My dear Confreres,
We are at the end of Lent and in the middle of the Holy Week. We are approaching the Easter in a state of intense remorse for our frailties with our pious acts and prayer. The most important significance of Holy Week is the remembrance of Passion, Death and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
By Passion, our Lord signifies that though he came to love, redeem and liberate us, yet he was misunderstood, betrayed, denied, abandoned, helpless, brutalized and scourged. He endured all these for the salvation of humanity and the creation. As such, he empathizes with the marginalized people of the society.
By Death, our Lord signifies that there can be no greater love than to give one’s life for another. He gave his life as a ransom for many. He suffered death, a death on the cross, considered as a shameful death. He did not die for his sins, but he died for our sins. As such, he sets a perfect example that dying for another is noble and righteous.
By Resurrection, our Lord signifies that passion and death is not in vain or futile. But they bear fruit. He rose again from the death. He defeated death and Satan. As such, He symbolizes new life, new hope, new heaven and new earth.
My dear Confreres, the celebration of Passion, Death and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus cannot go merely as yearly rituals and ceremonies. They must affect our lives positively. They must stir our hearts. The celebration of Holy Week culminating in Resurrection of our Lord needs to have
KIM/ 21 April 2019 profound change in our lives that we re-dedicate ourselves to God and to the mission of the Church. This is what our Patron St. Francis De Sales and our venerable Founder Fr. Peter Mermier did. In the footsteps of our Patron and Founder, let us celebrate the Holly Week and the Easter meaningfully and grow in holiness and serve the humanity. I wish you all a happy Easter!
Follow up to the General Chapter, 2019
As a follow up to the General Chapter, 2019, the province undertook the exercise of reflection and assimilation. The “Call of General Chapter 2019” was reflected, assimilated and interiorized at the apostolic community level. Special apostolic community meetings were held in our province. Each apostolic Community meeting was animated by a Capitulant of the General Chapter, 2019. The following are the details of the Apostolic Community Meetings animated in our province:
John de Britto Apostolic Community, Pudukkottai has it meeting on 3rd march 2019 and Fr. Peter Mermier Apostolic community on 11th march 2019 and were animated by Fr. Kanikkai Nathan. St. Thomas Apostolic Community was animated by Fr. Provincial on 7th march 2019. St. Mary’s Apostolic Community was animated by Fr. J. Stephen on 12th march 2019. Fr. John Bosco Apostolic Community was animated on 12th march 2019 and SFS Apostolic Community on 27th march 2019 by Fr. A. Arul Francis.
Our commitment to Malawi mission is taking concrete shape. The official taking up the Livingstonia mission in Malawi is fixed on 5th of May, 2019. A function is organized. Rt. Rev. Martin Mtumbuka, Bishop of Diocese of Karonga, Rev. Fr. Abraham Vettuvelil, our Superior General and Rev. Fr. Johnson Kallidukil, General Councilor (Mission) and some fathers from East-Africa are scheduled to participate in the programme. From our province in India, the Provincial and Fr. D. Amirtharajan will be attending the programme. Fr. Soosai Raj, Fr.Anandaraj and Fr. Nelson will form the first community in Malawi in Livingstonia. Let us cheer up our Pioneers and commit ourselves for the Malawi mission.
Decennial Celebration, SFS School, Perumbakkam
SFS Matriculation School, Perumbakkam celebrated its decennial celebration with fanfare on March 5, 2019 at the school premises. The celebrations commenced at 5 pm, with the blessing and inauguration of the two additional class rooms by Rev. Fr. K. Ignacimuthu MSFS, our Provincial Superior. Rev. Fr. J. Savarimuthu, the Principal, welcomed the chief guest, Rev. Fr. K. Ignacimuthu MSFS, and the Guests of Honor, Mr. A. Anandan, the DEO of Villupuram, Rev. Sr. Jyothi, the Provincial of CSST, Villupuram, Rev. Fr. A. Luckas, Mr. Stephen, Director of GICE, Mr. Raphael, and Mr. Madhan Er. Prizes were given to the toppers and other students, who had brought laurels to the school in various competitions and contests.
Addressing on the occasion Rev. Fr. K. Ignacimuthu MSFS, the Provincial, lauded and praised the school for raising the educational standard in the village. He also assured the gathering that after duly fulfilling all the legal requirements, the proposed new wing will be constructed at the earliest. The DEO was very much appreciative of the service, rendered by our Fathers in this locality.
