by Bento D'souza
SHRIRAMPUR-AHMEDNAGAR, OCTOBER 16, 2014: On October 12, 2014 Fr Prakash Bhalerao, SJ of the Divyavani, Shrirampur spent the entire morning in training the members of the Parish Council , ADMA and co-operators groups in the duties, roles and responsibilities of the Consultative body, the duly constituted Parish council. Inputs and discussion, sharing and feedback marked the three hours spent in understanding the parish council and it role in the parish community.
The Parish council, now known as the parish pastoral council, as in the new model was articulated and them expressed. Questions were asked and doubts were addressed by the trainer Fr Prakash in an informal and friendly manner. The participants wished that the seminar be conducted over a day's duration. All left convinced of the shepherdly role they play in ministering to God's people by being elected to this high and noble calling as parish council members.