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Office For Lay Collaboration In Ministry

The lay apostolate, individual or collective, must be set in its true place within the apostolate of the whole Church. Union with those whom the Holy Spirit has appointed to rule the Church of God (cf.acts 20:28) is an essential element of the Christian Apostolate. Not less necessary is the collaboration among the different undertakings of the apostolate; it is the hierarchy’s place to put proper system into this collaboration. (AA,23) -Vatican II Decree on the Laity.

Spiritual Director's Message

The month of October in the Church has a focus on “Mission”, and “Mission Sunday”. The Church is missionary by nature, and she invites everyone to be engaged in God’s mission.

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OLCM News Desk

World Day of the Poor 2017

World Day of the Poor 2017 A roundup of reports from across the Archdiocese of Mumbai In the month of June 2017, the OLCM (office for Lay Collaboration in Ministry) decided to publicise the Holy Father’s letter for the first World Day of the Poor. Sessions were...

IMFE Alumni Meet

The IMFE (Institute for Ministry of Faith Enrichment) is a course that has groomed enthusiastic Catholic individuals from almost all the parishes of the Archdiocese of Bombay for the past 18 years, to be effective coordinators of different ministries and associations....

Meditation for the Day

The Lights of Christmas

Pope Francis writes, “In our personal history too, there are both bright and dark moments, lights and shadows.” As you watch the light of Christmas—twinkling tree lights, the soft glow of candlelight, the tasteful (or garish!) house display…

Companions on Our Advent Journey

The journey through Advent brings us to the Christmas celebration of God’s intimate presence in human existence. What we discover is that in our waiting for Christmas, God is with us all the way along the journey. In ancient times, people t…

Saint of the Day

Blessed Anthony Grassi

Image: House of Loreto | J L Buchner | photo by unknown

Blessed Anthony Grassi
Saint of the Day for December 18
(November 13, 1592 – December 13, 1671)
Blessed Anthony…