After the formal functions, the Cultural Event started with the performances of dance by the KG students. The students presented mesmerizing cultural events such as dances, plays, yoga demonstration, taekwondo demonstration, mime, etc. All the students participated in the program. The Correspondent, Rev. Fr. P. S. Joseph thanked the chief-guest, dignitaries, and parents for their participation. He also thanked students, teachers, and the Principal for organizing the function in a grand way.
Fr. J. Savarimuthu.
Education Forum Meeting
Every end is a new beginning. It was a wonderful opportunity to come together as an Education Forum on 9th of March 2019 at our Provincial House. It was just a follow up of the previous meeting, where we had a fruitful discussion on transformation towards uniform pattern and design for the forthcoming academic year 2019-2020. Perhaps it had been one of the long awaited decisions in the recent past. And this time the forum members felt the need for a change in quality, innovation and at the same time a unique Fransalian Identity in our apostolate of educating the young particularly in our context.
The meeting began with half an hour of adoration led by Fr. Amirtha Nathan and Fr. M. Simon Prabu. After the adoration, all the members of the Forum gathered in the Seminar Hall. Rev. Fr. Ignacimuthu, our Provincial graced the occasion. Rev. Fr. J. B. Thadews welcomed all and in particular welcomed Rev. Fr. J. Stephen, the newly elected General Councilor for Social and Innovative Ministry. Lot of success stories were shared by the Principals of our schools in a holistic way, which included not only achievements but also challenges in the present social and political scenario. Major thoughts were shared for the possibilities of a new school in the ITI Campus at Pudukkottai and looking for new land in Kelambakkam, Chennai. An elaborate discussion took place regarding the textbooks and common uniforms.
All the members thanked the Desalites, teaching and non-teaching staff and our own conferrers for helping the people affected by Gaja Cyclone. It was also noted that we need to be faithful, transparent, inspiring, and updating ourselves according to the need of the hour. There was a demo session on the School info software and KIPS computer textbooks. There was a suggestion that the procurators also along with the principals and correspondents should attend the Education Forum Meeting. Rev. Fr. J. Stephen, the General Councilor for Social and Innovative ministry conveyed his greetings on behalf of our Superior General and Curia. He thanked the Provincial Administration and in a very special way thanked all the members of the Education Forum and the Core Committee. The meeting came to an end with a short prayer.
Fr. M. Simon Prabu
Social & Innovative Ministry Forum Meeting
The second meeting of the forum for the academic year 2018-19 took place on 11. 03. 2019 at Provincialate, Trichy. The meeting was attended by the provincial along with the Provincial Bursar. In addition, we had the joy of having Rev.Fr. J. Stephen, the newly elected General Councillor in charge of SAIM. Fr. Amirtharajan, the councilor in charge for Social and Innovative Forum welcomed the members and set the tone for the meeting. Every member shared reports of their ministry, which included the success stories, challenges faced, proposals and suggestions for future ministry.
After this Fr. Selva Raj presented the updates of Gaja cyclone relief and rehabilitation works. He explained in detail the three phases of relief work carried out by the relief team. After that, Fr. J. Stephen spoke on the salient features of the ‘Call of the General Chapter’. Fr. K. Ignaci Muthu, the Provincial encouraged all the members to continue the good works, they are doing. He assured the confreres of the support of the administration in facing the challenges. Fr. Amirtha Rajan, the Councillor in charge of Social and Innovative Forum requested the members to furnish the details about each centre for the preparation of a Directory at the congregational level. Fr. X. George Navin, the Secretary proposed the vote of thanks and the meeting came to an end with a prayer.
Fr. X. George Navin
Report of the Scholastic Meeting 2019
The awaited scholastic meeting for the year 2019 was held in the Provincialate on 4th to 7th of April. There were fourteen of us and we arrived on the 4th evening. The meeting commenced after the dinner with orientation talk by Fr. Santhiyagu, the Councilor in-charge of Formation. Frs. Christu Raj MSFS and Prem Kumar MSFS were the resource persons to animate the two day sessions with their inspirational talks and life experiences. For the first two days, we followed the same schedule. We had Morning Prayer followed by mass in the morning and each day had different themes for reflection and sharing. On the first day, Fr. Prem Kumar talked to us on the theme of dynamics of community and social adjustments. He enlightened and inspired us to reflect on how to make adjustments in society and community life, following the Core values and real identity of Jesus with conviction. In the evening we had the Stations of the Cross on Friday and Eucharistic adoration on Saturday. On the second day, Fr. Christu Raj talked to us on the theme of Conviction in Commitment.
