Tamil nadu

Tamil nadu

TAMIL NADU REGION

REGIONAL CHAIRMAN
 
Most Rev. Amalrai
 
 
Contact
Mobile : +91 9443447972
Email : devadassambrose@yahoo.in
 
 
 
REGIONAL COORDINATOR
 
Contact:
Mobile: 09994300675
Email: gandhifr@gmail.com
 
 
Name of the Dioceses in the Region  Name of the Bishops in the Region
Chingleput Most Rev. Anthonisamy Neethinathan
Coimbatore Most Rev. Thomas Aquinas
Dharmapuri Most Rev. Lawrence Pius Dorairaj  
Dindigul Most Rev. P. Thomas Paulsamy
Kottar Most Rev. Peter Remigius
Madras - Mylapore Most Rev. George Antonysamy
Madurai Most Rev. Peter Fernando
Ootacamund Most Rev. Araulappan Amalraj
Palayamkottai Most Rev. Jude Gerald Paulraj A
Pondicherry - Cuddalore Most Rev. Anthony Anandarayar
Salem Most Rev. Sebastianappan Singaroyan
Sivagangai Most Rev. Jebamalai Susaimanickam
Thanjavur Most Rev. Devadass Ambrose Mariadoss
Tiruchirapalli Most Rev. Antony Devotta
Tuticorin Most Rev. Yvon Ambroise
Vellore
Most Rev. Soundaraj Periyanayagam SDB
 
 
 
 
STATISTICAL UPDATE
 
Number of Parishes Number of Parishes with SCCs Number of SCCs
1396 & (V) 109 1275 22884
 
 


ANPIAM GREETS YOU ALL !


It is with immense pleasure and joy, we, the Chairman Bishop and the secretary of TNLBC Commission for Small Christian Communities (SCCs) - ANPIAM present the report of its activities.
We in Tamilnadu, call Small Christian Communities (SCCs) as ANPIAM the meaning and significance of the new strategy i.e. ANPIAM indicates


A. Animating: Not by dominant leadership but by animating the gifts and talents of          the  laity in   Small Christian Communities.
 
N. New: To take the Church with all the challenges of the day and imperfections towards a new way of being the Church with creativity and Charisma.


P. Pastoral: To prioritize the pastoral work among the SCCs enlisting encouraging maximum participation and rightful intervention.


I. Integral: To promote holistic pastoral care where children, youth, couple, elderly and sick are given personal care to help them grew as children of God with equality and spirituality as disciples of Jesus.


A. Approach: Progressing and marching towards objective with different levels of formation, commitment and by being and living with the people,


M. Mission: As it is the mission of the Church in building the mystical body of Christ for its stability and growth, every member of the Church should be oriented through SCCs.

 
EXISTING SCENARIO OF SCCS/ANPIAM  IN TAMILNADU
 
 
 
 
NO DIOCESE Number of
Parishes
Number of
Vicariate
SCC
Parishes
Total Number of
SCCs
1 CHENNAI 122 12 112  3800
2 CHINGLEPUT 93 10 93 1600
3 VELLORE 85 8 85 1300
4 PONDY-CUDDALORE 104 10 70 930
5 COIMBATORE 67 6 45 1415
6 OOTY 62 5 44 576
7 SALEM 59 5 59 750
8 DHARMAPURI 38 5 36 320
9 THANJAVUR 89 6 89 960
10 KUMBAKONAM 91 6 65 1010
11 MADURAI 69 7 55 1225
12 KOTTAR 81 2 81 1587
13 PALAYAMKOTTAI 50 2 50 1200
14 THOOTHUKUDI 111 5 109 1742
15 SIVAGANGAI 78 5 75 1003
16 DINDIGUL 49 5 49 760
17 TIRUCHIRAPPALLI 68 5 63 850
18 KUZHITHURAI 100 2 100 1856
  TOTAL 1396 109 1275 22,884
 

REGULAR ACTIVITIES

 

DETAILS REMARKS
1 Resource Material Preparation and Translation. Enabling SCCs for Socio-Economic-Political Action. Helping the animators to conduct the SCCs meeting in a meaningful and interesting way and to encourage the Diocesan activities.
2 General Body Meeting 85 selected Members of General Body Meeting actively participated and openly shared their views in the meeting.Discuss at length how to create political awareness in Anpiams.  Helps to evaluate overall activities of ANPIAMS to be mutually enriched by sharing. Trying to find answers to the challenges of ANPIAM.
3 Meetings of the Diocesan Secretaries. Input session, Planning for the future activities at various level, Mutual encouragement and sharing of activities in the presence of Chairman Bishop.
4 Parish Anpiam Renewal Programmes People realize the real spirit of Anpiam, Experience radical changes, Celebrate and witness their faith.
5 ANPIAM MAGAZINE 7 Dioceses have the periodical magazine to make the people involved in the SCCs activities with much enthusiasm and vigor, to help them for conducting SCCs meetings, to know the happenings of the SCCs at diocesan level and to co-ordinate the Animators of ANPIAM.
6 Immersion and Exposure Programmes To provocate the true Spirit of Anpiam .Going to the parishes staying with the people, visiting the houses and organize them into SCCs and make them involve in church activities. We have formed and strengthened SCCs in 4 parishes in Chennai, Pondicherry, Ooty and Kumbakonam dioceses.
7 Visiting of the Dioceses Knowing and encouraging the activities of Anpiam In the Dioceses.
8 Vicariate Co-ordination To understand the different activities of the SCCs of the Parishes. Motivate animators of ANPIAM to actively and voluntarily involve in the activities of SCCs at parish and vicariate levels.
9 ANPIAM AGAPPE It took place during the Parish Feast Day. People brought the food items from their homes when they came for Mass and place it in front of the Altar. After mass parish priest blessed the food items (more than ten items) and they were served equally.
 
