A 43 member new Parish Pastoral Council has been constituted in St. Teresa’s Church as per Statutes for Parish pastoral Council in the Archdiocese of Calcutta stipulated by Archbishop Thomas D’Souza. The Council consist of 4 Priests, 5 Nuns, 15 laymen and 19 laywomen. The official induction/dedication ceremony of the new members took place on the 13th of August during the 6pm Mass celebrated by Fr. Elias D’Mello the Parish priest and concelebrated by Fr. Naveen Tauro, Fr. Subrata Baidya and Fr. Sandeep Dungdung. This was followed by a brief informal gathering in the Parish Hall.
Fr. Elias D’Mello, Parish Priest during his homily said that the readings of the day were well suited for the purpose, especially the Gospel, that reflected on the fact that Jesus, said to St. Peter ‘You man of little faith, why did you doubt’. It also states our weak faith wrapped in human weakness, on the contrast while saying the homily Parish Priest pointed out the fact that the same Jesus, entrusted St. Peter, with the responsibilities of His Church on earth, saying ‘And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock, I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it.’ With these words he reminded them that it is the Lord who calls the weak and gives them the greater responsibility to feed his sheep. He thanked the members for their readiness to serve on the Parish pastoral council, and urged them to work hard as a team for the greater glory of God and all round growth and wellbeing of the parish, always keeping in focus good of the parishioners. Our congratulations and good wishes to the Council members.
Fr. Naveen Tauro