A gathering of Permanent Brothers in India took place on 28 July 2018 at Pallotti Bhawan. All the Permanent Brothers in India, viz. Rev. Bro. Richard Arackal, Rev. Bro. Libnus Kujur, Rev. Bro. Francis Tirkey and Rev. Bro. C. J. George participated in the meeting. They spent their day in prayer and sharing their experiences. Pallotti Bhawan Community also felicitated them for their many years of faithful service.
On 21 July 2018 the Conference of the Major Superiors in India organised the concluding of the Bicentenary celebration of the Priestly Ordination of St. Vincent Pallotti coupled with the celebration of the Golden and Ruby Jubilee of 12 of our confreres at Mary Queen of Apostles Church, Nagpur. Rev. Fr. Joseph Tharakunnel celebrated his 50th year of Priestly Ordination and Rev. Bro. Richard Arackal, the Golden jubilee of his Perpetual Consecration. The joy was doubled by the Ruby Jubilee Celebration of 10 of our confreres: Rt. Rev. Thomas Thennatt SAC, Bishop of Gwalior, Rev. Fr. Abraham Kizhakekoottu SAC , Rev. Fr. Mathew Panakal SAC, Rev. Fr. Leo Felix Monroe SAC, Rev. Fr. Sakayidas Thazhathoppil SAC, Rev. Fr. William Bara SAC, Rev. Fr. Benedict Monteiro SAC, Rev. Fr. John Sabha Sunder SAC, Rev. Fr. James Palakudy SAC and Rev. Fr. Alois Kujur SAC. The Holy Eucharistic celebration was presided over by Rt. Rev. Thomas Thennatt. Rev. Fr. Varghese Pullan, Provincial Rector of Prabhu Prakash Province welcomed the gathering and Rev. Fr. Jacob Nampudakam, Rector General preached the homily. The Jubilarians were also felicitated after the Eucharist for their many years of dedicated service.
Indian Pallottine Pastors Meet(IPPM), organised by the Conference of the Major Superiors(CMS) in India was held on 18-20 July 2018 at PAC, Nagpur. Pastors from all the 3 Indian Pallottine Provinces attended the meet. In the Inaugural session, Rev. Fr. Varghese Pullan, President of the Conference of the Major Superiors in India, cordially welcomed all the participants and the resource persons. Resource persons who animated the meet included Rt. Rev. Chacko Thottumarickal SVD, Bishop of Indore, Rev. Fr. Jacob Nambudakam SAC, Rt. Rev. Thomas Thennatt SAC, Rev. Fr. Denilson Gerald SAC, General Consultor, Rev. Fr. Milton Gonsalves, Secretary, CCBI Commission for Family and Mr. William Raphael, Secretary to the Pastoral Council of Indore Diocese.
Pallotti Bhawan had a remarkable celebration of the Solemnity of St. Thomas, the Apostle on 3rd July. The community sought the blessing of St. Thomas during the Solemn Eucharistic Celebration held in the Syro-Malabar rite. The day was made memorable with the Inter-Batch Arts competitions, that included Elocution, Quiz, Group Song and Solo singing competitions.
Two young and vibrant missionaries, Rev. Fr. Fredinand Franco and Rev. Fr. Bibin Sebastian, have joined the Gwalior Diocese as part of extending our collaboration with the Diocese of Gwalior. They were sent after the Holy Eucharist and special prayers held at Pallotti Bhawan on 2nd July 2018 and Rev. Fr. Varghese Pullan accompanied them to Gwalior. We wish them fruitful seasons in their missionary undertakings.
On 29 June 2018, commemorating the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, the Pallottine family was blessed to have 31 young men raised to the order of Deacons. The con-celebrated Holy Eucharist was presided over by Most. Rev. K.A. William, Bishop of Mysore, in the presence of Rev. Fr. Varghese Pullan, Provincial Rector of Prabhu Prakash Province and fathers, sisters and faithful from in and around Mysore. Four of these 31 Deacons are from the Prabhu Prakash Province, five from the Khrist Jyothi Province and twenty from ABVM Province and two from other Dioceses. We congratulate them and pray that God’s blessings be upon them as they follow His way and wish them a fruitful Diaconate ministry.
An introductory workshop on Small Christian Community was organised by Pallottine Animation Centre from 17 to 22 June 2018. The national service team for SCC’s led by Fr. George Jacob (secretary to NST for SCC under CBCI) guided the workshops and sessions. In all 43 participants, including priests, religious and lay people from the dioceses of Raipur, Sambalpur, Khuti, Ranchi and Khumta attended the workshop. Congratulations to the Director of PAC for taking the initiative in organising the workshop for the promotion of SCCs.
In yet another instance of Tech Pallottines going global, St. Vincent Pallotti College of Engineering & Technology at Nagpur signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. on 21 June 2018. Rev. Fr. George Madeikkal, Former Director of SVPCET along with two professors and 14 students St. Vincent Pallotti College of Engineering & Technology had left for a month long Summer Internship on Artificial Intelligence at Harrisburg University, U. S. A. We congratulate the Management and Staffs at SVPCET for their hard work in organising such an internship and for this historical achievement.
Missionary Childhood Association, a pious association consisting of children who have received Holy Communion and are not part of youth group of the parish, was formed on 16 June 2018 at Christ the King Parish, Phuvkiu. The association is formed with the intention of making the children active in the parish activities and bringing them one step closer to Jesus. Monthly meetings, rosaries, classes on sacraments, teaching of music and hymns, fund raising programmes and cleaning of the Church and its surroundings are being planned for the days ahead.
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