10 ANPIAM DAY CELEBRATION Each ANPIAM is having the name of a saint. On the When the feast of the particular saint, all members of the ANPIAM Celebrate it in a grand scale by participating actively in liturgical celebration and visiting the orphanage, Mercy Homes and provide them food and cloth.
11 Parish Zonal Coordination In each parish all SCCs are divided into Zones. Each zone consists of 8 to 15 ANPIAMS. They gather at different occasions depending upon the parochial and for the various activities to accomplish as joint – venture.
12 Sunday and Feast day Preaching on ANPIAM Making use of the preaching on Parish Feast Days and Sundays to imbibe the true spirit of ANPIAM in the minds of the faithful.
13 ANPIAM during Charismatic Preaching The values and life-witnessing dimension of ANPIAM are being expressed deeply.
14 Election for the Animators of ANPIAM After 3 years New animators are elected at Parish, Vicariate and Diocesan levels.
15 Training for the Seminarians To have a Clear cut idea on ANPIAM.
16 Visiting of the ANPIAM Houses Going to the grass root level and to have a close relation with the members of the ANPIAM.
17 ANPIAM Christmas Celebrations at Regional, Diocesan, Parish levels, and at the level of individual ANPIAM To strengthen the unity among the members and to encourage the activities like visiting orphanage or disabled centre to help the inmates by giving cloths and providing food.
18 Seminar on Anpiam and Family. To transmit good values from ANPIAM to families and vice versa.
19 Seminar on Anpiam and Good Health To make the members of the ANPIAM to be aware of their health related activities.
20 ANPIAM-wise quiz and Essay Competition To increase the active involvement among the members of ANPIAM.
21 All in one Various activities of the Parishes and the diocesan commissions are coordinated and directed in and through ANPIAM
 
SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENTS
 
Sl. No.   DETAILS                                  BENEFITS
1 VII AsIPA General Assembly at Thailand
22th (Thur.) to 28th (Wed.) October 2015
Broader understanding SCCs and knows the functioning of SCCs in different countries of Asia
 
2 NST meeting, Pune
Papal Seminary
August 25th evening to 28th noon 2015
Obtaining the practical knowledge of SCCs with Successful stories of the different regions of India
3 NRT meeting
Aug. 28th to September 2nd Papal Seminary
Understand how Families and SCCs are interlinked and interrelated
4 National Council  meeting for SCCs February 17-20, 2016 Nagpur Knowing the ways and means to lead a unites of SCC in successful way
5 Follow–up Meeting of the Goa Convention Conducive to find proper and practical measures to put in action the decisions taken at Goa convention in Parish, vicariate, diocesan and regional levels.
6 Releasing books on ANPIAM To make the people know the nature, the need and the significance of ANPIAM.
7 Debate on ANPIAM To make the people realize that ANPIAM is the Church itself. Church is the Communion of Communities. Two dioceses staged this programme.
8 Cultural Programme on SCCs People found it very useful and it created a lot of change in understanding SCCs.
9 Cancer Awareness Programme
through ANPIAMS
Scientific survey on the increasing rate of special death due to cancer. Action has been undertaken by the diocese of Kottar to establish special cancer ward in district Medical college campus.
10 Training on Servant Leadership to the Animators of ANPIAM. To enable Animators to approach the Members of ANPIAM in a more loving way for any of the SCCs activities.
11 ANPIAM BLOOD CLUB (ABC) To help the sick person who are in need of Blood and thus save the life. It is in remembrance of our Lord shedding His blood for our redemption.
12 Involvement of the Catechists Reaching the people very easily and encouraging them and bringing the families for meetings who are continuously avoiding for a long time. They are going for many places as a Resource person.
13 ANPIAM INTERCESSARY UNIT Once in a week and also once in a month few selected animators of Diocesan ANPIAM come together for a particular church for praying to the ANPIAMS, Parishes, Country and world.
14 Follow –up Meeting of the Goa Convention Conducive to find proper and practical measures to put in action the decisions taken at Goa convention in
Parish, vicariate, diocesan and regional levels.
15 Seminar for the Religious on Anpiam To help them understand the real spirit of ANPIAM and motivate them to actively involve in the activities of the local SCCs. 30 Religious Participated in 1 day Programme.
16 Celebration of ANPIAM Month Jan 2016    With a view to implement the call of the Pope Francis in his recent encyclical ‘Laudato Si’    (Praise be to God), ‘Our Earth Our Home ’  has been chosen  as the general  theme for the celebration of the ANPIAM MONTH, JAN 2016. To highlight this general theme  sub-specific themes have been selected for each week. First week: Nature is the Gift of God ; Second week: Environmental Degradation ; Third week: Degradation  of Human Dignity; Fourth week: Public Welfare  is our  Common Responsibility  and Fifth week: Simple life is Divine  life. Wall-posters and handbooks were sent to all dioceses and they were useful and helpful throughout Tamil Nadu for Anpiam Month celebration.
 
17 Diocesan level ANPIAN Convention Motivate the people to actively participate in ANPIAM activities and bring out their talents and various skills for the welfare of the church.
18 Animators’ Training Going to deeper level of Pastoral approach of Anpiams
19 Diocesan General Body Meeting Plans have been sketched out to co-ordinate the ANPIAM activities at Vicariate and Diocesan Levels and to strengthen the dormant ANPIAMS.
20 National Seminar for the Secretaries of SCC’s Enlightened with different ways of Gospel Sharing with clear vision and Mission. Two persons from TN participated at Prabodhana, Mysore.
 
