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SOCIETY OF THE CATHOLIC APOSTOLATE
Assumption of The B. V. M Province

VOC (Vocation Orientation Centre)

GOA

PALLOTTI HOME, CHICALIM (DIOCESE OF GOA & DAMAN, GOA)
The original plan was to set up the VOC for the south-western region in Mangalore. When that proved difficult,attention was turned to the diocese of Karwar as it offered a more central location. When that could not be realized, it was temporarily begun in Pallotti Home Chicalim in 1993, at the initiative of Fr. Frederick D’Souza, SAC, who was, at the time, Director of Pallotti Home. The students were accommodated in one BLOCK of the Retreat House. In September 1993 Fr. Anton Nenzl, SAC, took over as Director of the VOC and the Retreat house. In July 1997 he suggested building an annex to Pallotti Home to accommodate the students of the VOC. The new BUILDING was ready by the middle of 1999. On June 13, 1999 it was blessed by Fr. Jacob Nambudakam, SAC, and inaugurated by Fr. Anton Nenzl. Other Pallottine confreres who served as Directors of the V.O.C. at Chicalim are Frs. Ralph Besterwitch, SAC, Frank Pinto, SAC, Leo Felix, SAC and Fr. Frederick D’Souza. The present Director is Fr. Frank Pinto, SAC.