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EXCERPTS: ANNUAL REPORT 2014

December 13, 2014: Mission Animation:
The National Director Rev. Fr. Faustine Lobo oriented Lay Evangelizers into the PMO activities in an event organized by the Diocese of Salem under the leadership of Rev. Fr. Paneer Selvam. 130 participants... More+
December 11, 2014: Regional Directors Meeting:
The Regional Directors Meeting was held to plan for the forthcoming National Assembly of PMO Diocesan Directors. The President PMS his Grace Protase Rugambwa and the General Secretary – Pontifical Missionary Union... More+
November 17, 2014: Seminar for Junior Clergy:
A Seminar for a day on Mission Spirituality was conducted for junior clergy of the Diocese of Warangal. The Priests who were ordained since 10 years were part of the Seminar. The missionary consciousness of the clergy was re-ignited... More+
November 10-12, 2014:The ‘Restricted Council Meeting’ at CIAM Rome More+
November 9, 2014: Mission Sunday preaching:
The National Director Rev. Fr. Faustine Lobo took up assignments to preach on Mission Sunday to 2 Parishes in Bangalore – Resurrection Church, Indira Nagar and St. Jude Church, R. T. Nagar. The enthusiasm... More+
November 1, 2014: Animation for Priests:
This was a joint action by the PMO and the Commission for Evangelization of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India. As part of the one month’s course for the priests of several Dioceses of the north, the National Director... More+
October 31, 2014: Diocesan Directors Meet at Bhopal:
The PMO Diocesan Directors for the Region of Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh met along with their Regional Director Rev. Fr. Mathew Vallat and the National Director Rev. Fr. Faustine L. Lobo. The meeting was held... More+
October 23-24, 2014: Satsang in Warangal Diocese:
It was a Seminar organized to prepare a Pastoral Plan for the different Commissions in the Diocese of Warangal under the leadership of Bishop Udumala Bala. Rev. Fr. Faustine Lobo, the National Director of PMO India... More+
October 22, 2014: Seminar on ‘Ad Gentes’:
A Seminar on the Apostolic letter ‘Ad Gentes’ was held for the PMO Diocesan Directors of the Karnataka Region along with some of their collaborators. The focus of ‘Ad Gentes’ which is, to promote missions, was very much... More+
October 21, 2014: Animation for Deacons at the St. Peter’s Seminary, Bangalore:
This year too, there was a half-day Orientation Programme for the Deacons at the St. Peter’s Seminary, Bangalore, on the 4 Pontifical Mission Societies. The purpose of this Seminar was to create missionary zeal among the Seminarians... More+
October 11, 2014: Evangelization Course – Pachmarhi:
The CCBI National Commission for Evangelization had organized a month’s course for the Catechists of the North India Region. 30 participants attended the course. National Director – PMO India, Rev. Fr. Faustine Lobo was the resource... More+
September 28, 2014: Diocesan Directors’ Meet – Western Region:
7 Diocesan Directors were present along with their collaborators at Mount Mary’s Church, Mumbai. The Regional Director Rev Fr. Thomas D’Souza organized the Programme and was part of the Seminar. The National Director... More+
September 7, 2014: Seminar on Evangelization:
The National Director spent half a day discussing the Mission with the PIME Fathers at Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, where-in he also emphasized on the need to be relevant in the changing scenario of the world. Quoting extensively... More+
August 17; 20 – 22, 2014: Diocesan Pastoral Plan:
On 17th August 2014, the National Director Rev. Fr. Faustine Lobo, helped the Diocese of Mangalore draw up a plan for all Commissions by conducting a teaching session on planning. Then again through a workshop (20 – 22nd August 2014)... More+
August 9, 2014: Inauguration of ‘Marialaya’:
Marialaya, a Centre for destitute girl-children in Chennai, Tamilnadu, has now moved to a new location. Thanks to the heartwarming generosity of Catholic Mission Australia, the new building that they helped construct was inaugurated on the 9th of August... More+
July 30 – 31, 2014: Seminar on AD GENTES:
In a half-day Seminar for the Clergy of the Diocese of Vellore, the National Director – PMO, Rev. Fr. Faustine Lobo dwelt in-depth on the Apostolic Letter “Ad Gentes”. About 120 Priests participated along with the Vicar General of the Diocese... More+
July 9 – 10, 2014: “Christians in Media” Seminar:
Owing to the importance of public relations among Church personnel, a two-day Programme was organized to train Public Relations Officers from Dioceses and Institutions on 9 – 10 July 2014 at the Regional Pastoral Centre... More+
July 3, 2014: Regional Directors Meeting:
The Regional Directors reported their activities during the past six months. The highlight of the sharing was the effort made by every Region in promoting the Holy Childhood Associations (HCA). They also felt encouraged with the response More+
June 7 – 8, 2014: Mission ORIENTATION:
Rev. Fr. Faustine Lobo was invited by the Diocese of Gulbarga to animate the priests, the Religious and the Lay leaders. Two programmes were held, one in Gulbarga and the other in Bidar, where-in a total of 120 persons participated. More+
May 4 – 9, 2014: General Assembly of PMS (PONTIFICAL MISSION SOCIETIES):
The National Director Rev. Fr. Faustine Lobo attended the General Assembly of PMS at the Salesianum, Rome. While attending the sessions, he made several interventions during question hour and deliberations. More+
April 6 – 16, 2014: Visit by CATHOLIC MISSION TEAM:
A group of six members from the Catholic Mission Australia visited the Archdiocese of Madras-Mylapore, Archdiocese of Bangalore, Archdiocese of Pondicherry-Cuddalore and the Nagpur Diocese. In the Archdiocese of Madras-Mylapore... More+