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SYNOPSIS OF RETREATS CONDUCTED BY THE ACJM

RETREATS & SEMINARS OUTSIDE INDIA

 

INTERNATIONAL FAITH-BUILDING PILGRIMAGES

Apart from retreats across the country and abroad, the Crusaders have been organising faith-building pilgrimages to places of Catholic significance across the globe details of which are as follows:

  • To the Holy Land in 2008, 2009 and 2015

  • To Western Europe (Fatima, Portugal -Spain –Lourdes, France –Italy) in 2007

  • To Medjugorje (East Europe) and Italy in 2012

  • To Naju-South Korea in 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014 & 2016

  • To Sri Lanka in 2011 & 2015

 

RETREATS & SEMINARS WITHIN INDIA

MISSION OF DAMAN & DIU: (adjoining Gujurat)

IN DAMAN
  • Growth Retreat at Bishop’s House, Moti Daman, (October 2003)

  • Inner Healing Retreat at Bishop’s House, Moti Daman (February 2004)

  • Growth Retreat at Holy Name Cathedral, Moti Daman (April 2004)

  • Programme at Our Lady of Piety Church, Silvassa (May 2004)

  • 2 day Programme conducted for the parishioners of Our Lady of Piety Church, Silvassa, Union Territory of Daman (September 2006).

IN DIU
  • 3 day Lenten retreatfor the parishioners of Immaculate Conception Church, Union Territory of Diu. (March 2006)

  • 7- day retreatfor the parishioners of Immaculate Conception Church, Union Territory of Diu. (February 2008)

  • 3-day retreat held at St. Paul’s church, Union Territory of Diu.(March 2010)

  • 3-day retreat held at St. Paul’s church, Union Territory of Diu.(March 2014)

IN NEW DELHI 

  • 3 day retreat conducted for the Jesus Youth at Delhi followed by a 3 day Disciple Training Programme (DTP) for leaders of the Jesus Youth in Delhi (May 2007).

IN KERALA

  • 5 day residential retreat at Navjyoti Diocesan Retreat Centre, Calicut, at invitation of Kerala Service Team (Calicut Branch) – (June 2003).

  • 4 day Residential retreat at Jubilee Retreat Centre, Puthupaddy, run by the Vincentian Congregation (July 2004).

  • 4 day Residential Inner Healing retreat at Jubilee Retreat Centre, Puthupaddy, run by the Vincentian Congregation (October 2004).

  • 4 day Bible retreat at Jubilee Retreat Centre, Puthupaddy run by Vincentian Congregation (April 2005).

  • 4 day Residential Growth retreat at Bethania Diocesan Retreat Centre at Pulloorampara, Thamarassery Diocese (August 2004).

  • 4 day Residential Inner Healing retreat at Bethania Diocesan Retreat Centre at Pulloorampara, Thamarassery Diocese (January 2005).

  • 4 day Residential Retreat for priests/nuns/religious at N.R.C (Nirmala Retreat Centre), Kulathuvayal run by MSMI of Fr. C.J. Varkey (February 2005). The Kerala Service Team Chairman from EMMAUS also attended this retreat.

  • 4 day Residential Growth retreat at Tabor Retreat Centre, Pala, run by Congregation of the Mary Matha of Carmel (April 2005).

  • 4 day retreat at St. Joseph Church, Kariathumpara at invitation of Parish Priest Fr. Peter M. (V.C) (December 2004).

  • 4 day Growth retreat at invitation of Kerala Service Team (Trivandrum Branch) at OurLady of Lourdes Church, Thiruvananthapuram (July 2005).

  • 4 day (stay-in) retreat conducted for leaders of prayer groups (Central Kerala) at Zion Retreat Centre (run by the MSMI congregation) at Nellikutty, Kerala(September 2005).

  • 4 day Retreat held for Parishioners at the Forane Church, Calicut, Kerala (July 2006)

  • 4 day (stay-in) Growth Retreat for prayer group leaders and members at Mount Carmel Ashram, Peravoor, Kerala. (November 2006)

  • 5 day Residential Retreat for pre-noviciate Seminarians of MCBS Congregation at Kottayam , Kerela (May 2009)

  • 3 day Residential Retreat conducted for Kerala State Government employees at Divine Retreat Centre (DRC), Muringoor – Pota. (September 2010)

  • Recordings for Goodness TV done at the Divine Retreat Centre Studio on various biblical themes in addition to conducting sessions in the English retreat section at DRC, Muringoor-Pota (February 2013).

