NL 04, 2008

May 03, 2008

NL 04 / 2008

 

Dear confreres,

In a few days time we will be celebrating the feast of Pentecost. This feast reminds me of two things: Cenacle and Holy Spirit. It is the feast of the Cenacle, for we meet the apostles together with Mary in the upper room awaiting the promise of Christ; and it calls to mind the need for collaboration and praying together in our communities. It is the feast of the arrival of the Holy Spirit on the apostles which effects a great change in them. It also reminds us that though the Spirit is given to each one individually, it is given for the sake of the Body, for a great change in our communities. The feast of Pentecost, therefore, demands that we live in collaboration and fraternal love and that we share the gifts we receive for the good of the community. It is then we can consider ourselves permanently at the service of the community.

In a month’s time many confreres will be assuming the new assignments. And a question to be answered is that, how we are to become members who are permanently at the service of the community. I would like to answer this query with two references from the Law of our Society. The Law of our Society no. 31 reads, “Together, superiors and members must strive to discover God’s will in the concrete conditions of life… they work together to fulfill its apostolic aims and to promote its common good.” Further no. 52 states, “Our community achieves its goal if all the members assume responsibility for one another and for the Society.” These two quotes enlighten us on the aspects of cooperation and fraternal living in the communities. Do we feel that these (cooperation and fraternal living) seem to be at stake in our communities?

The chief obstacle to cooperation and fraternal living is the clash of personal priorities and goals as against the priorities and goals of the community/Province/Society. It is well known fact that religious are highly motivated and adjustable persons and such a clash could be very detrimental, to say the least. As the Law of our Society visualizes our communities are to foster genuine fellowship and the dignity of each member, his vocation and his efforts. Each member, in turn, must take his part in the life of the community and fulfill its tasks. Like the disciples whose hearts were filled with ardent yearning in the upper room let our hearts too fill with ardent yearning in our communities, the upper room of our lives.

 

 

 

Fr. Augustine Varickakal

Provincial Rector

 

49. Appointments

Fr. Ferdinand Franco – Asst. Parish Priest, Mariapuram

This appointment takes effect from June 1, 2008.

 

50. Transfers

Fr. Mathew Panakal – Director, MRC, Trivandrum

Fr. Thomas Thennattu – Parish Priest, Ishgarh

Fr. Mathew Mangalasseril – Asst. Parish Priest, Ishgarh

Fr. Joy Palachuvattil – Rector, Pallotti Bhawan, Nagpur

Fr. Thomas Manjaly – Director, Pallotti Vidya Sadan, Indore

Fr. Thomas Tharakunnel – Manager, Pallotti School, Indore

Fr. Tomy Thomas Parappallil – Prefect, Pallotti Vidya Sadan, Indore

Fr. George Kavukatt – Asst. Parish Priest, Jambudi

Fr. Benedict Kannadan – Parish Priest, Mariapuram

Fr. Emmanuel Joshi Elayachanickal – Spiritual Director, Pallottigiri, Trivandrum

Counsellor, Engineering College, Nagpur

Bro. George Chemplamparambil – Bursar, Pallottigiri, Trivandrum

Fr. Mathew Thonickal – Director, Pallotti Nivas, Anant Nagar

Coordinator, Pallottine Social

Apostolate Cell (PSAC), Anant Nagar

Manager, Pallotti School, Anant Nagar

Fr. Siju Kuliraniyil – In Charge, Nasik

Fr. Anto Thomas Mullanal – Arunachal Mission

Fr. Sebastian Thekkel – Bursar, PAC, Nagpur

Fr. Davis Edakalathur – Parish Priest, Thundathil

Fr. Chandy Chettukulam – Director, Pallotti Villa, Mukkom

Manager, Pallotti Hill School, Mukkom

Fr. Chackochen Mundathanath – Parish Priest, Neykuppa

Fr. Thomas Pulikeel – Asst. Parish Priest, Puthenkada

Fr. Shibu Melappilly – Australia

Fr. Saji Punchal – Pradeepa, Goa

Fr. Siby Vazhayil – Assigned to Pallotti Bhawan, Nagpur

Fr. Sakhayidas Thazhathoppil – Assigned to Pallotti Bhawan, Nagpur

These transfers will take effect from June 15, 2008.

51. Studies

Fr. Leenus Neetany – Pastoral Update, Rome

Fr. Thomas Kureekattil – Liturgy -Licentiate, Rome

Fr. Davis Kodiyan – Spirituality and Pastoral Counseling

Dharmaram, Bangalore

Fr. Roychan Pindamangalath – Fine Arts, Bombay/Hyderabad

Fr. Alexander Athnas – Pastoral Counseling, Changanassery

Fr. Simon Kunnath – Spirituality and Counseling, Bangalore

Fr. Jose Mathew Pannianickal – Spiritual and Pastoral Update

Assigned to Pallotti Niketan, Nariyampara

 

52. The Pallottine Social Apostolate Cell (PSAC)

The Provincial Council has constituted the Pallottine Social Apostolate Cell (PSAC). This Cell, in the place of the Mission Secretariate, will coordinate and carry out the social and missionary objectives of the Province. The members are:

Fr. Mathew Thonickal – Coordinator

Fr. Raju Chemparathy – member

Fr. Thomas Tharakunnel – member

Fr. Johnson Puthur – member

 

53. Replacement in Pastoral Commission

Fr. Thomas Thennattu will replace Fr. Leenus Neetany in the Pastoral Commission.

 

54. New Appointment of Fr. George Augustine in Vatican

Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Fr. George Augustine SAC a Consultor of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity in Rome. We wish him all the best and God’s blessings in this new appointment.

 

55. Final Profession

Final profession of our confreres Bro. Johny Amaladasan and Bro. Santhosh Varkey Anakkalil will take place on May 31, 2008 at Pallotti Sadan, Idukki.

 

56. Renewal of Profession

Those renewing their Profession will arrive in the place of renewal on 29th May 2008. The day before the renewal should be spent in recollection.

It is also to be noted that the consecration formula to be used during the profession should be the revised version.

 

57. Diaconate Ordination

Diaconate Ordination of Bro. Johny Amaladasan and Bro. Santhosh Varkey Anakkalil will be held on June 29th, 2008 in Prabodhana, Mysore. Rt. Rev. Thomas Vazhapilly, the Bishop of Mysore will confer the Order.

 

58. Annual Retreat

The annual retreat for the year 2008 is scheduled for the month of October 2008.

Preacher : Fr. Dr. X. D. Selvaraj

Venue : PILLAR, Madurai

Dates : 7 October evening to 12 October afternoon, 2008

Fr. Dr. X. D. Selvaraj is presently the Secretary of Laity Commission of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India. A professor of Moral Theology for a number of years he is known for his unwavering commitment to the cause of justice, both within Church and society. In the Church he is involved in enabling laity and creating casteless Church communities. These brought him at times in direct confrontation with the forces of darkness and he had to suffer numerous insults. Showing no sign of bitterness he goes about with his mission passionately inspiring leaders, particularly priests, to serve people with courage and commitment. He would no doubt challenge us with his simple life style, authentic spirituality, rich experience and deep knowledge. Hereby you are encouraged to attend and benefit from this retreat.

 

59. Khrist Premalaya Regional Theologate

The undivided Prabhu Prakash Province took over the Core Administration of Khrist Premalaya Regional Theologate (KPRT) from June, 1994. Our continued presence in KPRT was a point of major consideration during last Provincial Assembly, mainly because of the urgent need to concentrate on our own Theologate in Mysore and the shortage of qualified members in the Province. As per the decision of the Provincial Assembly we moved forward with handing over the administration of the KPRT back to the Council of Bishops of Madhya Pradesh (CBMP). On 9th April, 2008, the CBMP has relieved us from the administration of KPRTC and has handed it over to SVD’s Central Indian Province. We express our sincere gratitude to the bishops of CBMP for providing us this opportunity to render our service in the formation of priests for the last fourteen years. We also acknowledge the service rendered by our members during these years: Fr. Augustine Kolencherry, Fr. Thomas Thennattu, Fr. Paul Chandrankunnel, Fr. Joy Palachuvattil, Fr. Henry Angel, Fr. Thomas Tharakunnel, Fr. Mathew Kanjiramkalayil, Fr. Johnson Maniyamkott, Fr. Chackochen Mundathanath, Fr. Shibu Melapilly and Fr. Siby Vazhayil.

 

60. Christ the King Church, Kariavattom

Since June 15, 2002 Christ the King Church, Kariavattom was under our pastoral care. Over the last few years the Diocese of Trivandrum has been blessed with many vocations and is able to find a priest of its own for Kariavattom. We will hand over the parish officially on May 04, 2008. We remember with gratitude our confreres who were shepherds of the flock here: Fr. Emmanuel Joshi, Fr. John Paul A., and Fr. Shibu Melappilly.

 

61. Meeting of the Newly Elected Major Superiors

Generalate is organizing a Meeting of the newly elected Major Superiors of the Society. It will take place in Rome in the beginning of July 2008. Very Rev. Fr. Augustine Varickakal and Rev. Fr. Paul Chandrankunnel will participate in this Meeting.

 

62. Formation Week for Brothers in Rome

The General Secretariate of Formation is organizing a formation week for our brothers in perpetual consecration. It will be held in Rome from 21st to 26th July, 2008. Meeting is a part of the ongoing formation programme of the members of the Society as promoted by the Secretariat of Formation. Bro. Richard Arackal will represent the Province in this Meeting.

 

63. Pastoral Commission Meets at Nagpur

The members of the Pastoral Commission came together at Pallotti Bhawan on 23rd April, 2008, for the first meeting. The Meeting focused on sorting out the ways and means to make our pastoral and missionary commitment more effective; and our specific contribution to the Church more concrete.

 

64. Education Board Meeting

The members of the Education Board of the Province met at Maria Rani Centre on April 28, 2008. The meeting evaluated the over all performance of our educational institutions and explored ways and means implement the newly framed rules and regulations for the administration of educational institutions of the Province.

 

65. Formation Commission Meets at Aluva

The newly constituted Formation Commission held its maiden meeting at Pallotti Alayam, Aluva on May 2, 2008. The meeting discussed the various stages of formation of our students and our participation in the forthcoming Asia-Oceanic Formators Meeting which will be held at Maria Rani Centre from 18th to 22nd August, 2008.

 

66. Summer Hindi Course

Incompetence in spoken and written Hindi and lack of sufficient knowledge of the lifestyle and culture of North India have affected our missionary effectiveness in general and in particular, our transfers. To remedy this we have been sending our confreres for Summer Hindi Course organized by IMS fathers. This year, too, four of our confreres will be attending this Course from 10th June to 27th June, 2008 at Nainital, Uttaranchal.

67. Passion Retreat at Maria Rani Center

For the third successive year, Maria Rani Center organized Passion Retreat for the religious from 14h to 19th March 2008, besides the other regular programmes of the Centre. The retreat was guided by Fr. James Thomas Anithottathil with the assistance of Fr. Davis Kodiyan. The retreat was based on the “Seven Words from the Cross.” The retreat also was a golden opportunity for all the participants to share their charism, apostolate and life style.

 

68. Pallottine Youth Encounter

The Australian Region is organizing the Pallottine Youth Encounter from 4th to 13th July, 2008, on the occasion of World Youth Day (Sydney, 15-20 July, 2008). The encounter is intended to be an international experience of communion and sharing guided by the spirit of St. Vincent Pallotti and a vision of a living Church where all are called to grow in faith and communicate the love of Christ to the World. Twenty students from our Engineering College at Nagpur will attend the meetings under the leadership of Rev. Fr. George Madeikkal.

 

69. New Mobile Numbers and Email IDs

Fr. Ferdinand Franco : 09847051979, freddfranco@gmail.com

Fr. Davis Edassery : 001 414 699 1713

Fr. Thomas Tharakunnel : thomas.tharakunnel@gmail.com

Fr. Alexander Athanas : alexathanas71@gmail.com

 

70. Next Council Meeting

The next meeting is slated for July 22, 2008 at Pallotti Bhawan, Nagpur.

NL 04, 2009

 

 

NL 04 / 2009

July 13, 2009

Dear Confreres,

 

On June 19, 2009, the solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and day of prayer for the sanctification of the clergy, Pope Benedict XVI inaugurated the Jubilee year for priests, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the heavenly birthday of John Mary Vianney, the patron saint of parish priests worldwide. The theme for the priestly year is “Faithfulness of Christ, Faithfulness of Priests.” ThePope in his letter sent to the priests on this occasion affirms that the Church is proud of her priests, loves them, honors them, admires them and that she recognizes with gratitude their pastoral work and the witness of the their life. The Holy Father also asserts that the overwhelming majority of priests are people of great personal integrity, dedicated to the sacred ministry, men of prayer and of pastoral charity, who invest their entire existence in the fulfillment of their vocation and mission, often through great personal sacrifice, but always with an authentic love towards Jesus Christ, the Church and the people. This assertion really calls for an objective look at our faithfulness to Christ and to our priestly vocation as individuals and communities in the course of this year.

 

It is also good to ponder over the following words of St. John Mary Vianney on the power of priests: “O, how great is the priest! … If he realized what he is, he would die… God obeys him: he utters a few words and the Lord descends from heaven at his voice, to be contained within a small host…After God, the priest is everything! … Only in heaven will he fully realize what he is. Were we to fully realize what a priest is on earth, we would die: not of fright, but of love….” Seldom do we realize the immense authority that has been bestowed on us with the Holy Orders. The upcoming XX General Assembly of the Society also invites us to focus on this aspect of our Priestly vocation. Its main theme is “To Revive Faith and Rekindle Charity: Apostles of Jesus in a Changing World.” Naturally this also will be the theme of our forthcoming Provincial Assembly.The themereminds us that as priests we are apostles of Jesus here on earth.

 

I wish that this year be a period of intense study and appreciation of our priestly identity and of the extraordinary meaning of our vocation and mission as priests within the Church and in our Society. This will require opportunities for study, days of recollection, spiritual exercises and seminars to reflect deeply on our priestly vocation. I encourage the Local Communities to organize such spiritual exercise with the view to making us priests of great personal integrity and our dedication to priestly life and sacred ministry more credible.

 

Fraternally yours,

 

Fr. Augustine Varickakal

Provincial Rector

48. Appointments

Provincial Council in its meeting on July 5-6, 2009 at Pallotti Bhawan, Nagpur made the following appointments.

Fr. Joseph Neendukunnel – Local Rector, Aluva Local Community

Fr. George Philip Nellikunnel – Assigned to Pallotti Nikethan, Nariyampara

Fr. Joseph Koovely – Vice-Rector and Bursar, Pallotti Bhawan, Nagpur

 

49. The XX General Assembly

The XX General Assembly of the Society has been officially convoked by Very Rev. Fr. Fritz Kretz on June 29, 2009. It will take place from September 20 to October 15, 2010 in Ariccia in the Casa Divino Maestro – a retreat house and congress centre of the Paulist Family before the gates of Rome in the Albany Mountains. The motto and theme of the Assembly are:

Motto : “As the Father has sent me, so I send you” (Jn 20, 21)

Theme: “To Revive Faith and Rekindle Charity:Apostles of Jesus in a Changing World”

 

50. The XII Provincial Assembly

The Provincial Council in its meeting of July 5-6, 2009 at Pallotti Bhawan, Nagpur has decided to convoke the Ordinary Provincial Assembly in preparation for the General Assembly. The Letter of Convocation and other details of the XII Provincial Assembly will reach you soon.

 

51. Canonical Visitation

The Canonical visitation of the Province is scheduled for the months of August, September and October. The itinerary of the visit will be soon sent to the concerned communities and members.

 

52. Ready to Fly

After a year-long wait, Fr. Leenus Neetany and Fr. Shibu Joseph have received visa for Australia. Fr. Leenus will leave for Melbourne on July 16 and Fr. Shibu will leave for Perth on August 10. We wish them all the very best in their apostolate in Australia.

 

53. Ongoing Formation

The Inter-Province/Region Ongoing Formation of the members of the first two batches that passed out from Prabodhana, Mysore has been arranged at Assumption House (ABVM Provincialate), Bangalore, from September 28-30, 2009. The participants are expected to arrive by the evening of September 27 and depart only on the morning of October 01, 2009.

 

54. Final Consecration and Diaconate

On May 31, 2009, five of our confreres: Bros. Dantees Karikandathil, Jacob Malkias, Rajesh Cheriyan Ummikuzhiyil, Shinson Puliyamthottiyil and Shinu T. Kaichiramattathil made their Final Consecration in our Society at Pallottigiri, Trivandrum. Very Rev. Fr. Augustine Varickakal, the Provincial, presided over the Eucharistic Celebration and received their consecration.

On June 29, 2009, these five brothers along with eleven of their companions were raised to the Order of Deacons by Rt. Rev. Thomas Vazhapilly, Bishop of Mysore.

We congratulate them and pray to God that they may be blessed with rich experiences in their life in the Society and in their diaconate ministry.

 

55. Statistics of Students in Formation Houses

  1. 1. Pallotti Vidya Sadan, Indore – 19
  2. 2. Pallottigiri, Trivandrum – 44
  3. 3. Pallotti Sadan, Idukki – 15
  4. 4. Pallotti Bhawan, Nagpur – 30

i. Prabhu Prakash Province – 21

ii. Khristu Jyoti Region – 09

  1. 5. Pradeepa, Assagao – 09
  2. 6. Prabodhana, Mysore – 13

Our Vocation Promoters, both in Kerala and in the North did a very good job to bring in new students to the VOCs. There are nineteen new students in Pallottigiri, Trivandrum and fifteen in Pallotti Vidya Sadan, Indore. Many thanks to Fr. Tomy Philip, Fr. Tomy Thomas and all those who cooperated with them!

 

56. Statistics of Students in Schools

  1. 1. St. Vincent Pallotti School, Nagpur – 1947
  2. 2. Pallotti Hill school, Mukkom – 996
  3. 3. St. Vincent Pallotti Central School, Thrissur – 882
  4. 4. St. Vincent Pallotti School, Indore – 401
  5. 5. St. Vincent Pallotti School, Delhi – 360

Our schools have made tremendous progress this year in number as well as in academic performance. Our appreciation and thanks to the Managers and Principals.

 

57. Tech Pallottines Top Again

The first year students have made St. Vincent Pallotti Engineering College proud by coming out first in the BE results of the Nagpur University for the academic year 2008-09. Our College has topped the university in the first year BE University Exam with 76.7% result among all Engineering Colleges of Nagpur University. Last year the fourth year students had topped the university. Congrats to the management, staff and students!

