Report of Catechetical Activities of the Catechetical Unit of Rachol Seminary

The catechetical Ministry of the Catechetical Unit of Rachol Seminary began with a general body meeting on 7th June 2016, at 9:00 p.m., in the auditorium of the Rachol Seminary. During this academic year (2016-2017) the students of third year of theology were introduced to the weekend ministry in parishes. The seminars were organized exclusively for the Catechists on the prophets and their role in history of salvation. Thus, the first catechetical seminar held on 10th July, 2016 dealt with the minor prophets; Nahum, Habakuk, Zephaniah, Micah, etc . The seminar was co-ordinated by sem. JovierBarreto. The second catechetical seminar held on 25th September, 2016 dealt with the remaining minor prophets viz. Hagai, Malachi and Zechariah, thereby ending the section of minor prophets. In addition to it a session was given to the catechists on the life of Ven.Fr. Agnelo D’Souza. The seminar was co-ordinated by sem. Agnel Simoes.

The culmination of the Catechetical activity of Rachol Seminary took place on 19th February, 2017. It was attended by catechists and children from 19 different centres numbering 450. The chief guest for the function was Mrs. Maria Estela Velho, a senior catechist at the Our Lady of Livramento Chapel, Arlem-Raia.

The celebrations for the day began with the Eucharistic celebration at 9:30 a.m. The day was full of activities having multiple competitions. The children along with the catechists from the 19 centres energetically participated in all the competitions. The prizes were won in the following manner.

Competition 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
Biblical Fancy Dress St. Francis Xavier – Borim Our Lady of Gloria chapel- Ihae de Rachol Sacred Heart Chapel- Ambaji
Parable Acting St. Alex Church-Curtorim St. Francis Xavier – Borim Sacred Heart Chapel- Ambaji
Wealth out of Waste St. Francis Xavier – Borim St. Sebastian Chapel- Virabhatt Sacred Heart Chapel- Ambaji
T-shirt Painting St. Sebastian Chapel- Virabhatt St. Francis Xavier – Borim Our Lady of Rosary Chapel- Zhorivaddo
Flower Making Our Lady of Snows- Rachol St. Alex Church-Curtorim St. Francis Xavier – Borim
Quiz Sacred Heart Chapel- Ambaji Our Lady of Rosary Chapel- Zhorivaddo Our Lady of Gloria chapel- Ihae de Rachol
Early Bird St. Joseph Chapel- Davorlim
Farthest Parish Guardian Angel Church- Sanvordem
Overall winner St. Francis Xavier – Borim Sacred Heart Chapel- Ambaji St. Alex Church-Curtorim

The curtains for the day were brought down by the prize distribution ceremony that was held in the Seminary Auditorium at 2.15 p.m.