Maktaba-e-Anaveem Pakistan
(Peoples' Forum for Contextual Theologies)

30 YEARS (1989-2019) SERVICES OF MAP-LEADERSHIP OF LAITY IN THE CHURCH

Makataba-e-Anaveem Pakistan (MAP) completed its 30 Years of services in February 2019. An Inauguration ceremony of MAP 30 Years celebrations was organized on 22-23 February 2019 at Theological Institute for Laity (TIL), Sadhoke. MAP Executive Board, Chief Coordinators, Assistant Chief Coordinators, Coordinators, Heads and Directors of different institutes, well-wishers and clergy from all over Pakistan attended the 30 Years pearl celebration.

30 Years pearl celebrations inaugurated with thanks giving holy mass. Most Rev. Bishop Samson Shukardin was the celebrant along Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Asi, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Yousaf Mani, Rev. Fr. Inyat Barnard, Rev. Fr. Raphael Mehnga OP, Rev. Fr. Rashid Alfonus, Rev. Fr. Jose, Rev. Fr. Arshad Yousaf, Rev. Fr. WaqasSadiq, Rev. Fr. Francis Chaman, Rev. Fr. Tariq George, Rev. Fr. Shakeel Luca and Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Ahmed. During the Holy Mass the choir embellished the environment with the beautiful gospel songs. MAP Coordinators, staff and local Muslim friends presented the offering during the holy mass.

In the second part of the celebration Mrs. Alishbah Javed Akhtar (Director-MAP) welcomed the guests. Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Yousaf Mani (Vice-Chairperson – MAP) kindled the memorable Candle of MAP 30 Years Pearl Jubilee. 30 Candles of MAP 30 Years celebrations also enlightened by MAP members, friends and well-wishers.

Mr. Kamil Khan Mumtaz (Director-Anjaman-e-Mumaran Lahore), Ms. AyraIndryas (Incharge-Women Desk Church of Pakistan), Dr. Farhana Anthony (Gujranwala Theological Seminary), Mr. Syed Ali Raza Shah (Operational Manager MCB, Sadhoke), Mr. RiazMehmood (Asst. Prof. Department of Islamyat, Gujrat University) and Baba Najmi (well-known Punjabi Poet) shared their views regarding MAP 30 Years Pearl Jubilee, congratulated and appreciated MAP services. Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Asi elaborated “MAP 30 Years Services”.

A stone plaque was unveiled by Most Rev. Bishop Samson Shukardin, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Yousaf Mani (Vice-Chairperson – MAP), Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Asi and Mrs. AlisbhahJaved Akhtar (Director-MAP). 30 Years’ MAP “Chronicles” was launched by Rev. Fr. Inayat Barnard, Mrs. AlishbahJaved Akhtar (Director-MAP), MAP Executive Board Members, and Chief Coordinators. MAP 30 Years Jubilee Cake was cut. A memorable shield was presented to Most Rev. Bishop Samson Shukardin as a token of appreciation on his 25 years priestly jubilee with a special cake cut.

MAP board members, well-wishers, coordinators were honored by shields in appreciation of their services and association with MAP. In the end coordinators, members and board members shared their views on MAP Services.

315 lay people from different cities of Pakistan, heads and directors of Theological Institutes, Catholic Bible Commission Pakistan (CBCP), Women Desk Church of Pakistan, Anjamn-e-Mumran Lahore, Meshi IshyatKhana (MIK) Lahore, Gujrat University, Karachi, Hyderabad, Kotri, Mirpurkhas, Khairpur Maris, Quetta-Baluchistan, Gujranwala Theological Seminary, Shiekhupura, Farooqabad, Hafizabad, QilaDidar Singh, Harpoke, Ghoma, Father SataniSelas Town, Christian Colony Sadhoke and clergy from different congregations of Pakistan attended this memorable ceremony. In the end Mrs. AlishbahJaved Akhtar (Director-MAP) paid a vote of thanks.