 

58. Glorious Moments at Pallotti Hill Public School, Mukkom

The CBSC results of the scholastic year 2008-09 brought great joy to Pallotti Hill Public School, Mukkom as it secured 100% result. Out of the 39 students of its first batch (10th) who appeared for CBSC All India Secondary School Examination 2009, 27 students scored Distinction and 12 bagged First Class. While congratulating these students on their outstanding achievement, we also appreciate and thank all hands and minds especially our confreres who worked together from the very beginning of this institute to make this feat possible. Our special appreciation and congratulations to Fr. Chandy Paul Chettukulam, the Manager, Fr. Joah Paul Choorackal, the Principal, and the Staff who moulded these young minds!

 

59. Pastoral Update Seminar

A pastoral update programme was held at MRC, Trivandrum from July 12-15, 2009. In all 21 confreres participated in it. The input sessions were given by Fr. James Culas and Fr. Jerry S.J. The sessions were very lively and dynamic presenting a new orientation for effective pastoral ministry. It was the common opinion that such update programmes should be held periodically as they facilitate coming together, sharing, updating and encouraging each other.

 

60. Meeting of the Local Rectors

A meeting of the Local Rectors was held on May16, 2009 at Pallottigiri, Trivandrum. The meeting took stock of the present realities, challenges and possibilities of each Local Community. It noted with satisfaction that our members gather together often, share their life and experience, chalk out common apostolic involvement, pray, celebrate, strengthen and encourage one another and live a life of communion. However, the meeting also expressed concern at the frequent absence of certain members at these gatherings, the lukewarm attitude some have regarding community affairs, and the tendency to take policy decisions without having recourse to proper authorities. The meeting ended with a resolve to work hard in order to make our Local Communities effective and vibrant.

 

61. Conference of the Major Superiors

A meeting of the Conference of the Major Superiors of the Pallottines in India was held on July 1-2, 2009 at Casa Pallotti, Assagao. Very Rev. Fr. Fritz Kretz, the Rector General also attended this meeting. The Conference reviewed the suggestions given to it by the General Administration after their General Visitation to the three entities in India. It also deliberated on the role of common houses of formation, collaboration, ongoing formation, etc.

 

62. Annual Retreats

The Annual Retreats for the year 2009 are scheduled to be held in the month of October.

Retreat – I:

Venue : PAC, Nagpur

Date : October 10 (evening) to October 15 (evening), 2009

Preacher : Rev. Fr. Derry Murphy SAC

Retreat – II:

Venue : Maria Rani Center, Trivandrum

Date : October 21 (evening) to October 26 (evening), 2009

Preacher : Rev. Fr. Derry Murphy SAC

All the members are expected to participate in any one of the retreats. Please do return at the earliest the reply post cards which will reach you soon.

 

63. “Together for the Mission”-Mission Congress 2009

Together for the Mission” was the motto of the Pallottine Mission Congress held at Centro di Spiritualità San Vincenzo Pallotti at Grottaferrata, Rome. Fr. Johnson Maniyamkott, Fr. John Paul A. and Fr. Sijoy Thomas Thiruthalil represented our Province. There were more than 40 participants from all the five continents. The sharing of Mission and Apostolate lived and experienced by different persons from various continents was one of the focal points of the congress.

 

64. Condolences!

  • Mrs. Brijitha Elayachanickal, beloved mother of Fr. Emmanuel Joshi passed away on June 16, 2009.
  • Mrs. Annama Antony, beloved mother of Fr. Abraham Thylammanal passed away on June 21, 2009.

 

We express our heartfelt condolences to these confreres and to their families at this time of pain and sorrow. Let us offer our prayers for the repose of these departed souls.

 

65. Your Attention, Please!

Please note the new cell numbers, emails IDs and Addresses:

Cell Numbers:

  1. Fr. Anto Kaitharath : 9403930816
  2. Fr. Anto Thomas Mullanal : 9402255885
  3. Fr. George Jacob Palackaparambil : 9871066301
  4. Fr. George Thattamparambil : 9766946933
  5. Fr. John Paul A. : 9481820098
  6. Fr. Johny Amaladasan : 9868945028
  7. Fr. Sakhayidas Thazhathoppil : 9617444995
  8. Fr. Santhosh Anakkallil : 9447195449
  9. Fr. Sibi John Chempananickal : 9497165525

10. Fr. Thomas Pulickeel : 9496815392

Email IDS:

  1. Fr. George Jacob Palackaparambil : frgeorgepala@gmail.com
  2. Fr. John Paul A. : frjohnpaulasac@gmail.com

Addresses:

1) Fr. John Paul A. 2) Fr. Joy Thachil SAC

                               Adhyatma Vidya Pitham (AVP)                 5020 Rhodes Ave.
                               Carmelaram                                             St. Louis, MO 63109

Bangalore- 560 035 USA

                               Karnataka                                                 TEL: 1(314) 351- 1600 EXT.109

 

66. Next Council Meeting

The next meeting is slated for September 03-04, 2009 at Pallotti Alayam, Aluva.

NL 04/ 2011, 09 December 2011- Read…

NL 04/ 2011, 09 December 2011

Dear Confreres,

We note that many good things come in threes. Time falls neatly into three dimensions: past, present, and future. Physicists examine matter according to energy, motion, and phenomena. We measure area by its height, width, and depth and light by its particle, wave, and beam. Nature’s seeming preference for threeness reflects the identity of the source and goal of our lives, the Triune God. This year’s Christmas card of the Province, a beautiful picture of the manger, drawn by Rev. Fr. Royichen Pindamangalath also depicts this threeness. The three persons in the manger help us in experiencing how God wants to mirror the threeness of his identity in the three yet one nature of the familial relationship.

The Province is gearing up for the upcoming Pallottine Congress. Incidentally during the Congress three important events are planned. Firstly, the celebration of the Feast of Epiphany and opening of the Jubilee Year of Pallotti’s Canonization. Secondly, felicitation of our beloved Rector General, very Rev. Fr. Jacob Nampudakam. And thirdly, the Sacerdotal Golden Jubilee of Priesthood of two of our beloved pioneers, Rev. Fr. Toni M. Kolbe and Rev. Fr. Manfred Hauck. Let us pray for the success of the Congress as well of these events.

The Christmas present this year for the Province is the new formation house at Nasik which is almost ready and is named “Pallotti Dham.” We appreciate the hard work of everyone, especially Rev. Fr. Georgekutty John Thattamparambil in making it possible. Let us pray for a blessed Christmas that we may experience the joyful and life-giving union with the divine by living a life of communion. I wish you all a wonderful, harmonious and peaceful Christmas time. May the light of Christ shine brightly in our hearts and guide us through the New Year!

Yours fraternally,

Fr. Augustine Varickakal SAC

Provincial Rector

 

56.Appointments

1. The Provincial Council Meeting held on 28-29 August 2011 at Pallotti Bhawan, Nagpur has appointed Rev. Fr. Sijoy Thiruthalil as the Director of Formation House at Westwood, Lusaka.

2. The Provincial Council Meeting held on 21-22 November 2011 at Sneha Niwas, Kattoor has assigned Rev. Fr. Thomas Kureekattil to the community at Pallotti Vidya Sadan, Indore until the shifting of VOC to Nasik next year.

3. The Provincial Council has approved the appointment of Rev. Fr. Mathew Thonickal as the Coordinator of the Ongoing Formation Programme at the International Centre for Pallottine Formation, Rome, by the General Council.

 

57. Local Management Committee (LMC) for Schools

The Provincial Council Meeting held on 28-29 August 2011 at Pallotti Bhawan, Nagpur has constituted new Local Managing Committees for our Schools:

a) Trichur : Fr. Antony Herald Roswan

Fr. Joe Kallani

Fr. Tomy Luckose

Fr. James Anchukandathil

 

b) Mukkom : Fr. James Anchukandathil

Fr. Joah Paul Choorackal

Fr. Joseph Thazhanganatt

Fr. Antony Herald Roswan

 

c) Nagpur : Fr. Antony Kaithaparambil

Fr. Paul Animoottil

Fr. Vincent Thottupatt

Fr. Joy Palachuvattil

Fr. Joseph Koovely

 

d) Indore : Fr. Thomas Tharakunnel

Fr. Thomas Manjaly

Fr. Alexander Athanas

Fr. Thomas Thennattu

 

e) Delhi : Fr. George Palackaparambil

Fr. Shinu Kaichiramattathil

Fr. Thomas Thennattu

Fr. Thomas Tharakunnel

 

58. Committee for Planning the 50th Jubilee of the Canonization of our Founder

The Provincial Council Meeting held on 21-22 November 2011 at Sneha Niwas, Kattoor has constituted a committee to study and suggest ways to celebrate the 50th Jubilee of the Canonization of our Founder. The members of the Committee are:

Fr. Vincent Thottupatt

Fr. Mathew Kanjiramkalayil

Fr. Alexander Athanas

Fr. Jose Reechus

59. Internal Auditing

The Provincial Council Meeting held on 21-22 November 2011 at Sneha Niwas, Kattoor has set up a committee comprising of Rev. Frs. James Anchukandathil, Thomas Manjaly and Johnson Puthur to assist the Provincial Bursar in conducting internal auditing. Apart from studying the accounts, it would be their task also to examine the land records, bank details, etc.

 

60. Committee to Update the Educational Policies

The Provincial Council Meeting held on 21-22 November 2011 at Sneha Niwas, Kattoor has constituted an expert Committee to revise and update the educational policies of the Province. The members are:

Fr. Thomas Tharakunnel

Fr. Paul Animoottil

Fr. Manoj Punchakunnel

 

61. Visitation of the Province by the General Administration

In his letter dated 24 October 2011 the Rector General announced the General visitation of the Province from 27 – 31 March 2012 in Zambia by the Vicar General Rev. Fr. Adam Golec and from 11 – 30 November 2012 in India. Rev. Fr. Adam Golec and Rev. Fr. Gilberto Orsolin will visit the communities in the North and North East; Rev. Fr. Francois Harelimana and Rev. Fr. Martin Manus will do the visitation in the South; Very Rev. Fr. Jacob Nampudakam, the Rector General, will be visiting the Local Communities.

 

62. Fr. Ferdinand in Switzerland

After a year-long waiting for visa, Rev. Fr. Ferdinand Franco reached Switzerland in August to pursue his studies in German in view of future collaboration with the Swiss Province. We wish him all the best in his studies.

 

63. Congratulations!

Rev. Fr. Thomas Kureekattil has successfully completed his Licentiate studies in Liturgy from the University of St. Anselm, Rome and is back home. He would be staying at Pallotti Vidya Sadan, Indore to familiarize himself with the functioning of the VOC and plan for shifting of VOC to Nasik next year.

 

64. Blessing of Pallotti Kids World at Pallotti Hill School, Mukkom

On 12 September 2011, very Rev. Fr. Augustine Varickakal blessed the newly built Pallotti Kids World (the LKG-UKG wing of Pallotti Hill School, Mukkom) in the presence of many distinguished guests, confreres and friends. Rev. Fr. Joseph Tharakunnel inaugurated the new wing with his special prayers and ribbon-cutting. Our special thanks to all the confreres who worked tirelessly for the completion of this project.

 

65. Blessing of the New Church at Chenkottukonam

Chenkottukonam, the substation of Thundathil parish has a new church. The newly built church dedicated to St. Joseph was blessed on 04 December 2011 by Most. Rev. M. Soosa Pakiam, the Archbishop of Trivandrum and inaugurated by very Rev. Fr. Augustine Varickakal, the Provincial. Many confreres from Trivandrum and Neyyattinkara Local Communities joined Rev. Fr. Davis Edakalathur and parishioners to celebrate this great moment. Our Congrats and appreciation to Rev. Fr. Davis Edakalathur!

66. News from Arunachal Mission

The apostolic work in Arunachal mission is going on in full swing. Our confreres are organizing many spiritual as well as social awareness programme in various mission stations besides taking care of the propagation of faith. We have begun a new school at Siyum, in a small scale. It follows CBSC English Medium pattern and has nearly 50 children presently. Rev. Fr. Augustine Kolencherry is in Kimin and is busy building a community of faithful as well a small house in the property we have purchased.

 

67. News from Zambian Mission

The construction of the extension of the formation house at Westwood, Lusaka has begun. Fr. Sijoy is looking after the construction as well is hunting for new vocations. The parish community at Mandevu is also active and vibrant through the ministry of Rev. Frs. Shaji Mathew and George Philip. The recently held World Aids Day Awareness programme was well appreciated by all.

 

68. Study Seminar on Pallottine Parish Profile

The Pastoral Commission of the Province under the leadership Rev. Fr. Varghese Pullan organized study seminars on the Pallottine Parish Profile for the parish priests of the Indore Local Community from 9-10 November 2011 at Mary Queen of Apostles Church, Delhi and for confreres working in parishes in Kerala on 28 November 2011 at Pallottigiri, Trivandrum. The seminars attended by 25 confreres, made an in-depth study of the Pallottine Parish Profile and Pastoral Mission Statement and decided to make a full and clear vision and mission statement for each parish. It was an opportunity to review our parish ministry as well.

 

69. Meeting of those Engaged in the Socio-charitable Apostolate

From 22-29 September 2011 there took place for the first time a meeting of those members engaged in the socio-charitable apostolate at the ‘Cenacle’ centre at Via Giuseppe Ferrari, Rome, organized by the General Secretariat for the Apostolate. Rev. Frs. Abraham Thylammanal and Anthony Kaithaparambil participated in this Meeting from our Province. Reflecting on texts of St. Vincent Pallotti regarding the socio- charitable apostolate and visiting places linked to such work of our Founder, the participants had the opportunity to see how they could deepen the Pallottine charism in their own work places.

 

70. Ongoing Formation Programme

Ongoing Formation Programme for the batches ordained between 2009 to 2011has been arranged. The details of the same are given below.

  1. 1. Ordination Batches 2009 and 2010

From Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 18.00 to Tuesday, March 6, 2012 till 18.00 (including a day of outing) at Dhyan Ashram Retreat House, Village Kochowki, P.O. P.S. Bishnupur, 24 Parganas South Dist. It is situated 20 kms away from Howrah/Kolkata city.

  1. 2. Ordination Batch 2011

From Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 18.00 to Wednesday, March 21, 2012 till 18.00. (including a day of outing) at PAC, Pallotti Nagar, Nagpur.

Kindly note that it is mandatory for all the members of these batches to participate in the programme. For travel and other details kindly contact Rev. Fr. James Joseph, the Director of PAC, Nagpur. His email id is: jamesj1970@gmail.com and mobile number: 9766712796.

71. Transformation of the Khrist Jyothi Region to Khrist Jyothi Province

The Khrist Jyothi Region will be transformed into a Province on 22 December 2011 during the Holy Eucharistic celebration solemnized by very Rev. Fr. Jacob Nampudakam, the Rector General. On the same day the new Provincial Council will assume charge of office. We join in their happiness on this occasion and pray for God’s choicest blessings.

 

72. Fifty Years of Pallottine Presence in Goa

Pallottines in Goa are celebrating the Golden Jubilee of our presence in Goa. The Thanksgiving Eucharist will be celebrated on January 08, 2012 at 4.30 pm at Casa Pallotti, Assagao, Goa. The Eucharist will be presided over by Most Rev. Felipe Neri Ferrao, Archbishop of Goa and concelebrated by Very Rev. Fr. Jacob Nampudakam, the Rector General, Rev. Fr. Pedro Camilo Simoes, the Provincial and others. On this auspicious occasion, we wish our Confreres in Goa God’s choicest blessings and manifold graces.

 

73. Silver Jubilee of Pallottine Missionary Sisters in India

Pallottine Missionary Sisters are celebrating the Silver Jubilee of their presence in India. The Thanksgiving Eucharist will be celebrated on December 12, 2011 at St. Vincent Krupa Convent, Bangalore. We congratulate Sr. J. X. Clara, the Provincial Superior and the members of the Pallottine Missionary Sisters in India, on this joyous occasion and pray for God’s choicest blessings upon them.

 

74. Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Khristsevikas

Khristsevikas are completing 50 years of their foundation in India. The Thanksgiving Eucharist will be celebrated on December 28, 2011 at Sacred Heart Parish Church, Yerawada, Pune. We congratulate Ms. A. Regina Silvia, the President, and all the Khristsevikas, on this joyous occasion and pray for God’s choicest blessings upon them.

 

75. Condolences!

  • Beloved mother of Rev. Fr. Joe Pezhathumkal expired on 29 September 2011.
  • Mrs. Cicily, beloved mother of Rev. Fr. Christudas Kurisadima passed away on 12 October 2011.
  • Mr. Arulappan, beloved father of Rev. Fr. John Paul A. passed away on 26 October 2011.
  • Mr. Chakkappan, beloved father of Rev. Fr. Davis Kodiyan expired on 28 October 2011.

 

We express our heartfelt sympathy to these confreres and to their families at this time of pain and sorrow. Let us offer prayers for the repose of the departed souls.

 

76. New Address

Rev. Fr. Joe Pezhathumkal

56, Governors Road Mob: +289 889 3445

Dundar, ON,; L9H5G7

CANADA

 

77. Next Council Meetings

a) 09 January 2012 – MRC, Thiruvananthapuram

b) 08 – 09 February 2012 – Pallotti Bhawan, Nagpur

c) 14 – 15 March 2012 – Pallotti Bhawan, Nagpur

d) 12 – 13 April 2012 – Pallottigiri, Thiruvananthapuram

NL 04/ 2012 – 17 December 2012 Read….

NL 04/ 2012

17 December 2012

Dear Confreres,

Christmas is celebration. It is celebration of God’s Son with us. But this celebration will have lasting significance only if it translates the heart’s intention- the yearning of the human spirit to compass and express faith, hope and love. These are gifts which cannot be bought or sold. They are priceless. They are freely given by God and they can be discovered only within oneself and therefore unique. In this year of faith we earnestly long for the special gift of faith –a simple faith that can recognize God’s Son in every human face and in ordinary events of life. For God’s Son continues to be born wherever hearts
and minds are open to faith, where people dare to hope and live in love. Hence, He wishes to come into the world through each one of us. Let us become Christ bearers!

The Christmas card of this year depicts St. Vincent Pallotti, our Father and founder holding up his favourite statute of child Jesus, which is still used in the Vatican crib. He is offering us, his sons and daughters, the greatest of the gratuitous gifts of God’s love, Jesus Christ. By choosing this painting we like to pay our humble tribute to our Founder in this golden jubilee year of his canonization. A Province-level celebration of the jubilee is slated for 22nd January 2013 at Nagpur. It will be a fitting opportunity to come together to celebrate God’s grace manifested in our founder.

