The Minutes of the General Body
Meeting of Indian Catholic Community held on 11.3.2006
Body Meeting of the Indian Catholic Community, Vienna,
was held at the SSP Hall, Schwarzspaniergasse 15, A-1090
Vienna, on 11th March 2006, in order to discuss the
topic on the Silver Jubilee Celebration of the ICC.
ICC Community, which was
officially constituted in 1982 as one of the foreign
language Catholic communities in the Archdiocese of
Vienna, consists of all Malayalees belonging to the
three Rites of the Syro Malabar, Syro Malankara and
Latin Churches in Kerala.
for the spiritual renewal of the Community, a souvenir,
a mega cultural programme and a concluding Solemn
Liturgy are in view of the Jubilee celebrations.
Retreat & Recollections:
the nature of the Retreat, it was suggested to get the
pulse of the community either for a Eucharistic type or
for Charismatic type of retreat. Half day recollections
and other spiritual revival activities, pilgrimages
could be organized during the Jubilee year.
also suggested and agreed upon to announce a Jubilee
Year, starting from October 1, 2006, with an opening
ceremony and concluding in October 2007.
the Jubilee year, invitations would be sent to all the
previous Chaplains of the ICC to participate in the
Jubilee Celebrations. Heads of the Catholic Church
Communities from Kerala will be given invitation to
visit us at any time during the Jubilee year, or
preferably to join us in our concluding celebrations.
Appropriate Competitions could be organized in
sports/games, artistic/ literary areas at inter-European
levels. Artistic and Cultural programmes could be
sponsored according to the availability of the artists.
expenditure would be met by a Jubilee fund raised by
individual contributions from the ICC Community, of at
least € 50,- per family. That was the unanimous
opinion of the general body.
Committee consisting of the present Parish Committee,
the former Chairmen/General Coordinators from 1982
onwards, together with other interested persons and
volunteers, was suggested in order to plan and to
carry out programmes of the Jubilee Celebrations.
Thomas Thandappilly CST, ICC Chaplain
Joseph Olimalayil, ICC General Coordinator
Padinjarekkalayil, ICC Vice Coordinator