Mid-Chapter held in India in November 2016
L to R: Fr. Peter DiTomasso, (USA) Superior General, Fr. Luigi Toscano, Fr. Reynaldo Capuana (Argentina), Fr. Peter Morkah (Nigeria), Fr. Antony Samy (India).
Superior General Fr. Luigi Toscano presided on a Mid-Chapter November 7 through 13, 2016 in Thambuchettypalya, Bangalore, India. The Chapter was open to all the Delegates from the eight countries where we have an established presence which are, Italy, the United States, Argentina, India, Nigeria, Slovakia, Indonesia and Colombia. Before the Chapter began, each Delegate was to meet with the community members in his Delegation and compile a report on current activities and plans for the future in the areas of Vocation promotion, Initial Formation, Permanent Formation, Mission and Finance. The challenges for the future are great as the Congregation grows. Attention must always be given to strong formation programs for both those preparing for priesthood and newly ordained. Also discussed and recommended was developing a strong connection between Delegations where information and support are shared. Delegates were also asked to begin to think of the change for some delegations to possibly become Provinces in the future. Upon returning home all Delegates were to meet with the members to share the outcome of the Mid-Chapter and plan to work on the proposals put forth.