The Canonical Visitation of the Province, first by the Provincial Regime and subsequently by the General Council, has been recently concluded. I am sure that both were mutually enriching as well as edifying experiences. I thank each one of you and very specially the Local Rectors for making all the necessary arrangements to facilitate the smooth conduct of the visitation.

We are gearing up for the XIII Ordinary Provincial Assembly scheduled to be held from 04th to 07th January 2013. It is encouraging to note that all Local Communities had an in-depth study of the theme of the Assembly and sent the reports by the due date. I urge you to pray very specially for the success of the Assembly.

I wish you all a joyful celebration of Christmas and a grace-filled year ahead. May God’s abundant blessings accompany us all through the year!

Fr. Augustine Varickakal SAC

Provincial Rector

 

63. Transfers

The Provincial Council Meeting held on 19th September 2012 at Pallotti Bhawan, Nagpur has made the following Transfers:
Fr. George Kavukatt -Director, Pallotti House, Valakkai

Fr. Joseph Thazhanganatt -Assigned to Pallotti Alayam, Aluva

64. X th Consultative Meeting of the SAC Major Superiors held in Thurles, Ireland

The Tenth Consultative Congress of the Major Superiors of the Society of the Catholic Apostolate was held from 14th to 22nd October 2012, in the Pallottine College, Thurles, Ireland. The theme of the Congress was: “To revive faith and rekindle charity: Apostles of Jesus in a changing world. ‘You in your turn must strengthen your brethren’ (Lk 22,32). A project of individual and community spiritual renewal”. The Provincial, Fr. Augustine Varickakal, participated in this meeting in which Very Rev. Fr. Jacob Nampudakam spoke about the need to adopt a “new way of being Pallottines”, which will be characterized by spiritual depth, stronger Pallottine spirit and a universal attitude. He considered collaboration as the key to a better future for the Society. The following issues were identified as matters for urgent consideration and action: the future of the Pallottine presence in Africa, assistance to the entities that have declining number of members, protection of minors, vocation promotion and formation, creative and responsible financial management, and offering of Pallottine charism as a response to the challenge of New Evangelization.
65. Canonical Visitation by the Provincial Regime
The Canonical visitation of the Province was done between September – November 2012. The Provincial and the Vice-Provincial took turns and accompanied by one of the Consultors and the Provincial Bursar visited all the communities and evaluated life and ministry.

66. Visitation by Rev. Fr. Rector General and Consultors

The Rector General and the General Consultors undertook the official visitation of the Province from 11th to 30th November 2012. The four General Consultors in two groups visited all our communities, houses and parishes. Fr. Adam Golec and Fr.
Gilberto Orsolin visited the North and the North East while Fr. Martin Manus and Fr. Fracesco Harelimana visited the south of the country. Very Rev. Fr. Jacob Nampudakam, the Rector General visited all the Local Communities except Arunachal Pradesh. The visitators were impressed by the life and apostolate of the Province and in keeping with the scope of the visitation as stated in our Law, it contributed greatly “to inspire and encourage continual renewal”.

67.Asia-Oceania Seminar
on Pallottine Youth Ministry 
in
Mysore, Prabodhana

The Asia-Oceania Seminar on Pallottine Youth ministry was held from 06th to 09th November 2012 at Prabodhana, Mysore. There were in all 55 participants consisting of priests, brothers and Sisters from different Provinces and 17 deacons from the Theologate. The Seminar began with the Holy Eucharist presided over by Rev. Fr. Martin Manus, the General Consultor and President of Apostolate and Youth Commission. He also delivered the key note address at the inaugural function. The
resource persons were Fr. James Thomas, Fr. Henry Angel and Fr. Arokya Raj, SDB and the themes dealt with were Pallotti’s charism and his Apostolate among the youth, as well as challenges in youth ministry. The seminar ended by drawing up an action plan by members of each entity to be forwarded to the respective Provincial council for follow up.
68. Golden Jubilee
Celebration

The Province-level golden jubilee celebration of the canonization of our founder St. Vincent Pallotti is to be held at Nagpur on 22 January 2013. The Solemn Eucharistic Celebration will be presided over by His Excellency Archbishop Salvatore PennacchioApostolic Nuncio to India along with all the bishops in whose dioceses we are working.
69. Pallottine Youth Meet in Nagpur

As part of the golden jubilee celebration of the canonization of our founder St. Vincent Pallotti, the Youth Commission of the Province is planning a National Youth Convention from 28th to 30th December 2012 at PAC, Nagpur. Participants from Kerala, Delhi, M.P, Rajasthan, Arunachal Pradesh and Maharashtra are expected to attend it. The theme of the Convention is “Youth: Witnesses of Faith & Holiness”. The culmination of the convention will be a concelebrated solemn Eucharist on the last day. All confreres, Parish priests and Principals are requested to assist and encourage the young people under them to participate in this programme. For more details please contact Fr. George Madeikkal ( madeikal@hotmail.com, 09860435995).

70.Health
Awareness cum Free Medical Camp at Limeking, Siyum

St. Vincent Pallotti Parish, Siyum in collaboration with the Indian Army and the Border Road Organization (BRO) organized health awareness cum free medical campat the frontier village of Limeking. It was conducted at the army camp. About 200 people, both local population and the army personnel attended the health awareness programme and benefited from
the medical camp. The programme was first of its kind in collaboration with the army. The captains and the Major of the army regiment were present and appreciated our efforts and felt that it was indeed a great help to both the remote local populace as well as the defense personnel guarding the remote borders.

71.Church
Blessing at Taliha, Siyum

The newly constructed Church at Taliha was blessed and dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes on Sunday 14th October 2012.
It was blessed by Fr. Varghese Karippery, founder of the prison ministry, India in the presence of a large gathering of faithful and members from the community at Daporijo. Taliha is a town half way between Daporijo and Siyum and one of the vibrant centers of the Siyum parish with a population of 70 catholic families.
72.Annual Retreat organized at Daporijo Parish

The annual retreat was organized for the faithful at good shepherd church, Daporijo, Arunachal Pradesh. The preachers were Rev. Fr. Ajimon MSFS and Mr. Mathew Tabang. It was a time of healing, miracles and profound God experience for the people. Most of the parish community participated in it and received grace and blessings. It was also an occasion to catechize and teach them the basics of Christian moral living and Christian values.
73. Inauguration
of VOC, Pallotti Dham, Nasik

Pallotti Dham, the VOC for the North, shifted to Nasik from Indore, was inaugurated on 17th November, 2012. Rt. Rev. Dr. Lourdes Daniel, Bishop of Nasik, blessed the house and presided over the Holy Eucharistic celebration, while Very. Rev. Fr. Augustine Varickakal, the Provincial inaugurated the house. The ceremony of blessing, which was attended by over 250 people, had 30 priests, including confreres from Nagpur and Indore, and many religious and lay people from the various parishes in the city. We congratulate the members of Nasik Community Fr. George Thattamparambil, Fr. Thomas Kureekattil, Fr. Jacob Malkias and all the brothers for their hard work.

74.Quasquicentennial
(125th) Jubilee of the Archdiocese of Nagpur

The Quasquicentennial (125th) Jubilee of the Archdiocese of Nagpur was celebrated on 25th November 2012, with a solemn Eucharist offered by Apostolic Nuncio to India Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio along with several other bishops, priests and a large gathering of the faithful at St Francis De Sales Cathedral compound. We offer our congratulations to Most Rev. Abraham Viruthkulangara, the Archbishop of Nagpur and all the fathers, religious and faithful of the Archdiocese on this graceful occasion.
75.Foundation
Stone Laying for Administrative Block 
at SVPS, Nagpur

On 29th November 2012, very Rev. Fr. Jacob Nampudakam, the Rector General laid the foundation stone for the new administrative block of St. Vincent Pallotti School, Nagpur in the presence of the General consultors, the Provincial and other confreres and associates from Nagpur.

76. Your Attention Please!

Please note the new mobile phone numbers and Address:

a) New Mobile Numbers:

Fr. Raju Chemparathy : 8281375001

Fr. Royichen Joseph : 9403006812

Fr. Steve K. Varghese : 262-633-8284, extension-112(office )
b) New Address
Rev. Fr. Steve K. Varghese SAC

St. Joseph’s Catholic Parish
1532 N. Wisconsin St.

Racine, WI-53402.USA

77. Condolences!

    • Rev. Fr. Tomy Thomas Parappallil’s beloved brother, Mr. Joseph (48) passed away
      on 15th October 2012 in a road accident.
    • Mr. John T.V. (82), beloved father of Rev. Fr. George Thattamparambil passed
      away on 08th December 2012.

 

      We convey our heartfelt condolences to Rev. Fr. Tomy Thomas and Rev. Fr. George Thattamparambil

 

    and their dear ones at this time of pain and sorrow.

78. Next Council Meetings

The next Provincial Council meetings are scheduled for 03rd January 2013 and 08th January 2013.

News Flash
I) ABVM Province (PNL 05, 2012)

01. Appointments

Fr. James Justin Dhiraviam -Parish Priest, St. Vincent Pallotti Parish, Thirunagar

Fr. Valentine A. Alphonso -UAC Coordinator,Goa Local Community

Fr. Avil D’Cunha – Assigned, Pallotti Home, Chicalim

02. New Parish in Taiwan

Most Rev. Martin Su Yao-Wen, Bishop of Taichung has offered the Parish of Immaculate Conception, and entrusted the care of the same to ABVM Province. He has appointed Fr. Jesus Antony John Parish Priest and Fr. Leo Antony Pankiras Assistant Parish Priest of the said parish.

03. Blessing and Inauguration of Pallotti Community Centre, Banaswadi

On August 12, 2012, the newly built Pallotti Community Centre at Banaswadi was blessed and inaugurated by Very Rev. Fr. Camilo Simoes, the Provincial, in the presence of several Pallottine Fathers and Sisters and many parishioners. The Community Centre has a multi-purpose hall, a Music and Dance Academy and several rooms and offices.

II) Khrist Jyothi Province (NL 09, 2012)

01. The Pallottine Congress of the Khrist Jyothi Province, Raipur was held from November 12- 14, 2012 at Renewal Centre, Shanti Niwas Bilaspur.
02. The 25th Death Anniversary Celebration of late Rev. Fr. Adam Wisniewski SAC, the founder of Jeevodaya Social & Leprosy Rehabilitation Centre, Abhanpur was celebrated on 31st July, 2012 at Jeevodaya.

03. New Phone Number & E-mail ID’s:

Shanti Niwas Renewal Centre, Bilaspur : 9407657001

Fr. Binay Bhushan Barwa : binaysac@rediffmail.com

Adarsh Vidyalaya, Khalari : adarshkhalari@gmail.com

Pallottine Welfare Centre : pwcbilaspur@rediffmail.com

Fr. Hilarius Tigga sachilatigga@gmail.com
News From The Generalate (154 – November 2012)
A) FROM THE GENERALATE

1. The General Council approved the final results of the elections to the Provincial Council of the Heart of Jesus Province (CJ): Fr. Helmut Scharler SAC – Provincial Rector; Fr. Alexander Holzbach, Fr. Michael Pfenning, Fr. Dirk Gottwald and Fr.
Steffen Brühl – Consultors. According to the new procedure of elections of the Provincial/Regional Councils, approved by the XX General Assembly, confirmed by the Holy See (cfr. Final Document of the XX General Assembly, p. 21-23), and in accordance with the Statutes of the Province, the First Consultor will be elected by the new Provincial Council, which will start its three–year term on 2 February 2013.

2. The Official Visitation to the Epiphany Province (NA) was done by the entire General Council from 10th to 30th November 2012. Fr. Adam Golec and Fr. Gilberto Orsolin started the Visitation from the North of India, beginning with the newly-established mission in the Indian State of Arunachal Pradesh. Fr. Francesco Harelimana and Fr. Martin Manus, on the other hand, started from the Southern-most State of Kerala. Fr. Jacob Nampudakam Visited all the 8 Local Communities. The Epiphany Province is spread over 6 States of India with 107 priests, 2 brothers, 28 students of temporary consecration, 8 candidates in Preparatory Formation and about 65 postulants. The apostolic works of the Province include parish ministry, education, printing press, mission, animation of the laity, care of children, counseling ministry, retreat preaching, and formation. The many schools and the College of Engineering and Technology are all dedicated to St. Vincent Pallotti. There are a number of groups of the Union in the Province. Much more could be done, however, for the realization of our charism. The Visitation ended with a meeting with the Provincial Council on 30th November 2012 at the Provincial House in Nagpur. The major challenge of the Province consists in finding many new vocations and in giving them a good formation so that there will be a new generation of young members in the future in order to replace the vast number of middle-aged confreres of today. As a whole, the Epiphany Province is a stable, dynamic Province with a strong missionary spirit; it is open to collaboration with other entities of our Society and has an efficient administration. The Province has also sufficient financial stability.

3. On 8th December 2012, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, the Philosophisch – Theologische
Hochschule Vallendar/Germany 
celebrated with great solemnity the feast of its Patroness together with the 100th anniversary of the birth of the “Study House”, the 50thanniversary of the opening of the Vatican Council II as well as the 50th anniversary of the Canonization of St. Vincent Pallotti. The programme started with a solemn concelebrated Holy Eucharist, presided over by Rector General, Fr. Jacob Nampudakam. In his homily the Rector General appreciated the courage and
creativity of our confreres and collaborators in bringing together Theology and Nursing in order to give a new vision and life to the Hochschule. He also spoke about the unique contribution that this Catholic University is making to the
Church and the civil society in the German-speaking world. The “Cardinal Kasper Institute”, the noble faith renewal programme called “Wege erwachsenen Glaubens” (pathways towards an adult faith) and the Pallotti Institute situated
in this Hochschule are other praise-worthy and apostolically fruitful initiatives. The Holy Mass was followed by a round-table discussion among the professors of the University. Fr. Paul Rheinbay, Rector of the University welcomed the guests at the beginning of the Academic function and gave a short report on the history and activities of the University. Fr. Hans-Peter Becker, Provincial Rector of the Heart of Jesus Province thanked, at the end of the function, the staff and students of the University for their generous service and contributions all these years. Fr. Adrian Willi, Provincial Rector of the Swiss Province was also present among the distinguished guests of the day.

4.The unexpected death of Archbishop Ambrose Madtha, the Apostolic Nuncio to Ivory Coast, on 8th
December 2012 in a car accident was a very sad news also for the Pallottines. In fact, Msgr Ambrose was a classmate of our Rector General, Fr. Jacob Nampudakam and of many other Indian confreres. Both of them did the entire Theological studies together at St. Charles Seminary, Nagpur, India. During the last trip to Ivory Coast, the Rector General paid a visit to the Apostolic Nuncio and wanted to visit him again in March 2013, after the African Continental Meeting in Ivory Coast. It is to be mentioned here that we opened the new mission in Taiwan with the help of Msgr Ambrose who introduced the Pallottines to the Local Ordinary. Even more important was the association of the Apostolic Nuncio with the Pallottines in Ivory Coast, especially in the Basilica of Yamoussoukro. Msgr Ambrose was a champion of peace and worked hard for it especially in the politically-troubled country of Ivory Coast. The Rector General and all the members of the Society of the Catholic Apostolate
express their deepest condolences to the family members of Msgr Ambrose Madtha and pray for the departed souls, including the car driver who was also killed in this fatal accident. May their souls rest in peace.

5. The cause of the Beatification of Elizabetta Sanna has taken an important step forward. On November 20th past, the Congress of Theological Consultors met in the Vatican in the Congregation for the Cause of Saints, to discuss and judge the virtues of the Venerable Servant of God, Elizabetta Sanna. All the Congress participants expressed their positive judgement that allows the superiors of the Congregation to pass on the Positio on the virtues of the Servant of God to the third commission, consisting of Cardinals and Bishops. The friends of the Venerable are cordially asked to continue to pray for the further development of the Cause towards her beatification, if that is the will of God.

6. The annual meeting of the Economic Commission of the Society took place in the Generalate from 06 – 09th of November 2012. The Commission members were Fr. Steffen Brühl (CJ), Fr. Reginaldo Aparecido Picolotto (SP),
Fr. Tomasz Pławny (WA), Fr. Zdzisław Prusaczyk (SF), Fr. Jean Pierre Nsabimana (SF), Fr. Norbert Sequeira (BA) and Fr. Gerald Dwyer, the General Bursar, along with four Bursars who were invited as the observers, namely: Fr. Fernando Vanelli
(UR), Fr. Josiel da Silva Azevedo (RJ), Fr. Victor Martis (BA) and Fr. Clesio Facco (SM).

During this meeting, the members of the Commission examined the financial reports from all the Pallottine entities. The most important themes considered were: the economic situation in Africa and Uruguay and the possibilities of generating
income at the local levels. The question of the diminishing number of Mass intentions was also considered. The members of the Commission were also updated on the various possibilities of financial investments. The possibility of starting the Pallottine presence in Jerusalem was another topic of discussion.

Fr. Jacob Nampudakam, the Rector General, in his address to the members of the Economic Commission underlined 5 important points: 1. This group, consisting of persons with lots of experience in financial matters, has a lot of responsibility in the financial administration in our Society; 2. We should be creative in generating funds and in managing it responsibility; 3. In line with the challenge of New Evangelization, our financial resources should be used finally service of the Kingdom of God; 4. We must form our members for a responsible administration of the finance; 5. There are 3 key words to be kept in mind by the Bursars: accountability, transparency and co-responsibility.

7. The annual course on the Spirituality of St. Vincent Pallotti began on 8th October 2012 for the academic year 2012-2013. The first three days were dedicated to the integration programme for the participants. The members from various Pallottine Communities were the resource persons who animated these days. This integration programme was necessary since the participants of the Course come from various countries, speaking different languages and having different cultures. These days were very interesting and beneficial.

During the year many topics will be reflected upon in order to deepen the knowledge of the Pallottine spirituality. Some of these topics will be: history, life and apostolates of St. Vincent Pallotti; Pallottine Anthropology; the beginning, development, identity of UAC and its Statutes; Pallottine Spiritualty; the history of the foundation: from Founder’s time till today; the history of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Catholic Apostolate and the history of the Missionary Sisters of the Catholic Apostolate.

The participants took part in the Annual Course on Consecrated life at the Claritian Institute which began on 22nd
October. Some of the topics dealt with were: the Sacred Scripture and Consecrated life; the Ecclesial dimension of the Consecrated life; the historical aspects in realizing the Consecrated life; the Consecrated life today: challenges and vitality; Evangelical Counsels, friendship, brotherhood and faithfulness in Consecrated life; the Community life; theology of Apostolic
life and Secular Institute; the Spirituality of consecrated life; Canon Law concerning Consecrated life; the Vocation to Consecrated life: Psychological and Formative aspects.
There are 21 participants of the Course this year (2012-2013). They come from various countries and cultures and therefore represent the beauty of the Union of the Catholic Apostolate. Together with the serious study of various themes, there are also moments of celebrations, especially of feast days and birthdays of the participants.

