BOMBAY CATHOLIC SABHA
TO CREATE A JUST SOCIETY THROUGH INVOLVEMENT IN SOCIO, CIVIC AND POLITICAL AFFAIRS
The Bombay Catholic Sabha (BCS) was founded on January 20, 1989 as a non-political organisation registered as a Public Trust, under the Bombay Public Trusts Act 1950. The BCS is a recognised lay association of the Archdiocese of Bombay, affiliated to the All India Catholic Union (AICU) that is in turn recognised by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India. Bombay Catholic Sabha works for the empowerment of the laity in Civic, Political and Social matters. It is also involved in Human Rights, Social Justice, Environment, Inter-religious and Communal Harmony issues in the city and the country.
The Bombay Catholic Sabha is one of the largest Christian organization in the country with a membership of over 56,000 with units and presence in four districts of Maharashtra. It was founded on Jan 20, 1989 and is the recognized organisation of the Archdiocese of Bombay representing Social issues including Human Rights, Civic and Political issues and is also Affiliated to the All India Catholic Union which in turn is recognised by the Catholic Bishops Conference of India.
The unit at our parish was revived in July 2013 by Fr Austin Norris, We have around 1242 registered members. Meetings are held every 2nd Sunday of every month. Help desk are held every 2nd Sunday at church & chapel, Programmes are held every month throughout the year.
Why become a member of the BCS?
Your membership will show that you are a part of this organization that is committed to doing front line activities to create a better society. It will give a big boost to the organization because membership counts. The strength of an organization lies in numbers. Often we liaise with various authorities and make representations on behalf of the Community. A strength of 56,000 members is not very flattering in an Archdiocese of 5.5 lakhs Catholics. Emeritus Bishop Bosco Penha who terms the activities of the Sabha as practical spirituality had said, “It is certainly my conviction and desire that every Catholic working member of the community becomes a member of the Bombay Catholic Sabha.”
Are you a member? If not we request you to fill up the form. The life membership of the Bombay Catholic Sabha is Rs. 120/- only. For further details you may contact the BCS help desk.
Meeting Day: Every 2nd Sunday of the month
Coordinator: Bernadine D’costa
Spiritual Director: Fr. Agnelo Fernandes