At the end of the each session, different groups were formed to discuss and find out solutions for the various problems in our religious communities and societies. The meeting came to an end with a day trip to Kodaikanal. As a whole, our get together was indeed an enriching experience and grace-filled moment of sharing and praying together. At this moment, we would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Rev. Fr. Provincial for his encouragement and loving support. We also sincerely appreciate and thank Rev Fr. Santhiyagu, Msfs for taking keen interest in the growth of the scholastics, accompanying us and motivating us to be formed as committed Fransalian missionaries with right focus and goal in life.
Dn. J. Naveen
1. SFS School, Kelambakkam
It was a gracious occasion when our Provincial Rev. Fr. Ignacimuthu visited our SFS School at Kelambakkam on 6th of March 2019. The students along with Rev. Fr. J. Stephen the Correspondent extended a hearty welcome to him with a bouquet and shawl. He began his visit by going through the documents. He skimmed through the details of the land and property. All the community members were present during his visit. At the end of verification of the school documents and records, he was edified by the maintenance of the records and documentation.
After inspection, he addressed the teaching staff, during which, a lot of interactions and orientation took place. He also urged each and every teacher to be student centered and fully commit themselves. He thanked the management in a very special way Rev. Fr. Stephen for his initiative of introducing FOF wing in SFS School, Kelambakkam. The teachers expressed their gratitude for being part of this institution. Fr. Provincial also met our non-teaching staff, the drivers, conductors and helpers and appreciated their service.
In the afternoon, there was a felicitation program in the school. Fr. Provincial in his address encouraged the students to pray every day, to learn and study the subjects with passion, to improve self-discipline, and respect for all especially for the elders. Finally the principal thanked Rev. Fr. Provincial for his for his support. The program came to an end with a prayer.
Fr. M. Simon Prabu
2. SFS Church, Thirukogarnam
The 10th of March 2019 was a great day for our parishners, because our provincial Rev. Fr. Ignacimuthu made a canonical visitation. On his arrival he was welcomed. We had half an hour of adoration. Before the holy Eucharistic began, the newly renovated compound wall was blessed and opened by our provincial. During the Holy Mass, the provincial preached on the Lords compassion. After the Mass, the reports of the parish and all the pious Association were read out and submitted to provincial. The Provincial personally met catechism children and the Parish Council. He also visited the substations – Annammalpuram, Puthugai Puthumai Matha Church, Balannagar, Sundar Nagar and Annainagar. He checked all the registers of the parish. After completing the Canonical visitation, he left to the Provincialate.
Fr. S. Sahaya Wilson
3. St. Mary’s Church Mariapuram
It was a joyous day on 16th march 2019 for the parish of Mariapuram, as our provincial Rev.Fr. K. Ignacimuthu came to the parish for his canonical visitation. He was welcomed by the parish priest and Deacon and the parish people. On 17th morning, he presided over the Eucharistic celebration with theme “Love one another.” After the mass, there was a small felicitation programme, in which all the reports of the parish movements were submitted. He visited all the substations of the parish. He checked all the records and registers of the parish. He visited the convent and after completing his canonical visitation, he left to the Provincialate, Trichy.
Dn. A.M Richard
4. Infant Jesus Church, Othaiyal
The canonical visitation took place in a simple manner at Othaiyal on 24th March, 2019. Rev .Fr. Provincial came to Othaiyal in the morning and visited the community in and around. Adoration started at 8.00 am. Before mass, the provincial was welcomed and he presided over the Holy Eucharistic Celebration. The Provincial preached an inspiring homily for the season of lent and the Gospel of the day that is Transfiguration. After the mass, Fr. Provincial interacted with few faithful organizations of the parish, namely Legion of Mary, Parish council members and Catechism children. Then he met the community members and verified the Documents of the parish.
Fr. D. Antony Sagaya Tharcius
5. SFS School, Pudukkottai
Canonical visitation of the provincial is the major spiritual event for any community. On 26th of March, 2019, Rev. Fr. Ignacimuthu, our beloved provincial had the canonical visitation to SFS School-community, Pudukkottai. The members of the community cordially extended a warm welcome to the provincial. At 9.30 am, an impressive welcome was extended to him in the school with the staff and the students. In his solemn address, he expressed his gratitude, appreciation and indebtedness to the teaching faculty for their selfless service and authentic commitment to the school and to the children. He also articulated the major contribution of the management by appreciating the correspondent, principal and the procurator.