Monthly recollections are organized each time in one of the houses of the Society or of the Pallottine Sisters. The participants of the Course have also opportunities to visit some of the historical places, accompanied by a guide. Participation in the Octave of Epiphany organized by the Pallottine community at Avella and at the celebration of the feast of Pallotti at St. George of Cassia – the birth place of Peter Paul Pallotti – are also very significant moments for the participants of this Course.
“She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger

because there was no room for them in the living-space” (Lk 2, 7).

MERRY CHRISTMAS

HAPPY NEW YEAR

 

NL 05 2007

NL 05 / 2007

Oct 6, 2007

Dear Confreres,

“All the Churches for all the World”

The month of October begins with the feast of St. Theresa of Child Jesus, the Patroness of the Missions. And then on the third Sunday of the month we celebrate the Mission Sunday. Main focus of our attention, reflection and prayer in October is the Mission. October is also the month of Rosary devotion. Rosary itself becomes a great form of our prayer for the missions.

 

The theme of the Mission Sunday message of the Holy Father for 2007 is “All the Churches for all the World.” It invites the local churches of every continent to a shared awareness of the urgent need to re-launch the missionary action in the face of the many serious challenges of our time. The local churches should not remain sectarian, nor isolated and all for themselves. The windows should be left wide open. Each church should be able to think with the universal Church and to the extent possible, be at the service of the entire Church. Setting apart money for the cause of the mission is part of this universal mission. Still more noble would be setting apart personnel at the service of the young churches in the mission land.

 

This is an opportune time for us to reflect how much interest is shown by each one of us to live out this universal vision. The whole concept of the Catholic Apostolate envisioned by St. Vincent Pallotti, is an expression of this vision. It is true that as a priest, Pallotti never went out of Rome. But his heart always accompanied the missionary endeavours of the Church. He took so much interest in the formation of the missionary clergy in the Collegio de Propaganda Fide, by offering spiritual direction and being their regular confessor. He spared no effort to collect money and materials to be sent to mission. At one time he decided to print the book ‘Eternal Maxims’ by St. Alphonsus Ligouri in Arabic language (to be sent to the Middle East) and he sent Giacomo Salvati to collect fund for the same. We know that the origin of the Union of the Catholic Apostolate is in this context. Indeed, the entire life and work of St. Vincent Pallotti is essentially linked to the work in the missions.

 

As Pallottines, we cannot shrink away from this charism and mode of apostolate left for us by our founder. On the occasion of the celebration of the Mission Sunday this year, 21st October 2007, let us rededicate ourselves to the universal mission of the Church. Let us spare no effort to conscientize our people, how they should cooperate with the missionary efforts of the Church.

 

Among our Indian entities, we celebrate the Pallottine Mission Sunday on the Sunday before the Ash Wednesday. This year it will be on 3rd February 2008. That will be an occasion to make the people aware of the missionary efforts of our Province, particularly in Northern India and in Zambia. Do not shun away from this responsibility and let all the people whom we serve collaborate with us in whatever way possible in our missionary undertaking. Above all do pray with St. Vincent Pallotti to the Lord of the Harvest, “send forth O Lord, labourers into your vineyard and spare your people.”

 

 

 

 

Fr. Mathew Panakal SAC

Provincial Rector

 

78. Province Level Jubilee Celebration

This year Fr. George Madeikkal, Fr.George Thattamparambil, Fr. James Anchukandathil, Fr. Thomas Tharakunnel and Fr. Vincent Thottupattare celebrating the Silver Jubilee of their Priestly Ordination. In gratitude of their untiring service in the Church and in our Society for the last 25 years, the Province will organize a day of celebration and felicitation for the Jubilerians on October 29, 2007, in Pallottigiri. All the confreres are invited to participate in this celebration.

79. Seminar on Social Apostolate and Fund Raising

Following the Recommendation of our last Provincial Assembly, a seminar on ‘Social Apostolate and Fund Raising’ was organized from September 25 – 28, in PAC. Thirty-two members from the three entities participated in the Seminar. Fr. Xavier Jayaraj S.J (Calcutta) who is the Coordinator of Social Apostolate for Jesuits in South Asia, exposed the participants to various avenues of ‘Social Apostolate’ during the first two days of the Seminar. Ms. Ranjini Victor and Ms. Priya Anand of MCC (Murray Culshaw Consulting, an NGO based in Bangalore), engaged the following days on various ways and means of ‘Communicating Widely and Raising Local Resources.’

We remain indebted and congratulate the Local Rectors for upholding the decision made in the Assembly that the Local Rectors along with at least two members from every Local Community would attend this Seminar.

 

80. Ongoing Formation

The Inter-Province/Region Ongoing Formation of the members who were ordained in the year 2004, 2005 and 2006 has been arranged at Mariarani Center, Trivandrum.

The Ongoing Formation Programme for the members who belong to the batches of 2004 and 2005 will begin from November 20 – 25, 2007 (including arrival and departure). Dr. Gireesh, the resource person will deal with the topic, “Basic Skills in Handling Youth and their Emotional Problems.”

The Ongoing Formation Programme for the members who belong to the batch of 2006 will begin from February 27 – 3 March, 2008 (including arrival and departure). Dr. Susheela will give the input sessions on the topic “Basic Skills in Handling Youth and their Emotional Problem.

 

81. Blessing of the New Church at Neikuppa

OnOctober 13, 2007, Mar Jose Porunnedom, the Bishop of Mananthavady will consecrate the newly constructed St. Joseph Parish Church at Neikuppa, in the presence of Very Rev. Fr. Mathew Panakal, the Provincial. On this happy occasion we congratulate Fr. Raju Chemparathy and Fr. Davis Edakalathur and the parishioners. We express our gratitude to all the confreres who have worked towards establishing this Church, very specially Fr. Mathew Paraplackal who initiated the project.

82. Foundation-Stone Laid for the New Church at Nariyampara

On September 14, 2007, the feast of the Triumph of the Cross, Mar Mathew Arackal, the Bishop of Kanjirapally laid the foundation stone for the Holy Cross Church at Nariyampara. As Fr. Thomas Edathottiyil along with the parishioners sets out to build the new church, we wish him all the best and pray for the speedy completion of this project with the help of generous donors and the Society.

 

83. News from Zambia

Our confreres have registered a Society in Zambia with the name Lusaka Pallottine Society. Efforts are on now to find a good piece of land in the vicinity of the city of Lusaka to open a house of formation in Zambia. Best wishes to our missionaries.

 

84. Meeting of the Education Board

Members of the Education Board met on September 29, 2007 at Pallotti Bhawan to discuss the Rules and Regulations to be followed in the educational institutions run by the Prabhu Prakash Province. Initial draft is made and it will be finalised by the Provincial Council.

 

85. Hospitalized

Fr. Mathew Mattapallil, with certain cardiological problems, is admitted in KIMS hospital, Trivandrum. Do pray for his speedy recovery.

 

86. Fr. Thomas Pulickeel SAC

Fr. Thomas Pulickeel completed his B.Ed. from Indore University with first class. Our hearty congratulations to him for this achievement.

 

87. The Congress of the Pallottine Mission Secretaries

The Congress of the Pallottine Mission Secretaries of our Society is scheduled to be held at PILLAR from December 08 – 16, 2007. All the Mission Secretaries of different Pallottine Provinces and Regions are expected to participate in this Congress. Very Rev. Fr. Friedrich Kretz, SAC, the Rector General, will be present at the Congress. It is for the first time such a Congress is held in India.

 

88. Meeting of Formators

The Formation Seminar for Pallottine Formators was a well-attended one with 52 participants, representing members working in most parts of the world and the Sisters of the CSAC and the MSAC. The various papers presented highlighted the different aspects of the Pallottine Formation. The sharing in groups and in the plenum provided the participants with a wonderful opportunity to listen to Pallottine confreres working in different countries. The whole exercise fulfilled to a great extent what it aimed at, namely, aGlobal Perspective on Pallottine Formation. To put it in the words of Rev. Fr. General, it was an attempt to transcend geographical limits and begin to think of a Pallottine formation for the whole Pallottine Family. The liturgy and the cultural evenings animated by the various groups added colour and fun to the gathering.

Fr. James Anchukandathil

 

89. Meeting of Pallottine Educators

The first ever gathering of the members engaged in the apostolate of education in Pallottine Schools and Colleges was held at Rome, Via Giuseppe Ferrari, from 21 – 30August, 2007. Fr. Paul Animoottil and Fr. Manoj Punchakunnel represented our Province in this meeting. There were 22 participants from all the Pallottine entities. Being the maiden meeting of this sort it was to generate an awareness in the members that “education is a means of realizing the spirit of UAC”, as it is one of the major apostolic works of the Pallottines across the world today. The participants were enlightened with various topics like; ‘Significance and Importance of Ongoing Formation for the Confreres Engaged in the Apostolate of Education’, ‘St. Vincent Pallotti and His Commitment to the Apostolate of Education’, ‘Education as a Means to Realize the Spirit of UAC’, ‘Roles and Challenges of Christian Educational Institution in Europe, South America, North America and Asia’ and ‘Understanding of the Youth Today.’ In addition to these, the message by Very Rev. Fr. Fritz Kretz, the Rector General, on ‘Cenacle: School of Communion for the Formation of Apostles’ enriched the whole meeting.

On the basis of the sharing and deliberations, a Body is constituted which, in liaison with the Generalate, will come out with some of the concrete means wherein we can have certain Pallottine profile for all our educational institutions across the world. We appreciate the steps taken by the Generalate in organizing this ongoing formation for the Pallottine educators and very special thanks to Fr. Jacob Nampudakam who organized this gathering.

Fr. Manoj Punchakunnel

 

 

90. The Pallottine Gatherings in U.S.A

  • The Gathering of Pallottines Working in U.S.A

The Gathering of the Pallottines working in the United States of America took place on August 20 – 22, 2007 at the Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston, New York. Of the 89 Pallottine confreres belonging to different Pallottine entities working in the United States about 60 of them participated in the gathering. Very Rev. Fr. Mathew Panakal SAC, the Provincial, and many confreres belonging to our Province working in the United States took part in the gathering. All the Major Superiors of the different Pallottine entities working in U.S.A. and their delegates also were present at this gathering. Very Rev. Fr. Friedrich Kretz, SAC, the Rector General, and Rev. Fr. Zenon Hanas, SAC, the Vice-General participated in the meeting. Very Rev. Fr. Rector General addressed the members present and gave the perspective of the meeting by highlighting the urgent need to foster the collective responsibility of each individual Pallottine entity working in the United States to build up the Pallottine Community in U.S.A. This meeting was the first of its kind and it was felt that such meetings could be convened periodically. It was decided that from July 20 to 23, 2009 a similar gathering (or a retreat) will be organized for all the members working in the United States.

  • North American Continental Meeting

The North American Continental Meeting took place at the Immaculate Conception Centre, New York, on August 23 to 24, 2007. The participants of this meeting were the Major Superiors and their Delegates of the Pallottine entities present in the United States and Canada. The possible fields of collaboration in the future among the various Pallottine entities were discussed. Next Continental Meeting will be held from July 24 to 25, 2009.

 

91. Nomination of Fr. Séamus Freeman SAC, as Bishop

On September 14th, the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, nominated Fr. Séamus Freeman, SAC, as Bishop of the Diocese of Ossory, Ireland. This Diocese is his native Diocese. We all wish him well and assure him of our prayers so that his apostolate in his native Diocese of Ossory may lead to abundant fruit in the Church of Christ. For further details please refer the “News from the Generalate” (A. 1), attached to this News Letter.

 

92. New CSAC General Council (Roman Pallottine Sisters)

The General Chapter of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Catholic Apostolate (Pallottines), held at St. Vincent Pallotti Spirituality Centre, Grottaferrata, has elected the members of the new General Council:

Sr. Serena Cambiaghin – Superior General, member of the Italian Province of “Queen of Apostles”;

Sr. Ignes Dunn – Vicar General, member of the Brazilian Province

Sr. Armida Sacco – General Councilor, member of the Italian Province

Sr. Lilly Nanat – General Councilor, member of the Italian Province of “Queen of Apostles/India”

Sr. Salete Maristella Cargnin – General Councilor, member of the Brazilian Province

We congratulate the newly elected General Administration and wish God’s choicest blessings and success in all their endeavours. We specially congratulate Sr. Lilly Nanat, the first ever Indian member of their General Council.

93. Your Attention, Please!

  • Please note the new mobile numbers:
    1. Fr. Anto Thomas Mullanal : 09895730994
    2. Fr. Joseph Koovely : 09970934018

 

 

  • Please note Fr. Babu Pereppadan’s New Address:

Fr. Babu Pereppadan SAC

Laimering, Riedener Str. 7

86453 Dasing

GERMANY

Tel: 08205/958766, Email: fatherbabu@yahoo.com

 

94. Condolences

  • Mr. C.J. Sebastian, father of Fr. Johnichen Punnilathil expired on September 15, 2007.
  • Mr. P.C. Joseph, father of Fr. Roychan Pindamangalath expired on October 1, 2007.

We extend to these confreres and their bereaved families our heartfelt sympathies and offer prayers for the departed souls that they enjoy heavenly bliss.

NL 05, 2008

NL 05 / 2008

Dear confreres,

We are in the monsoon season where fires are hard to kindle, yet the months of July and August have a special kindling effect in the heart of every Pallottine- these are months of many international meetings to rekindle our apostolic effectiveness. These months inflame us with meetings such as of Newly Elected Major superiors, Brothers in Perpetual Consecration, Education Commissions of the Pallottine Entities in India, Pallottine Formators from Asia – Oceania, Rectors of Pallottine Major Seminaries and Faculties, and Parish Priests active in the UAC. These months, thus, stoke the faces of Pallottine identity by stirring up Pallottine formation, charism, mission and heritage that help us nourish and strengthen Pallottine identity and sense of mission.

 

Fr. Paul Chandrankunnel and I were among the 27 major superiors participated in the Meeting of the Newly Elected Major Superiors of the Society at the Generalate. It was an experience of Pallottine fellowship, communion, sharing and interaction. We look at it as a “Cenacle Event” where we assembled ‘to pray together, to learn together and to celebrate together.’ Meeting focused on widening our vision to help us reformulate our realistic long-term goals and strategies. It is, of course, dangerous to be a visionary without any sense of realism; but it can also be a degenerating experience when one is too unwilling and frightened to dream and take risks. Meeting dealt on Leadership, Management Skills, Administration, Collaboration and Personal Care of the members with strong Pallottine perspectives. In the wake of the appointment of new Local Rectors, I would like to highlight a few points of this meeting, especially on leadership.

 

A good leader sincerely tries to love each member of the community. When we are loved, we know it- and we respond. On one hand he is to be a symbol of love and on the other hand he needs to excel in management and administration. He is bound to do what is humanly possible to discover the best course of action as to bring the best out of his confreres. He tries to take personal care of the members. Above all, he prays for everyone everyday, especially for those in trouble. The main task, thus, is to facilitate the community to live as a loving community without divisions and power games. Let all the superiors in various capacities try to ensure this goal with renewed vigour and commitment.

 

Fraternally yours,

 

Fr. Augustine Varickakal

Provincial Rector

71. Appointments

Provincial Council in its meeting on July 25-26, 2008 at Pallotti Bhawan, Nagpur made the following appointments.

 

Fr. Paul Chandrankunnel – In-charge, On-going Formation

Fr. Joy Palachuvattil – Pastoral Formator of Students

Fr. Sakhayidas Thazhathoppil- Assigned to Boys’ Town, Trivandrum

 

72. Appointment of Local Rectors

Provincial Council has decided to appoint the following members as Local Rectors of various Local Communities. It takes effect from August 15, 2008.

 

Indore – Fr. Thomas Thennattu

Nagpur – Fr. Joy Palachuvattil

Neyyatinkkara – Fr. Benedict Kannadan

Trivandrum – Fr. Antony Herald Roswan

Aluva – Fr. Mathew Kanjiramkalayil

Mukkom – Fr. Chandy Paul Chettukulam

 

The various members working and pursuing studies outside the area of the Local Communities are assigned to the various Local Communities as follows:

 

Nagpur – Fr. Augustine Kolencherry, Fr. Anto Mullanal,

Fr. Anto Kaitharath, Fr. Tomy Churathil, Fr. Siju Jose

Mukkom – Fr. Paul Chandrankunnel, Fr. Saji Punchal,

Fr. Simon Kunnath, Fr. Davis Kodiyan

Aluva – Fr. Alexander Athanas

 

73. Appointment of Local Managing Committees for Educational Institutions

Provincial Council has appointed new Local Managing Committees for the various Educational Institutions run by the Province.

 

Delhi – Fr. George Philip Nellikunnel, Fr. Thomas Thennattu,

Fr. Dominic Xavier, Fr. Thomas Tharakunnel.

Indore – Fr. Thomas Tharakunnel, Fr. Thomas Thennattu,

Fr. Thomas Manjaly, Fr. Kuriakose Mekkaracherril.

Trichur – Fr. George Jacob, Fr. Mathew Paraplackal, Fr. Mathew

Kanjiramkalayil, Fr. James Anchukandathil.

Mukkom – Fr. Chandy Chettukulam, Fr. Joah Paul,

Fr. Joseph Thazhanganatt, Fr. Raju Chemparathy.

Nagpur (School) – Fr. Mathew Thonickal, Fr. Paul Animoottil,

Fr. Joy Palachuvattil, Fr. Antony Kaithaparambil.

Nagpur (College) – Very Rev. Fr. Augustine Varickakal, Fr. George

Madeikkal, Fr. Manoj Punchakunnel, Fr. Joy Palachuvattil. Fr. Antony Kaithaparambil, Fr. Mathew Thonickal,

Fr. Johnson Puthur.

 

 

74. Visitation by the General Administration

With his letter dated June 22, 2008, Very Rev. Fr. Rector General has officially announced the visitation of the Province by the General Administration. The visitation will take place from January 31st, 2009 to February 28th, 2009. The visitation will be conducted by four members of the General-Administration:

Very Rev. Fr. Friedrich Kretz, Rector General

Rev. Fr. Zenon Hanas, Vice General

Rev. Fr. Gilberto Orsolin, General Councilor

Rev. Fr. Janusz Łuczak, Secretary General

An itinerary of the visitation will be sent to all; and all will be informed well in advance of the visitation.

