The 25th Death Anniversary of late Rev. Fr. Varkey Punnathanathu was commemorated on 20 November 2018 at Pallotti Bhawan, Nagpur. Four of his family members came all the way from Kerala to join this ceremony. The Holy Eucharist was offered in his remembrance by Rev. Fr. Thomas Edathottiyil. Prayer of the Office of the Dead was said at his tomb. We fondly remember our departed confrere late Rev. Fr. Varkey and pray that his soul may rest in peace.
The inauguration of the HCL training center in the B Block of the St. Vincent Pallotti Engineering College Hostel was held on 19 November 2018. The center was inaugurated by Mr. Sanjay Gupta, Vice President, HCL New Vistas, New Delhi. The top management of the HCL technologies New Delhi, HCL Team Nagpur, HCL scholars, the College faculty and students attended the Function.
The whole Pallottine society with great sorrow received the news of the death of Rev. Fr. Benedict Kannadan SAC on November 14 ,2018 at Trivandrum. His mortal remains were kept at Mount Carmel Church, Mariyapuram for the parishners and public to pay their last respect on November 15 and a requiem mass celebrated in the same church. The funeral service took place at Pallottigiri, Trivandrum on 16 November 2018 at 4.00 p.m. presided over by Most. Rev. Soosa Pakiam, Archbishop of Trivandrum, Very Rev. Fr. Varghese Pullan, Provincial Rector of Prabhu Prakash Province. We are saddened by the loss of a zealous confrere, but we continue to pray for his departed soul.
In view of giving improved infrastructure to the School at Siyum, the ceremony of the laying of the foundation stone for a new School was held on November 02, 2018 at Siyum, Arunachal Pradesh. The foundation stone was laid by Rev. Fr. Thomas K.P SAC, The Local Rector of the North East Local Community in the presence of Rev. Fr. Jomish Joseph SAC, Parish Priest, other Pallottine Fathers, school children and the local faithful . We wish God’s providence and protection and look forward to the speedy completion of the construction of School.
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Kodak, a Sub-Station of St. Vincent Pallotti Church, Siyum celebrated its Silver Jubilee on 31 October, 2018 with various programmes including Volleyball, Group Dance and Dual Dance Competitions. Rev. Fr. Thomas KP, the Local Rector of the North East Local Community blessed the Church and presided over the Jubilee Mass on 01 November 2018. It was followed by a felicitation programme with Mr. Rudham Sindhu, Constituency Candidate for Taliha and Kodak, as the Chief Guest in the presence of hundreds of people from the surrounding parishes and villages. We thank God for the abundance of blessings that He has showered upon all. May God bless all those who rendered their help for the success of the silver Jubilee celebration. Our Congratulations to Rev. Fr. Mukesh Garasiya, the Priest In-charge of Thalia-Kodak for the well organised celebrations.
St. Vincent Pallotti Catholic School, Westwood, Zambia is blessed to have a new building for the Primary School. On October 19, 2018 the Provincial Rector of Epiphany of the Lord Province, Nagpur, India, Very Rev. Fr. Varghese Pullan SAC officiated the blessing ceremony. Very. Rev. Fr. Joe Koyickal SAC, the Provincial Rector of the Mother of God Province, Milwaukee, USA inaugurated the school building. The function also saw the presence of The District Education Board Secretary, Mr. Langson Chibuye, the Mayor of Chilanga District, Mrs. Annie Brown and other Pallottine Fathers, parents and well- wishers. We express heartfelt gratitude to everyone who made this dream come true. May God bless us.
The Formators meeting of all the three Pallottine entities in India organised by Permanent Secretariat for Formation (PSFI) took place at Pallottine Animation Centre, Nagpur on 14-15 August 2018. A total of 25 Formators from the three provinces took part in the meeting. Rev. Fr. Varghese Pullan, President of the Conference of Major Superiors in India, welcomed all in the inaugural address. The main sessions were taken by Rev. Fr. Jacob Nampudakam, Rector General on “Priesthood according to Pallotti” and by Rev. Fr. Jossie Lobo S.J. on “Holiness of Priesthood” dwelling on Ratio Fundamentalis Institutionis Sacerdotalis. We thank and appreciate the efforts of the PSFI in arranging this program.
UAC National Congress, organized by the National Coordination Council of India (NCCIn) took place at the Pallottine Animation Centre, Nagpur on 10-12 August 2018. 150 members including Priests, Sisters, Lay members and associates from different entities participated in the National Congress. The National Congress dealt with the main theme of ‘Communion and Co- responsibility’ with the additional theme of family apostolate. The sessions on the themes were taken by Rev. Fr. Jacob Nampudakam, Rector General, Rev. Fr. Derry Murphy, Rev. Fr. Selvaraj and Rev. Fr. Varghese Pullan. It was a wonderful time of coming, being and sharing together for the participants of the Congress. We thank and appreciate the members of NCCIn led by Rev. Fr. Varghese Pullan for the beautiful organization and arrangements.
Marian Health Post, inaugurated and opened to the public on 05 February 2018, with the permission from the Ministry of Health, Republic of Zambia at Westwood, Zambia, caters to the health concerns of the people in and around Westwood and especially for pregnant women and children. In a short duration of six months over one thousand patients, besides prenatal care and children under five have benefited from the Health Post. It has become a real health care centre for the people of Westwood providing holistic health care, counselling and spiritual assistance, bringing healing of body and mind; and above all tranquility and serenity. We salute all our Fathers, Sisters and benefactors who have made this dream possible and specially acknowledge the financial contribution of the Family Foundation, Milwaukee.
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.
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