Fr. Pronoy Anthony Gomes, CSC is declared assistant pastoral coordinator of Chittagong Archdiocese. Archbishop of Chittagong Most Rev. Moses M. Costa, CSC made this declaration after the ordination of the new priest Fr. Benjamin Pintu Costa who is assigned assistant priest of Bolipara Parish replacing Fr. Pronoy Gomes, CSC.
Chittagong Archdiocese has a specialized team named “Pastoral Service Team (PST) which was initially formed in 1983. The initial task of this team was to plan and execute different formation programs in the diocese. In 1996 after the formation of different commissions in Chittagong diocese PST became an animation body for the commissions and the parishes in order to guide their activities according to the pastoral plan of the diocese. Till 2013 the headquarter of this PST team was situated in Oriental Institute of Barisal.
In 2013 the headquarter was transferred to the Bishop’s Hose, Chittagong and Mr. Manik Willver D’Costa was appointed as the Pastoral Coordinator of Chittagong Archdiocese. In 2015 after the erection of Barisal diocese a new team named ‘Pastoral Formation Team (PFT)’ was formed in Chittagong Hill Tracts region for better pastoral care of the people in CHT. In 2016 a new office of PST was inaugurated in Bandarban and Mr. Khuntairai Tripura was appointed as the office secretary of PST CHT region. Before today’s declaration parish priest of Bandarban Fr. Binoy Gomes was serving as coordinator of PST CHT.
A Pastoral center in Bandarban is under construction and is expected to be finished within March 2020. Newly appointed assistant pastoral coordinator of PST Fr. Pronoy Anthony Gomes will be in-charge of this center.