 

75. Hearty Welcome to Fr. Sakhayidas

Rev. Fr. Sakhayidas Thazhathoppil who was rendering his selfless service to the Raipur Region has returned to the Province since the contract with the Region expires. We thank him very sincerely for his committed and selfless service and upholding the Pallottine spirit of collaboration in the Region. He is assigned to the community at Boys’ Town, Trivandrum.

 

76. Australian Collaboration

Fr. Leenus Neetany and Fr. Shibu Melapilly are getting ready to fly to Australia to collaborate with Pallottines of Australian Region in their missionary endeavours. Fr. Leenus will also undertake studies on pastoral update. Presently, Fr. Leenus is assigned to the community at Pallotti Bhawan, Nagpur and Fr. Shibu to the Community at Pallottigiri, Trivandrum.

 

77. Provincial Consultors Visit Kodak Mission

From 10-18 May, 2008, Fr. James Anchukandathil and Fr. Joy Palachuvattil toured the Kodak mission in order to make an on-spot study of the situation. They visited and held talks with Bishop of Itanagar, Vicar General and the faithful of Kodak and adjacent mission stations. With the help of Fr. Augustine Kolencherry they could gather a comprehensive picture of the situation. They have returned with a positive impression of the mission and have found it worth giving our utmost attention and investing our men and resources.

 

78. Bro. Richard Arackal Participates in the Meeting of Ongoing Formation of Brothers

Bro. Richard was in Rome from 15-30 July to participate in the International Meeting of Ongoing Formation of the Brothers in the Society. The Meeting was part of the ongoing formation programme of the members as promoted by the General Secretariate for Formation. It was a six day programme from 21-26 July aimed at to give a renewed impetus to the vocation and mission of the Brothers in our Society.

 

79. Final Consecration and Diaconate

On May 31, 2008, two of our confreres: Johny Amaladasan and Santhosh Varkey Anakkalil made their Final Consecration in the Society at Pallotti Sadan, Idukki. Very Rev. Fr. Augustine Varickakal presided over the Eucharistic Celebration and received their Consecration.

On June 29, 2008, these two brothers along with ten of their companions were raised to the Order of Deacons by Rt. Rev. Thomas Vazhapilly, Bishop of Mysore.

We congratulate them and pray to God that they may be blessed with rich experiences in their life in the Society and in their diaconate ministry.

 

80. Forthcoming International Meetings

  1. 1. Meeting of Education Commissions of the Pallottine Entities in India will be held at PAC, Nagpur on 8-9 August, 2008. Members of the Education Board of our Province will attend this meeting.
  2. 2. Meeting of Pallottine Formators from Asia–Oceania will be held at Mariarani Centre, Trivandrum from 18-23 August, 2008. Fr. Mathew Panakal, Fr. Mathew Thonickal, Fr. Thomas Manjaly, Fr. Antony Roswan and the members of the Formation Commission will participate in this meeting.
  3. 3. Prabodhana, Mysore, will host the Meeting of Rectors of Pallottine Academic Institutes from 28-30 August, 2008. Fr. Paul Chandrankunnel and Fr. James Anchukandathil will represent the Province in this Meeting.
  4. 4. Meeting of Priests active in UAC will be held at the Generalate from September 10-17, 2008. Fr. Mathew Thonickal will attend this meeting from our Province.

 

81. Internal Audit

The Provincial Council has decided to commence the internal audit of all the houses and stations of the Province. Accordingly the audit of the houses and stations will be undertaken during the months of August-September. Intimation about the visit will be sent by the Finance Commission to the individual communities.

 

82. Annual Retreats

The Annual Retreats for the year 2008 are scheduled in the month of October 2008.

Retreat – I:

Venue : PILLAR, Madurai

Date : The Retreat will begin on the evening of 7th October and conclude with lunch on 12th October, 2008.

Participants : Members of all the three Units of the Pallottines in India.

Preacher : Rev. Fr. Dr. X. D. Selvaraj

Retreat – II:

Venue : P.A.C. Nagpur

Date : The Retreat will begin on the evening of 21st October and conclude with lunch on 26th October, 2008.

Participants : Members of all the three Units of the Pallottines in India.

Preacher : Rev. Fr. Noel Molloy, O.P.

According to your convenience you may choose to attend any of the Retreats mentioned above. Please make sure that you send the reply post-cards attached with the Circular (CL 03/2008) to the Provincialate.

 

83. Blessing and Inauguration

 

1. New Residential Extension at Casa Pallotti

The New Residential Extension at Casa Pallotti, Assagao, was blessed and inaugurated on June 14th 2008, at 11. 30 a.m. The new Extension was inaugurated by very Rev. Fr. Susayan Sathyanesan and blessed by Very Rev. Fr. Augustine Varickakal. Our thanks and appreciation to the Rector, Fr. Johnson Thaiparambil and Community at Casa Pallotti.

 

 

2. New Academic Block at Anant Nagar School

The new Academic Block of St. Vincent Pallotti School at Anant Nagar, Nagpur was blessed and inaugurated by Very Rev. Fr. Augustine Varickakal on June 26, 2008. The day was the re-opening of the school for the new academic year and the new block was dedicated to 1697 children studying in our school. Our thanks and gratitude to Fr. Mathew Thonickal (Manager), Fr. Paul Animoottil, (Principal), and Fr. Antony Kaithaparambil (Former Manager).

 

84. Pallottine Social Apostolate Cell (PSAC) Meets in Nagpur

The newly constituted Pallottine Social Apostolate Cell held its maiden meeting at Pallotti Niwas, Nagpur on 23-25 June, 2008. The Meeting was aimed at to sort out the aims and objectives of the Cell and to draw up a guide-line for its operation. In the process of this meeting it was felt that a study is to be undertaken to collate the social/apostolic works being undertaken by our confreres in various places. The Cell wishes to visit all the Local Communities in the coming months to interact with members as to make our social apostolate more concrete and effective.

Fr. Mathew Thonickal, Coordinator of PSAC

 

85. Affiliation of the Theologate- Prabodhana

 

The Congregation for the Catholic Education, Rome has approved the affiliation of our Theologate, Prabodhana, in Mysore to the Philosophisch – Theologische Hochsule in Vallendar, Germany. As we thank the Community at Prabodhana, we acknowledge and appreciate the work of all those who were involved in getting our Institute affiliated.

 

86. Statistics of Students in Formation Houses

  1. 1. Pallotti Sadan, Idukki – 22
  2. 2. Pallottigiri, Trivandrum – 24
  3. 3. Pallotti Vidya Sadan, Indore – 09
  4. 4. Pallotti Alayam – 15
  5. 5. Pallotti Bhawan – 46

i. Prabhu Prakash Province – 27

ii. Khristu Jyoti Region – 19

  1. 6. Pradeepa – 08
  2. 7. Prabodhana – 14

Our Vocation Promoters, both in Kerala and in the North did a very good work to bring in new students to the VOCs. Many thanks to Fr. Tomy Philip, Fr. Roychan and all those who cooperated with them.

 

87. Statistics of Students in Schools

 

  1. 1. St. Vincent Pallotti School, Nagpur – 1697
  2. 2. Pallotti Hill school, Mukkom – 887
  3. 3. St. Vincent Pallotti Central School, Thrissur – 749
  4. 4. St. Vincent Pallotti School, Delhi – 330
  5. 5. St. Vincent Pallotti School, Indore – 320

Our schools, a few still in their infancy, have made tremendous progress this year. Our appreciation and thanks to the Managers and Principals.

88. Election Results

1. The Khrist Jyothi Region, Raipur has elected the new team of Administration. The following are the elected members of the new Regional Administration.

 

Rev. Fr. Arogyadas Kottana Regional Rector

Rev. Fr. Shanthi Prakash Panna 1st Consultor

Rev. Fr. John Sobha Sundar Consultor

Rev. Fr. Benjamin Behera Consultor

Rev. Fr. Louis Tete Consultor

The new Council began its three-year mandate on June 24, 2008. We congratulate the newly elected Regional Council and wish God’s choicest blessings and success in all their endeavours!

 

2. The General Council confirmed the final results of the elections of the Canadian Delegature of the Sacred Heart Province, Germany. The following are the elected members of the new Delegature Administration.

 

Rev. Fr. Gottfried Seifert Provincial Delegate

Rev. Fr. Patrick Furtado 1st Consultor

Rev. Fr. Frank Feldmann Consultor

Rev. Fr. Francis Mariappa Consultor

 

3. On May 05, 2008 the Khristsevikas elected their new governing body. The elected members are:

Ms A. Regina Silvia The President (reelected for a third term)

Ms Crispina D’Costa Councilor

Ms Joyce Almeida Councilor

We congratulate them and wish them all the best!

 

89. With Deepest Grief

Rev. Fr. Sheelanand Hemrom, a confrere of Krist Jyothi Region, serving as the parish priest of the Catholic Church, Kutrwa, passed away in the early hours of July 8, 2008 in the NTPC hospital at Jaminipali, Korba Dist., C.G. He was admitted to the hospital for the treatment of Malaria. It was then diagnosed that he was also suffering from jaundice. The mortal remains of Fr. Shilanand were laid to rest, after the Eucharistic celebration at St. John the Baptist’s Church, Kapa, in the premises of Pallotti Ashram, Kapa on July 9, 2008. He was ordained priest on May 3, 1995 at St. Vincent Pallotti Church, Bilaspur. We lost in him a hard working, self sacrificing, dedicated and strong willed confrere. Please do pray for the repose of his soul.

 

90. Condolences!

  • Fr. Dominic Xavier’s sister, Mrs. Cathrina David, expired on April 11, 2008 and brother, Mr. Sylvester passed away on June 24, 2008.
  • Mr. Vincent, younger brother of Fr. Leenus Neetany expired on June 18, 2008.
  • Mr. Devasia Pezhathumkal, beloved Father of Fr. Joseph Pezhathumkal passed away on July 24, 2008.
  • Mr. Baby Paul, elder brother of Fr. Chandy Paul Chettukulam expired on July 05, 2008.
  • Mr. Urumis Puthen, beloved father of Bro. Geo Puthen passed away on May 17, 2008.

We express our heartfelt sympathy to these confreres and to their families at this time of pain and sorrow. Let us offer prayers for the repose of the departed souls.

91. New Addresses/Mobile Numbers/Email IDs

  • Address:

1. Fr. James Palakudy

St. Thomas the Apostle Parish,

2160 North Edward St.,

Decatur, Illinois- 62526.

USA

Office : 217-877-4146

Fax : 217-877-4147

Cell : 941-586-8124

 

2. Fr. Joseph Pezhathumkal

Cathedral of St Catherine

of Alexandria, 3 Lyman St.

St. Catherines, ON

L2R, 5M8, Canada

 

4. Fr. Davis Kodiyan

P.G. Hostel, Darmaram College

Darmaram Vidya Kshetram

Bangalore Dist., 560 029

Karnataka

3. Fr. Alexander Athanas

Pontifical John Paul II Institute

Cana, III-344, M.C. Road,

Thuruthy, Kottayam Dist.,

Kerala, 686 535

 

5Fr. Roychan Pindamangalath

Satprakashan Sanchar Kendra

P.B. No. 507

Bhanwarkua, Chauraha

Indore- 452 019, M.P.

 

6. Fr. Simon Kunnath

Montfort College

#184, Old Madras Road

Indiranagar Post,

Bangalore – 560 038

 

7. Fr. Siju Jose Kuliraniyil

RH No. 8,Om Sai Duplex

PL No. 53 #A SN. 488

Sri Samarth Nagar

Behind Papaya Nursery

Satpur, Nashik-12,Maharashtra

 

  • Mobile Numbers:

 

Fr. Mathew Panakal – 9496261559

Fr. Joy Palachuvattil – 9766236349

Bro. George – 9496154364

Fr. Leenus Neetany – 9421801862

Fr. Shibu Melappilly – 9746657874

Fr. Mathew Mangalasseril – 9424662519

Fr. Siju Jose – 9766946933

Fr. Thomas Pulickeel – 9747288727

Fr. Thomas Kureekattil – +393284838096

Fr. Sebastian Thekkeyil – 9766061654

 

 

  • Email IDs

Fr. Raju Chemparathy : rchemparathy@gmail.com

Fr. Antony Roswan : roswanantony@yahoo.in

 

92. Next Council Meeting

The next meeting is slated for September 19-20, 2008 at Prabodhana, Mysore.

 

 

 

News Flash

I) ABVM Province (PNL-04-2008, PNL-05-2008)

 

1. Appointments

 

Fr. Kishore Babu Battu Asst. Parish Priest, St. Vincent Pallotti Church, Amaravati

 

Fr. Maria Dhanraj Thiveyarajan Bursar, Anbaham

Bursar and Teacher, St. Vincent Pallotti Mat. Hr. Sec. School, Chennai

Fr. Maria Joseph Kiran Pudota Prefect & Teacher, Pallotti Illam, Madurai

Fr. Melwin D’ Souza Prefect, Anbaham

Teacher, St. Vincent Pallotti Mat. Hr. Sec. School, Chennai

Fr. Reehan Soosai Antony Asst. Parish Priest, St. Augustine’s Church, Kulasekharam

Fr. Solomon Raj Titus Teacher, St. Vincent Pallotti School, Salem

Fr. Stanyslaus D’ Souza Assistant Parish Priest, Our Lady of Vailankanni Church, Farla In charge, Pallotti Ashray, Punacha

 

2. Transfers

 

Fr. Joseph Kiran Madanu Parish Priest, St. Vincent Pallotti Church, Amaravati

Fr. Clement Martis Asst. Parish Priest, St. Vincent Pallotti Church, Banaswadi, Bangalore

Fr. Victor Prasanna Martis Asst. Provincial Bursar, Assumption House, Bangalore

Fr. Valentine Anthony Alphonso Asst. Director, Preparatory Formation, Pallotti Nilaya, Bangalore

Fr. Reginald Mascarenhas Director, Pallotti Jyothi Niwas, Chandor

Fr. Beniz Gomes Prefect, Pallotti Jyothi Niwas, Chandor

Vocation Promoter, Goa

Fr. Albert Leenus Parish Priest, St. Joseph’s Church, Rajaji Nagar, Chennai

Fr. John Peter Director, Anbaham

Correspondent, St. Vincent Pallotti Mat. Hr. Sec. School, Chennai

Fr. Joseph Suresh Principal, St. Vincent Pallotti Mat. Hr. Sec. School, Spiritual Director, Anbaham, Chennai

Fr. Manohar Josly Noronha Prefect, Pallotti Home, Chicalim

Vocation Promoter, Karnataka

Fr. Hendrico Rebello Bursar, Pallotti Home, Chicalim

Assistant Mission Secretary, Goa

Fr. Yadala Kishore Babu Parish Priest, St. Francis Xavier Church, Gollaprolu

Fr. Valerian Sabbavarapu Parish Priest, St. Francis’ Church, Konkepudi

Correspondent, St. Vincent Pallotti Mat. School, Konkepudi

Fr. Joji Reddy Asst. Parish Priest, St. Francis’ Church, Konkepudi

Bursar & Teacher, St. Vincent Pallotti Mat. School, Konkepudi

 

Fr. John Christopher Parish Priest, St. Augustine’s Church, Kulasekharam

 

Fr. Prakash William Monis Parish Priest, St. Vincent Pallotti Church, Kumta

Fr. Sahaya Stanly Parish Priest, St. Vincent Pallotti Church, Thirunagar, Madurai

Fr. Caetano Crasto Parish Priest, St. Francis Xavier Church, Mormugao

Fr. Rayappa Reddy Spiritual Director, Prabodhana, Mysore

Fr. Norbert Sequeira Bursar, Prabodhana, Mysore

Fr. Anthonydhas Lecturer, Prabodhana, Mysore

Fr. Kishore Raju Bezzam Asst. Parish Priest, Catholic Church, Palakol

Fr. Thomas D’Souza Priest Incharge, Christ the King Church, Rasayani

Fr. Irudaya Paul Raj Director, Pallottiyagam

Correspondent, St. Vincent Pallotti School, Salem

Fr. Jerome Mariadhasan Priest Incharge, Good Shepherd Society, Sanpada

Fr. Peter Patrick Mendes Asst. Parish Priest, Our Lady of Assumption Church, Sarzora

Fr. Joseph Franscisco Fernandes Prefect, Pallotti Vidyanam, Vijayawada

Fr. Thomas Reddy Basani Bursar, Pallotti Vidyanam, Vijayawada

Vocation Promoter, Andhra Pradesh

Fr. James Banu Bodula Parish Priest, Proposed Parish, Vijayawada

Spiritual Director, Pallotti Vidyanam, Vijayawada

Fr. Gregory Polishetti Principal, Millennium High School, Warrangal

Fr. Prabhakar Reddy Bursar, Millennium High School, Warrangal

 

3. Studies

Fr. James Justin Dhiraviam Doctoral Studies

Fr. Siluvai Edwin Spiritual Renewal Course, Carmalaram, Bangalore

Fr. Joji Reddy B. Ed., Konkepudi

Fr. Aruldhas Lucas B. Ed., Secunderabad

 

4. Working Abroad

Fr. Manuel Zuzarte Sarasota, U.S.A

Boyalla Balaji Fortworth Diocese, U.S.A.

 

5. Sabbatical

Fr. Joseph Thirukudumbam Southwark, London

 

6. Assigned to Assumption House, Bangalore

Fr. Jacob Alvares

Addresses/Phone Numbers/email id.’s

 

7. Addresses

 

Fr. Manual Zuzarte, SAC

St. Martha’s Catholic Church

200 North Orange Avenue

P.O. Box 1706

SARASOTA, Florida-34236

U.S.A.

 

Fr. Roc Gerald Majella, SAC

St. Michael, 6382 S Maple Island Rd.

Fremont MI 49412-9116

U.S.A.

 

Fr. Anthony Britto, SAC

St. Margeret Mary of Alacoque Church

1051 East Howard City Edmore Rd.

Edmore MI 48829

U.S.A.

 

Fr. S. Joseph, SAC

St. Bedes Catholic Church

58, Thornton Rd. SW 12 OLF

Clapham Park, London

 

Fr. Siluvai EdwinSAC

SANYASA

Institute of Consecrated Life

Carmelaram P.O.

