News @ OLCM

Training Session at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Uttan Pali

Session at Our Lady of Lourdes, Church, Uttan Pali was conducted on 14th February 2016 at 7.45pm. There were 15 participants (Heads/Asst. Heads) representing different Cells & Associations. A brief Introduction on forthcoming election was held. Johnson S. took the...

Training for Heads of Cells and Associations

The Office for Lay Collaboration in Ministry has been conducting a training session for Heads of Cells and Associations in the Parishes of the Archdiocese of Bombay. One such session was conducted by the OLCM Animators, Anand Castellino and George Andrade at the O.L....

MESSAGE FOR 2016

Compliments of the season! And may the New Year 2016 bring you showers of God’s mercy to make your life peaceful and meaningful. The 1st January, celebrated as World Day of Peace, had a beautiful message from Pope Francis, on overcoming “indifference”, because God is...

IMFE – 4th Weekend Psycho Spirituality

The IMFE   4 day extended weekend was held from the 22-25 of Oct,marking the halfway milestone of the 2015-2016 IMFE batch. This Psycho- Spiritual Weekend was a life changing experience. Mr Jeevan D’Cunha (Psychologist), our resource person took us through some...

IMFE’s 3rd Residential Weekend

IMFE’s 3rd residential weekend was held on 26th& 27th September @ Sarvodaya,Goregaon during which we learnt Sociological Methods in the service of Ministry – a fundamental approach which can be used for any ministry considering we have people from all walks of...

IMFE Alumni Day – Sign up

22nd October 2015 IMFE ALUMNI DAY Inviting all Alumni for the Annual Gathering at SARVODAYA, Goregaon from 9 am – 2 pm: · Reflection on the Synod on the Family – (Breaking News by Fr. Cajetan Menezes) · Preparing for the Year of Mercy (by Fr. Wilfred D’Souza, SDB) ·...

IMFE- Anthropology

Our second weekend of the IMFE was held from August 22nd to 23rd, 2015. The topic was Cross Cultural Perspectives on Ministry. Fr S M Michael, SVD, our resource person, started with an introduction to Anthropology. Through insights into the various cultures around the...

IMFE 2015-16 Kick-off

The latest batch of IMFE for the year 2015-16 kicked off the training year this past weekend. This year's batch of a highly enthusiastic 'to be' lay ministers represent the length & breadth of the Archdiocese of Bombay. The batch includes established ministries...

Visuals from Laity Sunday 2015

A special programme to mark Laity Sunday was held at St. Andrew's Auditorium in Bandra. Bishop Dominic Fernandes was the Chief Guest. The programme began at 4pm with tea and fellowship. Priests, religious, and laity from parishes across the Archdiocese of Bombay then...

IMFE Course Registration

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, The Office for Lay Collaboration in Ministry (OLCM) is an Office of the Archdiocese of Bombay, which engages in preparing lay persons and women religious for greater collaboration with priests, in parishes and at the diocesan...

Encyclical Laudato Si’

OLCM warmly welcomes the Holy Father’s Encyclical LAUDATO SI’ on the environment and urges all its members to reflect on it and to strive to make every effort to stop the degradation of the environment. Pope Francis’s encyclical on climate change, Laudato Si’, is the...

Lucas Fond Farewell

After serving in the OLCM for over eight, Mr. Lucas Xavier was bid a fond farewell at the first meeting of the OLCM Family at Salvation Seva Kendra, Dadar, on 3rd June 2015. The OLCM will always remember Lucas’ dedicated service. The OLCM Family prayer that God grant...

Easter Greetings From Spiritual Director

As we enter into the Easter Season, I send you my greetings and I pray that the Risen Lord may brighten every dark corner of your life and make it luminous! Take to heart the words of Pope Francis on the eve of Easter: “At Easter we celebrate Christ Risen, the centre...

OLCM Announces its Android Mobile App

OLCM, Archdiocese of Bombay, is pleased to announce it's very own mobile App powered by Intellinects Ventures!! The lay Leaders of both, Cells and Associations, are the prime concern of the OLCM, and over the years a strategy has been develop to animate their ministry...

IMFE Registration for 2015-16

IMFE registration for 2015-16 is now open. For more details and for the registration form, click here.

16th IMFE Graduation Ceremony

The OLCM conducted the 16th IMFE Graduation on 15th March 2015 at the Salvation Seva Kendra Hall, from 5 – 8 pm. The Chief Guest on the occasion was Bishop Dominic Savio Fernandes. The programme began with a panel discussion on Religious Life, since this is the year...

Lenten Message from Spiritual Director

FIRMLY CONFRONTING THE GLOBALIZATION OF INDIFFERENCE Ash Wednesday, 18th Feb, ushers us into the joyful season of Lent, preceding the even more joyful season of Easter. Totally 90 days of grace-filled moments to revitalize our lives! In his message Pope Francis...

REPORT OF INTER – RELIGIOUS DIWALI CELEBRATION

The Inter- Religious Dialogue Cell of Mount Mary Basilica and Mount Mary Convent,Bandra celebrated Diwali Festival on Wednesday, 22nd October 2014 at Mount Mary Convent Hall at 6.00p.m. The audience waswelcomed by an artistic rangoli and a Kandeel at the entrance....