 
 

CHALLENGES

 

Sl. No. DETAILS SUGGESTIONS
1 Lack of funds Through Projects
2 Traditional Village set-up Through proper trainings
3 Less Participation of Men in ANPIAM  Making them systematically realize the need of ANPIAM through proper trainings and personal dealing

 

NEW INITIATIVES IN THE DIOCESES

 

Sl. No. DETAILS REMARKS
1  New Evangelization Through ANPIAM Training is given to make the members and Animators of Anpiam as Good Evagelizers as St. John Paul II put it rightly ‘ANPIAM is the instrument of Evangelization.’
2 Parish Pastoral Councils through Anpiams Being done in many dioceses.
3 Creating of Model Parish where participatory structure and Kingdom values flourish. All the other Parishioners can come and see and study it. And they will try to put into practice in their own parish the good elements found here.
4 Pastoral visits of Bishops to Anpiams Well appreciated
5 Diocesan Service Teams formation In progress.
6 Vicariate Conventions Well organized in few diocese.
 
7 Seminar for the Animators of ANPIAM and the Members of the Parish council and Pious association. To make them Work for the welfare of the parish, the Local Church and for the social empowerment.
8 Programme telecasted over
Madha TV on ANPIAM
To impart proper and Basic Knowledge on ANPIAM to the faithful.
 

PLAN FOR  FUTURE

 

 

Sl. No. DETAILS EXPECTED OUTCOME
1 Publishing Book on ANPIAM with recent development in the area of ANPIAM. To help for the volunteers, animators, Coordinators and people of ANPIAMS as resource materials.
2  Meeting of Zonal and Diocesan Teams To motivate them and encourage them to involve in the activities of SCCs with much interest. And to give proper formation and training to local lay leaders and use them as resource persons.
3 New evangelization thrust in Anpiams To deepen the faith of all the faithful and living, praying, and witnessing.
4 To Concentrate on Seminaries and Formation Houses To create an Interest towards Anpiam, to imbibe the real spirit of Anpiam.

 

Five Zones

For the effective functioning of the activities we have divided all the 18 dioceses of Tamilnadu and Pondicherry in to 5 Zones.

St.John De Britto zone consists of 3 diocese namely  ' Madurai Archdiocese .Dindigul Diocese and Sivagangai Diocese.

 

 

 

 

Our Lady of Good Health Zone consists of 3 dioceses namely  ' Trichy . Thanjavur  and Kumbakonam  Dioceses..Please find a photos taken at the zonal training at Madurai.

 

 

 

 

 

St.Alphosammal Zone consists of 4 dioceses namely  ' Coimbatore,Ooty,,Dharmapury   and Salem  Dioceses.

 

 

 

St..Francis Xavier SCCs zone  consists of 4 dioceses namely  ' Palayamkottai,tuticorine,Kottar   and Kuzhithurai  Dioceses.

 

 

 

 

St..Thomas  SCCs zone  consists of 4 dioceses namely  ' Chennai-Mylapure, Pondicherry, Vellore   and Chengulpattu   Dioceses.

 

 

 

 

 

Fr. P. Gandhi Savarimuthu
Regional Secretary for Anpiam -SCCs
Tamilnadu and Pondicherry

 

EXISTING SCENARIO OF SCCS/ANPIAM  IN TAMILNADU as on 30.10.2016

 

NO           DIOCESE   Parishes Number of
Vicariate
SCC
Parishes
Total Number of
SCCs
1 CHENNAI 123 12 120 2000
2 CHINGLEPUT 93 10 92 2250
3 VELLORE 86 8 86 1300
4 PONDY-CUDDALORE 105 10 90 1330
5 COIMBATORE 67 6 45 1415
6 OOTY 64 5 40 600
7 SALEM 61 5 61 750
8 DHARMAPURI 38 5 38 330
9 THANJAVUR 92 6 60 960
10 KUMBAKONAM 94 6 61 750
11 MADURAI 71 7 55 1275
12 KOTTAR  84 6 83  2847
13 PALAYAMKOTTAI 54 5 54 1200
14 THOOTHUKUDI 115 5 109 1748
15 SIVAGANGAI 81 5 79 1061
16 DINDIGUL 49 5 49 760
17 TIRUCHIRAPPALLI 70 5 65 924
18 KUZHITHURAI 100 6 100 1805
  TOTAL 1447 117 1290 23,175

 

1.ANIMATORS TRAINING PROGRAMME in the diocese of Dharmapuri.278 persons participated in it.Bishop Lawrence pious Durariraj participated in that programme and encouraged the participants. Fr. Gandhi was the resource person for this programme.
It was very helpful for the animators for their active involvement in SCCs. They request us to contact this programme now and then.

Fr.Isaiyas organised the programm.Place: Dharmapuri Pastoral center, 17.12.2016

 

Group photo participants  with the Bishop Lawrence pious Durariraj , local Ordinary.


Meeting of the Diocesan  Director  for SCCs   at Chengulpet pastoral center on 14.12.2016.Bishop Neethinathan ,Bishop of Chengulpet
participated in that programme and encouraged the secretaries.

 



Meeting of the Diocesan  Director  for SCCs   at Chengulpet pastoral center on 14.12.2016.Bishop Neethinathan ,Bishop of Chengulpet participated in that programme and encouraged the secretaries.We discussed at length various activities of the SCCs in the dioceses and in its  challenges .

 
The month of January of every year has been promulgated by the Tamilnadu Bishops’  Council as “Month of SCCs / Anpiams.

The month is being celebrated with special themes pronounced by the TamilNadu Bishops Council  (TNBC) more meaningfully and befittingly.

