SOCIAL AND INNOVATIVE MINISTRIES
Mission realisation of Jesus Christ has many dimensions. To give focused attention to a dimension of mission for its effectiveness and in ensuring its significant contribution to the over-all mission of Christ, social apostolate and new and innovative ministries have been given the status of a separate ministry. It is not detached from mission proper but inserted into it to sustain the overall objectives of the mission of Christ.
Many of these services like those given to the handicapped, the orphans, street-children, the aged, the sick, the migrants, the youth, women-empowerment, and prisoners come under the umbrella of this ministry. Some of these services are given through institutions; others are given by way of programmes and outreach services.
Media and communications have become powerful instruments of proclaiming and disseminating the Joy of the Gospel. Many provinces after taking initial small steps are now launching in a big way to use media and communications at the service of the mission of Christ. This also comes under Social and the Innovative Ministry of the Congregation.