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REGION MADHYAPRADESH: DIOCESE OF INDORE – MCA activities and MISSIONARY CHILDHOOD DAY – Celebrations Report

From the Diocesan Director:
Report of Pastoral & Catechetical Formation of the Children in Diocese of Indore 2016-2017

HCA Retreat cum Camp:
We had organized a retreat cum camp for the MCA children from 1st to 3rd May in Preranasadan. 130 children participated in it. Rev Fr Jeevan and his team from Chanda Diocese led the retreat. This was followed by 7 days of camp.

Parish Visits: Over the past one year we have been able to visit all the parishes of the diocese for the regular follow up of the HCA children, youth and MCA animators. This year we visited only few parishes and they are: Dewas, Rangwasa, Palda and Vijaynagar with the theme Year of mercy.

Animators Gathering: We had an animators gathering on 20th to 21st August for evaluation and planning together our programmes. 16 animators took part in this gathering. This training programme was enriched by the motivating sessions by Fr Michael Cherian SVD.

MCA day and Talent Hunt: was held on 31st October and 1st November 2016, in Preranasadan. More than 250 participants from different parishes attended this programme. Rev Fr Sanjay, Sr Lovely and Mr Thomas Bastian were the main Judges. Together with the Talent Hunt there was celebration of BYS day (Missionary Childhood Day). Special Holy Mass was organized for the children in which the new members received their BYS badges and took The Oath.

Christmas Sports Dhamaka: This was a wonderful way of celebrating Christmas for our children. 180 MCA children participated in variety filled sports event. The interaction with them helped to bring before our children the value of priesthood and religious life.