St. Francis De Sales Parish, Thirukogarnam, Pudukkottai celebrated its Triple celebrations on 30th June 2022. The Silver Jubilee of the Parish establishment, the 400th Death Anniversary of the Patron of the parish, St. Francis de Sales and the silver jubilee year of the bishop of Tanjavore as Bishop were the events combined and celebrated grandly. The function began with the welcoming of the bishop by Rev.Fr.Jonson Jayabal msfs, along with the parish faithful. The dances performed by the SFS school children, Pudukkottai added colour to the event. The Jubilee Mass was celebrated by Most Rev. Dr. M. Devadass Ambrose, the bishop of Tanjavore and concelebrated by Rev.Fr. K.Ignacimuthu, msfs, the Provincial, Rev. Fr. Joseph Puthiyaparampil, Msfs, the Pioneer of the Parish, the VF of Pudukkottai, Msfs fathers and diocesan clergy. After the mass, a short function was organised and Silver Jubilee Souvenir was released under the leadership of the Parish priests and Rev.Fr. S.Jerry Louis, msfs. In his felicitation speech, the Provincial thanked and acknowledged the contributions of everyone, especially Rev.Fr. Joseph Puthiyaparampil and late Rev.Fr. Peter Chackulickal, msfs for the beginning and the growth of the Parish. The Bishop in his address appreciated every one for the growth of the parish and was happy to announce the renewal contract and entrusted the parish to our province for another fifteen years. Fr. Johnson Jayabal, the Parish priest thanked everyone for the success of the celebration. The Flag of SFS was lowered down by Fr. Provincial. The function was attended by good number of Priests, sisters, well wishers, benefactors and the faithful. It was a meaningful and inspiring celebration.
Fr. Jerry Louis