In his valuable discourse with the children, he exhorted certain important basic values that every child should inculcate and follow in his or her life every day. Rev. Fr. Provincial also addressed the teaching Faculty and highlighted the importance of achieving wholesome and integral education of the children. In our community meeting, he expressed his gratitude to the members of the community for the hard work put in to keep the standard of the school. After meeting the confreres individually, we had our lunch together. After the tea break, he proceeded to the seminary for the visitation. We the members of the community express our sincere gratitude and appreciate his love and concern for the community and for the school.
Fr. A. Lawrence
6. SFS Minor Seminary, Pudukkottai
Rev. Fr. K. Ignaci Muthu, the Provincial Superior made his official Canonical Visit of the Students and the staff of the Minor Seminary, Pudukottai from 26th March evening to 27th noon 2019. The Staff and the Students welcomed the provincial after which, the provincial met each and every student personally. On the next day he met all the staff individually and also had a staff meeting. Fr. Kanikkai, the rector and the other staff briefed him about the important activities in the seminary, after which Fr. Provincial presented some of his observations and suggestions.
Fr. D. Jaya Kumar
7. Our Lady of Annunciation Church, Kanankadu.
The 31st of March, 2019 was a joyful day for the people of Kanangadu, since our provincial Rev. Fr. Ignacimuthu had come to visit the parish and the people. We welcomed him with warm greetings. We had half an hour of the way of the cross before the mass. He presided over the Sunday Holy Eucharist with the theme of “the return of the prodigal son comparing with our return from the sinful life which brings happiness in the family and in the society at large”. After the Eucharist, first the village elders submitted the parish report, and then other reports of Legion of Mary, Anbiyam, Magalir Mandram, Choir, Sunday Catechism and the Altar Boys were submitted. Fr. Provincial felicitated the engineer for the major renovation workers of the presbytery. Then he had a meeting with the parish people.
After the submission of reports, he examined the documents, registers and congratulated all on keeping the records up to date. Having taken lunch with us, he visited the land that we have in Rishivanthiyam and went back to Trichy.
Fr. D. Robert
Ordination to Priesthood
1. DN. A. Motcha Richard
Dn. A. Motcha Richard, Msfs hails from Kottaiyur, Sivagangai (DT), Tamil Nadu. His parents are Mr. A. Arulandhu and Mrs. Rajamani. He has one younger brother. He had his primary school at Kottaiyur and high schooling at St. Arulanandar Higher Secondary School at Oriyur. He began his Minor Seminary formation at S.F.S. Minor Seminary, Pudukkottai in 2008. He had his Novitiate at Salesianum, Visakhapatnam and made his First Profession on 10th of June, 2011. He pursued his Philosophical and B.A. studies at Suvidya College, Bangalore.
He did his Regency at Betty boys home, Kolli hills, and theology at Oriens Theological College, Shillong. He was ordained as deacon by his lordship, Most Rev. Dr. Aind Joseph, the Bishop of Dibrugarh at St. Dominic Savio Church, on 22nd of June, 2018. He will be ordained a priest by his Lordship, Most Rev. Dr. J. Susaimanickam, D.D., S.T.D. Bishop of Sivagangai on 23rdApril, 2019 at Thomas Church, Kottaiyur.
2. Dn. S. Anantha Prabu
Dn. S. Anantha Prabu, Msfs hails from Ammayeindhal, Sivagangai (DT), Tamil Nadu. His parents are Mr. Savari Muthu (late) and Mrs. S. Ubahara Mary. He has one elder brother and one younger sister. He had his primary school at Kanakkanpatti and high schooling at De Britto Higher Secondary School at Devakottai. He began his Minor Seminary formation at S.F.S. Minor Seminary, Pudukkottai in 2008. He had his Novitiate at Salesianum, Visakhapatnam and made his First Profession on 10th of June, 2011. He pursued his Philosophical and B.A. studies at Suvidya College, Bangalore.