Bangalore 560035

karnataka, india

 

 

8.Phone Numbers (Mobile)

 

 

Fr. Maria Dhanraj 09486606004

Fr. Solomon Raj Titus 09962436062

Fr. Kishore Babu Battu 09703579412 Fr.MelwinD’Souza 09884743486

Fr.StanyslausD’Souza 09986777412

Fr. Reehan Soosai Antony 09444684406

Fr. Maria Joseph Kiran 09790449295

Fr. Sahaya Stanly 09944699920

Fr. Kishore Raju 09949067965

Fr. Manohar Noronha 09923873605

Fr. Joseph Fernandes 09703373712

Fr. James Banu 09440219912

 

 

9. Email Id.’S

 

Fr. Maria Dhanaraj Thiveyarajan dhivyadhanam@yahoo.com

Fr. Solomon Raj Titus solomon_titus@yahoo.com

Fr. Kishore Babu Battu kish_battu@yahoo.com

Fr. Maria Joseph Kiran hrudayaprasad @yahoo.com

Fr. Melwin D’Souza melwi08@yahoo.co.in

Fr. Reehan Soosai Antony reehankamalsac@yahoo.co.in

Fr. Kishore Raju kishorerajubezzam2007@rediffmail.com

Fr. Gregory Polishetti polishettigreg@yahoo.co.in

II) Khrist Jyothi Region (NL-03-2008)

 

1. Appointments and Transfers

 

 

 

2. St. Vincent Pallotti College wins the Case against the University in the High Court of Bilaspur

St. Vincent Pallotti College at Raipur won the case against the University which had forbidden the college from giving admissions. The divisional bench of the High Court pronounced its verdict on July 23, 2008 in favour of the college putting aside the restrictions and the objections of the University.

 

3. Mission Secretary of the Region

Fr. Oscar Panna is appointed the Mission Secretary of the Region.

 

4. Contact Person at the Regional House

Bro. Francis Tirkey, the In-charge of the Regional House will be the contact person in case of any need for assistance from Regional House.

NL 05, 2009

September 15, 2009

Dear Confreres,

 

Life for most of us is quite hectic. Commitments compete for our time and energy and often cause us to lose touch with the deepest aspirations of our being and of the Divine Presence. The frenetic pace of life robs us of our sense of purpose and causes us to lose sight of who we are and what we are doing. We all need to pause, take a break and retreat from life’s crazy demands every once in a while in order to focus on our relationships with self, others, the earth, and God. In short we need to reconnect with God.

 

Traditionally October is the time of retreat for us. Apart from the above mentioned objectives of a retreat, this year the theme of the retreat will focus on our own very identity as UAC members. It is a chance for us to reflect on this path breaking vision of our Founder, grow convinced of this our vocation and to interact with the different expressions of UAC in our Indian context. I warmly encourage you to participate in any one of the two upcoming retreats.

 

Since July I have been undertaking visits, first in Germany, then in USA and now in Kerala. I was happy to see that our confreres in Germany are doing well. Their generosity needs a special mention. Despite their busy schedule, they have gladly played host to several of our visiting members and ensured a pleasant time for them in Germany. The confreres in USA are well integrated into the Mother of God Province, Milwaukee. It is heartening to see that the seeds of collaboration sown there a few years ago are maturing, flowering and bringing forth plentiful fruits. My participation in their Provincial Assembly and in the North American continental meeting convinced me that as Pallottines we need to think globally, go beyond national, linguistic and cultural barriers and evolve a common vision and mission for the entire Society.

 

The visits in Kerala are part of the official canonical visitation as envisaged in our Law. It is an occasion for me to sit down with our confreres and make an assessment of their life and apostolate. While admitting that certain fine tuning in some aspects of life and witnessing are desirable, I must say that I have been greatly impressed by the commitment and dedication of the confreres. It is also perhaps time to make an honest appraisal of our apostolate in Kerala and reflect on the future perspectives. The forthcoming Provincial Assembly will surely offer us the proper forum to do it.

 

I sincerely wish that each member take the preparations in the run up to Provincial Assembly serious and use the time for reflection and discernment. Let us also start praying for the success of the Assembly.

Yours fraternally,

Fr. Augustine Varickakal

Provincial Rector

 

67. Provincial Assembly 2010

By the letter dated August 10, 2009, the XII Provincial Assembly of the Prabhu Prakash Province is officially convoked. It will be held in Maria Rani Centre, Trivandrum from January 9-14, 2010.

 

Theme : “To Revive Faith and Rekindle Charity”:

Apostles of Jesus in a Changing World

 

Motto : “As the Father has sent me, so I send you” (Jn 20:21)

 

Arrival : 09. 01. 2010 (Evening)

 

Commencement : 10. 01. 2010 (Recollection in the Morning. Inaugural Session at 3pm, Mass of

the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord and celebrations at 6pm)

 

Conclusion : 14. 01. 2010 (Evening)

 

Fr. Jacob Nampudakam, the General Consultor, has confirmed his participation in the Assembly. Fr. Leon Martin, the Provincial of the Milwaukee Province and Fr. Ray Hevern, the Regional Superior of Australia, will attend as observers in view of our collaboration with these Pallottine entities. Bro. Steve Buckley, a member of General Secretariat for Formation, will update us on the vocation and mission of the brothers in the Society. It will be a God-given opportunity to evaluate our life and apostolate and find ways to be effective apostles of Jesus in today’s world. The working papers to facilitate the discussions in the Local assemblies are being dispatched.

 

68. The Preparatory Commission for the Provincial Assembly

The Provincial Council has appointed the following confreres as members of the Preparatory Commission for the Provincial Assembly 2010.

Fr. Joy Palachuvattil (Convener)

Fr. Paul Animoottil,

Fr. Manoj Punchakunnel, and

Fr. Sebastian Thekkeyil

 

69. Canonical Visitation

The canonical visitation to the communities has been announced. It will take place in three phases:

Phase I : Aluva, Trivandrum and Neyyattinkara Local Communities – September, 2009

Phase II : Indore Local Community – October- November, 2009

Phase III : Nagpur and Mukkom Local Communities – November, 2009

 

70. Sacerdotal Jubilees

The community at Pallotti Vidya Sadan will host the Silver Jubilee celebrations of the Priestly Ordination of Rev. Fr. Kuriakose Mekkaracherril on October 25, 2009.

Rev. Fr. Mathew Mattapallil has entered the Golden Jubilee Year of his Priestly Ordination on August 4, 2009.

We extend to Fr. Kuriakose Mekkaracherril and Fr. Mathew Mattapallil warm jubilee greetings of their priestly ordination in this year of the Priest.

71. Meeting of the Finance Commission of the Society

The meeting of the Finance Commission of our Society is scheduled for October 6-10, 2009, in Rome. Rev. Fr. Antony Kaithaparambil, the Provincial Bursar, will attend the Meeting as an observer.

 

72. Congratulations!

Rev. Fr. Roychan Pindamangalath has secured the first rank in his college in Fine Arts in the annual exams of the last scholastic year. We congratulate him and wish him all the best!

 

73. Fr. Provincial’s visit to the Pallottine Provinces in the United States

Very Rev. Fr. Augustine Varickakal, the Provincial, visited the Immaculate Conception Province, New Jersey and Mother of God Province, Milwaukee in the month of July. He was invited to participate in the North American Continental Meeting at Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston, New York, and the Provincial Assembly of the Mother of God Province, Milwaukee at the end of the month of July. The Continental Meeting stressed the need for collaboration and the active involvement of the Major superiors of the respective entities working in the North American continent. The Provincial Assembly of the Mother of God Province evaluated and appreciated the contributions of Indian confreres and planned for a better collaboration between the Provinces in the future. On his way to the United States, the Provincial also visited the members working in Germany.

 

74. The Provincial Bursar Visits Zambian Mission

Rev. Fr. Antony Kaithaparambil, the Provincial Bursar, visited the Zambian Mission in the month of August. The visit was aimed at studying and exploring the possibilities for financial consolidation of our missionary work in Zambia.

 

75. Course on Pallottine Spirituality

As part of the ongoing formation programme, the General Secretariate for Formation organized at “Cenacle” – the International Centre for Pallottine Formation in Rome – a course on Pallottine spirituality from 1-10 July 2009. Rev. Fr. Vincent Thottupatt and Fr. Jude D’Rozario were among the 17 participants from various entities of our Society. The courses included inputs on Pallottine spiritual themes by experts on Pallotti and other members of the Union of the Catholic Apostolate, visit to the places associated with our Founder in Rome, group discussions, plenum and meaningful liturgical celebrations. The course was a great opportunity to gain a more profound and experiential knowledge of our Founder and his spirituality, a universal vision of the Pallottine family and a clearer sense of our identity as Pallottines.

Fr. Vincent Thottupatt

 

76. Meeting of the Pallottine Agency of Information

Rev. Fr. Siju Jose Kuliraniyil represented the Province in the maiden meeting of the Pallottine Agency of Information that was held at Rome from July 15-20, 2009. There were 18 confreres from ten provinces and three regions. The meeting focused on finding a common platform for coordinating Pallottine communication and information all over the world. The different entities presented their activities in the field of communication and media. The input sessions brought out Pallotti’s activities in the field of publishing and the challenges to the Pallottine presence in the mass media. The meeting also dealt with the use of modern media, like internet and information technology in the communication within and outside the Pallottine world. Fr. Siju Jose Kuliraniyil

 

77. Ongoing Formation of Brothers in the Society

Rev. Bro. George Chemplamparambil was in Rome from July 24-31, 2009 to participate in the International Meeting of Ongoing Formation of the Brothers in the Society. It was a six day programme that aimed at giving a renewed impetus to the vocation and mission of the Brothers in our Society.

 

78. Natural Calamity Relief

Pallottine Social Apostolate Cell (PSAC) of our Province helped out the victims of natural calamities in Neikuppa and Kurumathoor parishes with housing aids. It offered financial assistance to the families to rebuild the houses that came down in the heavy cloudburst during this monsoon. Fr. Mathew Thonickal

 

 

79. General Body Meeting of the UAC Unit at Nagpur

The General Body Meeting of the UAC unit at Nagpur was held on July 26, 2009 at Pallottine Animation Centre, Nagpur. Almost all the members who had made their Apostolic Commitment in the UAC participated in this meeting. The executive members of the Pallottine Youth Forum at Nagpur also attended. The meeting began with the Eucharistic celebration presided over by Rev. Fr. Vijay Thomas. After the Mass, Rev. Fr. James Joseph presented a paper on “priesthood and the challenges faced today” and Mr. David Lawrence, the president of UAC unit of Nagpur, shared “the expectations of a priest from the lay perspective.” It was followed by the felicitation of the newly elected Executive Members and the presentation of the reports by the various commissions. The meeting concluded with drawing up various action plans, both spiritual and temporal for the future.

Fr. Mathew Thonickal

 

80. St. Vincent Pallotti Memorial Chess Championship 2009

St. Vincent Pallotti School at Pallotti Nagar, Nagpur organized a “St. Vincent Pallotti Memorial Vidarbha Inter-School Open Team Chess Championship 2009” in association with Vidarbha Chess Association. The four day-meet that began on August 6, 2009 was inaugurated by Rev. Fr. Mathew Thonickal, the Manager and Rev. Fr. Paul Animoottil, the Principal. There were 178 participants representing 22 schools of Vidarbha region. On the final day Very Rev. Fr. Augustine Varickakal, the Provincial, addressed the gathering and gave away the prizes to the champions.

 

81. Condolences!

  • Mr. Varkey Thazhanganatt, beloved father of Rev. Fr. Joseph Thazhanganatt, passed away on August 10, 2009 and Mrs. Thresia Thazhanganatt, his beloved mother passed away a week later on August 15, 2009.
  • Mrs. Annamma Jacob, beloved mother of Rev. Fr. George Jacob Palackaparambil, passed away on September 11, 2009.

 

We express our heartfelt condolences to these confreres and to their families at this time of pain and sorrow. Let us offer our prayers for the repose of these departed souls.

82. Your Attention, Please!

Please note the new cell numbers, Ids and Addresses:

Cell Numbers:

  1. Fr. Leenus Neetany : 0061-44-8037333
  2. Fr. Shibu Melappilly : 0061-45-8859765
  3. Fr. Prakash Thankappan : 0026-0975498805
  4. Fr. Johny Amaladasan : 9958530610

 

Email Ids:

  1. Fr. Alexander Athanas : alexsac71@yahoo.in
  2. Fr. Johny Amaladasan : frjoesac@gmail.com
  3. Fr. Santhosh Anakkallil : sanrochy@gmail.com

Websites:

  1. Pallottine Animation Centre : www.pacnag.in

2. St. Vincent Ayurveda Centre : www.stvincentayurveda.com

 

Addresses:

 

Fr. Joseph Pezhathumkal

Our Lady of the Scapular

6557 Thorold Stone Rd.

Niagara Falls

ON.; L2J 1B2, Canada

 

Fr. George Thattamparambil

St. Mary’s Church

Jaimatha Nagar, Wadala Road

Nashik 422 006

Maharashtra

 

Fr. Shibu Melappilly

Catholic Presbytery

55 Tudor Avenue

Riverton 6148

Western Australia

 

Fr. Leenus Neetany

Holy Spirit Church

120 Oban Road,

Ringwood North, Victoria. 3134,

Australia

 

Fr. Tomy Philip Assariparambil

Padri Pallottini

Via Giuseppe Ferrari, 1

00195- Roma

ITALY

 

Fr. Prakash Thankappan

Holy Family Parish

Mandevu, P.O Box. 3595

10101, Lusaka,

ZAMBIA

 

83. Next Council Meeting

The next meeting is scheduled for November 15-16, 2009 at Pallotti Villa, Mukkom.

 

 

 

 

 

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News Flash

I) ABVM Province (PNL 04, 2009)

1. New Parishes:

  • Turpugudem of Aler in the diocese of Nalgonda was erected as a Parish and handed over to the pastoral care of the Province on 02 June 2009 by Most Rev. Govindu Joji, Bishop of Nalgonda and appointed Fr. Kishore Raju Bezzam as its first Parish Priest.
  • The Sivagangai Bishop Most Rev. Jebamalai Susaimanickam erected Kalai Kulam as a Parish on 07 June 2009 and handed it over to the care of the Pallottines and appointed Fr. Solomon Raj Titus as its first Parish Priest.
  • Kuttathupatti was erected as a Parish on 21 June 2009 by Most Rev. Antony Pappusamy, the Bishop of Dindigul and appointed Fr. Sylvester D’ Cruz as its first Parish Priest handing it over to the care of Pallottines.
  • Fr. Prashant Kumar joined the Bhalki Parish of Gulbarga diocese as Assistant Parish Priest on 14 July 2009.

 

2. New Addresses/Telephone/Mobile Numbers and E-mail Id.

 

1. Jacob Peter Alvares, SAC.

St. Francis Assisi Catholic Church

861 Wildwood Lane,

Grapevine TX 76051-3398; USA

Official Email id: jalvares@sfatx.org ;

 

2. Fr. Stanislaus D’Souza, SAC

St. Joseph’s Church

Sannenahalli

Masavanaghatta P.O.

Tiptur Tq, Tumkur dist 572 224

Karnataka

 

3. Fr. Sylvester D’Cruz, SAC

St. Anthony’s Church

Kuttathupatty

Begampur Via

Dindugal – 624 002

Tel: 09791297496

 

4. Fr. Solomon Raj Titus, SAC

St. Michael’s Church

Kalai Kulam

Melamarungur P.O.

Via Maravamangalam 630 554

Sivagangai Dist, Tamilnadu

 

5. Prashant Kumar, SAC

Infant Jesus Shrine

Yesu Nilaya

Nilanga Road

Bhalki 585 328

Bidar Dist, Karnataka

Tel. 08484 262342

 

6. Fr Kishore Raju Bezzam, SAC

Christ the King Church

Turpugudem; Saraj Pet

Aler 508 101

Nalgonda, Andhra Pradesh

 

Mobile Numbers

Fr. Antony Cruz : 09710191104

Fr. Paulo Dias : 09403075931

Fr. Kiran Kumar Thumma : 09491726533

Fr. Avil D’Cunha : 09980125129

Fr. Walter Elias Tuscano : 09160022662

Fr. Arun Rodrigues : 09945008306

Fr. Packia Raj : 09666363613

Fr. Maria Vara Prasad : 09677829333

Fr. Babji Merugu : 09177447749

Fr. Sylvester D’Cruz : 09791297496

Fr. Reehan S. Antony : 09619502373

Fr. Caetano Crasto : 09619512243

Fr. Siluvai Edwin : 09160022661

Fr. Siran Rebello : 09403879245

Fr. Beniz Gomes : 09765854037

Fr. Anto Vijayan : 09655812927

Fr. James Joseph : 09766712796

 

 

II) Khrist Jyothi Region (NL 06, 2009)

1. Transfers

  1. Fr. Basil – Headmaster and Boarding Incharge, Barbaspur
  2. Fr. Edward Toppo – Parish Priest, Barbaspur
  3. Fr. Sarjit Xalxo – Incharge of Boarding, Bishrampur
  4. Fr. Sebenius Kujur – Parish Priest, Bishrampur

2. Appointments

  1. Fr. Henry Angel – Director, ‘Pallottine Institute of Documentation and Research’, Mysore.
  2. Fr. Philip Kujur – Parish Priest, Darri

NL 06 2007

NL 06 / 2007

Dec 2, 2007

Dear confreres,

 

Advent 2007 is here before us. In every Advent, the person with whom I would like to associate myself very closely is none other than Mother Mary. This is because she is the one who gives the best example of preparing ourselves for the coming of Christ. I like to recall her words again and again: “I am the handmaid of the Lord; let what you have said be done to me” (Lk 1:38). Mary expresses her willingness to do at all times what God wants from her.

I recall my own religious consecration and priestly ordination, the solemn moments when I too expressed my willingness to do at all times what God wants from me. But then self interests creep in again and again into my way of life and for a moment I forget what I really ought to be. Availability to God is a requirement for the realization of our vocation and therefore also for contentment in one’s consecrated life.

From my years of life as the Provincial, one of the unforgettable experiences I cherish is the words of a confrere during a transfer consultation: “Fr. Provincial, send me anywhere. If I do God’s work I will be happy and if I do my work I will be unhappy.” We all may have our own personal ambitions, personal preferences in work and area of work, personal likes and dislikes. But then ultimately my consecration should be the standard in accepting my course of life and ministry. Seeking positions and choice of apostolate to fulfill my own self interests not only betrays my consecration, in the long run such attitude among members will destroy the very fabric of the Society.

Let the celebration of Advent this year make me humble and available to God for His work. Advent is truly a season of grace, which will enable me to be more Christ-like in my life. Maranatha, come Lord Jesus.

