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Regional Assembly of India and Ordination of Tileswar Nayak sscc (Brothers)

The 9th Regional Assembly 2015 was held at St. Vincent’s Retreat Centre, Gopalpur-on-Sea (Odisha). The Assembly spanned the 16th  through the 18th  of June.  All the professed brothers in the Region were present.  Fr. Subal Francis (Tonga) was able to be with us.  However, wishes and goodwill came, through e-mails and phone calls, from other brothers out working in the wider Province.

The cool and conducive weather helped to focus our minds on the Ten-Year Strategic Plan. This Plan is laid out to strengthen Socio-Pastoral Mission, Vocation work, Initial Formation, Finance and Ongoing Formation of the brothers. We came up with some concrete and feasible goals and objectives to be fulfilled by 2025, when the Region will be celebrating its Golden Jubilee. 

Bro. Richard Kupo, ss,cc., the Provincial Councilor, represented the Provincial Government. His guiding presence helped us to keep on track on all fronts. The Assembly ended with an encouraging note from Bro. Richard who wished all the very best for the efforts being made and implored God’s blessing that our plan may come to fruition in due time.


Ordination of Fr. Tileswar Nayak, ss.cc.

The Regional Assembly was followed by the ordination of Rev. Tileswar Nayak, ss.cc. Most Rev. Sarat Chandra Nayak, the Bishop of Berhampur diocese ordained Tileswar  to the order of priesthood on June 20, 2015 at St. James’ Church, Birikote, Odisha, his own parish.  About 23 priests and a good number of faithful witnessed the ordination.

His Holy Eucharist of Thanksgiving was on  June 21in his village.  He is 22nd priest of the region of India and holds the honor of being the first priest from his village. The Region wishes him best of luck for the new life he has begun and assures him of prayer and support.