  • 2 day retreat conducted for parishioners of Infant Jesus Parish, Cochin (February 2013)

IN MAHARASHTRA

ARCHDIOCESE OF MUMBAI
  • 3 day Lenten retreat at St. Vincent Pallotti Church, Marol, Mumbai, Andheri, Mumbai (March 2003).

  • 5 day Inner Healing retreat at Atma Darshan Retreat Centre, Andheri, Mumbai(June 2003).

  • 3 day Lenten retreat at Our Lady of Egypt Church, Kalina, Mumbai (March 2004).

  • 2/3 evenings Lenten Retreatsheld at St. Paul’s Church (Dadar), Our Lady of Dolours Church (Dhobitalao), St. Blaise church (Andheri East). (March 2010)

  • 2 evening Lenten Retreatsheld at St.Theresa’s Church (Bandra), St. Andrew’s Church (Bandra), O.L of Egypt Church (Kalina). (March 2011)

KALYAN DIOCESE 
  • 3-day residential youth retreat ‘Fire 2015’ conducted at Tabor Ashram, Kalyan.

 NASIK DIOCESE 
  • 3 day retreat at St. Patrick’s Church, Deolali, Nasik (April 2003).

  • 3 day Lenten retreat for the parishioners of St. Patrick’s Church, Deolali, Nasik (March 2006)

  • 5 day retreat during lent conducted at St. Patrick’s Church, Deolali, Nashik, Maharashtra (March 2007)

NAGPUR ARCHDIOCESE
  • 5 day retreat conducted for the Jesus youth at St. Francis de Sales Parish, Nagpur, Maharashtra (July 2007)

  • 5 day retreat conducted for students of Philosophy and Theology at St. Charles Major Seminary, Nagpur (June 2015)

PUNE DIOCESE – KONKAN REGION
  • 3 day retreats at Parish Churches at Malwan, Vengurla, Shiroda (2003-2004).

  • 5 day Residential Growth Retreat at Diocesan Retreat House ‘Navsarni’, Sawantwadi (May 2003).

  • 5 day Residential Retreat for Youth at Diocesan Retreat House ‘Navsarni’, Sawantwadi (May 2003).

  • 2 Day Parish level retreat conducted at St. Francis Xavier Parish , Kolhapur, Maharastra. (September 2007)

  • 3 day Disciple Training Programme held at Pune for the campus leaders of Jesus Youth, Maharashtra(June 2014).

SINDHUDURG DIOCESE
  • 4 day retreat during lent Conducted at Rosary church , Bhironda , Kankavli, Maharastra. (March 2007).

  • 7 – day village campaign at Bhironda , Kankavli (March 2008).

  • 6 day village campaign at Kudal. (October 2011).

IN KARNATAKA

BANGALORE DIOCESE

 

  • 4 day residential growth retreat at Snehadaan Retreat centre, Bangalore (February 2017)

  • 4 day residential growth retreat at Snehadaan Retreat Centre, Bangalore (October 2016)

  • 3 day residential retreat for Married People held at Snehadan Retreat Centre, Bangalore (February 2016).

  • 2 day conclave conducted for the leading members of “Happy Families” prayer group at Snehadan Retreat Centre, Bangalore (February 2016).

  • 5 day residential retreat conducted for the second batch of priests belonging to the order of St. Camillus de Lellis (Camillians) at Snehadan Retreat Centre, Bangalore (January 2016).

  • 5 day residential retreat conducted for the first batch of priests belonging to the order of St. Camillus de Lellis (Camillians) at Snehadan Retreat Centre, Bangalore (October 2015).

  • 3-day residential youth retreat conducted at Snehadan Retreat Centre, Bangalore (August 2014).

  • 2-day leadership conclave conducted for leadership of the ‘Happy Families’ prayer group in Bangalore (June 2014).

  • 2-day leadership conclave conducted at Snehadan Retreat Centre for leadership of the ‘Happy Families’ prayer group in Bangalore (March 2014).

