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IX Ordinary Provincial Chapter-2022: Day One
On 25th April 25, 2022, Monday at 3.00 pm all the Capitulars gathered at the Façade of Shanthi Sadhana Bengaluru. The newly compiled hymn book “Sing with Nature” was released by Br. John Baptist Palliparambil, the General Councilor, Br. Lorenzo Motti, Provincial Minister of the Emilia Romagna Province, Br. John Alwyn Dias Provincial Minister of the Holy Trinity Province Karnataka, Br. Paul Melwyn D’Souza the Vicar Provincial and Br. Salvadore Fernandes.

Thereby the all the capitulars joined for the procession with lighted Pascal candle lead by Br. John Baptist Palliparambil, the General Councilor towards the chapel of Shanthi Sadhana. The liturgy committee conducted the prayer service that lead all the brothers to invoke the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and the Lord’s presence for the celebration of the Ninth Provincial Chapter.

All the capitulars gathered at the Chapter hall immediately after the prayer service for the inaugural talk. The Speaker Rev. Fr. Joe Mannath, SDB was introduced and honored by the Provincial Minister Br. John Alwyn Dias and Rev. Fr. Joe Mannath, gave the inaugural talk on ‘leadership quality of superiors’ and on ‘what the chapters can do, and cannot do’.

At 6.00 pm all the capitulars were gathered in the chapel for the Eucharistic celebration presided by Fr. Joe Mannath and concelebrated by Br. Cyril Roshan Menezes and Br. Alexander Daniel. Fr. Joe Mannath gave an inspiring homily during the Holy Eucharist.

After the mass all the capitulars gathered at the chapter hall for the inaugural session. The Chapter Secretary Rev. Br. Maxim D’Silva gave a general introduction for the Provincial Chapter. Br. John Alwyn Dias the Provincial Minster welcomed all the capitulars, special invitees, and student representatives fraternally and the following guests were felicitated: Br. John Baptist Palliparambil, General Councilor, Br. Lorenzo Motti, Provinicial Minister, Emilia Romagna Province, Br. Valentino, Br. John Baluku, Custos of Charles Lwanga Custody Uganda, Br. Oscar Ogwal the Treasurer of Charles Lwanga Custody Uganda, Br. Maxim D’Souza, Custos of the Custody of Japan, Br. Stany Roshan D’Souza, Br. Isaac Baptist Rodrigues and Br. Arun Kumar the delegates from Mizoram, Nagaland, and Sri Lanka respectively.

Then, the Roll Call done by the Second Chapter Secretary Br. Elvin Lopes. Thereafter, all the official letters for the convocation of the Ninth Provincial Chapter were read out. Thus the Chapter was officially convoked. Br. John Baptist Palliparambil, the General Councilor sought clarifications and proposal and acceptance of all the committees, agenda, time table and other communications were passed-out. With the Synodal Prayer session was concluded.

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