Tikamgarh Zone was the first to conduct Bible Fest 2019 on Monday 07 October 2019. Fr Antony Pullan was kind enough to host the event at St Jude’s Church Campus at Lavkushnagar. Fr Joseph Edathil and the teaching faculty of Christ Jyoti School Lavkushnagar worked hard to make the event a grand success. Fr Peter Milellumthadathil and the teaching faculty of Christ Jyoti School Niwari graciously consented to be the judges of various competitions. The inaugural ceremony began with invoking God’s presence. Fr Antony Pullan cordially welcomed Rev Fathers, Sisters and the participants from various parishes to the event. The event was formally inaugurated by the Eparchial Catechism Director Fr Paul Umassery. The event was blessed by the physical presence and encouragement of Rev Fathers, Sisters and lay faithful of different parishes. After an exhilarated day of competitions Maria Mata Church Chhatarpur won the championship trophy with 47 points, and Little Flower Church, Tikamgarh won the runners-up with 40 points.
The Bible Fest at Singrauli Zone was held on Sunday, 13 October 2019 at St Louis Church Jayant. The Department remembers with gratitude the generosity of Fr Paul Chettimattel, the Parish Priest in hosting the event. The solemn Holy Qurbana for the catechism students of the zone was celebrated by Fr Paul Chettimattel. Fr Paul Uthinipparamban inaugurated and conducted the Zonal Bible Fest. Fr Joseph Varickamackal together with the Sisters and the teaching faculty of St Mary’s School, Deosar and Christ Jyoti School, Odgady deserve our special thanks for being the judges of various competitions. The wholehearted participation and encouragement of the priests, religious and lay faithful of various parishes in grooming the young catholic talents were praiseworthy. At the end of exciting events St Vincent's Church, Vindhyanagar won the Zonal Bible Fest 2019 championship with 53 points and the runners-up trophy was won by St Paul’s Church, Waidhan with 41 points. The department is ever indebted to Rev Fr Paul Uthinipparamban for taking up the extra responsibility of successfully conducting the Zonal Bible Fest 2019.
Bible Fest at Satna Zone took place on Sunday, 13 October 2019, at Christ Jyoti Sr Sec. School auditorium. The department of Catechism gratefully remembers the magnanimity of Fr Kuriakose Kachappilly, the Manager, Christ Jyoti School, Satna in arranging the event. The Solemn Holy Qurbana for the participants was celebrated by Fr Paul Umassery at St Vincent’s Cathedral Church Satna. The event was blessed and inaugurated by very Rev. Fr John Thoppil, the Vicar General of the Eparchy. The number of priests, religious and the lay faithful of the zone were present throughout the day to encourage and assist the budding Catholic talents. Fr Mathew Tharakunnel assisted by the brothers from ETC deserves our appreciation for being the judges of various events. The timely assistance of Rev. Fr Scaria Kaduthanam and the deacons from St Ephrem’s Theological College, Ephremnagar in the smooth organization of the programme is not to be forgotten. After a daylong electrifying contest, the Zonal Bible Fest Championship was won by St Francis Xavier’s Church, Rewa with 59 points. The runners–up trophy was won by St Joseph’s Church, Panna with 41 points.