In Chennai, Common celebrations and occasions such as Birthday and Feast Day of St. Mary Euphrasia, Merger of the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity with the Good Shepherd, Inauguration of the Province and Celebration of Perpetual Profession, developed a deeper bond between the sisters and the lay partners. Partners were included in various commissions and decision making; slowly, yet firmly, partnership is being strengthened. Mrs. Sashirekha participated at the Intercontinental Assembly in September 2014 and returned with renewed zeal. In 2015 Community Link person Sr. Maria Rose was chosen. She encouraged the staff of every department to make a choice to be lay partners. As a result 24 staff volunteered to be lay partners for Good Shepherd Mission. On Lay partners’ Day called as Neuvillites Day was celebrated on 2nd September by way of a solemn and meaningful gathering, thus creating a sincere identity for our lay partners.