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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

Lenten Recollection

Lenten recollection organized by the CSAPG and the OLCM A Lenten Recollection was organised by the Office for Lay Collaboration in Ministry (OLCM) and the Catholic Secretaries and Admin Professionals Guild (CSAPG) for Secretaries and Admin Professionals on Saturday,...

19th IMFE Graduation Day

The 19th IMFE Graduation Day was held on Sunday 18 March 2018 at Salvation Seva Kendra Hall, Dadar. The Chief Guest was Bishop Barthol Barretto. The evening began with a riveting talk by Fr Francis Gonsalves on the ‘Current Situation of Christians in our country and...

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...

Meditation for the Day

Step Out to Be Church in the World

Following the Camino of Saint Junípero Serra goes well beyond traveling his historical path through the missions of California. It also involves imitating his missionary fervor, demonstrating always a loving understanding and respect for ot…

We Need God—and One Another

Francis’ giving up of material things was only a sign of that deeper self-emptying. But it is even more than self-emptying. Having an abundance of things gives one the illusion of independence—illusion, because we are all interdependent and…

Saint of the Day

Saint Maria Goretti

Image: Stained glass window of Saint Maria Goretti | Reinhard Müller
Saint of the Day for July 6
(October 16, 1890 – July 6, 1902)
Saint Maria Goretti’s Story