This year


                          ANPIAM MONTH- JANUARY 2017   ‘JOY IN FAMILY ’   

With a view to implement the call of the Pope Francis in his recent  apostolic exhortation ‘Amoris Laetitia’  

 (The Joy of Love), ‘JOY IN FAMILY ’  has been chosen  as the general  theme for the celebration of the ANPIAM MONTH, JAN 2017.

To highlight this general theme, sub-specific themes have been selected for each week. First week: Joy that lies in the Word of God;

Second week: Joy in facing Challenges; Third week: Joy in the vocation of Family; Fourth week: Joy in Familial Love and Fifth week:

Joy in the midst of weakness .


 

Wall-posters and Pamphlets given to 1447 Parishes in the 18 Dioceses of Tamilnadu for the celebration of the ANPIAM MONTH, January 2017 . Announcement in this regard  was done well in advance to the people about  the meaningful celebration and  publish  it in the  parish  and diocesan News Letter and Magazine.

Coordination meeting of ANPIAMS arranged to celebrate it in a meaningful and effective manner.  



 

Fr. P.Gandhi

Secretary                                                  

 TNBC Commission for ANPIAM                  

It is with immense pleasure and joy, the secretary of TNLBC Commission for Small Christian Communities (SCCs) - ANPIAM  Tamilnadu present the report of its activities during the year 2015-2016

  REGULAR ACTIVITIESV

 

DETAILS

REMARKS

1

Resource Material Preparation and Translation.

Enabling SCCs for Socio-Economic-Political Action. Helping the animators to conduct the SCCs meeting in a meaningful and interesting way and to encourage the Diocesan activities.

2

General Body Meeting

85 selected Members of General Body Meeting actively participated and openly shared their views in the meeting.Discuss at length how to create political awareness in Anpiams.  Helps to evaluate overall activities of ANPIAMS to be mutually enriched by sharing. Trying to find answers to the challenges of ANPIAM.

3

Meetings of the Diocesan Secretaries.

Input session, Planning for the future activities at various level, Mutual encouragement and sharing of activities in the presence of Chairman Bishop.

5

Parish Anpiam Renewal Programmes

People realize the real spirit of Anpiam, Experience radical changes, Celebrate and witness their faith.

6

ANPIAM MAGAZINE

7 Dioceses have the periodical magazine to make the people involved in the SCCs activities with much enthusiasm and vigor, to help them for conducting SCCs meetings, to know the happenings of the SCCs at diocesan level and to co-ordinate the Animators of ANPIAM.

7

Immersion and Exposure

Programmes

To provocate the true Spirit of Anpiam .Going to the parishes staying with the people, visiting the houses and organize them into SCCs and make them involve in church activities. We have formed and strengthened SCCs in 4 parishes in Chennai, Pondicherry, Ooty and Kumbakonam dioceses.

8

Visiting of the Dioceses

Knowing and encouraging the activities of Anpiam In the Dioceses.

9

Vicariate Co-ordination

To understand the different activities of the SCCs of the Parishes. Motivate animators of ANPIAM to actively and voluntarily involve in the activities of SCCs at parish and vicariate levels.

10

ANPIAM AGAPPE

It took place during the Parish Feast Day. People brought the food items from their homes when they came for Mass and place it in front of the Altar. After mass parish priest blessed the food items (more than ten items) and they were served equally.

12

ANPIAM DAY CELEBRATION

Each ANPIAM is having the name of a saint. On the When the feast of the particular saint, all members of the ANPIAM Celebrate it in a grand scale by participating actively in liturgical celebration and visiting the orphanage, Mercy Homes and provide them food and cloth.

13

Parish Zonal Coordination

In each parish all SCCs are divided into Zones. Each zone consists of 8 to 15 ANPIAMS. They gather at different occasions depending upon the parochial and for the various activities to accomplish as joint – venture.

14

Sunday and Feast day Preaching on ANPIAM

Making use of the preaching on Parish Feast Days and Sundays to imbibe the true spirit of ANPIAM in the minds of the faithful.

15

ANPIAM during Charismatic Preaching

The values and life-witnessing dimension of ANPIAM are being expressed deeply.

16

Election for the Animators of ANPIAM

After 3 years New animators are elected at Parish, Vicariate and Diocesan levels.

17

Training for the Seminarians

To have a Clear cut idea on ANPIAM.

18

Visiting of the ANPIAM Houses

Going to the grass root level and to have a close relation with the members of the ANPIAM.

19

ANPIAM Christmas Celebrations at Regional, Diocesan, Parish levels, and at the level of individual ANPIAM

To strengthen the unity among the members and to encourage the activities like visiting orphanage or disabled centre to help the inmates by giving cloths and providing food.

20

Seminar on Anpiam and Family

To transmit good values from ANPIAM to families and vice versa.

21

Seminar on Anpiam and Good Health

To make the members of the ANPIAM to be aware of their health related activities.

22

ANPIAM-wise quiz and Essay

Competition

To increase the active involvement among the members of ANPIAM.

23

Training for the Lay Gospel preacher on ANPIAM

To translate their preaching in to action and inform  about it topeople

24

One week training  Religious at Lumen Institute

Lumen Institute is the religious formation centre started first in India for the formation of religious. Rev.Sisters from various congregation stayed this centre for 10 month and get trained at various field.

To render broader and deeper understanding on SCCs and create an interest among the religious to actively involve in forming and strengthening of SCCs wherever they are working .

25

 All in one

Various activities of the Parishes and the diocesan commissions are coordinated and directed in and through ANPIAM  

 

 

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENTSd

 

 

Sl. No.

DETAILS

BENEFITS

 

5

Follow–up Meeting of the Goa Convention

Conducive to find proper and practical measures to put in action the decisions taken at Goa convention in

Parish, vicariate, diocesan and regional levels.

