Workshops for Pastoral Ministers Held in Chile and Canada

Author: General Administration

Fr. Emmanuel leads workshops for Pastoral Ministers in Canada

Fr. Emmanuel Kallackaral, C.S.C., Vicar General and First Assistant of the Congregation, led daylong workshops for religious working in pastoral ministry in both Chile and Canada. The workshops were part of his leadership of the General Administration’s“Mission and Ministries”Portfolio.

The workshop in Chile took place on November 22 at the Santa Cruz House of Formation in Santiago. In Canada, there were two workshops: The first was held in Burlington, Ontario, on Wednesday, November 29, and the second in Saint-Laurent, Quebec on Thursday, December 7.

The teachings of Pope Francis and lessons from the life and ministry of St. John Mary Vianney were the launching pads for the religious to delve into discussions and reflections on their ministry. Fr. Kallackaral underscored three essentials that form the foundation for pastoral life and ministry: commitment to prayer, deep love for the Church, and zealous, missionary mindset.

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Fr. Emmanuel leads workshops for Pastoral Ministers in Canada

All of the workshops included time as well for prayer and fraternal meals to stregthen the community bonds among those involved in this key minsitry of the Congregation. Those who participated in Chilean workshop were: Fr. Aníbal Niño, C.S.C., Fr. Roberto Gilbo, C.S.C., Fr. Diego Irarrázaval, C.S.C., Fr. Daniel Panchot, C.S.C., Fr. Pedro Parra, C.S.C., Fr. Zachary Rathke, C.S.C., Fr. Pepe Tomei, C.S.C., Fr. Rómulo Vera, C.S.C., and Deacon Ángel Lazaro de laCruz, C.S.C.

Those in attendance in Burlington were: Fr. Vijai Amirtharaj, C.S.C., Fifth Assistant, Fr. Jomon Kalladanthiyil, C.S.C., Vicar of the Province Canadienne, Fr. Wilson Andrade, C.S.C., Fr. Sojan Augustine, C.S.C., Fr. Bobby John, C.S.C., Fr. Francis Noronha, C.S.C., Fr. Pinto Paul, C.S.C., Fr. Jinto Puthiyidathuchalil, C.S.C., Fr. Emmanuel Ralte, C.S.C., Fr. Francis Salasiar, C.S.C., Fr. Arockia Sunil Joseph, C.S.C., and Fr. Roshan D'Souza, C.S.C.

In Saint-Laurent, the religious who participated were: Fr. Bernard Antoine, C.S.C., Fr. Jean-Pierre Aumont, C.S.C., Deacon Joy Biswas, C.S.C., Br. Planard Corraya, C.S.C., Deacon Rigolex Doreus, C.S.C., Fr. Pierre Dufour, C.S.C., Fr. Raymond Gourde, C.S.C., Fr. Claude Grou, C.S.C., Fr. Arul Jayaraj, C.S.C., Fr. Jomon, Fr. Pierre Labine, C.S.C., Fr. Jerome Joseph, C.S.C., Fr. Claude Leclerc, C.S.C., Fr. Denis Marchand, C.S.C., Fr. Denis Prescott, C.S.C., and Fr. Frank Wagner, C.S.C.