01 June 2022:
At the request of the Karnataka Regional Bishop's Conference, Sannidhi, the Pastoral Renewal Centre, Shimoga is organizing a two week on-going formation programme for the young priests covering human, psychological, spiritual, emotional and pastoral dimensions, with a special stress on the practical rather than the academic aspects.
There will also be sessions on the important canonical, financial and legal issues, in addition to the socio-economic and cultural dimensions of the prevailing situation in our country. All in all, the entire course is designed to enlighten, enthuse, enable and empower the young priests to be effective ministers of the Word and Sacraments as well as efficient leaders, skilled administrators and good pastors.
The course began this morning at Sannidhi, Diocesan Pastoral Renewal Centre, Shimoga with a formal inauguration presided over by the local Bishop, Most Rev. Francis Serrao SJ. In the evening there was the inaugural Mass which was also Presided over by the local Bishop. There are 46 priests participating in the programme from 8 Latin dioceses of Karnataka. The course will end in the evening of Wednesday 15 June 2022.