13th November 2007 His Excellency Archbishop Oswald Gracious Archbishop’s House 21 Nathalal Parekh Marg Mumbai 400 001 Re : Minutes of the Meeting held on 12th November 2007
Kind Atten :
Archbishop Oswald Gracious
This is with reference to the above subject, and also with the several efforts with the Archdiocese of Mumbai for the Spiritual Implementation of the Tamil Catholics in Mumbai. The meeting was held for the religious benefit of the Tamil Catholics Residing in Mumbai / Dharavi. It was discussed in the Meeting that the Tamil Catholics in Dharavi St.Anthony Church exceeds 1200 families which is almost 82 % – 86 % of the Total Parish Strength. Though the Archbishop Oswald Gracious is not having any Supporting Data / Statement for the same and seems to be misguided that it is only 50 % - 55 % of Tamil Catholics Strength at St. Anthony Church, Dharavi. Hence it was decided to conduct a Census Program by the representatives of Mumbai Tamil Catholics Association along with the Parish Team representatives to get an accurate Strength of the Tamil Catholics in Dharavi. We request the Archbishop Oswald Gracious to advice us to process the Census Program with the proper formats of Documents. As discussed in the meeting, we would also like you to remind within the existing Tamil Priest of the Parish, Kindly help us to have the Children Mass in Tamil on Sundays at 8:30 am. (Replace the Existing English Children to Tamil Children Mass) We are very much thankful for the concern you show always for the Tamil Catholics in Mumbai.
Prayers & Regards With Christ Tamil Catholic Association-Mumbai
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