2015 Courses



SEMINARS AND COURSES IN 2015

No DATE COURSE / EVENT PARTICIPANTS SUBJECT
FOCUSED
01 Jan 10 – 16
(Sat– Fri)
Seminar: “A call for an authentic life in midst of the social comforts and concerns”

The programme concentrates on the Family, the theme of the Extra-ordinary Synod of Bishops – 2014. Provides an opportunity for couples to reflect on the biblical characters and teachings of the Church which will enable them to lead the domestic church (family), in Christian values and become leaders in Church and society in this post-modern era.
Laity in Tamil

[Recommended as couples]
LEADERSHIP
02 Feb 02 – 05
(Mon – Thurs)
Colloquium: “Joy of Consecrated life in leading the consecrated”

The Year of Consecrated Life is an occasion for all religious to re-energize their call and mission. Therefore the heads of various congregations are invited to come together to recharge and renew their consecrated life through listening, sharing and analysis and lead others in the path of renewal.
Heads of the Religious Congregations RELIGIOUS LIFE
03 Feb 09 – 28
(Mon-Sat)
3 weeks Course: “Pray and Plan; Dream and Dare”

Religious represent Christ and challenge the evils in the society. The course helps one to pray and dare to live a life of witness to Christ and his Church by a meaningful and relevant consecrated life in the present scenario and thus lead others to Christ through their personal spiritual experience.
Junior Religious RELIGIOUS LIFE
04 Feb 18
(Wed)
Ash Wednesday: “A journey of 40 days – from dust to the Divine”

One day preparation, to live 40 days of Lent with the Suffering Servant, meaningfully and spiritually and with right motivations.
Open to ALL LITURGY
05 Mar 24 – 27
(Tue-Fri)
Reflective Seminar on Spirit of the Sacred TRIDUUM: – “From Hosanna to Alleluia”

A preparation for the celebration of a meaningful Paschal Mystery, an interior journey from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, with the help of liturgical inputs, meditations and para-liturgical prayer services.
Open to ALL LITURGY
06 Apr 08 – 14
(Wed – Tue)
Seminar: “A call for an authentic life in midst of the social comforts and concerns”

The programme concentrates on the Family, the theme of the Extra-ordinary Synod of Bishops – 2014. Provides an opportunity for couples to reflect on the biblical characters and teachings of the Church which will enable them to lead the domestic church (family), in Christian values and become leaders in Church and society in this post-modern era.
Laity in Malayalam [Recommended as couples] LEADERSHIP
07 Apr 13 – 18
(Mon – Sat)
Seminar: “A call for an authentic life in midst of the social comforts and concerns”

The programme concentrates on the Family, the theme of the Extra-ordinary Synod of Bishops – 2014. Provides an opportunity for couples to reflect on the biblical characters and teachings of the Church which will enable them to lead the domestic church (family), in Christian values and become leaders in Church and society in this post-modern era.
Laity in Kannada [Recommended as couples] LEADERSHIP
08 Apr 20 – 25
(Mon – Sat)
Experiential Course: “T20 PM” (Training in 20 Christian Prayer Methods)

The course, filled with theory and practice, trains animators, catechists and formators, in various Christian prayer methods which will enable them to animate the formees, students and families.
Open to ALL FAITH FORMATION
09 May 04 – 10
(Mon – Sun)
Seminar: “Learn and Lead. Creative Roles of Lay Leaders to Animate the Local Church in Faith and Worship”

Experience oriented teaching and training of lay leaders on the basis of the Church Documents, to enable them to live and share their faith in dioceses, parishes and small Christian communities which in turn will help them to face the realities of life with Christian vision and values.
Laity in Tamil CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP
10 May 05 – 10
(Tue – Sun)
Formation Seminar for Lectors and choir members: “Proclaim, Sing and Celebrate”

Through practical classes the seminar will enlighten the participants on the deeper meaning of the celebrations and live the liturgy even after the celebrant says: “Go in peace and glorify the Lord”.
Open to ALL LITURGY
11 May 13 – 20
(Wed – Wed)
Seminar: “Creative ways of communicating & Grooming the young in Faith”

Sessions on Catechism of the Catholic Church, Compendium and YouCat. To create an interest in catechetical ministry, the participants will be equipped with catechetical skills, action songs and various prayer methods.
School Teachers,

Parish Catechists
FAITH
FORMATION

(CATECHETICS)
12 May 23 – 30
(Sat – Sat)
Orientation: “Catechizing – A ministry & Vocation”

Orientation to teachers towards a Christian way of thinking and teaching. They will be introduced to the latest trends in educational psychology along with multiple intelligence theory, faith formation, counseling skills to become guides to the children and youth.
Open to ALL FAITH
FORMATION

(CATECHETICS)
13 Jun 09 – 12
(Tue – Fri)
Research Seminar: “Inculturation and Renovative mission of the Church in India”

A research seminar based on analytical approach on the contextualized ideology and mission of the Church in India today.
Special Invitees INCULTURATION
14 Jul 14 – 17
(Tue – Fri)
Ongoing Formation: “Pastoral and canonical concern at the family apostolate in parish ministry”

Learning has no end. Here is an opportunity to energize and update our spiritual, intellectual and pastoral journey. This ongoing formation opens the eyes of the priests to new vision and mission in their pastoral activities. Four days of this seminar will be useful for your long journey in ministries. Special opportunity to do an effective family apostolate.
Priests (Diocesan and Religious) involved in Pastoral Activities ONGOING FORMATION
15 Jul 23– 01 Aug
(Thur – Sat)
Seminar: “Servant Leaders and Ambassadors of God’s love – Consecrated Life in the light of Documents”

