Province Chapter, Sri Lanka/Pakistan

A privileged time....

The Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd will hold its Congregational Chapter in 2021.  In preparation for this, Province Chapters are being held in every province commencing in 2019, and a number of Intercontinental Assemblies (ICAs) are being planned for 2020.

 

Province Chapter

The Province Chapter is a privileged time in the history of a province.  Through dialogue and prayer the chapter assesses the life of the province, renews its fidelity to the charism, and plans for the future.  It calls each sister to openness, conversion and greater zeal so that the unique gift of Christ, the Shepherd, may overflow into the Church and the world.    (Constitution 96)

Pre-Chapter meetings

As part of the chapter process, Pre-Chapter meetings provide space and time for deep listening to oneself and to each other on the realities of today and the priorities for the future.  Pre-Chapter meetings provide the opportunity for lay partners-in-mission to contribute to the Province Chapter.  This process acknowledges that sisters and partners-in-mission are together co-responsible for the effectiveness and sustainability of Good Shepherd Mission into the future.

The Province Chapters of Asia Pacific region 

Province of Sri Lanka/Pakistan

The Province Chapter was held from 12-22 November 2019 at Good Shepherd Auditorium, Kotahena. 

During the days of Chapter, delegates approved the second draft of the chapter directions, and elected the delegates and substitutes for the Congregational Chapter, ICA and CACA.

Sister Maryanne Perera was elected as new Province Leader and her team are Sisters Roshanthi Ranwatta,  Alexandra Mendis, Siriyapushpam Saverien, Dhammi Fernando and Annette Fernando.  

Installation Mass was presided by Rt. Rev. Dr. Winston Fernando, Bishop of Badulla.  Sr Ellen Kelly, Congregational Leader was thanked for being with the sisters in spirit during the journey, and Sisters Zelna Oosthuizen and Lilly Devasia Kunnanattu for their encouraging presence. Sr. Francine Muthugala and her Team were thanked for their generous service.

Photo of new Province Leader and Team

Click here - 2019 Province Chapter Sri Lanka-Pakistan, incoming PLT