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News 2013 January

Salesian family of Shillong Honours St. John Bosco
31/01/2013.  Shillong #N.6259
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
News in Youth, Spirituality, Salesian Family, Parish / Church

The salesian family of Shillong honoured St. john Bosco in a fitting manner by a well organized spiritual celebration at Don Bosco Technical School, Shillong on 31 January 2013. Members from the Salesian Family participated in the celebration along with other religious and diocesan members of Shillong. The main thrust of the gathering was the explanation of the Strenna 2013. Fr. Philip Barjo SDB, the Novice Master, explained the nuances of the strenna with the help of audio visual programmes. . Read More

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Fr. Paul Taverna Remembered
31/01/2013.  Kolkata #N.6258
Posted by Jacob IRUPPAKKATTU, Kolkata
News in Evangelization, Parish / Church, Anniversary, Life and Health, Missions

Fr. Paul Taverna SDB, the pioneer Parish Priest of Don Bosco Shrine Parish Siliguri was remembered by the Senior Citizens of Saraswatipur on the occasion of his 18th Death Anniversary on Saturday, 26 January 2013. A Holy Mass was offered for the repose of his soul at 2.00 PM in the village chapel, presided over by Fr. Mathew George SDB, the Asst. Parish Priest and participated by over 60 elderly people of the village, Christians and non-Christians alike, who still cherish fond memories of their association with Fr. Paul Taverna. . Read More

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Toyota Declares St. Joseph's Industrial Institute ''THE BEST INSTITUTE IN INDIA''
29/01/2013.  Mumbai #N.6257
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Youth Groups, Education Technical, Success Story, Social Development, Bosco Training , Education

The Fifth National T-TEP (Toyota Technical Education Program) Seminar was held on January 18, at the Regional Manpower Excellence Center, Pune. During thus Seminar St. Joseph's Industrial Training Institute, Kurla, was declared the ''Best Institute'' by Toyota. The Seminar was attended by twenty-one Institutions from all over India. . Read More

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Salesian Family Day 2013 Celebrated in Mumbai
29/01/2013.  Mumbai #N.6256
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
News in Spirituality, Salesian Family, Parish / Church, Social Life, Salesian Society

One Hundred and forty eight enthusiastic members of the Salesian Family gathered on Sunday January 13, 2013 at Don Bosco Borivli. It was a programme that brings together all those who belong to the nine branches that form this vast Family of Don Bosco in the INB Province: SDB, FMA, Past Pupils, Cooperators, VDB, SMI, ADMA, Association of Mamma Margaret, and Disciples. . Read More

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Preparing the Way for the New Arrivals
29/01/2013.  Mumbai #N.6255
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
News in Spirituality, Parish / Church, Religion, Counselling, Life and Health, Social Development

On Thursday January 24, 2013 the Family Ministry and the Healing Ministry of St Therese of the Child Jesus Parish in the North Arabian Vicariate, organized a joint program for the first time for all expectant mothers and their families. It was attended by about fifty expectant couples. Some were accompanied by the expectant grandparents and siblings of the expectant baby. . Read More

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Footboard travel attracts sanction of removal from schools and colleges
28/01/2013.  Chennai #N.6254
Posted by PORUTHUR Joseph, Chennai
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Social Life, Education Technical, Life and Health, Education

The Deputy Commissioner of Police, Chennai Traffic Planning, Mr. S. Sivanandam, presided over the Road Safety and Traffic Rules Awareness seminar conducted by the SIGA Polytechnic College, a Don Bosco Institute, for their 250 young diploma engineers on the college campus. The primary purpose of the seminar was to fulfill the demand of the TN Government to organize awareness programmes for college students on the dangers of footboard travel that now attracts sanction of removal from school. . Read More

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An Invitation to affirm ''Project Europe''
26/01/2013.  Kolkata #N.6253
Posted by Antony EARATHARA , Kolkata
News in Salesian Family, Evangelization, Rector Major, The Regional, Parish / Church, Projects, Religion, Salesian Society

By the forthcoming 27th General Chapter, the ''Project Europe'' launched by the Rector Major Rev. Fr. Pascual Chavez in 2008, will have completed a 6 year period. In view of this, Fr. Maria Arokiam Kanaga, the General Councillor for the South Asian Region, has presented to his confreres a kind of balance sheet to motivate further the missionary thrust of the project. . Read More

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Praying and Learning for Pastoral Effectiveness
25/01/2013.  Mumbai #N.6252
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
News in Spirituality, Evangelization, Parish / Church, Social Life, Religion, Social Development

The Parish Pastoral Council of Don Bosco Parish Nashik had an animation program on January 20, 2013 at Devlali under the direction of Fr. Bastin Thomas. Fr. Bastin Thomas and eleven other members (area leaders and religious) took part in the programme spending the day with each other building bonds of togetherness and receiving inputs on motivation and the importance of prayer. . Read More

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Alaihal Media launches Children's Bible at Trichy
25/01/2013.  Tiruchy #N.6251
Posted by Gamaliel Francis, Tiruchy
News in Media, Catechetics, Religion

Without much ado, Alaihal Media achieved a major landmark on 19 January 2013 by releasing the 2D version of the Bible. The copies of this Children's Bible will hit the market soon with audio in English and Tamil.. Read More

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Fr. Christopher Packianathan SDB Passes Away
24/01/2013.  Tiruchy #N.6250
Posted by Lawrence Britto Ashok, Tiruchy
News in Salesian Family, Parish / Church, Profiles, Salesian Society

The Tiruchy salesian province lost its second eldest confrere Rev. Fr. Christopher Packianathan SDB, 84, yesterday at 10.30 p.m. He passed away at Child Jesus Hospital, Tiruchy after a weeklong treatment. His funeral was held today at AMSAM, Tiruchy around 10 am. Hundreds of salesians, members of salesian family, relatives, friends and faithful participated in the grace filled funeral.. Read More

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