 

6

Releasing books on ANPIAM

To make the people know the nature, the need and the significance of ANPIAM.

 

7

Debate on ANPIAM

To make the people realize that ANPIAM is the Church itself. Church is the Communion of Communities. Two dioceses staged this programme.

 

8

Cultural Programme on SCCs

People found it very useful and it created a lot of change in understanding SCCs.

 

9

Cancer Awareness Programme

through ANPIAMS

Scientific survey on the increasing rate of special death due to cancer. Action has been undertaken by the diocese of Kottar to establish special cancer ward in district Medical college campus.

 

 

10

 

Training on Servant Leadership to the Animators of ANPIAM.

To enable Animators to approach the Members of ANPIAM in a more loving way for any of the SCCs activities.

11

ANPIAM BLOOD CLUB (ABC)

To help the sick person who are in need of Blood and thus save the life. It is in remembrance of our Lord shedding His blood for our redemption.

12

Involvement of the Catechists

Reaching the people very easily and encouraging them and bringing the families for meetings who are continuously avoiding for a long time. They are going for many places as a Resource person.

13

ANPIAM INTERCESSARY UNIT

Once in a week and also once in a month few selected animators of Diocesan ANPIAM come together for a particular church for praying to the ANPIAMS, Parishes, Country and world.

14

Follow –up Meeting of the Goa Convention

Conducive to find proper and practical measures to put in action the decisions taken at Goa convention in

Parish, vicariate, diocesan and regional levels.

15

Seminar for the Religious on Anpiam

To help them understand the real spirit of ANPIAM and motivate them to actively involve in the activities of the local SCCs. 30 Religious Participated in 1 day Programme.

 

16

Celebration of ANPIAM Month
Jan 2017

With a view to implement the call of the Pope Francis in his recent  apostolic exhortation ‘Amoris Laetitia’   (The Joy of Love), JOY IN FAMILY  has been chosen  as the general  theme for the celebration of the ANPIAM MONTH, JAN 2017. To highlight this general theme, sub-specific themes have been selected for each week. First week: Joy that lies in the Word of God; Second week: Joy in facing Challenges; Third week: Joy in the vocation of Family; Fourth week: Joy in Familial Love and Fifth week: Joy in the midst of weakness. Wall-posters and pamphlets containing liturgical guidelines for the 5weeks of Jan for the celebration of the ANPIAM MONTH in January 2017 has been send to1447 parishes of 18 Dioceses of Tamilnadu.

 

17

Diocesan level ANPIAN Convention

Motivate the people to actively participate in ANPIAM activities and bring out their talents and various skills for the welfare of the church.

 

18

Animators’ Trainee

Going to deeper level of Pastoral approach of Anpiams

 

19

Diocesan General Body Meeting

Plans have been sketched out to co-ordinate the ANPIAM activities at Vicariate and Diocesan Levels and to strengthen the dormant ANPIAMS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXISTING SCENARIO OF SCCS/ANPIAM  IN TAMILNADU as on 30.10.2016

NO

DIOCESE

Number of

Parishes

Number of

Vicariate

SCC

Parishes

Total Number of

SCCs

1

CHENNAI

123

12

120

 2000

2

CHINGLEPUT

93

10

92

2250

3

VELLORE

86

8

86

1300

4

PONDY-CUDDALORE

105

10

90

1330

5

COIMBATORE

67

6

45

1415

6

OOTY

64

5

40

600

7

SALEM

61

5

61

750

8

DHARMAPURI

38

5

38

330

9

THANJAVUR

92

6

60

960

10

KUMBAKONAM

94

6

61

750

11

MADURAI

71

7

55

1275

12

KOTTAR

 84

6

83

 2847

13

PALAYAMKOTTAI

54

5

54

1200

14

THOOTHUKUDI

115

5

109

1748

15

SIVAGANGAI

81

5

79

1061

16

DINDIGUL

49

5

49

760

17

TIRUCHIRAPPALLI

70

5

65

924

18

KUZHITHURAI

100

6

100

1805

 

TOTAL

1447

117

1290

23,175

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEW REGULAR ACTIVITES OF THE REGION

 

Ø  Servant Leadership Training

Ø  Zonal level Seminar

Ø  Parish Renewal Programme and seminar

Ø  Training for Religious

Ø  Training for Catechist & Lay Volunteers

Ø  Training for Animator

Ø  Training for Diocesan Priest

Ø  Anpia Adoration

Ø  Reciting one station of the cross in one house of the Anpiam during Lenten season.

Ø  Parish Renewal Programme and seminar

Ø  ANPIAM  Renewal Programme  at Vicariate level

Ø  Distributing of pamphlets  for Conducting  Anpiam meetings and writing reports

Ø  Forming of ANPIAM in Parishes and sub – Stations

Ø  Training for conducting the Anpiam meetings properly

Ø  Field work

Ø  Election for the Parish council Member through AnpiamFinancial Help of  Rs 10,000/ for the each  bereaved  Familie for 94 families (Rs.9,40,000)

Ø  Breaking the wall of Untouchability

Ø  Political Awareness in Anpiams

Ø  Joining the separated Families

Ø  Rectifying the illegal Marriages.

