The members began the day with the Eucharist. Fr Dominic Savio D’Silva, the main celebrant, invited the assembly to reflect on the theme: Communication Constitutes Community, and highlighted the importance of communication among members in communities.

The sessions of the day began with a short prayer animated by Fr Jikson Mullasseril. Then, the actuaries presented the previous day’s report. The Secretary, then, introduced the theme of the day: Parish Ministry & Pastoral Care and Administration of the Province.

Meanwhile, Br Luigi Bofelli made a presentation on Service of Authority (titled: administration and economy), some of the concepts that he invited the members to consider are: administration with professionalism, management of resources, governing and managing, collaboration in mission, etc. The assembly, then, commenced the discussion on the assigned topics.

After a hectic day with full of discussions, the members left the chapter hall for evening walk and for personal prayer.


On Sunday, 5 November 2017, Fr Sebastian Thomas presided over the Eucharist and called on the assembly to reflect on our commitment to the Lord as Paulines in our apostolate.

Fr Joe Eruppakkatt led the opening prayer and thus, the activities of the day commenced with the presentation of previous day’s minutes by the actuaries. Meanwhile, the floor was opened to discuss and debate the priorities and the operative guidelines on Diffusion & Book Centres, Audio visual, Mini-media & Apps, and Marketing.

A little later, the assembly took the topic Administration for discussion. When the members resumed the sessions after the lunch, Fr Provincial Superior shared the content of two of the letters addressed to the XVIIth Provincial Chapter. The deliberation that followed, discussed Province’ investments in view of future expansion.

Br Darlei Zanon, the General Councillor, animated the members about the education ministry in the congregation and invited the members to refer to the following document (approved by General Government) for further details: Guidelines for Pedagogical Identity and Fundamental Operational Choices for the Pauline Centres for Communication Studies.

In upcoming sessions, the members dealt with the themes: Education and Media Training Ministry, Pauline Family, geography of the province and other important topics of the Province.

The day’s discussion came to an end with a short prayer.