Jessore, 4-6 June, 2018. The premises of the NSCTC have become alive once more with 18 people, mainly sisters, fathers and catechists of the Khulna Catholic Diocese, who for two days have endeavored a lot to understand the meaning of mission in its relationship with the church’s nature, and then, its practical actualization in Bangladesh. It eventually turned out clearly that mission is what defines the church itself, in such a way as a church cannot be such if it is not missionary. A maturity of a local church may be measured on the extent of its missionary attitude. In practice, taking the hint from the pope’s Mongolbartar Anondo, mission in Bangladesh should restate the option for the poor, the choice of peripheries, becoming thus a field hospital, a place of respite, healing and mercy!... Read More | Share it now!
From April the 9 to April the 13 a group of 56 catechists mainly coming from the Khulna and the Barisal dioceses, with a lone participant from the Rajshahi diocese have flocked the NSCTC premises to attend the course led by both Fr. Marcello Storgato sx and Mr. Suzon Mahady on Social Media, the Internet and the digital world in their impact on evangelisation and on the life of the Church in general. The course was actively attended by all. We hope to have helped our important pastoral operators to understand and use the new opportunities this new world of IT is opening up. Below a picture of the hall during on of the classes.... Read More | Share it now!
The month of March has seen the NSCTC busy with three courses. The first has been the one led by Fr. Giovanni Gargano sx on Biblical spirituality, basically attended by youth coming from the Khulna parishes. The second, from March the 10 to the 14, was centred on women, their situation and rights in Bangladesh. Significantly, this last course was participated by 30 or so college going girls who enlivened the austere walls of the training centre! The last course, from the 18 to the 21 of March saw instead the participation of around 25 people mainly fathers and sisters from the Khulna diocese. The course was led by Fr. George sj and focused on the study of the Laudato Sii encyclical letter of pope Francis. The three programmes were well participated and hopefully made a lasting sigh on the respective participants
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NSCTC Jessore, 16-19 January 2018. Today the last group of the 120 people who crowded the NSCTC left our premises to return to their own places. For two full days representatives from all the parishes of the Khulna Diocese debated and reflected on the subject of the Influence of Technology on Family and Environment. One of the forgone conclusions arrived at is that technology as such is good; it is its use that may be either good or bad. To offset the negative influences of a misuse of modern technology, it was remarked, a stronger education and sensitization of youth on values were a must. More than and beyond repression or prohibition explanation, formation and witness could help us harness the many positive effects of technology. The assembly was presided over by the Right Reverend Bishop Romen James Boiragi.
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On the Bijoy Dibosh, the 16th of December, the renovation work on the main building of the Centre has completed. Our gratitude goes out to the four painters who braved heights and accomplished the task in just a month. Last but not least, a big thank also to our Louis and Robiul, who as part of the NSCTC staff, worked hard along with the four professional painters. The NSCTC is now ready to restart its training activities from next January.... Read More | Share it now!
4 December 2017. After an intensive October the NSCTC is undergoing a bit of cleaning up. The main building is being redone, taking occasion of the break occurred after the last course on liturgy concluded on November the 10. In October worthy of mention is the retreat of the Khulna catechists (from the 16 to the 20) and the course on the gospels at the end of the month. The former saw the participation of around 40 catechists led by Fr. Babul Boiragi, parish-priest of Chalna Catholic Church; while the latter was led by Sr. Rosemary Shaha. This latter event was participated by 34 youngsters from several parishes of the Khulna diocese. Similarly, the course on liturgy saw the participation of 30 people, mostly youth. The liturgy course was led by Sr. Sumona Costa of the NSCTC staff.
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5 September 2017. Father Marcello Storgato after an absence of about 24 years is back in Bangladesh. It is too early to say what he will be doing, yet we are happy to have him around. Father Marcello is actually the modern founder of the NSCTC as we know it today and we would be very happy to have him back at the Training Centre. In one way or the other we are sure he will be more than willing to lend a hand to this creation of his whenever he will be needed. Welcome back!
Jessore 31-7-2017. It is nearly a month since the 3 Month Course has started at the National Social Catechetical Training Centre. A total of 37 students from all over Bangladesh are participating into the programme. The group is well knit and eager to learn and experience. The average age of the students is around 22: a wonderful age which enliven also those of the staff who are no longer as young! The group is infusing new life into the no longer young walls of our Centre.