The annual meeting of young priests in their quinquennium was held in the Provincial House from 27th to 29th October 2017. The meeting was inaugurated after a short prayer service by the Provincial Fr. Joyce Thonikuzhiyil who said he was delighted to meet the confrereres who have come away for the meeting from the hectic work of ministry in the communities. He said the meeting will certainly help them to renew and be more fruitful in their life and ministry. The three days meeting had several sessions on very pertinent and useful topics: Conference by Fr. Provincial; Sharing by Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil,; Cyber Laws & Related Issues by Dr. A. Nagarathna Sachidanand, National Law School Bangalore ; Sustainable Development Goals by Mr. Chand Pier, ISI Bangalore; Directives of the Team Visit Chennai 2017 by Fr. Jose Koyickal; Youth Animation and Services by Fr. Anil D’Sa; Synod on Youth by Fr. Chethan Machado, CCBI Youth Director; Two Forms of Consecration by Fr. James Kadankavil and Ministry for the migrants and those addicted by substance abuse by Fr. Mathew Thomas. The last session was dedicated to discussions based on questions regarding the various aspects of the life of the young priests and matters related to the province. The participants expressed their satisfaction and appreciation for the selection of relevant topics and the efficient way the meeting was organized.

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