Ø  Exhibition on ANPIAM through New Evangelization

Ø  Seminar on Year of Mercy

Ø  Training for Animator

Ø  Seminar for Animator

Ø  Diocesan Anpia X Mas Celebration

Ø  Celebration of  100 &150 Anpia meetings

Ø  Vicariate Level Convention

Ø  Training  for Deacon

Ø  Training  in religious formation   houses

Ø  Strengthening Anpiam with the caption of  ‘Recharge Anpiam’

Ø  Parish Renewal Programme and seminar

Ø  ANPIA Masses

Ø  Coordination  programme

Ø  Seminar on Pastoral implication of Anpiams

Ø  Coordination programme for Animators  at Diocese Level

Ø  Parish Renewal Programme and seminar and Election

Ø  Coordination programme for Animators  at Vicariate  Level once in 3 month

Ø  Parish Renewal Programme

Ø  Participating Political Awareness Programme conducted by Christian Life Movement at Madurai

Ø  Food for the hungry scheme collected 50,000kg rice and distributed

Ø  Felicitating the religious for their service in ANPIAMS

Ø  Formation of Children Parliament

Ø  Coordination programme for Animators  at Diocese Level

Ø  Diocesan Anpia X Mas   Celebration

Ø  Parishes Renewal Programme

Ø  Visiting of the Parishes  Programme

Ø  Training for the seminarians

Ø  Parishes Renewal Programme

Ø  Training for the Animators

Ø  Celebration of Anpiam Annual day

Ø  Coordination programme for Animators  at Zonal Level

Ø  Coordination programme for Animators  at Diocese Level

Ø  Releasing of CD & Book

Ø  Field Work

Ø  Anpia Seminar at parish level

Ø  Anpia Leaders’ Seminar at  Vicariate level

Ø  Formation Programme at diocesan Level

Ø  Anpia  House -visit by Service Team and Trained Catechist

 

 

 

  CHALLENGESC

 

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DETAILS

SUGGESTIONS

1

Lack of funds

 Through Projects

2

Traditional Village set-up

 Through proper trainings

3

Less Participation of Men in ANPIAM

 Making them systematically realize the need of ANPIAM through proper trainings and personal dealing

 

  NEW INITIATIVES IN THE DIOCESESS

 

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REMARKS

1

 New Evangelization Through ANPIAM

Training is given to make the members and Animators of Anpiam as Good Evagelizers as St. John Paul II put it rightly ‘ANPIAM is the instrument of Evangelization.’

2

Parish Pastoral Councils through Anpiams

Being done in many dioceses.

3

Creating of Model Parish where participatory structure and Kingdom values flourish.

All the other Parishioners can come and see and study it. And they will try to put into practice in their own parish the good elements found here.

4

Pastoral visits of Bishops to Anpiams

Well appreciated

5

Diocesan Service Teams formation

In progress.

6

Vicariate Conventions

Well organized in few diocese.

7

Seminar for the Animators of ANPIAM and the Members of the Parish council and Pious association.

To make them Work for the welfare of the parish, the Local Church and for the social empowerment.

8

Programme telecasted over
Madha TV on ANPIAM

To impart proper and Basic Knowledge on ANPIAM to the faithful.

 

 PLAN FOR 2017 – 20184

 

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EXPECTED OUTCOME

1

Meeting of National Resource team with Tamilnadu Resource team .

Helpful for the Tamilnadu region to understand practical way of building and strengthening the SCCs with much involvement.

2

Publishing Book on ANPIAM with recent development in the area of ANPIAM.

To help for the volunteers, animators, Coordinators and people of ANPIAMS as resource materials.

 

3

 Meeting of Zonal and Diocesan Teams

To motivate them and encourage them to involve in the activities of SCCs with much interest. And to give proper formation and training to local lay leaders and use them as resource persons.

4

New evangelization thrust in Anpiams

To deepen the faith of all the faithful and living, praying, and witnessing.

5

To Concentrate on Seminaries and Formation Houses

To create an Interest towards Anpiam, to imbibe the real spirit of Anpiam.

 

Thanking you all,

 Yours in JESUS and Mary,

Fr. P. Gandhi Savarimuthu
Secretary
TNLBC-Anpiam.

 

 Report of its activities during the year 2015-2016 

 

It is with immense pleasure and joy, the secretary of TNLBC Commission for Small Christian Communities (SCCs) - ANPIAM  Tamilnadu present the report of its activities during the year 2015-2016 .

 

REGULAR ACTIVITIES

 

DETAILED REMARKS

 

