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.