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Telecasting the message – Oct 11, 2009

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The Synod Implementation Team (SIT), with the assistance of Catholic Media Services Limited (CAMSEL), the Archdiocese’s communications arm, ramped up its profile last week with three television interviews focussing on the theme Called to be Catholic.

Speaking with host Andy Johnson on TV6’s Morning Edition Wednesday, Vicar of Administration, Monsignor Jason Gordon accompanied by Episcopal Delegate for Youth Winston Garcia talked about what the theme meant and what the Church was trying to accomplish in its campaign to get Catholics back into their churches.

On CNMG’s mid-morning show “Live” on that same day Derek Walcott and Leela Ramdeen chatted with host Nicola Barriteau. Monsignor Gordon was also slated to appear on CNC3’s morning show last Friday, once more to espouse the theme “Called to be Catholic”.

Meanwhile, efforts to get the parishes ready to work on their pastoral plans and have them prepared for presentation in December, got underway last weekend at St Charles Parish Hall in Tunapuna with a meeting of the executive members of the five vicariates.

The “Train-the-Trainers” session was formally opened by Monsignor Esau Joseph of the Northern Vicariate with nine of an expected 18 persons, including two vicars, in attendance.

Facilitators Ramona Khan and Ruby Alleyne explained that they were adopting the Appreciative Inquiry (AI) process for training the executives who will then go back to their various parishes and endeavour to train the members of the Parish Implementation Teams.

Appreciative Inquiry is an organisational development process or philosophy that envisages individuals within an organisational system in its renewal, change and focussed performance.

AI utilises a four-stage process – also referred to as the 4-D process – Dream, Discover, Design and Deliver.

The SIT is making every effort to have all the parish teams trained by the end of October, which will give them (parishes) a month to have their Pastoral Plans ready for handover to Archbishop Edward Gilbert during the event at the Cathedral on December 8.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 November 2009 14:05