 

 

Fr. Mathew Panakal

Provincial Rector

 

 

 

 

 

 

94. The New Provincial Council for Prabhu Prakash Province

In its session on November 26, 2007, the General Council has approved the results of the election of the Provincial Council, according to the Law of our Society nn.136 and 376. The Council has confirmed the election of:

Fr. Augustine Varickakal – Provincial Rector

Fr. Paul Chandrankunnel – First Consultor

Fr. George Madeikkal – Consultor

Fr. James Anchukandathil – Consultor

Fr. Joy Palachuvattil – Consultor

We congratulate the new Provincial Council which takes office during the Holy Eucharistic celebration at Pallotti Bhawan on January 6, 2008. We wish them God’s blessings and success in all their endeavors and pray for every grace necessary for the creative fulfillment of all the obligations of the office they assume.

We appreciate and render our gratitude to Fr.Vincent Thottupatt, Fr. Mathew Thonickal and Fr.Mathew Paraplackal, the members of the Election Commission for the clean job they have done.

 

95. The New Provincial Council for ABVM Province

 

The ABVM Province, Bangalore has now a new Provincial and Council. They are:

Fr. Susayan Sathyanesan – Provincial Rector

Fr. Oswald D’Souza – First Consultor

Fr. Thomas Kurusappan – Consultor

Fr. Valerian Charles Fernandes – Consultor

Fr. John Bhaskar Rao Madanu – Consultor

 

The new Provincial Council takes office on January 06, 2008. We congratulate the newly elected members of the Provincial Council. We wish them God’s Blessings.

 

96. Jubilarians of 2008

Fr. Joseph Jude Rosario and Fr. Varghese Madan have already begun their Jubilee year, October 2007 – October 2008. Hearty congratulations and best wishes. May the Lord bless them and keep them close to Himself. We do look forward to their Jubilee celebrations.

97. Sacerdotal Jubilee Celebration of 2007

The Community at Pallottigiri hoisted the Province level Sacerdotal Silver Jubilee celebrations of five of our confreres on October 29, 2007. Fr. George Thattamparambil together with other jubilarians officiated the Eucharistic celebration. Fr. Vincent Thottupatt in the homily acknowledged the role of their formators in moulding them to be men of strength and character and in helping them to be steadfast in priestly vocation. Congratulations to the Jubilarians once again! Many thanks to the community at Pallottigiri which spared no efforts to ensure that the celebration was a grand one.

 

98. Annual Retreat

The annual retreat was held as scheduled from Octrober 09 – 14, 2007 at PILLAR, Madurai and at PAC, Nagpur from November 08 – 13, 2007. 22 confreres each joined in the retreat in both the venues. Fr. Piere Jacob S. J. preached the retreat.

 

99. Silver Jubilee Celebrations of Khrist Premalaya Regional Theologate, Ashta

Khrist Premalaya Regional Theologate, Ashta completes this year twenty five years of its existence. With its focus on contextualized theology and rural orientation, this Theologate is unique in India. The Lord has blessed this institution richly. In all 425 priests have passed out of this institution serving various dioceses as well as religious congregations and engaged in pastoral work throughout India. We are proud to have run this institution for the past 13 years. To mark the occasion and to thank the Lord for His abundant blessings a jubilee day was celebrated on 28th November 2007. The concelebrated Eucharistic celebration in the morning was attended by 10 Archbishops and bishops and some 225 former students apart from other distinguished guests. The day concluded with a well appreciated cultural programme.

Fr. Joy Palachuvattil

 

100. A Long Awaited Dream Coming True

A long awaited dream is coming true.On December 1, 2007 Very Rev. Fr. Mathew Panakal, Provincial, blessed the foundation stone for the New Presbytery at Aulia, and it was laid by Rev. Fr. Greg Serwa, Milwaukee. Our confreres from Indore and Ashta, several priests and religious of the Diocese as well as some people of Aulia parish graced the occasion. We wish Fr. George Thattamparambil and Fr. George Kavukatt all the best and pray for the speedy completion of this project with the help of generous donors and the Society.

 

101. Ongoing Formation

An Ongoing formation gathering was held at Maria Rani Centre, Trivandrum on 21st to 24th of November, 2007. This gathering was held for the two batches of priests who were ordained in the years of 2004 & 2005. Rev. Frs. Matthew Thonickal and Louis Tete animated the gathering efficiently.

The gathering was greatly enriching as all the four days were spent in fruitful celebration of the Holy Eucharist in the morning, followed by a training session on ‘Counseling’ given by Dr. Gireesh during the day, alongside the Group Sharing of individual life experiences as a priest in the evening. A fruitful recollection in the morning and an outing to Kovalam beach in the afternoon of the fourth day marked a grand finale to the whole gathering.

A special word of mention here of the training session on ‘Counseling’ conducted by Dr. Gireesh, a reputed pyshotherapist. He enlightened us about the ways and means of being a good counselor in our ministry. As an evaluation, both the batches of priests expressed their willingness to look forward to such gatherings of this sort in the future.

Fr. Irudaya Rajesh Johnson

102. The Congress of the Pallottine Mission Secretaries

The Congress of the Pallottine Mission Secretaries of our Society is scheduled to be held at PILLAR from December 08 – 16, 2007. All the Mission Secretaries of different Pallottine Provinces and Regions are expected to participate in this Congress. Very Rev. Fr. Friedrich Kretz, SAC, the Rector General, will be present at the Congress. Fr. Mathew Thonickal, Mission secretary of our Province, will be representing the Province at the Congress. It is for the first time such a Congress is held in India.

 

103. Rules and Regulations for Our Educational Institutions

Though from the very beginning all the educational institutions under our Province followed certain norms and regulations in their administration as to ensure value added education, it was a commonly felt need in many of the Education Board Meetings to codify these rules and regulations, that all the institutions may benefit from it and all have a common standard of administration. As an answer to this felt need the Education Board has codified these rules and regulations into a handbook namely: “Rules and Regulations of the Prabhu Prakash Province of the Pallottines for the Management of Its Educational Institutions”. This handbook is aimed at to aid our institutions to systematize their administration and to cater to the needs of the people with efficiency and commitment.

A word of sincere thanks to all the members of the Education Board in working out and codifying these rules and regulations for the smooth running of our institutions.

 

104. Mission Secretariat Calendar 2008

The Mission Secretariate is bringing out a Calendar with a view of keeping our families, Parish Priests, well wishers and faithful under our pastoral care informed about our life, activities and challenges. These calendars might promote more vocations as well as collaborators for our Society. We were able to accommodate only a few activities, stations, institutions and parishes. The actual price of each calendar is Rs. 20/. Those who are interested please approach the Mission Secretariate. A very special thanks to Fr. Roychan for over seeing the designing and printing of the Calendar.

Fr. Mathew Thonickal

 

105. The Episcopal Ordination of Monsignor Séamus Freeman,

On Sunday, 2nd December 2007, the First Sunday of Advent, the Episcopal Ordination of Monsignor Séamus Freeman, as Bishop of Ossory, will take place in St Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny. The Principal Consecrator will be Most Reverend Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin, and the co-consecrators will be His Excellency Most Reverend Giuseppe Lazzarotto, Apostolic Nuncio, and Most Reverend Laurence Forristal, former Bishop of Ossory.

 

106. Blessing of the Assumption House

The ABVM Province, Bangalore has now a New Provincialate building namely Assumption House. On December 4, 2007, Rev. Fr. Wolfgang Dutzi will inaugurate the building and Most Rev. Bernard Moras, the Archbishop of Bangalore will bless it. At this happy occasion we congratulate and convey our best wishes to Very Rev. Fr. Vensus George and other fathers of the Bangalore province.

 

107. New Mobile Number and Email Ids

 

 

 

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Godson Guest

 

You knock at my door, I open not.

You stretch out your hand, I recoil.

You bid me carry you, I shy away.

Yet Godson, you come, ever come.

 

Why knock when my inn is filthy?

Why reach to hold my stingy hand?

Why cry, when you see me asleep?

Why come Godson, to this nobody?

 

Alas, you entered, and saw my stable,

Your warm body ignited my cold soul,

As Your soft voice vibrated, violin-like,

Calling me ‘Godson’ – baptizing me me!

 

Stay with us, O Godson, we need You!

Be our Guest, Clean our messy manger!

You made us for yourself, and restless

Will we be, till we find our rest in You.

 

(from Pilgrim Poems)

NL 06, 2008

NL 06 / 2008

Dear confreres,

On the occasion of World Mission Day, the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI has invited us to reflect on the urgency of announcing the Gospel in our times. He writes: “… the missionary mandate continues to be an absolute priority for all the baptized who are called to be ‘servants and apostles of Jesus Christ’, in these early years of the millennium.” Moreover, the General Secretariat for the Missions of the Society, inspired by these words and seeking to concretize our Pallottine charism, invites us to adhere to this missionary mandate seriously. In the given situation of our country how shall we carry out this missionary mandate? How shall we witness to Christ?

 

For the last couple of months we have been witnessing totally wanton, mindless and brazen attacks on our fellow Christians and institutions in different parts of the country. Today, any excuse is enough for fundamentalist organizations to let loose their goons on the peace loving Church. Not only are there rapes and murders, but hundreds of houses are burnt and places of worship desecrated. Another dimension is that such a massive scale of violence is unleashed with the guardians of law, acting as mute spectators. In this situation, remaining faithful to the missionary mandate given to us by Christ is challenging and calls for a prudent response.

 

Let us share the “good news” and give witness to the teachings of Jesus Christ in and through our own life, by the way we live and conduct ourselves. Let Christ be re-lived through our life. Our life should wake up many to know and love Christ. We shall not be found guilty of conversions by force, fraud or allurement. However, we also need to wake up to the reality of a changing India. A shared vision, complete collaboration and fresh strategies and goals to deal with this changing situation, are the need of the hour. We must do this without conceding our rights as citizens of this country to which our miniscule community has contributed far in excess of our numbers and demonstrated outstanding patriotism. Violence can never, never be an option for us; rather the path of non violence, the pain, the suffering, the dying unto oneself, appreciating fully the mystery of the cross and knowing well that the resurrection and a new life are around the corner. Let our response and our life speak loudly that we are “servants and apostles of Jesus Christ”

 

Fraternally yours,

 

Fr. Augustine Varickakal

Provincial Rector

93. Appointment/Assignment

a) Provincial Council has approved the appointment of Fr. Joseph Pezhathumkal as the Administrator of St. Helens Church in the diocese of St. Catherine, Canada.

b) Fr. Alexander Athanas, who is pursuing his studies in ‘Pastoral Counselling’ at Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Changanacherry, is assigned to the Sneha NivasCommunity at Kattoor.

 

94. Province Level Jubilee Celebration

This year Fr. Joseph Jude D’Rozario and Fr. Varghese Madan are celebrating the Silver Jubilee of their Priestly Ordination. In gratitude for their committed service in the Church and in our Society for the last 25 years, the Province will organize a day of celebration and felicitation of the Jubilarians on October 18, 2008, at Pallottigiri. All the confreres are invited to participate in this celebration.

 

95. Visit to Arunachal Mission

Rev. Fr. Provincial and Fr. Provincial Bursar will undertake their maiden visit to the Arunachal Mission from October 6-12, 2008 to make an on the spot study of the mission and to discuss with the Bishop about our presence and apostolate in the Itanagar diocese.

 

96. Congratulations to Fr. Emmanuel Joshi

Fr. Emmanuel Joshi has completed his studies in Clinical Psychology from Manipal University. He came top in the university. Hearty congratulations to him on this feat.

 

97. Meeting of the Conference of the Major Superiors

The Conference of the Major Superiors met at Assumption House, Bangalore, on September 21, 2008. Following are some of the decisions of the Meeting.

a) Coordinating Committee for On-going Formation

The Conference has reconstituted the Coordination Committee for On-going Formation. The following members will constitute the new Coordinating Committee:

Fr. Paul Chandrankunnel : Coordinator

Fr. Oswald De Souza : Member

Fr. Bipin Kishore : Member

b) Inter-Province Coordinating Committee for Education

Since all the Pallottine entities in India have a number of educational institutions, the Conference has decided to form an Inter-Province Coordinating Committee for Education which would provide a common platform for all involved in the apostolate of education to share information, expertise and experience. The members of this new committee are:

Fr. Arogyadas : Coordinator

Fr. George Madeikkal : Member

Fr. Oswald De Souza : Member

Fr. Benjamin Behera : Member

c) The next meeting is slated for January 30-31, 2009 at Prabodhana, Mysore.

 

98. St. Vincent Pallotti Engineering College Excels…

St. Vincent Pallotti College of Engineering and Technology, Nagpur has been in the limelight for the outstanding performance of its first batch of students who completed their studies in 2007-08. Our college ranked first in the Nagpur Universityexaminations of the final year students with a score of 97.2% pass. The Result of the Electronic and Telecommunication department was 100%. This is a remarkable achievement considering the fact that there are many old and outstanding Engineering colleges in the region.

Students appeared : 179

Students Passed : 174

Pass Percentage : 97.2

Department Result:

Electronics and Telecommunications : 100%

Computer Engineering : 95%

Mechanical Engineering : 96.7%

Electronic Engineering : 96.5%

 

Congratulations to our fathers, the Management, Teaching staff and the students for their commendable achievement.

 

99. A Kaleidoscopic Experience of “Pallottine-ness”

The meeting of Pallottine Formators from Asia-Oceania, held at Maria Rani Centre from August 18-23, 2008 brought forth a kaleidoscopic experience of “Pallottine-ness”. It paved way for a “Union Experience”, as the sizable number of 47 participants included the members of the General Secretariat for formation, formators from different Continents, Pallottine Fathers of all three entities in India, Pallottine Missionary Sisters, Sisters of the Catholic Apostolate, Khristsevikas, Cenacle Sisters and Mariana Community of Australia. The conference on “The Pallottine Formation in View of a New Global Vision”, by Rev. Fr. Jacob Nampudakam triggered a new impetus and direction to the meeting. The conference on “Core Elements of Pallottine Formation” by Rev. Fr. Stanislaw Stawicki was a challenge to re-experience the lived experiences of our Founder. While Rev. Fr. Paul Rheinbay enlightened us on “The Challenges of Religious Life and the Pallottine Response”, Ms Joyce Almeida dealt with the “Practical Aspect of Being a Pallottine in the Context of Asia – Oceania”. Rev. Fr. Derry Murphy emphasized the need for a “UAC Consciousness and Identity in our Formation Programme”. Rev. Fr. Tomy Churathil highlighted and advocated for a “Cenacle Experience” as an effective model and pedagogy for Pallottine Formation. Above all, the group discussions, plenum and the presentation of formation programme of the different Pallottine Entities were eye openers to newer visions of Pallottine formation and opened greater avenues of collaborations in formation.

Fr. Tomy Luckose Pallipurath

Member, Formation Commission

 

100. Pallottine Charism in the Service of the Parishes

The Seminar on “Pallottine Charism in the Service of the Parishes” held in Rome from September 10-17, 2008, for the members active in the UAC, highlighted the need for realizing the ‘Cenacle Spirituality’ by promoting UAC in all our Parishes. There were 26 participants representing Provinces and Regions of our Society. Many members shared their experiences in establishing UAC and challenges in collaborating with its members. The General Council also shared their thoughts on the role of UAC for great apostolic effectiveness of the Society. Mgr. Miguel Delgado Galindo, representing the Pontifical Council for Laity, appreciated the uniqueness of Pallottine charism and its relevance today, especially in the formation of laity. The visit to the Congregation for the Evangelization of the People did help in understanding its functions and our role in realizing the kingdom of God. The Meeting reemphasized the need for incarnating the Pallottine spirituality, which is collaborative in nature and communion in spirit, in our parishes and apostolates.

Fr. Mathew Thonickal

Participant

 

101. Prabodhana to Hoist the CCBI Meeting

Our Theologate, Prabodhana will be the venue of the forthcoming meeting of the Conference of the Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI), scheduled to be held between February12-18, 2009. The community is making all efforts to see that this meeting is a success. We pray that this meeting would result in Prabodhana becoming nationally and ecclesiastically well known.

102. Condolences!

Mrs. Rosa Paul, beloved mother of Fr. Chandy Paul Chettukulam passed away on September 29, 2008. We express our heartfelt sympathy to Fr. Chandy and to his dear ones at this time of pain and sorrow. Let us offer prayers for the repose of the departed soul.

 

103. New Addresses/Mobile Numbers/Email IDs

  • Address:

Fr. Joseph Pezhathumkal

St. Helen

P.O. Box 222

4156 Maplegrove Rd.

Vineland, ON; L0R 2C0

 

Office : 905 562 7690

Fax : 905 562 7789

Cell : 905 341 5885

 

CANADA

 

 

  • Mobile Numbers:

 

Fr. Thomas Manjaly : 9752788860

Fr. Tomy Thomas : 9752259558

Fr. Simon Kunnath : 9742769279

Fr. Davis Kodiyan : 9742195215

Fr. Emmanuel Joshi : 9495654947

 

 

  • Email Ids:

Fr. Benedict Kannadan : frbenkannadan@yahoo.co.in

Fr. Leenus Neetany : leenusneetany@gmail.com

Fr. Paul Animoottil : paulanimoottil@gmail.com

Fr. Emmanuel Joshi : fatherjoshi@yahoo.com

Fr. Shibu Joseph Melapilly : frshibu@gmail.com

 

104. Next Council Meeting

The next meeting is slated for December 5-7, 2008 at Pallotti Vidya Sadan, Indore, with the first day set apart for the meeting with the Local Community.

NL 06, 2009

December 8, 2009

Dear Confreres,

The graceful season of Advent has set in. It is a time of joyful count down to the celebration of the birth of Christ. We also have other events to expectantly count down. We count down to the first light of the new year 2010, hopeful that the year may be bright and great. And as confreres, we prayerfully count down to the XII Provincial Assembly that commences on January 10, 2010 at MRC, Trivandrum as well as for the General Assembly in September 2010. In this graceful season of awaiting let us pray earnestly that all these events will give us and to the Province a fresh missionary vigour and direction to journey forward faithfully and successfully.

 

I am back in Nagpur after the canonical visitation to the Mukkom and Indore Local Communities. Soon I will begin the canonical visitation to Nagpur Local Community. It gives me great joy to note that the canonical visitation was by and large an experience of togetherness and spiritual enrichment. It was a time of prayer, communication, sharing, renewal, evaluation and planning together for the future. I offer my heartfelt gratitude to the superiors of the various communities and to all the confreres for their hospitality and generous cooperation offered to us visitators. I respectfully thank all the Local Rectors for their support and their extra efforts to make our journey from community to community a pleasant experience.

 

I also like to add a note on the recently concluded Local Rectors meeting held at Pallotti Villa, Mukkom. The reports submitted by the Local Rectors on the life and activities of the Local Communities give me great satisfaction and I have been greatly impressed by the commitment and collaboration within the Local Communities. The meeting also discussed on vocation promotion and has requested the Local Rectors to identify in each Local Community a Local Vocation Promoter to assist the Vocation Promoters appointed for the job. I also encourage everyone to generously support the vocation promoters to find genuine vocations.