1 Resource Material Preparation and Translation. Enabling SCCs for Socio-Economic-Political Action. Helping the animators to conduct the SCCs meeting in a meaningful and interesting way and to encourage the Diocesan activities. 
2 General Body Meeting 85 selected Members of General Body Meeting actively participated and openly shared their views in the meeting.Discuss at length how to create political awareness in Anpiams.  Helps to evaluate overall activities of ANPIAMS to be mutually enriched by sharing. Trying to find answers to the challenges of ANPIAM
3 Meetings of the Diocesan Secretaries.  Input session, Planning for the future activities at various level, Mutual encouragement and sharing of activities in the presence of Chairman Bishop.
4 Parish Anpiam Renewal Programmes People realize the real spirit of Anpiam, Experience radical changes, Celebrate and witness their faith.
5 ANPIAM MAGAZINE 7 Dioceses have the periodical magazine to make the people involved in the SCCs activities with much enthusiasm and vigor, to help them for conducting SCCs meetings, to know the happenings of the SCCs at diocesan level and to co-ordinate the Animators of ANPIAM.
6 Immersion and Exposure Programmes To provocate the true Spirit of Anpiam .Going to the parishes staying with the people, visiting the houses and organize them into SCCs and make them involve in church activities. We have formed and strengthened SCCs in 4 parishes in Chennai, Pondicherry, Ooty and Kumbakonam dioceses.
7 Visiting of the Dioceses Knowing and encouraging the activities of Anpiam In the Dioceses.
8 Vicariate Co-ordination To understand the different activities of the SCCs of the Parishes. Motivate animators of ANPIAM to actively and voluntarily involve in the activities of SCCs at parish and vicariate levels.
9 ANPIAM AGAPPE It took place during the Parish Feast Day. People brought the food items from their homes when they came for Mass and place it in front of the Altar. After mass parish priest blessed the food items (more than ten items) and they were served equally.
10 ANPIAM DAY CELEBRATION Each ANPIAM is having the name of a saint. On the When the feast of the particular saint, all members of the ANPIAM Celebrate it in a grand scale by participating actively in liturgical celebration and visiting the orphanage, Mercy Homes and provide them food and cloth.
11 Parish Zonal Coordination In each parish all SCCs are divided into Zones. Each zone consists of 8 to 15 ANPIAMS. They gather at different occasions depending upon the parochial and for the various activities to accomplish as joint – venture.
12 Sunday and Feast day Preaching on ANPIAM Making use of the preaching on Parish Feast Days and Sundays to imbibe the true spirit of ANPIAM in the minds of the faithful.
13 ANPIAM during Charismatic Preaching The values and life-witnessing dimension of ANPIAM are being expressed deeply.
14 Election for the Animators of ANPIAM After 3 years New animators are elected at Parish, Vicariate and Diocesan levels.
15 Training for the Seminarians To have a Clear cut idea on ANPIAM.
16 Visiting of the ANPIAM Houses Visiting of the ANPIAM Houses Going to the grass root level and to have a close relation with the members of the ANPIAM.
17 ANPIAM Christmas Celebrations ANPIAM Christmas Celebrations at Regional, Diocesan, Parish levels, and at the level of individual ANPIAM To strengthen the unity among the members and to encourage the activities like visiting orphanage or disabled centre to help the inmates by giving cloths and providing food.
18 Seminar on Anpiam and Family Seminar on Anpiam and Family To transmit good values from ANPIAM to families and vice versa. 
19 Seminar on Anpiam and Good Health To make the members of the ANPIAM to be aware of their health related activities
20
ANPIAM-wise quiz and Essay
Competition 
To increase the active involvement among the members of ANPIAM.
21 Training for the Lay Gospel preacher on ANPIAM To translate their preaching in to action and inform  about it to people
22 One week training  Religious at Lumen Institute Lumen Institute is the religious formation centre started first in India for the formation of religious. Rev.Sisters from various congregation stayed this centre for 10 month and get trained at various field. To render broader and deeper understanding on SCCs and create an interest among the religious to actively involve in forming and strengthening of SCCs wherever they are working .
23 All in one  Various activities of the Parishes and the diocesan commissions are coordinated and directed in and through ANPIAM 

 

 
SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENTS 
 
  1. Follow–up Meeting of the Goa Convention Conducive to find proper and practical measures to put in action the decisions taken at Goa convention in Parish, vicariate, diocesan and regional levels.
  2. Releasing books on ANPIAM To make the people know the nature, the need and the significance of ANPIAM.
  3. Debate on ANPIAM To make the people realize that ANPIAM is the Church itself. Church is the Communion of Communities. Two dioceses staged this programme.
  4. Cultural Programme on SCCs People found it very useful and it created a lot of change in understanding SCCs
  5. Cancer Awareness Programme through ANPIAMS Scientific survey on the increasing rate of special death due to cancer. Action has been undertaken by the diocese of Kottar to establish special cancer ward in district Medical college campus.
  6. Training on Servant Leadership to the Animators of ANPIAM. To enable Animators to approach the Members of ANPIAM in a more loving way for any of the SCCs activities.
  7. ANPIAM BLOOD CLUB (ABC) To help the sick person who are in need of Blood and thus save the life. It is in remembrance of our Lord shedding His blood for our redemption.
  8. Involvement of the Catechists Reaching the people very easily and encouraging them and bringing the families for meetings who are continuously avoiding for a long time. They are going for many places as a Resource person.
  9. ANPIAM INTERCESSARY UNIT Once in a week and also once in a month few selected animators of Diocesan ANPIAM come together for a particular church for praying to the ANPIAMS, Parishes, Country and world.
  10. Follow –up Meeting of the Goa Convention Conducive to find proper and practical measures to put in action the decisions taken at Goa convention in Parish, vicariate, diocesan and regional levels
  11. Seminar for the Religious on Anpiam To help them understand the real spirit of ANPIAM and motivate them to actively involve in the activities of the local SCCs. 30 Religious Participated in 1 day Programme.
  12. Celebration of ANPIAM Month Jan 2017 With a view to implement the call of the Pope Francis in his recent  apostolic exhortation ‘Amoris Laetitia’   (The Joy of Love), ‘JOY IN FAMILY ’  has been chosen  as the general  theme for the celebration of the ANPIAM MONTH, JAN 2017. To highlight this general theme, sub-specific themes have been selected for each week. First week: Joy that lies in the Word of God; Second week: Joy in facing Challenges; Third week: Joy in the vocation of Family; Fourth week: Joy in Familial Love and Fifth week: Joy in the midst of weakness. Wall-posters and pamphlets containing liturgical guidelines for the 5weeks of Jan for the celebration of the ANPIAM MONTH in January 2017 has been send to1447 parishes of 18 Dioceses of Tamilnadu.
  13. Diocesan level ANPIAN Convention Motivate the people to actively participate in ANPIAM activities and bring out their talents and various skills for the welfare of the church
  14. Animators’ Trainee Going to deeper level of Pastoral approach of Anpiams
  15. Diocesan General Body Meeting Plans have been sketched out to co-ordinate the ANPIAM activities at Vicariate and Diocesan Levels and to strengthen the dormant ANPIAMS.
     
