News Contributor: Mr. Clement Lincoln Gomes, Desk for Professional Affairs
A special discussion meeting with Catholic business personnel was organized for the second time on 22 September 2018 at 6.30 pm at Archdiocesan training center. The meeting was well participated by 31 Catholic business personnel involved in big, medium and small businesses. The meeting was conducted by Mr. James Gomes, Coordinator, Desk for professional affairs.
The meeting opened by a prayer service led by PST program Coordinator Sr. Nisha Gagra, SSMI. Archbishop of Chittagong Most Rev. Moses Costa, CSC then welcomed all the businessmen present and thanked the desk for professional affairs for organizing such a valuable meeting. The Archbishop explained the objectives of the desk for professional affairs and the objectives of the meeting.
Christian businessmen can share Christian faith through their integrity, excellence and welfare as they work with different people – Archbishop Moses M. Costa, CSC
He said businessmen are an important part of our church. They are participating in various ways with the activities of the church. The church is also responsible for thinking about the Catholic businessmen, just as they think of Church. Christian businessmen can share Christian faith through their integrity, excellence and welfare as they work with different people. So this is not just a matter of profit, but people should realize that we are Christians. Similarly, Christian spirituality can be inspirational in leading business. We are thinking of conducting training based on different sectors. We have also gathered here for your views on what can be done for those who are interested to start a new business. I will request those who are involved in the business for a long time should be thinking about others and do something for all, so that we can all live well.
After that, the businessmen introduced themselves and their business categories, struggles, success stories and opportunities for others. They also showed appreciation to the Archbishop for his future thought and expressed their willingness to be with the desk for professional affairs to implement this plan.
In the end, a member of the desk Mr. Moses Shyamol Gomes conducted a session to prepare a plan of actions. The meeting ended with words of thanks by the Chaplain Fr. Gordon Dias, Vicar general, Archdiocese of Chittagong. He specially said, “The number of businessmen in the Christian community is very minor, and every minor is the best and necessary for the church. So, our effort is to bring all of you together.”