  • 3-day residential retreat for Married People conducted at Snehadan Retreat Centre, Bangalore (February 2014).

  • 3-day residential Bible retreat on the Book of Genesis conducted at Snehadan Retreat Centre, Bangalore (October 2013).

  • 3 day residential retreat for Married People conducted at Snehadan Retreat Centre, Bangalore (July 2013).

  • 2 day growth conclave at Snehadaan Retreat Centre, Bangalore (January 2013)

  • 3 day residential retreat for Married People conducted at Snehadan Retreat Centre, Bangalore (January 2013).

  • 3 day residential retreat held at Claret Niwas for students and doctors of St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore (September 2012).

  • 4 day residential youth retreat held at Renewal Retreat Centre (RRC) (February 2012).

  • 3 day residential retreat for Married People conducted at Snehadan Retreat Centre, Bangalore (February 2012).

  • 4 day residential retreat for the Jesus Youth at Renewal Retreat Centre (RRC)(May 2011).

  • 3 day Married People’s Retreat conducted at Passionist Jyoti Niwas retreat house(September 2010)

  • 3 day growth conclave at Passionist Jyoti Niwas retreat house (February 2010)

  • 3 day residential retreat for Jesus Youth leaders of Karnataka State held at Vidyavahan Ashram (August 2009)

  • 4 day residential Married Couples Retreat at Bangalore in Passionist Jyoti Niwas retreat house (August 2009)

  • 4 day residential Married couples retreat at Bangalore in the Passionist Jyoti Niwas retreat house (January 2008)

  • 6 day residential retreat conducted for Seminarians of MCBS congregation, Bangalore Karnataka (November 2007)

  • 4 day residential retreat conducted for Campus Ministry youth Leaders,Bangalore, Karnataka (June 2007)

  • 4 day residential retreat conducted for Married Couples at Passonist Jyoti Niwas, Bangalore, Karnataka (June 2007)

  • 4 day residential Conclave conducted at Claret Niwas retreat centre for select prayer group leaders in Bangalore , Karnataka.(April 2007)

  • 4 day (stay-in) Youth Retreat for 400 youth held at Renewal Retreat Centre, Bangalore, organized by the Jesus Youth Bangalore. (November 2006)

  • 4 day (stay-in) higher Growth Retreat held for the Bangalore Service Team, teams of retreat preachers of the Logos Retreat Centre( run by the Vincentian Congregation) in Bangalore. (June 2006)

  • 4 day (stay-in) Retreat for Professionals / salaried persons held at the Logos Retreat Centre (run by the Vincentian Congregation) in Bangalore. (May 2006)

  • 4 day (stay-in) retreat for students/doctors of St. John Medical College, Bangalore held at Claret Niwas, Bangalore. (May 2006)

  • 4 day (stay-in) retreat for Married Couples at Claret Niwas, Carmelaram, Bangalore. ( April 2006)

  • 5 day Residential Inner Healing retreat at Upasana Retreat House, run by Order of St. Camillus de Lelis (May 2004).

  • 5 day Residential Growth retreat at Christ College for Jesus Youth (October 2004).

  • 4 day Residential growth retreat at Christ College for Jesus Youth (October 2004).

  • 6-day retreat conducted for the ‘Little Sisters of the Poor’ congregation (Bangalore Home) (July 2017)  

  • 4 day residential retreat at Snehadaan Retreat Centre, Bangalore (February 2018)
BELGAUM DIOCESE
  • 4 day retreat during lent Conducted at Our Lady of Fatima Cathedral Belgaum, Karnataka (February 2007)

  • 3 day retreat during lent conducted at Dharwad , Karanataka (March 2007)

  • 3 Day retreat conducted for nursing students at Our Lady of Lourdes College of Nursing, Dharwad (February 2009)

  • 5 day retreat conducted at Don Bosco Mission centre, Kakti – Sankeshwar Parish, Belgaum (September 2013).

MANGALORE DIOCESE
  • 3 day retreat at Sacred Heart Church, Suratkal (March 2005).

