His grace Archbishop Thomas Macwan , after his elevation as Archbishop of Gandhinagar called for first general body meeting on the 25th August, 2016. The venue was Jevan Vikas Kendra Petapur. The diocesan clergy had a meeting with the Archbishop in the morning from 10.00 AM to 1.00PM. Then all the clergy and the relgious of the Archdiocese had another meeting from 3 PM to 7 PM. The Archdiocesan guidelines were the main focus for the diocesan clergy during their discussion. The other two follwing points were common for the both discussion.
- Areas of growth in the Archdiocese
- Way forward for effective apostalate in the Archdioce.
Father Jimmy B. Dabhi SJ was the main resource person for effective apostolate in the Archdioces. He emphasised on the points: prudence and courage for effective evengelization in the Archdiocese of Gandhingar.
Archbishop Thomas Macwan encouraged the priests and the religious to be united with Jesus to carry out His work. He added that personal pryer and dependence on Jesus our master is the most and urgent need of the hour. He also encouraged us to seek the intercession of Mary our Mother who would lead us to her son Jesus.