Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Dona Prabhune
The Jyoti Animation Centre, Virar organized a SCC training programme for S.C.C. Community Coordinators & Animators on September 21, 2009, from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm for the English Speaking Parishes of the Vasai Diocese. Organizing the programme for the 60 people from 5 parishes was a joint effort of the Salesians (Frs. Gregory D’cunha, Blany Pinto and Edwin Colaco) and the SCC diocesan director Fr. Dennis Kokya.

Fr. Gregory began with an opening prayer. Dona Prabhune explained the 5-stages of Maturing Church in a very interactive manner asking participants to come forward to summarize each stage separately. Lina D’Cunha and Dona Prabhune jointly conducted the 7-Step Gospel Sharing. Fr. Dennis taught a new action song after the Gospel Sharing session. Fr. Edwin bounced in, to liven up the atmosphere with some more action songs. He gave time for each parish to come up with one action song each and perform it, so the participants got to take home 5-new action songs.

Dona Prabhune spoke on Leadership Skills she emphasized that a good leader knows the way, goes the way and shows the way. A session on “Talents” was conducted by Dona. Fr. Blany explained a few formats that would help the SCC Coordinators to increase their efficiency in their communities. The last 15 minutes were left open for answering questions on difficulties faced by various animators in their communities. The questions were very intriguing but there was a solution for every problem.

Fr. Edwin, in charge of SCCs at Resurrection Parish thanked Fr. Dennis Kokya - the Director of SCCs for the Diocese – for his support and making this training programme possible. He also thanked all those behind the scenes for their efforts.

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