Aug 11, 2008, 8:05 AM
Stella Maris Parish in Bakau comprising Star of the Sea and the Holy Family Catholic Church both of Bakau, have set up the Catholic Men's Association to compliment other efforts t boost up activities of their Church. It is believed that within the Catholic Church, organisations from the lifeblood in the life of the Church. The many people belong to one group or the other to boost their Church. Well, at Stella Maris parish, Rev. Fr. Louis T. Mendy CSSp. Parish priest of Bakau has for the first time initiated the formation of the Catholic Men's Association. Women have got their Catholic Women's Association and have been a pivot behind the success of the Bakau parish. In the same line the
As said, early beginnings are always very difficult. It would take time and effort to get very important things started. According to Fr. Louis T. Mendy CSSp. he saw the need to get men involved in the life of the church. "I have found out that women are mostly engaged in prayer groups, CWA, choir with a very small number of men among them. An organised group of men would surely compliment the work in the parish," he said.
In his opening remarks, the parish priest, Fr. Louis T. Mendy CSSp welcomed the five pioneering members present. He went on to talk on the importance of the formation of
Dr. Denis Carayol suggested that an interim executive be set up to steer the group till they get their feet off the ground. Marcel Thomasi was nominated and endorsed as the interim president and Austin Kanjia became the interim secretary.
Marcel Thomasi said the present membership be a mobilizing force to cajole other men of the parish to help the association to succeed. The group was to meet on