  • 5 day residential retreat conducted for the Jesus youth at Ryshivana retreat centre, Mangalore (April 2007)

  • 2 day retreat conducted for college Students at of St.Aloysius college, Mangalore, Karnataka. (June 2007)

  • 2 day retreat conducted for college students of St.Agnes Girl’s college , Mangalore.(August 2007)

  • 3 day retreat for students of nursing at Fr.Muller’s College , Mangalore (February 2008)

  • 2 Day retreat for students conducted at St. Agnes’ College for Girls, Mangalore(December 2008)

  • 3 Day retreat for Jesus Youth conducted at Ryshivana retreat centre, Mangalore(March 2009)

  • 2 day retreat conducted for college students of St. Agnes Girl’s college, Mangalore (September 2010).

  • 4-day residential youth retreat conducted at Fatima Retreat Centre, Mangalore (May 2015).

  • 2 day retreat conducted for college students of St. Agnes Girl’s college, Mangalore (June 2015).

  • 3 –day residential youth retreat conducted at Divine Call Centre, Mulki, for the campus leaders of Jesus Youth, Mangalore (January 2016).

HALIYAL TALUKA
  • Village Evangelization Campaign(one week) undertaken in Haliyal Taluka of Karnataka at the invitation of the Parish Priest of Our Lady of Miracles Church, Haliyal, culminating in a retreat at the parish Church. (May 2006).

KARWAR DIOCESE
  • Village Evangelization Campaign (one week) undertaken in Kadli near Kumta,Karnataka at the invitation of the Parish Priest of Vincent Pallotti Church, Kumta. The campaign concluded in a retreat at the parish Church. (March 2009).

  • Night Vigil conducted at  Joseph’s church, Mirjan, Karnataka at the invitation of the Parish Priest. (December 2010).

MYSORE DIOCESE
  • 6-day retreat conducted for the ‘Little Sisters of the Poor’ congregation (Mysore Home) (July 2017) 

IN ANDHRA PRADESH

  • 5 day residential retreat for Major Seminarians of MC Congregation (Missionaries of Compassion) at Elluru, Diocese of Vijayawada (July 2009)

HYDERABAD DIOCESE
  • 4 day (stay-in) Growth Retreat (Arising 2006) for youth held at Satyadham Retreat Centre, Hyderabad, organized by Jesus Youth Hyderabad. (April 2006)

  • 3 day (stay-in) retreat for 250 students of St. Francis Women’s College, Begampet, Hyderabad (November 2006).

  • 6-day retreat conducted for the ‘Little Sisters of the Poor’ congregation (Secunderabad Home) (October 2017)  

 

IN TAMIL NADU

CHENNAI DIOCESE
  • 4 day (stay-in) Married Couples Retreat conducted at the International Pilgrim Centre, St. Thomas Mount, Chennai. (October 2006)

  • 3 – day Residential retreat for the Jesus Youth at Erode (February 2008)

  • 3 – day Residential retreat for the Jesus Youth at Chennai (February 2009)

  • 3 – day Disciple Training Programme held at Coimbatore for members of the Jesus youth, Tamil Nadu (January 2013)

  • 2 day residential retreat for management students of LIBA (Loyola Institute of Business Administration), Chennai.

  • A day long national-level retreat conducted for Salesian priests and nuns at ‘ The Citadel’ Don Bosco Provincial House in Chennai. (November 2014).

 

IN GUJURAT

AHMEDABAD DIOCESE
  • 4 day (stay-in) Growth Retreat conducted for the leaders of prayer groups (Gujarat) in Ahmedabad (February 2006).

  • 5 day (stay-in) Discipleship Training Programme held at Ahmedabad, for members of Jesus Youth, Gujarat (May 2006).

  • 4 day Disciple Training Programme held at Ahmedabad for members of Jesus Youth, Gujarat (August 2011).

  • 3 day Disciple Training Programme held at Vadodara for members of Jesus Youth, Gujarat (June 2014).

IN WEST BENGAL

KOLKATTA DIOCESE
  • 4 day retreat at Don Bosco School, Park Circus, Kolkatta, West Bengal at the invitation of the Calcutta Charismatic Renewal Service Team (October 2001)

  • 5 day Residential Retreat for Youth at Holy Child School, CIT Road, Kolkatta, West Bengal, at the invitation of the Calcutta Charismatic Renewal Service Team(October 2002).