He did his Regency at S.F.S. Minor Seminary, Pudukkottai and theology at Oriens Theological College, Shillong. He was ordained as deacon by his Lordship, Most Rev. Dr. Aind Joseph, the Bishop of Dibrugarh in Oriens theological college, at Oriens’ Church, on 23rd of June, 2018. He will be ordained a priest by his Lordship, Most Rev. Dr. J. Susaimanickam, D.D., S.T.D. Bishop of Sivagangai on 8th May 2019 at St. Francis Xavier’s Church, Kanakkanpatti.
Promoted to Receive the Sacred Order of Priesthood
- K. Nirmal Kumar
- A. Infant Jesus
Promoted to 2nd Year of Theology and for the Renewal of Vows
1. M. Level Winner Raj
2. S. Jerald
Promoted to First Year of Theology and for the Renewal of Vows
- David Amalanathan
- Arun Raj
- M. Adaikala Arul Raj
- P. Aspel Kishok
- S. Vimal Raj
- John Britto
Promotion to Theological Studies and Renewal of Vows
1. S. Vimal Raj
2. C. Arun Raj
3. John Britto
4. M. Adaikala Arul Raj
1. P. Aspel Kishok
1. A. David Amalanathan
Promoted to Regency and for the Renewal of Vows
1. Arockia Renold Anand
2. A. Sesu Prabhakaran
3. D. Carmel Raj
4. D. Mathew Jutto
5. R. Renold Regan
6. V. Ajin
Appointment to Regency
1. Arockia Renold Anand – Betty Home, Kolli Hills
2. A. Sesu Prabhakaran – SFS School, Vaniyambadi
3. D. Carmel Raj – SFS Seminary, Pudukkottai
4. D. Mathew Jutto – Mayoraz Children’s Home, Vayalogam
5. R. Renold Regan – Provincialate, Trichy
6. V. Ajin – SFS Printing Press and ITI, Adappakaram Chathiram
Promoted to 3rd year of philosophy and for the Renewal of Vows
1. Arockia Charles Benny
2. Peter Clement
3. Joseph Manicka Raj. I
4. Dhony Diamond Raj
5. Mathew Devoda
6. Edwin Scharl
Promoted to 2rd year of philosophy and for the Renewal of Vows
1. Thomas Ambrose
2. Justin Richard
3. Selva Prakash
4. Antony Arockia Vinodh
Promoted to First Profession and 1rd year of philosophy
3. James Raja
4. Ashok Kumar
5. Lincoln Bach Singh
Promoted for Admission into Novitiate
2. Abhinandan Singh
4. SisirMaha Nayak
6. Sebastin Robin.M
8. Prashanth Edwin
9. Delington Denish. J
10. Abish. M
11. Sounder Raj. B
12. Antony Samy. L
13. Dabida Uthan Singh
14. Marshal Joseph. B
15. Suresh Kumar. A
TRANSFERS & APPOINTMENTS: 2019 – 2020
The Provincial Council, which met at the Provincialate from 14th to 16h April, 2019, has made the following transfers & appointments:
Fr. S. Alexander
St. Thomas Mount, Chennai
Fr. S. Arul Selvamani
Dean of Studies Staff
|SFS Minor Seminary, Pudukkottai
Designated to SFS Seminary,
Fr. A. Maria Selvam
|S.F.S. School, Virudhunagar
S.F.S. School, Alangayam
S.F.S. School, Nalattinputhur
S. F. S. School, Perumbakkam
S. F. S. School, Kelambakkam
S. F. S. School, Vaniyambadi
Fr. A. Maria Selvam
R. S. Nagar
|Fr. Sebastin Robert||To complete his Post-graduation in Canon Law|
|Fr. C. Martin Kumar||B.Ed|
|Fr. A. Jerome||MSW|
|Fr. A. Yesuraj||MSC Counselling|
|Fr. S. Arockiam||Systematic Theology|
|Fr. M. Anish Kumar||Spiritual Theology|
|Fr. A. William||Canon Law|
|Fr. A. Martin Anand||German Language Course|
|Fr. S. Santhanam||German Language Course|
|Fr. S. Ashir Johnson||Provincial Secretary||Trichy|
Members of the Resource Mobilization committee:
1. Fr. P. Rex
2. Fr. M. Benjamin
3. Fr. S. Abin
4. Fr. A. Nayaga Seelan
5. Fr. K. Dominic Savio
Members of the Land and Building Committee:
1. Fr. M. John de Britto (Convenor)
2. Fr. S. Tony (Jr)
3. Fr. S. Sahaya Wilson
4. Fr. P. Johnson Jeyabal
5. Fr. P. Felix
Members of the Study committee for New Schools:
1. Fr. C. Sebastin Raj (Convenor)
2. Fr. A. Lawrence
3. Fr. A. Arul Francis
4. Fr. J. Savarimuthu
5. Fr. M. Benjamin
Vocation Promotors Team:
1. Fr. D. Sheen
2. Fr. A. Maria John Franklin
3. Fr. D. Jayakumar
4. Fr. L. John Peter
5. Fr. S. Anantha Prabhu
MONTH OF APRIL BIRTHDAYS OF OUR CONFRERES
|Fr. M. Sahaya Raj||03|
|Fr. D. Francis||09|
|Fr. S. Jerry Louis||14|
|Fr. D. Robert||18|
|Fr. A. Jayaseela Rajan||20|
|Fr. K. Joseph Xavier||20|
|Fr. S. Alphonse||23|
|Fr. F. Justin||24|
|Fr. S. Johnson||27|
|Fr. D. Johnson||28|
|Fr. V. Vedha Raj||28|
|Fr. M. John De Britto||
We wish them Happy Birthday and God’s Abundant Blessings.
