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KRSC reconstitutes new team for the term 2022-2025

KRSC reconstitutes new team for the term 20222025
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Shivamogga : Karnataka Regional Service of Communion (KRSC) is blessed with a new team for the period 2022 – 2025 at KRSC Reconstitution meeting held at SANNIDHI Shivamogga on May 4th and 5th.
KRSC meeting began on May 4 morning with Adoration from 6:30 am to 8 am led by Fr Franklin D’Souza, KRST Spiritual Director.
At 9 am Rosary was led by the Diocese of Karwar, Udupi and Belgaum. Then Praise and Worship was led by Bro. Anthony Raj and the team from Bangalore.
At 9:45 am inauguration was held by installing the Word of God. Bro. Joachim Pinto  KRST officiating chairman brought The Holy Bible in procession and His Excellency Most Rev. Lawrence Mukkuzhy, Episcopal Adviser of KRSC received it and honoured it.
On the dais Bishop Lawrence, NSC Chairman Bro. Joy Anthony, Resource person Bro. Savio Mascarenhas from Goa, Sannidhi Director Fr Duming Dias, Officiating Chairman of KRSC Bro. Joachim Pinto and Sis. Amorita D’Cunha – Secretary of KRSC were present. KRSC Spiritual Director Fr Franklin D’Souza as well as localhost compared the program. Bishop Lawrence Mukkuzhy officially opened the Reconstitution meeting.
First day participants were led in a spiritual experience. Resource person, Savio Mascarenhas took three sessions. Namely; The Statutes and their importance, the Importance of discernment in the formation of a team and the Importance of teams and ministries, and Prayer groups – The building blocks of CCR.
 At 12 pm Fr Franklin D’Souza led the group into adoration and Bishop Lawrence led the healing Prayers.
NSC Chairman Bro. Joy Anthony spoke on: Golden Jubilee – Come let us build the walls of Jerusalem.
At 7 pm Most Rev. Dr Francis Serrao SJ, Bishop of Diocese of Shimoga offered the Eucharistic celebration together with Bishop Lawrence, Monsignor Philip Kutty- Vicar General of Diocese of Belgaum and ten spiritual Directors of various Dioceses of Karnataka. In his homily, he spoke on “Witnessing the Word of God in the Region of Karnataka“. He explained Mathew 7:24-28.
After the Dinner at 8:45 pm Bishop Lawrence and NSC Chairman Bro. Joy Anthony addressed the Spiritual Directors and Chairmen of various Dioceses of Karnataka.
On May 5 day began with Adoration at 6:30 am. Fr Franklin D’Souza prepared participants for the good confession. All the participants did their confessions.
At 8:45 am Bro. Anthony Raj and the team led the praise and worship. Then at 9 am participants remembered Late Bro. Simon Rodrigues, Chairman of KRST and Late Bro. Benjamin Gonzaga for their contribution to the Charismatic renewal and paid homage to both of them.
At 9:15 am Selection process for the Service of the Lord Jesus in the Region of Karnataka was led by NSC Chairman Bro. Joy Anthony, Bro. Savio Mascarenhas and Bishop Lawrence. Those  Candidates introduced themselves and showed a willingness to serve the region. Then the selection process was led. At 11 am discernment team started the process. Meantime intercessory adoration was held in the chapel. Rev. Fr Elias Sequeira – Spiritual Director of the Diocese of Chikmagalur led the intercessory adoration.
Finally, through discernment Region of Karnataka as per the Statutes of Charis (a new single service for all the expressions of Catholic Charismatic Renewal) Seven were selected for the year 2022-2025. They were;
1. Bro. Cheriyan Rampuram from Bangalore is the Coordinator of KRSC
2. Bro. Thomas Chinnappa from Bangalore is the Secretary
3. Bro. Ajay from Chikmagalur
4. Bro. K.J. Anthony from Mysore
5. Bro. Abhishek from Bellary
6. Bro. Elias Peter Coelho from Mangalore
7. Bro. Joseph Varghese from Bangalore
At 1:30 pm Bishop Lawrence Mukkuzhy celebrated the Holy Eucharist. He preached a homily based on Mathew 5:23-16. After the homily, he led the Oath taking ceremony after the homily and also installed the newly selected KRSC Members. He also prayed over them.
After lunch, all gathered thanked the outgoing members as well as welcomed the newly selected members. Fr Franklin D’Souza led the program and thanked outgoing KRSC for their services. He also welcomed the newly elected KRSC Members.
Bishop Lawrence Mukkuzhy also thanked the outgoing members and welcomed the elected KRSC Members.
The program concluded with Bishop’s blessings upon the participants.
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