BDPF Annual Seminar and AGM-2017

Date Published: 4 Sep, 2017

The Annual Seminar and AGM-2017 of Bangladesh Diocesan Priests’ Fraternity, (BDPF) was arranged from 24-26 July 2017 at the Holy Spirit Major Seminary, Dhaka. His Eminence Cardinal Patrick D’ Rozario, csc, Archbishop Moses Costa, csc, Bishop Gervas Rozario, Bishop Romen James Boiragi, Bishop Subrato Lawrence Howlader, csc, Bishop Sebastian Tudu and Bishop Shorot Francis Gomes were present in the program. Along with them about 130 priests were present in the annual seminar. Archbishop Moses Costa, csc was the main celebrant in the opening Mass. The inauguration of the two days program was solemnly declared by Bishop Gervas Rozario the Vice president of CBCB. The Main theme of the seminar was Priestly Ministry and Relationship with Laity, which was presented by Rev. Father Gabriel Corraya. His Excellencies: Bishop Subrato Lawrence Howlader, csc and Bishop Sebastian Tudu shared in the panel discussion on the topics of a) Relationship of Bishop, priests and Religious in the diocese, and b) Pastoral care by a Bishop and participation of priests and laity. The Relationship of priest as a pastor with laity was shared by Rev. Father Dilip S. Costa. Rev. Father Mintu L. Palma the Vice president of BDPF gave a presentation on the Canonical and Pastoral guidelines for ministering marriage and other sacraments. Four Jubiliarian priests: 1) Fr. Paul Gomes, 2) Fr. Joseph S. Chisim, 3) Fr. Seraphin Sarker, and 4) Fr. Arun Halsona who celebrated their silver jubilee shared on their Experience of Priestly Life. Finally, in the last session of the seminar and AGM, the report of financial accounts and the activities of different dioceses were presented. The Bangladesh Diocesan Priests’ Fraternity gave crests as a token of honor and love to His Eminence Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario, csc, Archbishop Moses Costa, csc and the four Jubiliarians. The annual seminar and AGM-2017 of BDPF was concluded with a Mass officiated by His Eminence Cardinal Patrick D’ Rozario, csc followed by a get-together and dinner.