ORDINATION ANNIVERSARY OF OUR CONFRERES
|1. Arockia Charles S||06||41. Arockia Samy G||22|
|2. Jaya Raj A||07||42. Antony Rajesh S||22|
|3. Johnson S||07||43. Joseph Xavier S||23|
|4. Justin F||07||44. Victor M||23|
|5. Sahaya Wilson S||08||45. Jesuraj I S||23|
|6. Vanathaiyan S||09||46. William A||23|
|7. Berin C||10||47. Stephen Dass J||24|
|8. Clement Prem Kumar S||11||48. Joseph Henry S||25|
|9. Maria Francis Britto M||13||49. Arockiaraj D||25|
|10. Maria Pushpam P||14||50. Vincent Sahaya Raj A||25|
|11. Amirthanathan S||14||51. Daniel Raj F||25|
|12. Stephen J||14||52. Martin Kumar C||25|
|13. Soosai Raj S||14||53. Robert D||26|
|14. Simon Raja S||14||54. Sahaya Raj M||26|
|15. Philomin Raj B||14||55. Deivasakayaraj S||26|
|16. Antony Sagaya Tharcius D||16||56. George Navin X||26|
|17. Innaci Muthu A||16||57. Yesuraj A||26|
|18. Johnson Sahaya Raj D||16||58. Rajasekar C||27|
|19. Savarimuthu J||16||59. David G||27|
|20. Antony Raj S (Sr)||16||60. John Peter L||27|
|21. Yesuraja V||16||61. Antony S (Sr)||28|
|22. Arul Sundaram L||17||62. Arockiam A||28|
|23. Antony S (Jr)||18||63. Mathias R||28|
|24. Edward A||18||64. Edward Xavier S||28|
|25. Santhiyagu A||19||65. Benedict A J R||28|
|26. Michael A||19||66. Eldin Bernard S||28|
|27. Francis Xavier B||19||67. John Milton S||28|
|28. Arul Francis A||19||68. Joseph Xavier K||28|
|29. Britto S||19||69. Rajkumar M||28|
|30. Ebin Christopher H||19||70. Selvaraj A||28|
|31. Maria Selvan A||19||71. Vedha Raj V||28|
|32. Michael Selvans M||19||72. Martin Anand K||28|
|33. Dominic Savio K||19||73. Jerome A||28|
|34. Nelson D||19||74. John Peter A (Jr)||29|
|35. Joseph S||20||75. David Vincent S||29|
|36. Anantha Raj P||20||76. Edmand A||29|
|37. Jayaraj L||20||77. Nayaga Seelan A||29|
|38. Viswasam G||22||78. John Britto C||30|
|39. Nicholas M||22||79. Jone Gragori I||30|
|40. Ferdinand Selvan V||22||80. Maria John Franklin||30|
We congratulate and pray for them
LET US REMEMBER AND PRAY FOR THE DEAD
MSFS OBITUARY – APRIL
Bro. Pierre Carton
Fr. Alphonse Berthet
|03||Fr. Joseph Buttay
Fr. Cyrille Ailloud
|04||Fr. Gerson Rowland|
|05||Fr. Maria Pissard
Fr. Hyppolite Moenne Loccoz
Fr. Joseph Baker
|07||Bro. George Kuzhupil
Fr. Jean Rey
Fr. Paul Thayil
Fr. Ivo Careiro
|08||Fr. Leon Fillon
Fr. Paul Lornz
|09||Fr. Perre Bozon-Bontemps
Fr. Marius Montuvagnard
|10||Fr. Louis Bonnevie
Fr. Pierre Grorod
|11||Fr. Claude Montagnoux
Bro. Konrad Hartberger
|12||Fr. Philippe Richard-Cugnet|
|15||Fr. Michel Forel
Fr. Gaston Poncelle
|16||Mgr. Francois Philippe
Fr. Jeremie Servage
|17||Fr. Hyppolite Diacquenod|
|18||Fr. Raymond Bosson
Fr. Henri Brelat
|21||Fr. Mathew Kudakacherry
Fr. Francis Xavier Fonseca
|23||Fr. Jean Prunier
Fr. Alexander Daley
