How lovely is your dwelling place O Lord, Almighty. Ps. 89.1
The long dream and selfless sacrifice and uncompromising hard work of our confreres and the faithful in the Parish of Kelambakkam bloomed to the beautiful reality in the form of a new Divine Mercy Church with all the elegance one can imagine. This mighty church was blessed and consecrated on 13th of February by His Excellency Most Rev.Neethinathan, Bishop of Chenglepet and opened by Rev. Fr. Ignacimuthu, our Provincial, in the presence of Rev. Fr. Bhakia Regis, Vicar General, Rev. Fr. James Karamakuzhyil, the General Councilor for Education, Rev. Fr. Suresh Babu, the General Councilor in charge for Formation, Fr. Muthu Samy, the Provincial of Nagpur, Fr. Jayaseelan, the Provincial of Pune, many Diocesan Priests, Religious, and large number of faithful. Many of our MSFS fathers, including Fr.C.Sebastianraj, Councilor in charge of mission and Fr.A. Luckas, Fr.P.S.Joseph and Fr.K.Joseph Xavier also graced the occasion. It was very much noteworthy that the Collector of Chinglepet district, Mr. John Louis also graced the occasion with his family. Mermier Multipurpose hall was blessed by the Vicar General of Chinglepet Diocese Rev. Fr. Bhakia Regis. The Bishop and the other dignitaries were very much appreciative of the meticulous plan in the construction and the execution of the same by Fr. J. Stephen, the Parish Priest and the team of Fr.S.Amirthanathan, Fr. M. Simon Prabhu, Fr.K. Martin Anand and Fr. Anantha Prabhu. This church of divine mercy remains as the symbol of unity, sacrifice and the expression of unfailing faith of the parishners. It is also a matter of pride, as this church is dedicated in memory of silver jubilee year of the parish and 175th anniversary of first MSFS missionaries landing in India. All praised God for the gift of this beautiful church, which exhibits the tiny spark of God’s infinite glory, which is indescribable in human language. The whole event was live streamed through Madha TV.
MSFS Fathers, Kelambakkam
Hearty congratulations to Fr.J.Stephen, Fr.S. Amirthanathan, Fr. M. Simon Prabu, Fr.K. Martin Anand & Fr. Anantha Prabu for their meticulous planning, hard work and tireless efforts in the construction of the magnificent Church.