Conference of the Diocesan Priests of India- Tamilnadu-Pondicherry (CDPI-TN/PY)

Patron : Most Rev Dr. Susai Manickam D.D, Bishop of Sivagangai.


Secretary and Treasurer
Fr.Bernard Lawrence


Report – 2017


CDPI TN-PY Regional meetings:

Two Meetings were conducted for the year 2016 – 2017, and both were held at TMSSS, Trichy on 27th January 2017 and 07th June 2017.

In the first meeting on 27th January 2017 There was a talk on Miserecordie et Misera by Rev Fr.Bernard Lawrence of the Archdiocese of Madras Mylapore. Mr.Arockiaraj (jkpo; Njrpa Ngupaf;fk; ) spoke on the uniform civil code, NEP, and Demonetarization It was followed by a fruitful discussion and clarification of the same.

The second meeting was held on 7th June 2017. We had a farewell for the outgoing patron, Most.Rev.Amalraj and welcome to the new patron Most Rev.Susai Manickam. Both the bishops encouraged their CDPI-TN-PY region and assured us of their continuous support for our voluntarily involvement in CDPI and of the implementation of its statutes.

CDPI – National conference:

A total number of 15 members from CDPI TN-PY region participated in the CDPI XV National Conference held at Seva Kendra , Kolkata from 15th to 17th March 2017, Theme : Life and mission of St.Teresa of Calcutta reflected in the life and mission of the Diocesan Priests.

– CDPI – TN PY made its valuable contribution during the conference.

II. New Initiative:

– With the Spirit of renewal, we have started re-working on the CDPI – TN PY member’s data base.
– Once the data base is ready, it will be made as booklets and given to the Priests of TN PY Region.

III. Challenges and Problems

– We are really challenged to Co-ordinate our diocesan priests in the Diocesan, Zonal and Regional levels and to conceive specific formation programmes so that we become more and more committed to the Pastoral ministry of making our Catholic Church as the movement of the Kingdom of God.

IV. Plans for the Year 2017-2018

 A special one day meeting calling all the Senate secretaries diocese of TN to plan out the Zonal meetings and set a path for right direction keeping in mind the statutes of the CDPI.
 Two Regional Council meetings
 To encourage the Diocesan Executive Committee (DEC) with the Co-operation of their Bishops to conduct a general body meeting of the Diocese at least once in a year (if not twice in a year as stipulated and approved by the statutes).