|24||Fr. Jean Marie Descombes
Bro. Jean Duret
|25||Fr. Celestin Anthonioz
Fr. Joseph Anthonioz
Fr. Assisi Vaz
|26||Fr. Peter Joachim Mendes
Fr. Britto Francis Joseph
|27||Fr. Joseph Marie Cheminal
Fr. Joseph Messelod
|28||Fr. Joan Marie Rassat
Fr. Jean Meynet
|29||Fr. Joseph Chaumontet
Bro. Jules Melquiot
|30||Bro. Philip Peters
Bro. Joseph Chrvalho
Let Us Continue to Pray for the Deceased Members of Our Congregation
LET US PRAY FOR THE DEPARTED
- Fr. Joseph Vichatt, aged 77, belonging to Visakhapatnam Province expired on 6th March, 2019.
- Bro. Emmanuel Cyril Etaba Bivina, aged 30, of Chard Cameroon delegation of South West Province passed away on 26th March 2019.
- Mrs. Amalorpava Mary (aged 76), the mother of Fr. P. Felix, expired on 15th March, 2019.
- Mrs. Vimala (aged 31), the Sister in Law of Fr. G. David, expired on 1st April, 2019.
- Mr. Bugin Shyam (aged 29), the brother of Fr. P. Rex, expired on 5th April, 2019.
- Mr. Maiaprahasam (aged 93), the grandfather of Fr. D. Francis, expired on 9th April, 2019.
May I request those who have not fulfilled the suffrages to do the same at the earliest. (Const.No.118; General Directory No.98)
May their souls rest in peace!
|18.04.2019||St. Xavier’s Church, Kanakkanpatty.|
|19.04.2019||Holy Trinity Church, Adanur.|
|21.04.2019||Holy Redeemer Church, Kelambakkam.|
|23.04.2019||Ordination of Dn. A. Motcha Richard|
|01.05.2019 to 10.05.2019||Mission Malawi, Africa|
|31.05.2019||First Profession at Salesianum, Visakhapatnam|
Yours Fraternally in Christ,
Rev. Fr. K. Ignacimuthu,
Msfs Provincial Superior
THOUGHTS FOR REFLECTION AND MEDITATION
1. BIBLE QUOTE
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
2. SALESIAN THOUGHT
“Through devotion, your family cares become more peaceful, mutual love between husband and wife becomes more sincere, the service we owe to the prince more faithful, and our work, no matter what it is, becomes more pleasant and agreeable.”
Saint Francis de Sales
3. STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART OF FR. PETER MARIE MERMIER
“Not all crosses are wooden ones. … I shall conclude with the saying of an old priest I knew: Crosses are to be kissed, not bitten. And I add, ‘Kissing them brings healing; they become soft and one learns to love them.”
Letter to Fr. Francis Decompoix, India, April, 1855, (Duval, Mermier, p. 268)
4. A THOUGHT FROM GREAT POET THIRUVALLUVAR
நல்குர வென்னும் இடும்பையுள் பல்குரைத்
துன்பங்கள் சென்று படும்
விளக்கம்: வறுமையெனும் துன்பத்திற்குள்ளிருந்து பல்வேறு வகையான துன்பங்கள் கிளர்ந்தெழும்
Couplet: From poverty, that grievous woe, Attendant sorrows plenteous grow
Explanation: The misery of poverty brings in its train many (more) miseries
Nalkuravu Ennum Itumpaiyul Palkuraith
Thunpangal Sendru Patum