IX Ordinary Provincial
Chapter-2022: Day Two On the second day 26th April 2022 at 6.00 a.m the capitulars
gathered in the chapel for the Morning Prayer followed by the Holy
Eucharist which was presided over by Br John Baptist Palliparambil, the
General Councilor and concelebrated by Br. Preetham Mendonca and Br.
Edwin Colaco. Br. John Baptist Palliparambil gave an inspiring homily
during the Holy Eucharist and gave us a call to be like the early
Christians who lived in unity with one heart and mind.
At 9.00 a.m all the capitulars gathered in the Chapter hall for day’s
sessions. The First Chapter secretary began the session with the Hymn to
the Holy Spirit and the Chapter Prayer. Thereafter the Chapter
President, Br. John Baptist Palliparambil, the General Councilor, and Br
Rocky D’Cunha the moderator of the session were invited to the dais.
Br. Elvin Lopes the second Chapter Secretary took the roll call. Br.
Rocky D’Cunha, the moderator of the session, invited Br. John Alwyn
Dias, the incumbent Provincial Minister, who presented the triennial
After the break at11:00 am the First Chapter Secretary Br. Maxim D’Silva
invited the second Moderator Br Dolphy Pais to moderate the session.
Provincial Minister Br. John Alwyn Dias continued the triennial report.
He concluded saying “we appeal to you to make good the deficiencies you
found in us and hold us excused; meanwhile we do encourage you all to
complete what has remained incomplete. As our Father Francis said during
the last moments of his life: Brothers so far we have done very little,
let us begin. Long live our Province. Long live our dream of a great
Province. Long live our shared vision of the Province. Let us keep alive
the flame of living the Evangelical Counsels, in communion,
participation and in mission. God Bless us all”. Many of the Capitulars
appreciated the Provincial Minister and the Councilors for carrying out
good works in the Province during the triennium.
At 3.00 pm all the capitulars gathered in the Chapter hall for the
further session. The First Chapter secretary introduced Br. Edwin Colaco
as the moderator for the session in the afternoon. In the beginning of
the session the moderator allowed for the clarification and additions.
Many of the capitulars contributed their words for additions and
expressed the words of clarification.
At 4.10 pm Br. Edwin Colaco the moderator of the session introduced Br.
Vijesh Loyed Menezes to present the Triennial Financial report. With his
immense knowledge as a Provincial Treasurer of Holy Trinity Province,
Br. Vijesh Loyed Menezes presented the report till 4:30.
At 6.00 pm the moderator of the session Br. Edwin Colaco resumed the
session and requested Br. Vijesh Loyed Menezes to continue the
presentation of the Triennial Financial report. Br. Vijesh Loyed Menezes
was very keen in performing his given task as Provincial Treasurer, who
presented the report in a simple manner and was appreciated by all.
At 7:45 pm the Chapter President along with the first Chapter Secretary
gave a call to end the session. With the prayer and hymn to Mother Mary
the day’s activities were concluded.
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