Strategical planning workshop was held in Thanchi on 27-28 September 2019. The workshop was attended by over 60 participants representing different age groups, professions, institutions and teams. A team of 3 members consisting of Fr. Pankaj Pereira (Archdiocesan Financial Administrator), Mr. Manik Willver D’Costa (Archdiocesan Pastoral Coordinator and Secretary) and Mr. Mickey Paul Gonsalves (Archdiocesan Development Executive) conducted the workshop with the help of local pastoral team of Thanchi Parish. The workshop was launched through a holy mass offered by Fr. Pankaj Periera.
On the first day of the workshop there were open discussions to find the priorities in the parish. It is to be noted that two priority was commonly given to all the parishes by the ordinary of the Archdiocese which are 1. Faith formation and education, 2. Economical development and self-sufficiency of the parish.
On the next day the participants discussed in the groups to determine priority-wise goals, objective and action plan. A draft was made based on the discussions which will be finalized by a committee of 11 members formed in the workshop. This plan will be implemented during the next five years.
This is the first workshop of such category which will gradually be organized in all the parishes of Chittagong Archdiocese.