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posted Apr 12, 2018, 9:39 AM by Neil D'Souza   [ updated Apr 12, 2018, 9:39 AM ]


The seventh AGM of the Bombay Archdiocesan Senior Citizens' Association (BASCA) will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Dr Antonio da Silva hall, 1st floor, S. K. Bole Road, Dadar West (two minutes from Dadar (W) railway station) Registrations begin at 9 am. A letter has been sent to all Parish Priests; please contact your BASCA Deanery Coordinator or call 98211 33061 for any clarifications.

Fr Salvador Lecture & Award

The Bombay Catholic Sabha is pleased to invite you to the 4th Fr Salvador Rodrigues Memorial Lecture & Award on Sunday, April 22, 2018, from 10 am to 12 noon at the Xavier's Technical Institute Auditorium, Mahim.

Mr Royston Braganza, CEO of Grameen Capital India, will deliver the lecture on the topic: 'What the future holds - on the economic front'. This will be followed by a short Awards ceremony, honouring the recipient of this year's Award.

Those wishing to attend may call the BCS Office and register on 2444 6632 (Mon to Sat. - 11 am to 5 pm) by April 19.

Basic Counselling Skills

March 24, 2018 was a special day for the 19 participants who successfully completed the 40-hour Basic Counseling Skills (BCS) course organised by the Laity Training Centre. With pride and honour, they received their certificates from Bishop Barthol Barretto.

The course was conducted over a period of seven months by Fr Patrick D'Mello and Mr Michael Rodrigues from the Archdiocesan Laity Training Centre at Marol. The skills were taught in an interactive and enjoyable manner. There was plenty of room for sharing and bonding. The participants picked up the following skills – attending, active listening, body language, empathy, assertiveness, confrontation, positive strokes, anger and stress management, happiness and proactivity, goal setting and counselling.

The certification ceremony began with a gospel passage, followed by testimonies of participants. Participants shared how they used the skills learned in the course at their workplace and with family members. They also spoke of how the use of these skills has enhanced relationships and helped to set goals for personal and professional growth. A few even did some barefoot counseling.

In his address to the audience, Bishop Barthol recounted his days as a seminarian learning counselling skills. He also spoke about the need to train people in counselling skills and interpersonal relationships, due to high stress levels and the 'busyness' of life.

The next course will begin in July 2018. Contact Mr Michael Rodrigues on 98205 30374.


PROLIFE DAY 2018 Inviting all Prolifers, especially those involved in family ministries, counsellors, animators and catechists to join in the Prolife Day celebrations at St Joseph High School Hall, Hill Road, Bandra, on Sunday, April 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This programme is organised by the Diocesan Human Life Committee. The theme of the day is ‘Life – A Fruit of Love’. The programme includes Holy Mass celebrated by Bishop Agnelo Gracias.

No registration fee. Register with Snehalaya at 022-2444 8218 / Ninette – 98709 5118 / Maria – 98210 15481 / Michelle – 93231 09461.

Don Bosco Summer Camps 2018
Camp IV: April 21- 24 Leadership Camp at Boscowadi, Uttan for above Std. X (Boys and Girls)
Camp V: May 2-12 Vocation Camp at Lonavla for Std. VIII - XII and above Std. XII (Boys only)
Contact Don Bosco Youth Services (DBYS), Matunga Tel: 75060 42114/ 6529 1129 / 99205 88382 Email: dbysmatunga@gmail.com

St Stanislaus Villa ‘Family’ Holiday Camps at the Jesuit Villa at Lonavla. This May, there will be 4 camps of 4 & 6 days duration. Bus available for those interested. Register at the Reception counter, St Peter Church, Bandra. Tel: 2642 3098. Details in The Examiner (Mar 24 - pg 28), or WhatsApp ‘CAMP FORM’ to 92232 62524 or contact Fr Gerard C. Rodricks sj.

Atma Darshan

1. NLP Practitioner Course: April 22 - 30
2. Intensive Course in Basic Counselling Skills: April 22 – May 7
3. Affective Maturity : May 7 - 9

For Registration & Inquiry, contact Atma Darshan, Gyan Ashram Campus, Mahakali Caves Road, Andheri (E), Mumbai - 400 093. Tel : (0091) (022) 2836 3120/ 2824 2419 Mobile : (+91) 97696 94422.

Prafulta invites all teenagers (12-16 years) to participate in 'The Fully Alive Experience' - a fun-filled workshop on personal development on May 2-3, 2018.
Venue: Prafulta Psychological Services, c/o Dominic Savio School, Opp Tolani College, off Mahakali Caves Road. Andheri East.
To register call: 2830 2323, 2820 0248, 98204 84546