prayerlessness, loneliness, rejection of elders and showed how SCC can be solution for all this.
Rev. Fr. Joachim Fernandes continued the session and called upon to serve. At the end the parish coordinators were honoured by vicar vara for their service.
Very Rev Fr. Alfred J Pinto welcomed the gathering, Mr. Thomas Lewis lay Co-ordinator thanked the gathering. Fr. Fredrick Montheiro and Mr. Inas Gonsalves compered the programme.