    EXISTING SCENARIO OF SCCS/ANPIAM  IN TAMILNADU as on 30.10.2016
     
    NO DIOCESE
    Number of
    Parishes
    Number of
    Vicariate
    SCC
    Parishes
    Total Number of
    SCCs
    1 CHENNAI 123 12 120 2000
    2 CHINGLEPUT 93 10 92 2250
    3 VELLORE 86 8 86 1300
    4 PONDY-CUDDALORE 105 10 90 1330
    5 COIMBATORE 67 6 45 1415
    6 OOTY 64 5 40 600
    7 SALEM 61 5 61 750
    8 DHARMAPURI 38 5 38 330
    9 THANJAVUR 92 6 60 960
    10 KUMBAKONAM 94 6 61 750
    11 MADURAI 71 7 55 1275
    12 KOTTAR  84 6 83 2847
    13 PALAYAMKOTTAI 54 5 54 1200
    14 THOOTHUKUDI 115 5 109 1748
    15 SIVAGANGAI 81 5 79 1061
    16 DINDIGUL 49 5 49 760
    17 TIRUCHIRAPPALLI 70 5 65 924
    18 KUZHITHURAI 100 6 100 1805
      TOTAL 1447 117 1290 23,175

     
     
      FEW REGULAR ACTIVITES OF THE REGION
 
  • Servant Leadership Training
  • Zonal level Seminar
  • Parish Renewal Programme and seminar
  • Training for Religious
  • Training for Catechist & Lay Volunteers
  • Training for Animator
  • Training for Diocesan Priest
  • Anpia Adoration
  • Reciting one station of the cross in one house of the Anpiam during Lenten season.
  • Parish Renewal Programme and seminar
  • ANPIAM  Renewal Programme  at Vicariate level 
  • Distributing of pamphlets  for Conducting  Anpiam meetings and writing reports
  • Forming of ANPIAM in Parishes and sub – Stations
  • Training for conducting the Anpiam meetings properly
  • Field work
  • Election for the Parish council Member through AnpiamFinancial Help of  Rs 10,000/ for the each  bereaved  Familie for 94 families (Rs.9,40,000)
  • Breaking the wall of Untouchability
  • Political Awareness in Anpiams
  • Joining the separated Families
  • Rectifying the illegal Marriages.
  • Exhibition on ANPIAM through New Evangelization
  • Seminar on Year of Mercy
  • Training for Animator
  • Seminar for Animator
  • Diocesan Anpia X Mas Celebration
  • Celebration of  100 &150 Anpia meetings
  • Vicariate Level Convention
  • Training  for Deacon
  • ?Training  in religious formation   houses
  • Strengthening Anpiam with the caption of  ‘Recharge Anpiam’
  • Parish Renewal Programme and seminar
  • ANPIA Masses
  • Coordination  programme
  • Seminar on Pastoral implication of Anpiams
  • Coordination programme for Animators  at Diocese Level
  • Parish Renewal Programme and seminar and Election
  • Coordination programme for Animators  at Vicariate  Level once in 3 month
  • Parish Renewal Programme
  • Participating Political Awareness Programme conducted by Christian Life Movement at Madurai
  • Food for the hungry scheme collected 50,000kg rice and distributed
  • Felicitating the religious for their service in ANPIAMS
  • Formation of Children Parliament
  • Coordination programme for Animators  at Diocese Level
  • Diocesan Anpia X Mas   Celebration
  • Parishes Renewal Programme
  • Visiting of the Parishes  Programme
  • Training for the seminarians
  • Parishes Renewal Programme
  • Training for the Animators
  • Celebration of Anpiam Annual day
  • Coordination programme for Animators  at Zonal Level
  • Coordination programme for Animators  at Diocese Level
  • Releasing of CD & Book
  • Field Work
  • Anpia Seminar at parish level
  • Anpia Leaders’ Seminar at  Vicariate level
  • Formation Programme at diocesan Level
  • Anpia  House -visit by Service Team and Trained Catechist 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
General Body  MEETING REPORT:  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tamil nadu Regional General Body Meeting held at  Nobilee Pastoral  Central, Madurai on 29.03.2017.  83 Persons from all over Tamilnadu Participated in it.Most Rev.Dr.AMALRAJ, Bishop of Ootacamund - the Chairman Bishop  of Tamilnadu Bishops' Council  Commission for Basic Ecclesial Communities (BECs) - ANPIAM presided the meeting.Most Rev.Dr.ANTONY PAPPUSAMY ,Archbishop of  Madurai  - the Chairman Bishop  of  Tamilnadu Bishops' Council (TNBC) inspired us by his sharing of thought on real spirit of Anpiam. Diocesan secretaries shared the significant activities taking place in their respective dioceses  and explains  the plan for the next year. Fr.Isaias gave a talk.We had a group sharing on ANPIAM and FAMILIES. Ample time were given to clarify the doubts. The Chairman Bishop congratulated the secretaries and GB Members for their hard works and achievement and explain the important and significant of this Gb meeting.The meeting ended with the final blessings of the Chairman Bishop. Fr.Gandhi the regional secretary organised the meeting.

 

Report for Seminar: 
 
   
 
It took place at Kovilpatty in Palayamkottai Dioces on 18.06.2017. 125 Animators of Basic Ecclesial Communities (BECs) - ANPIAM participated in it with much enthusiasm and eagerness. Fr.Gandhi the regional secretary of the commission was the resource person of the day.He explains the recent development of ANPIAM  in all the walks of life.To attract the attention of the participants power-point presentation was used. All the animators participated in it clearly recognized  their role   and duties to a larger extend and decided to dedicate their lives for the same. Fr.Peter the Parish Priest of the St.Joseph Church, Kovilpatty organised the meeting.

 


Fr.  P.Gandhi