The CCBI Commission for Vocations, Seminaries, Clergy and Religious aims at coordinating the services of promotion of Vocations and Priestly and Religious Formation and the life of Catholic Priests and Religious throughout India, in order that the Clergy and the Religious of India, true to their ecclesial character, may be holy persons and pastors of all people, effective servant-leaders of the Christian community and committed workers for the promotion of God’s Kingdom in India.
The commission will carry out this task in accordance with the documents of the Church on Priestly and Religious Formation, the directives spelt out in the Charter of Priestly Formation in India, and the directives of the CCBI and in collaboration with other Commissions of the CCBI, by providing opportunities for consultation, collaboration and organization in the regional and national levels.
1. Archbishop Peter Fernandes: 1999 to 2006
2. Archbishop Albert D’Souza : 2007 to 2010
3. Bishop Thomas Vazhapilly: 2010 to 2015
4. Bishop Udumala Bala : 2015
Former Executive Secretaries
1. Fr. Arul Joseph : 2002-2006
2. Fr. John Kulandai: 2006-2014
3. Fr. Raymond Joseph: 2014-2018