28 June 2019
After completing the Parish level and Regional level Assemblies on the theme “The Grace Filling Families” we conducted the Eparchial Assembly on 28th and 29th June 2019. The Eparchial Bishop, His Excellency, Most Rev. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Makarios presided over and inaugurated the Assembly. The Synodal Commission Bishop, His Excellency, Most Rev. Dr. Samuel Mar Irenios was the observer, who participated throughout in the Assembly. There were 70 participants including Ex-officio members and delegates from all our parishes. The Proto-Syncellus, Very Rev. Msgr. Dr. Eldho Puthenkandathil was the General Co-ordinator of the Assembly. 16 Fathers, 5 Sisters, 31 Gents and 16 Ladies represented the diocesan community.
The Assembly started with the inaugural session at 10.00 a.m on 28th June and ended by the valedictory, noon prayer and lunch at 01.30 pm on 29th June 2019. Besides the inaugural talk of His Excellency, Most Rev. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Makarios there were five presentations by His Excellency, Most Rev. Dr. Samuel Mar Irenios, Very Rev. Msgr. Dr. Eldho Puthenkandathil, Rev. Sr. Jesmin D.M. and Very Rev. Fr. Peter John Valayil OIC. The presentations covered up the main thoughts of the Lineamenta. There were 2 group discussion sessions of 4 groups and 2 reporting sessions in which very solid observations and deliberations were formulated. We had also the zero hour under the guidance of the Bishops, which was thought-provoking. As a whole, the Puttur Eparchial Assembly was fruitful and exemplary which was well appreciated by the Synodal observer and by all the participants.