 

I wish you all a grace-filled season of advent,

 

Yours fraternally,

Fr. Augustine Varickakal

Provincial Rector

85. Appointments

Rev. Fr. Sijoy Thomas Thiruthalil is appointed the in charge of the formation house at Westwood, Lusaka.

 

86. Congratulations!

  1. Rev. Fr. Joseph Jude D’Rozario is appointed the Administrator of Our Lady of the Pines Church, Donvale, Australia.
  2. Rev. Fr. Thomas Vijay is appointed as the person with responsibility for ensuring the initial and ongoing Pallottine formation of UAC in India by Very Rev. Fr. Fritz Kretz, the Ecclesiastical Assistant to the Union of Catholic Apostolate.

We extend our hearty congratulations to these confreres.

 

87. Silver Jubilarians 2010

The following confreres will complete 25 years of priestly life in May 2010.

  1. Fr. Johnichen Punnilathil
  2. Fr. Jose Eluvathingal
  3. Fr. Joseph Stanly Morris
  4. Fr. Thomas Manjaly

We appreciate their selfless service in the vineyard of the Lord and their contributions to the Province. May the good Lord bless them! We do look forward to their Jubilee celebrations.

 

88. Sacerdotal Jubilee Celebration of Fr. Kuriakose Mekkaracherril

The community at Pallotti Vidya Sadan hosted the Silver Jubilee celebrations of the Priestly Ordination of Rev. Fr. Kuriakose Mekkaracherril on October 25, 2009 along with the parish community at Shuklia, Indore. Congratulations to the Fr. Kuriakose once again! Many thanks to the community at Pallotti Vidya Sadan which spared no efforts to ensure that the celebration was a grand one!

A Province level jubilee celebration will be hosted on the eve of the Provincial Assembly, January 09, 2010 at Pallottigiri, Trivandrum.

 

89. Blessing and Inauguration of the New Wing

The new wing of the St. Vincent Pallotti School at Indore was blessed and inaugurated on July 01, 2009. Rt. Rev. Chacko Thottumarickal SVD, bishop of Indore officiated at the function. Rev. Fr. Antony Kaithaparambil, the Provincial Bursar was present for the occasion. Our hearty congratulations to Fr. Thomas Tharakunnel and all confreres at Indore! The delay in reporting this news is deeply regretted.

 

90. Blessing and Inauguration of New Kitchen and Dining Hall

On December 3, 2009, Rev. Fr. Augustine Varickakal, the Provincial blessed and inaugurated the new Kitchen and Dining Hall of the hostel at our mission station in Ishgarh. Rev. Fr. George Madeikkal, the Provincial Consultor, and Fr. Antony Kaithaparambil, the Provincial Bursar, were present for the function. Our congratulations to Frs. Thomas Thennattu and Mathew Mangalasseril for this new step at improving the living conditions of the hostlers of our mission!

 

 

91. Meeting of the Local Rectors

A meeting of the Local Rectors was held on November 15, 2009 at Pallotti Villa, Mukkom. All the Local Rectors were present. The meeting reviewed the reports on the life and activities of the Local communities presented by the Local Rectors. The spirit of collaboration within the Local Communities was greatly appreciated. The meeting also took note of the need to accelerate the vocation promotion and has requested the Local Rectors to identify in each Local Community a Local Vocation Promoter to assist the Vocation Promoters appointed for the job.

 

92. Meeting of the Pastoral Commission

The Pastoral Commission of the Province met at Pallotti Villa, Mukkom on November 16, 2009 and reviewed our apostolic works in various parts of the country and abroad. The meeting also studied the recommendations of the informal gathering held at MRC, Trivandrum at the end of the Pastoral Update Programme 2009 and decided to explore ways of engaging in alternative ministries. It was also decided to hold the Pastoral Update Programme 2010 in MRC, Trivandrum, from May 12 – 15, 2010, the details of which will be communicated later.

 

93. Meeting of the Education Board

A meeting of the Education Board of our Province was held on October 16, 2009 at Pallotti Bhawan, Nagpur. It reviewed the reports submitted by the Managers of various educational institutions on the activities and academic performances of the institutions. The meeting ended with a resolve to work hard in order to ensure qualitative education and financial stability.

 

94. Two Indians Write from Australia

These are a few lines from the two recently arrived Indians in Australia. It is long since we have been thinking of getting to you all. Here all is well; caring confreres, friendly people, loving parishioners, fascinating landscape, colourful flowers, beautiful birds, swift moving cars, rare kangaroos, fast changing weather, challenging times, etc! We are well taken care of in every sense. We two are nearly 3000 kms. apart from each other. Fr. Shibu is with Fr. Paul Manickathan and Fr. Flynn in the parish of Riverton, Perth; and Fr. Leenus is with Fr. Eugene San in the parish of Ringwood North, Melbourne. Recently we four of us got an opportunity to come together. It was in Perth, where we also participated in the Australian Regional Assembly. Now we are booked in for a three-week Cross-Cultural-Course, which is to be held in Sydney in January 2010. That would mean, when our Provincial Assembly is on, we two are in Sydney. Wishing everyone a grace filled Advent, Merry Christmas and a fruitful Assembly.

In St. Vincent Pallotti, Frs. Shibu Joseph & Leenus Neetany

 

95. News from Zambia

Our missionaries in Zambia organized a round-the-clock seminar for the orphan children of Lusaka on October 16-17, 2009. There were 174 children. The seminar started on 16th October with a special Mass for the children, followed by study sessions, entertainment and sports. They were instructed on various topics of importance. The seminar evaluated their performance in the studies. These children had stopped going to school due to lack of sponsorship. Our confreres, with the help of Pallottines from Poland, USA, Australia, Germany, Italy and some of other benefactors, were able to send all 174 of them to school. We congratulate Fr. Shaji Mathew and his team for their noble work.

 

96. News from Arunachal Pradesh

During the last couple of months our confreres in Arunachal Pradesh organized various programmes for the spiritual wellbeing of the people of our missions in Siyum and Taliha. They organized a catechetical training programme for the catechists of Siyum in the month of October. It was led by the SVD fathers. A one-day retreat and a seminar for catechists were organized at Taliha. The one-day retreat was preached by Mr. Moses Tuscano from Mumbai. A four-day retreat each was conducted at Taliha and Siyum in the month of November. They also conducted a training programme for the youth of Upper Subansiri Dist, which was well appreciated.

Presently they are getting ready for the first Pallotti Day celebrations at Siyum Parish which will be solemnized by the presence of Very Rev. Fr. Friedrich Kretz, the Rector General, Rev. Fr. Jacob Nampudakam, the General Consultor and Rev. Fr. Augustine Varickakal, the Provincial. Our congratulations and best wishes to our confreres in Arunachal Pradesh!

 

97. Annual Pallottine Retreats

The two retreats arranged for the Pallottines in India at PAC, Nagpur and MRC, Trivandrum during the month of October 2009, were attended by 170 participants from the various Pallottine entities in India. Rev. Fr. Derry Murphy, the President of the General Coordination Council of UAC Rome, guided the participants in the Pallottine spiritual heritage. The retreat was much appreciated for its depth and profoundness. Many thanks to the National Coordination Council of the UAC in India for organizing the retreat!

 

98. Ongoing Formation 2009

The Inter-Province/Region Ongoing Formation of the members of the first two batches that passed out from Prabodhana, Mysore, was held at Assumption House, Bangalore, from September 28-30, 2009. It was attended by the 23 out of the 25 young priests from all the three entities. Rev. Fr. M.K. George SJ and Rev. Fr. Gabriel Mathias ofm., guided the sessions with inputs on ‘Managing People and Situations’, ‘Psychosexual Integration and Celibate Living’, ‘Coping with the Challenges to Priestly Ministry,’ etc. The members of the Inter-Province/Region Formation Commission, Frs. Paul Chandrankunnel and Oswald D’Souza animated the group.

 

99. The Pallottine National Youth Meet

The first ever National Pallottine Youth Meet will be held in Nagpur from December 29-31, 2009 at St. Vincent Pallotti College of Engineering and Technology. This meeting is organized by the Pallottine Youth Forum (PYF) of the Engineering College. Rev. Fr. George Madeikkal is the coordinator of the above Meet. The three-day programme is intended to give youth from our various parishes and institutions of our Province a common platform to come together and to instill in them the spiritual legacy of St. Vincent Pallotti. Around 60 to 70 youth who will be participating in this meet will be given leadership training classes, besides a chance to interact with the UAC families of Nagpur.

 

100. UAC National Congress 2009

A Joint UAC-NCCI meeting along with resource persons that was held at Pallotti Niketanam, Dongargarh on 09 October 2009 has decided to organize a UAC National Congress at PAC, Nagpur from December 27-30, 2009. The theme of the congress is “Together in the Cenacle to Bear Fruits that Endure.” The objectives of the congress are:

  1. To share the experiences, joys, struggles, and challenges on starting UAC groups.
  2. To seek to be touched by the spirit of our charism.
  3. To motivate and energize members establish UAC groups.

Every unit of the UAC is directed to participate along with lay members. Local Rectors are requested to send three members each from their local community (Confreres / Lay Persons), for this congress.

 

101. UAC Seminar

An International UAC seminar was held at the Cenacolo, Rome from August 26th to September 2nd 2009. The resource persons of the seminar were the members of the General Secretariat of the UAC, together with Msgr. M. Delgado of the Pontifical Council of Laity. There were 21 Pallottine Fathers and sisters from various parts of the world such as: Poland, Germany, Brazil, Nigeria, Italy, Rwanda, Ireland, Ukraine, Czechoslovakia, and India. Our Province was represented by Fr. James Thomas Annithottathil. The purpose of the seminar was to come to a better understanding of the various elements and aspects of Pallottine charism and the UAC as envisioned by our founder St. Vincent Pallotti.

 

102. Meeting of the Finance Commission of the Society

The Finance Commission of our Society had its usual annual meeting from October 6 – 9, 2009 in the Generalate House in Rome. Besides the members of the Commission, this meeting was attended also by the Bursars of the Pallottine entities in India, Germany, Switzerland and France. Rev. Fr. Antony Kaithaparambil, the Provincial Bursar, took part in this meeting. The principle objectives of the meeting were to examine the financial statements of the Provinces and Regions, contributions to the Generalate and the final draft of the “Manuel for the Bursars”. The meeting was dedicated largely to the formation of the treasures, taking into account the economic peculiarities specific to the geographical area and economic situations pertinent to each treasurer.

 

103. Meeting of the Pallottine Parish Priests

It was an enriching experience for Frs. Varghese Madan and Kuriakose Mekkaracherril to be in Rome for a meeting of the Pallottine Parish Priests from different parts of the world. The meeting took place from September 17-24, 2009, at the Provincialate of the Italian Province of the Pallottines. There were 18 Participants from different Provinces and Regions. The important aspect of the meeting was to know how the pastoral activities are conducted in different circumstances and under different cultures.

 

104. Seminary Day Celebrations at Prabodhana, Mysore

For the first time, Prabodhana, our institute of theology at Mysore, celebrated Seminary Day on October 01, 2009, on the feast of St. Theresa of Child Jesus. The celebrations began with the solemn Holy Eucharist concelebrated by the first two batches that passed out from Prabodhana. The Cultural Program that was staged in the evening was viewed by a crowd numbering around 500. It was highly appreciated by the audience for its proficiency, inventiveness and professional touch.

 

105. Director of the Pallotti Institute at Prabodhana

The Conference of the Major Superiors of the Pallottines in India has appointed Rev. Fr. Henry Angel as the Director of Pallotti Institute at Prabodhana, Mysore.

 

 

106. New Provincial Council of the Sacred Heart Province, Friedberg

We congratulate the newly elected Provincial Council of the Sacred Heart Province, Friedberg and wish them God’s choicest blessings and success in all their endeavours. The members of the new Council are:

Provincial – Fr. Hans-Peter Becker

Vice Provincial – Fr. Helmut Scharler

Consultors – Frs. Hans-Joachim Winkens, Norbert Possmann and Michael Pfenning

 

107. Twenty Five Years of Mission in India

The Pallottine Sisters (CSAC) celebrated the silver Jubilee of their presence in India on November 19, 2009. The Solemn Thanksgiving Mass was celebrated by Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Kariyil, the Bishop of Cochin, in the presence of Very Rev. Mother Serena Camiaghi, Superior General of CSAC. On this gracious occasion we join them in thanking the Lord for guiding them over the last 25 years of their mission in India and blessing them to spread the good news of love to all. We extend our hearty congratulations to each and every member of the congregation of Sisters of the Catholic Apostolate in India.

 

108. Condolences!

Mr. Augusthy Chandrankunnel, beloved father of Rev. Fr. Paul Chandrankunnel, passed away on October 19, 2009. We convey our heartfelt condolences to Fr. Paul and his dear ones at this time of pain and sorrow. Let us offer our prayers for the repose of the departed soul.

 

109. Your Attention, Please!

Cell / Phone Numbers:

  1. Fr. George Philip Nellikunnel : 9946187717
  2. Fr. Dominic Xavier : 9605563035
  3. Cenacle Ashram, Bilaspur : 07752-257243/257543
  4. Jeevodaya, Abhanpur : 0771-2120252

 

Email Ids:

  1. Fr. Abu Kizhakekoottu : abraham.thomas@pallottiner.org,

ketiabraham@googlemail.com

  1. Fr. Davis Edakkalathur : fredakkalathur@gmail.com
  2. Fr. Joseph Neendukunnel : pallottialayam@yahoo.in
  3. Fr. Paul Animoottil : paulanimoottil9@gmail.com

 

Address:

 

Fr. Joseph Jude D’Rozario

Our Lady of Pines

77 Carbine street ) 00613 98418356

Donvale VIC 3111

Australia

 

110. Next Council Meeting

The next meeting is scheduled for January 09, 2010 at MRC, Trivandrum.

 

Provincial Assembly 2010

List of Participants and their Substitutes

 

 

Local Assemblies Ex officio

Members

Elected

Delegates

Substitutes
Indore Fr. Thomas Thennattu Fr. Thomas Manjaly

Fr. George Jacob

Fr. Thomas Tharakunnel

Fr. Johnson Maniyamkott

Nagpur Fr. Augustine Varickakal

Fr. George Madeikkal

Fr. Joy Palachuvattil

Fr. Antony Kaithaparambil

Fr. Mathew Thonickal

Fr. Thomas Vijay

Fr. Vincent Thottupatt

Fr. George Thattamparambil

Fr. Manoj Punchakunnel

Fr. Paul Animoottil

Fr. Sebastian Thekkeyil

Mukkom Fr. Paul Chandrankunnel

Fr. Chandy Chettukulam

Fr. Joseph Thazhanganatt

Fr. Raju Chemparathy

Fr. Chackochen Mundathanam

Fr. Joseph Stanly Morris

Trivandrum Fr. Mathew Panakal

Fr. James Anchukandathil

Fr. James Annithottathil

Fr. Emmanuel Joshi

Fr. Christudas Kurisadima

Bro. George CJ

Fr. Sibi John

Fr. Ferdinand Franco

Neyyattinkara Fr. Benedict Kannadan Fr. Wilson Puthenpurayil Fr. Dominic Xavier
Aluva Fr. Joseph Neendukunnel

Fr. Mathew Kanjiramkalayil

Fr. Antony Roswan

Fr. George Philip

Fr. Mathew Paraplackal

Fr. Thomas Edathottiyil

Arunachal P. Fr. Siju Jose Fr. Augustine Kolencherry
Zambia
USA Fr. Joe Koyickal

Fr. Thomas Kuttiyanickal

Fr. Steve Varghese

Germany-Italy Fr. Jacob Nampudakam Fr. Abraham Kizhakekoottu Fr. Thomas Kureekattil
Australia Fr. Paul Manickathan
Deacons Rev. Jacob Malkias Rev. Dantess Thomas
Total 14 19

 

Observers:

1. Fr. Leon Martin – Mother of God Province, Milwaukee

2. Fr. Ray Hevern – Queen of the World Region, Australia

3. Bro. Thomas V. Kottochaniyil – Temporally Professed Theology Students

4. Bro. Linchu Paul Choorackal – Temporally Professed Philosophy Students

 

Secretaries:

1. Fr. Tomy Luckose Pallippurathu

2. Fr. Joseph Koovely

 

News Flash

 

I) ABVM Province (PNL 05, 2009)

1. Canadian Delegature

Fr. Christudhas Gnanapragasam – Delegate Superior

Fr. Francis Mariappa – First Consultor

Fr. Feldmann Franz – Consultor

 

2. A Memorial for the Deceased Members

Fr. Susayan Sathyanesan, the Provincial, blessed the newly constructed memorial for the deceased members of the Province at the Provincialate campus, Bangalore on 12 November 2009.

 

3. New Addresses/Telephone Numbers and E-mail Id

 

 

1. Fr. Peter Mendes

Holy Family Church
24505 Meadow Brook
Novi, MI 48375-2845
Tel: 001-248-349-8847

2. Fr. Joseph Suresh

St. John the Evangelist Church
P.O. Box 10
872 Capac Rd
Allenton, MI 48002-3621
Tel: 001-810-395-7074

 

3. Fr. Joseph Soosai Marian Thirukudumbam

St. Thomas More Church

514 long Bridge Road

Barking IG 11 9BY

Essex, U.K.

Ph. 02085902191

 

4. St. Michael’s Church, Kalai Kulam

Tel. No. 04575201205

 

5. Fr. Maria Joseph Kiran Pudota

Email id: hrudayaprasad2@yahoo.com

II) Khrist Jyothi Region (NL 07, 2009)

 

1. Appointments

  • Rev. Fr. Michael Tirkey is appointed to the community of Jyothi Niwas as Spiritual Director for the college students residing in the Regional House.
  • Rev. Fr. Mukti Prakash Kispotta is appointed the assistant manager of Holy Cross School, Kapa and St. Vincent Pallotti Hindi Medium School, Kapa.

 

2. New Cell Number &Email ID:

 

Fr. Ashok Kumar Minj – 09770526800

Fr. Hilarius Tigga – 09981149060

Fr. Manoj Kujur – 09993857989

Fr. Mukti Prakash Kispotta – 09547092804

Fr. Sarjit Xalxo – 09669689339

Fr. Vijay Tigga – 096170 – 22270

Fr. Suresh Tirkey – 09162700367

 

Email ID:

Fr. Arthur Sequeira – x.1sequeira@gmail.com

Fr. Suresh Tirkey – suresh4u29@yahoo.com