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NFP 2017 Poster

Theme of the Sunday Liturgy (16th July 2017):

NFP WEEK 16th to 23rd July 2017



16/07/2017: Sadea Kallacho Sollavo Aitar: SOIMBA PORMONNEM KUTTUMB YEVZONN PROCHARACHO DIS   (7th Natural Family Planning (NFP) Propagation Day)

“It’s time! Say “Yes” to God’s plan for Marriage!

Natural Family Planning”

Points for Celebration NFP Week 2017

Overcoming threats to Fly thro NFP

To learn NFP or to be in touch with any of our NFP teachers contact: 0832-2224140 (DFSC Panaji office)

The Word of God – Family Life Today – Paper by Fr. Clifford Castelino for the ALL INDIA BIBLICAL CONSULTATION CUM SEMINAR

The Word of God – Family Life Today – Paper by Fr. Clifford Castelino

presented for the ALL INDIA BIBLICAL CONSULTATION CUM SEMINAR titled ” Word of God, Source of Life in the Family” on the second day (24th Nov 2016) at St. Joseph Vaz Spiritual Centre, Old Goa


Letter to the Parish Priests on the Questionnaire for the XIV Ordinary Synod of Bishops on FAMILY

Dear Fr.,
The Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops, in preparation for the October 2015 XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on The Family, has released a preparatory document along with a questionnaire, titled, “The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary World ” on the 10th of December 2014, for wide consultation in the Deaneries and Parishes of each Archdiocese.

We at the Diocesan Family Service Centre (DFSC) have simplified the same for adaptation at the Diocesan and Parish level.

Our Archbishop expressed his desire that the questionnaire, in a simplified form, be sent to the various Parishes for their responses so that the answers could give us the present scenario, resulting in a fruitful pastoral letter for the forthcoming pastoral year 2015-16, dedicated to the families, on the occasion of the Synod.

This letter comes to you with a request to discuss the enclosed matter and answer the questionnaire with the members/families of your Parish community, so that we receive the answers latest by the 28th February 2015 via email (

You are requested to call for a meeting of lay faithful, specially spousal couples (preferably at least two from each somudai) and parish associations, to discuss the enclosed questionnaire so that not only we at the DFSC but even yourselves, at Parish level, could draw out a plan for family catechesis in your Parish.

We have also uploaded the ‘Preparatory document’ on our website (, as well as facebook page (Dfsc,Goa) for responses. You are requested to make the same known to the lay faithful of your Parish by giving wide publicity of the same through Sunday announcements and publication in your Parish Bulletin so that all the lay faithful are made aware of the same.

We would welcome any suggestions from your side to make this consultation process a success.

Kindly treat this as urgent as the time period is short.

Thanking You.

Yours in Christ,

(Fr. Kennet B Teles)

The Six Departments of the Diocesan Family Service Centre

Building Happy, Healthy and Holy Families

The Diocesan Family Service Centre (DFSC), Goa has been conducting programmes with the motto “building happy, healthy and holy families” for the last 37 years. Its programmes are open to people of all castes and creeds.

The DFSC works through six departments, mentioned below, each coordinated by a person appointed by the Archbishop. Continue reading