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VISIT TO MANNAR

Rev.Frs.Tony Martyn and Ignatius Varnakulasingham together with 7 members of the IDS visited the Mannar Cursillistas on, May 12th 2013 to conduct a Renewal programme. 21 Cursillistas of the Mannar Diocese participated in the  programme, which was held at the Joseph Vaz Center.

After the opening Prayer by Fr. Devaraj and Welcome address by Sr. Crescentia Corera, President of the IDS, Fr. Tony was then garlanded by Bro. David and Fr. Ignatius were greeted by the Mannar Cursillistas commemorating the Silver Jubilee of their Ordination in 2012.

Fr. Ignatius in his Introductory Talk said that the programme was essentially meant to be a stocktaking for Renewal of the MannarCursillistas, and thus was followed by a SWOT analysis.

Sr. Crescentia next spoke on Group Reunion and Ultreya, stressing the importance of regularity and keeping to the Vision of the Founders.
A model Group Reunion followed and then came Question Time, when many participants spoke of their difficulties and many issues explained, discussed and clarified.

Holy Mass was then celebrated by Fr. Ignatius and Fr. Devaraj delivered a meaningful homily based on Jesus’ Ascension Fr. Said the question asked of the apostles , “Why are you looking up?”’ was relevant today, we need to be aware of our environments and get on with the Lord’s Mission. He said going for Mass, visiting the sick, Saturday devotion etc were all good things to do, but it was just that: looking up” we need to look inward and around, come down to earth and ask “What have we done  these 50 yrs?”

This was followed by a talk by Bro. Ladis on the Format of the Ultreya and Bro Olington, President of the Colombo Diocese, gave a witness talk on his office environment. Fr. Tony giving the Wrap Up explained to the group the need for a group of committed Leaders. This could only happen if a Leaders School was formed and challenged the group to make this commitment.

Some decisions were arrived at under the heading JOB AHEAD

  1. To have weekly Group Reunions
  2. To conduct the Ultreya on every 4th Sunday at 4 pm
  3. Try to form a Leaders School and meet at least once a month.

RENEWAL PROGRAMME FOR THE MANNAR DIOCESAN SECRETARIAT

IN PREPARATION FOR THE GOLDEN JUBILEE OF THE CURSILLO MOVEMENT 12th May 2013

08.30 a.m.       -           Opening Prayer – Rev. Fr. Devarajah
08.40 a.m.       -           Welcome – Crescentia Corera
08.50 a.m.       -           Introduction – Fr. Ignatius Warnakulasingham
09.15 a.m.       -           Group Reunion and Ultreya – Crescentia Corera
09.40 a.m.       -           Model Group Reunion
10.10 a.m.       -           Address by Rt. Rev. Dr. Rayappu Joseph
10.30 a.m.       -           Tea Break (Photograph)
10.45 a.m.       -           The Ultreya – Ladislaus Gnanapragasam
11.15 a.m.       -           Holy Mass – Rev. Fr. Tony Martyn
12.30 p.m.       -           Lunch
01.30 p.m.       -           Leaders’ School – Rev. Fr. Ignatius Warnakulasingham
02.00 p.m.       -           Job Ahead – Discussion led by Rev. Fr. Tony Martyn,
Presidents IDS & MDS
02.30 p.m.       -           Conclusion – Final Prayer led by Mannar

 

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

 

   



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