An in-depth study on consecrated life in the light of Vatican documents which will empower the religious superiors to be vibrant leaders and help the community to be alive and active. With Trinitarian and Biblical characters and saints as models, knowledge of pastoral, psychological, canonical, moral and ethical aspects of religious life will be deepened.
Religious Superiors

(Batch I)
RELIGIOUS LIFE
16 Jul 28 & 29
(Tue – Wed)
Meeting: Sui Iuris Regional Secretaries of Commissions

Commission secretaries come together to listen, share and learn from one another and lead the dioceses towards new orientation and activities.The delegates will discover freshness and newness in their mission.
Commission Secretaries
17 Aug 03 – 08
(Mon – Sat)
Counseling Skills: “Upbringing new Persons with right personalities”

Counseling skills in theory and practice specially for superiors, formators teachers and headmistresses. Therapeutic approaches, visuals, sharing of real problems and solutions are the dynamics of the seminar. Problems Galore? Solutions Are Aplenty The participants become self confident to counsel others, especially the juniors and youth.
Religious Superiors &Formators COUNSELING
18 Aug 10 – 19
(Mon – Wed)
Seminar: “Servant leaders and Ambassadors of God’s love – Consecrated Life in the light of Document”

An in-depth study on consecrated life in the light of Vatican documents which will empower the religious superiors to be vibrant leaders and help the community to be alive and active. With Trinitarian and Biblical characters and saints as models, knowledge of pastoral, psychological, canonical, moral and ethical aspects of religious life will be deepened.
Religious Superiors

(Batch II)
RELIGIOUS LIFE
19 Aug 22-28
(Sat – Fri)
Workshop–cum-Retreat: “Care the Earth and fill with goodness” – Eco-spirituality

Workshop-cum-Retreat to help the participants to develop a healthy cosmology based on the scriptures and inter-religious traditions. The workshop will be a reality check and concentrate on the need for practical measures to protect the environment and evolve an integrated, Indian, eco-spirituality through deeper reflection and prayer.
Formators FORMATION
20 Aug 31 – 26 Sep
(Mon – Sat)
Intensive Bible course: “Walking with the Word” – ‘Walk the Talk’

The course provides 4 Weeks intensive and comprehensive bible course, a pilgrimage from Genesis to the Book of Revelation. Well known scholars will help the participants to read, reflect, understand and break the Word in today’s context and will create the desire to practice the Word.
Open to ALL BIBLE
21 Sep 08 – 10
(Tue – Thur)
Meeting: Sui Iuris Pastoral Centre Directors / Animators

Examining, sharing and evaluating our own ministries in diocesan and regional levels. This meeting will help the animators and directors to make better plan of action and guide the local church in different ways.
Pastoral Centre Directors/Animators
22 Oct 01 – 07
(Thur-Wed)
Retreat on Consecrated life: “A move from ideology to Action”

A special retreat in the year of the consecrated life, aims to lead the participants to a deeper reflection on the relevance and meaning of a life set-apart and to guide them to a higher spiritual experience to be translated into action.
All Religious RELIGIOUS LIFE
23 Oct 13 – 22
(Tues –Thurs)
Faith & Liturgical Formation: “Let us celebrate our Catholic faith in life and liturgy”

A catechesis on faith and liturgy in the light of the scriptures and with the aid of audio-visuals will help the participants to celebrate the liturgy meaningfully and thereafter live a meaningful and relevant Christian life. It energizes one to be catechized and to catechize others.
AND LITURGY
24 Oct 14 – 20
(Wed-Tue)
Seminar: “A call for an authentic life in midst of the social comforts and concerns”

The programme concentrates on the Family, the theme of the Extra-ordinary Synod of Bishops – 2014. Provides an opportunity for couples to reflect on the biblical characters and teachings of the Church which will enable them to lead the domestic church (family), in Christian values and become leaders in Church and society in this post-modern era.
LAITY in Hindi

[Recommended as couples]
LEADERSHIP
25 Nov 04 – 12
(Wed – Thurs)
Seminar: “A call for an authentic life in midst of the social comforts and concerns”

The programme concentrates on the Family, the theme of the Extra-ordinary Synod of Bishops – 2014. Provides an opportunity for couples to reflect on the biblical characters and teachings of the Church which will enable them to lead the domestic church (family), in Christian values and become leaders in Church and society in this post-modern era.
LAITY in Marathi

[Recommended as couples]
LEADERSHIP
26 Nov 17 – 19
(Tue-Thur)
Workshop: Dignity of the Consecrated life exposed in Post Vatican Documents

The Church never fails to look at the signs of times and invites her people, especially the consecrated people to live accordingly. Attention will be centered on the invitation extended to the religious by Post Vatican II documents which will create favourable vibrations in the hearts of the participants and urge them to live their lives more meaningfully. Juniors and novices are alsowelcome.
Open to ALL RELIGIOUS LIFE
27 Nov 22 – 29
(Sun – Sun)
Indian Contemplative Retreat: “Towards a Mystical Reading of the letters of Paul and Jesus Prayer”

A time to pray, to review, and renew one’s faithjourney, a time to experience the all-embracing love of God and reconcile oneself with God and others, a time to recommit oneself to the God of love. Growth in different types of prayer methods and meaningful Eucharistic celebrations are envisaged.
Open to ALL RETREAT
28 Dec 07-09
(Mon- Wed)
Workshop on “RELIVING the spirit of Vatican II”

As the bells ring out in joy at the closing of the Golden Jubilee Year of Vatican II, we gather to reflect on the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ of reliving the spirit of the Council in our present Indian context and society.
Open to ALL STUDY ON DOCUMENTS

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