  • 5 day Growth Retreat for Prayer group leaders organized by the Calcutta Charismatic Renewal Service Team at Our Lady of Bandel Retreat Centre, Bandel, Hooghly, West Bengal (April 2002).

  • 3 day Retreat for seminarians at Don Bosco Seminary, Hooghly, West Bengal (April 2002).

 

IN NAGALAND

DIMAPUR DIOCESE
  • 5 day Residential retreat for Deaconsat the Salesian College Dimapur, Nagaland.(May 2002).

  • 2 day youth retreat for students of St. Joseph’ College, Jakhama, Nagaland.(September 2010)

WOKHA DIOCESE
  • Parish Retreats conducted in Melluri, Woka, Doyang, Longsa, Rephiyim, & Pangti(October 2011)

IN ARUNACHAL PRADESH

  • An 8-day missionconducted in parishes of Tirap District in the Miao Diocese in conjunction with the local Bishop. (June 2009)

  • A 3 day residential youth retreat for youth from all over Miao Diocese, conducted at Don Bosco School, Neotan. (April 2010)

  • A 16 day mission conducted in Parishes of Khonsa District in the Miao Diocese in conjunction with the local Bishop (Nov-Dec 2010)

  • Two retreats of 3 days each conducted for the youth of Kanubari & Changlangof the Miao Diocese (May 2011)

  • 5 day residential retreat conducted for Banderdewa Parish of Itanagar diocese in Arunachal (February 2012).

  • 8 day missionary outreach conducted in Laho, Longkai, Ngissa ,Tgissa and Kanubari of the Miao Diocese in Arunachal (April 2014).

IN DARJEELING & SIKKIM

  • An 8 – day expedition to the diocese of Darjeeling with meetings at various places in the diocese in conjunction with the local Bishop. (February 2007)

  • 10-day mission conducted in various parishes of Darjeeling and Sikkim Dioceses in conjunction with the local Bishop (October 2009)

  • A 3 – day residential retreat for Youth of Sikkim Diocese held at Don Bosco, Malbasey -Sikkim (January 2010)

  • 2 – week long mission conducted in Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Gangtok-Sikkim and Mirik for students, youth and married people (January 2014).

  • 5- day Lenten mission conducted at the Sacred Heart Parish, Darjeeling (March 2015).

IN TRIPURA

  • An 8-day mission conducted in parishes in the diocese of Bishramganj (March 2011)

  • A 3 – day youth convention held at Golirai, diocese of  Bishramganj (May 2011)

  • Series of retreats for Married People held at Mandwi, Moharpara, Bodhjungnagar, Katalcheera, Bishramganj, Champaknagar and Tuikarmaw all in the diocese of Agartala. (April 2012).

  • Series of retreats for parishioners and the youth held at Ambassa, Mandwi, Mohanparra, Bodhjungnagar, Champaknagar, Nandanagar, Raio, Udaipur, Bishramganj, Depecherra all in the diocese of Agartala. (August 2013).

IN ASSAM

  • 2 day residential retreats held at Holy Family church, Japrajang & St. Thomas Church, Hidipi in the diocese of Diphu. (February 2012)

IN MANIPUR

  • 2 day residential retreat conducted for the youth of Holy Trinity parish, Lamphel in Manipur (October 2014).

IN GOA

The following residential retreats are conducted every year at various retreat centres in Goa:

  • Inner Healing Retreat 

  • Growth Retreat 

  • Married Peoples’ Retreat 

  • Konkani Retreat 

  • Growth Retreat 

  • Youth Retreat 

  • Retreats at several Parish Churches in Goa at the invitation of Parish Priests, also retreats in Colleges and Schools.

  • Retreat for National Leaders and Animators of the Jesus Youth held at Pallotti Home. (November 2010)

In addition to the retreats above, following week-long VILLAGE CAMPAIGNS in Goa have been conducted:

  • Sacred Heart Parish, Vaddem-Neturlim (February 2001)

  • Sebastian Parish, Tormas-Pernem (2004)

  • Sebastian parish, Canaguinim(May 2007)

  • Sebastian Parish, Loliem (Feb 2011)

  • John Bosco Parish, Kudal (September 2011)

  • Our Lady of Health Parish, Sancoale (February 2016).

  • Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Valpoi (May 2017)