CCBI Commission for Catechetics National Conference 2018 is effectively taking place in Jalandhar, focusing to discuss about the role of youth catechesis in Church in India. The Conference began on 11th September and is expected to conclude on 13th September, 2018.

On 12th September, 2018, the conference began after a Holy Mass celebrated by Bishop Franco Mulakal, Bishop of Jalandhar. Continuing with interesting and intellectual sessions, in session IV, Guidelines for effective Youth Catechesis were discussed. Fr. Vincent Dcruz was the resource person and Fr. Thomas K D was the moderator.  Session V dealt with the challenges of youth Catechesis: A Panel Discussion. Fr. George Chinnapan SDB, Fr. Joseph Arlagadda, Fr. Chitaranjan Senapati, Fr. Pratap Baria, were the resource persons and Fr. Babu Cheriath was the moderator.

Session VI dealt with group discussion region-wise. After the group discussion, a presentation of the discussion was given for which Sr. Rosy UFS was the moderator. Evening session focused on youth speaking: An interaction with the Youth- Alvin Abraham, Mr. Percival Holt, Ms. Innocencia Kujur, Mr. Maria Ronald, Ms. Inaliza, for which Fr. Prashant Saldanha was the moderator. A sample youth liturgy was led by Fr. Gilbert Choondal SDB. The day ended with a Regional Secretaries Meeting.