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Salesian university plans special projects to help northeast students
18/09/2013.  Guwahati #N.6693
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Education Higher , Formation, Youth Groups, Marginalized, Salesian Society, Education Dept, Education


The Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) has announced a plethora of scholarships to help for students from northeastern India. ''The Don Bosco Society is in northeast India for the last 90 years, and both the vice-chancellor and I have been serving the region for the past 50 years,'' Chancellor Fr V M Thomas told a press meet today at Guwahati on the occasion of the university's annual convocation. ''We are not a fly-by-night company, but we are here to stay,'' asserted the priest who is also the president of Don Bosco Society Guwahati. According to him, setting up the university has been ''an ambitious project'' carried out by vice chancellor Fr. Stephen Mavely, who was the principal of Shillong's St. Anthony's College for 15 years.. Read More

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Requiem Mass for Fr. Patrick Soreng at Khartoum
18/09/2013.  Kolkata #N.6692
Posted by Antony EARATHARA , Kolkata
News in Spirituality, Salesian Family, Evangelization, Parish / Church, Profiles, Success Story, Vocation, Salesian Society, Missions


. Khartoum, Tuesday, 17th September: There was a requiem Mass celebrated for Rev. Fr. Patrick Soreng, SDB in St. Mathew's Cathedral, Khartoum at 5.30 pm on 17th September. . Read More

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Fr. Patrick Soreng, Missionary in Sudan Passes Away
17/09/2013.  Kolkata #N.6691
Posted by Antony EARATHARA , Kolkata
News in Salesian Family, Evangelization, The Regional, Profiles, Vocation, Salesian Society


. SUDAN: Fr. Patrick Soreng, a Salesian Missionary in Africa, passed away unexpectedly at Juba, South Sudan, on 16 September 2013. He was a member of the Eastern Africa St John Bosco Province, and attached to the Salesian community at Juba. . Read More

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Inauguration of Fr. Joseph Arokiasamy Memorial Block for Fishery Science
17/09/2013.  Shillong #N.6688
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Salesian Family, Education Higher , Success Story, Agronomy/Agrotech, Education


On the 9th September 2013, St. Anthony's College, Shillong crossed another milestone with the inauguration of Fr. Joseph Arokiasamy Memorial Block for the Department of Fishery Science by Shri W. M. S Pariat, Chief Secretary, Government of Meghalaya. The block was also blessed by Rev. Fr. Joseph Nellanat Sdb, the Former Vice-Principal who was in service for twenty one years in the college. The College till date continues to uphold the record as the first and only College in the State with a Department in Fishery Science. . Read More

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Two Salesians from Chennai Depart as Missionaries to Canada
16/09/2013.  Chennai #N.6690
Posted by Antony EARATHARA , Chennai  - 1 Comments
News in Salesian Family, Evangelization, Rector Major, The Regional, Parish / Church, Religion, Vocation, Salesian Society


Fr. Rajkumar Fernando and Fr. John Louis Mariapragasam of the Province of Chennai left for Canada on 15 September to take up ministry in the archdiocese of Edmonton. They will be part of the Salesian Province of the United States - East (SUE), as Salesian presences in Canada come under the jurisdiction of SUE. It was in response to the request of the Rector Major that the province of Chennai (INM) accepted to help out the Salesian presences in Edmonton, which is badly in need of priests. Fr. Rajkumar will be placed at St. Andrews Parish in Edmonton and Fr. John Louis at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Sherwood Park.. Read More

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''You are members of God's kingdom of thought,'' Abp Menamparampil tells University Students
16/09/2013.  Guwahati #N.6687
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Education and Culture, Spirituality, Education Higher , Formation, Evangelization, Youth Groups, Parish / Church, Social Ministry, Volunteering, DB Alumni, Education Dept, Education


Archbishop Emeritus Thomas Menamparampil of Guwahati, a great patron of Assam Don Bosco University, presided over the Sunday Holy Eucharist for the faculty and students on 15th September. Abp Thomas made his opening words from Luke 12:32 saying, ''Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.'' Addressing some 150 students and faculty gathered at the University's air-conditioned conference hall, Abp Thomas said, ''you are in deed lucky to be part of God's kingdom of thought by being here in the University.''. Read More

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Retd Guwahati Archbishop makes cover story
16/09/2013.  Guwahati #N.6686
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Formation, Disasters, Profiles, Religion, Justice and Human Rights


Outstanding champion for peace and communal harmony, retired Salesian archbishop Thomas Menamparampil of Guwahati is featured on the cover page of September 2013 issue of ''The Northeast WINDOW'', a magazine published from Dimapur, Nagaland. The four page cover story is replete with pictorial illustrations documenting the soft spoken archbishop's peace and reconciliation efforts in conflict ridden northeast India.. Read More

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Youth Delegates of South Asia meet in Bangalore
16/09/2013.  Bangalore #N.6685
Posted by CHOONDAL Gilbert, Bangalore
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Spirituality, Youth Groups, The Regional


Don Bosco Youth Animation (DBYA) - South Asia (SA) Groups and Movements organized a training programme for Salesian youth delegates, animators and leaders on 14 & 15 September 2013 at Don Bosco Provincial House, Bangalore. There were 31 participants from 8 Salesian provinces of India. The theme of the training programme was Salesian Youth Spirituality and Building Youth Groups.. Read More

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Rickshaw Pullers Keep Faith Year
15/09/2013.  Guwahati #N.6684
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Spirituality, Evangelization, Parish / Church, Religion, Marginalized, Social Ministry


KOLKATA --In a rare Year of Faith activity held any where in the world, a Kolkata city parish organized a unique programme for its Catholic rickshaw pullers on Sunday 8th September, the birthday of Mother Mary. Of 106 Catholic Rickshaw pullers of the parish registered to attend the faith rally, 69 rickshaws and their pullers started the rally to Auxilium parish Gobra at 3 pm from Dhanapara colony collecting Catholics of the area on their rickshaws. It was an eye catching procession of colorfully painted rickshaws. Their pullers were dressed in red jerseys bearing Year of Faith logo and wearing white caps with ''I Love My Faith'' slogans printed on them. . Read More

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Rotarians, Don Bosco Open New ''Child Friendly Guwahati'' Centre
15/09/2013.  Guwahati #N.6683
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Youth, Youth Groups, Youth at Risk, Education School, Marginalized, Justice and Human Rights, Social Development, Volunteering


The Rotary Club of Guwahati and Don Bosco inaugurated a new centre for ''Child Friendly Guwahati,'' (CFG) Saturday 14th September. The new centre is located at Multi-Service Centre, Rotary Lane, beside Ashoka Brahmaputra Hotel, on MG Road, Uzanbazar, Guwahati. . Read More

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