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SYNOD 2021-23 : News Archives


A Study Session on Synod for the Priests of the Diocese
The Diocese of Chikmagalur organized a study session on the
Synodal process for the priests of the Dioceses of Chikmagalur on 02-12-2021 at CMSSS, Hassan. The study session was organized in order to begin the process of "walking together" at the parish level. Very Rev. Fr John Bpatist Saldanha, Parish Priest of Bejai Church, Mangalore and the PRO of the Diocese of Mangalore spoke on the Synod on Synodality: A new way of being a Church. Clergy of the diocese participated actively during the session and in the discussion and dialogue at the end of the study session.

Inauguration of the Synodal Journey in the Diocese of Chikmagalur
A graceful and Spirit filled event in the life of the Church convoked by Pope Francis on 10 October 2021 celebrating a Synod (The XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops with the theme "For a Synodal Church; Communion, Participation and Mission").

The diocesan process of Synodal journey was inaugurated in our diocese officially on 17 October 2021 by our Bishop Most Rev Dr T. Anthony Swamy during the Eucharistic Celebration in the Cathedral Churc
h. The priests, Religious and lay faithful from various parishes were present for this graceful event.

The Bishop officially opened the Logo of the Synod and inaugurate
d the synodal journey in our diocese along with the people of God representing priests, religious, lay faithful, youth, differently abled and children; then lighted the lamp symbolizing inclusiveness and entirety in the Church.

Bishop in his homily explained meticulously the process and purpose of the Synod. Bishop in his message urged the people to participate fully in the process of walking together, and also encouraged to reflect the spirit of the Gospel, so as to live in communion to achieve participation and to open itself to the mission of God. Then he requested to pray for the fruitfulness and success of the Synod.

A core committee has been formed to coordinate the Synodal process in our diocese. I
t consists of the following persons: Msgr. Ronald Cardoza (the main co-ordinater), Fr. Paul Machado, Fr. Andrew Jayaraj OFM Cap, Fr. Antony Raj C., Fr. Vinay Kumar (Convener and Contact person), Fr. Santhosh Kumar G., Sr. Arul L. SJT, Anitha Kumari (Alphonsenagara parish), Vijay Vincent Ross (Kadur parish- Co- Convener and Contact person).


Pope Francis

Rev. Dr. Thomasappa Anthony Swamy



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