KROSS Governing Body Meeting – 19th May, 2016.

The Meeting was presided over by Most Rev. Dr. Gerald Issac Lobo – President, KROSS and Bishop of Udupi. The President thanked Fr. Reginald Pinto for leading the prayer. He welcomed Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Vazhapilly – Vice President, KROSS and Bishop of Mysore and all the members. He had a special word of welcome to Fr. Abraham Areeparmbil, Director of MSSS, Bhadravathi and Mr. Robert D’souza, State Officer, Caritas India who were recently appointed. He requested all members to actively participate in the meeting, evaluate the reports being presented and give their valuable feed-back and suggestions which would be incorporated to make the programs a success.

The reports of the programs implemented by KROSS and being supported and implemented by the Diocesan Social Service Societies throughout the state of Karnataka were presented by the Program Officers. The members had queries which were clarified and the suggestions given by the members were accepted.

The meeting was attended by the Diocesan Social Work Directors, Board Members - Prof. Rita Norohna, Director, CEDSE, & Mr. Anthony Mendonca, Retd. KAS, the special invitees - Fr. Faustine Lobo, National Director, Pontifical Mission Organization, Fr. Lourdusamy, Coordinator, Karnataka Region Pastoral Plan Implementation Committee and Mr. Robert D’souza, State Officer, Caritas India.

The meeting began at 9.30 a.m and concluded at 1.30 p.m. with a vote of thanks by Rev. Fr. Sebastian Fernandes, Director, KROSS.