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News 2014 February

Two Salesians elected to lead Indian Catechetical Association
08/02/2014.  Kolkata #N.6939
Posted by Antony EARATHARA , Kolkata
News in Spirituality, Salesian Family, Media, Evangelization, The Regional, Success Story, Catechetics, Religion

. Kochi: The Indian Catechetical Association (ICA) in its 18th General Body Meeting elected two Salesians, Fr. Gilbert Choondal of Bangalore Province (INK), and Fr. Cletus D'Souza, of Mumbai Province (INB), to serve the association during the next triennium as two of its top office holders. . Read More

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Fr Antony Christy Defends Master's Thesis at Salesian University, Rome
08/02/2014.  Kolkata #N.6938
Posted by Antony EARATHARA , Kolkata
News in Language and Cultures, Evangelization, Success Story, Catechetics

. ROME : Fr Lourdunathan Antony Christy, from the Salesian Province of Chennai, defended his thesis for a Master's degree in Theology from the Salesian University of Rome (Department of Youth Pastoral & Catechetics) on February 07, 2014. Titled ''Catechesis in a Pluri-Religious Context: A Study of the Dimension of Interreligious Dialogue within Catechesis in India Today'', the thesis was excellently defended bringing to fruition his two year stint at the Universita' Pontificia Salesiana, Rome. . Read More

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Taking Baby Steps In Demanding Governance Accountability
05/02/2014.  Hyderabad #N.6935
Posted by PALLITHANAM Thomas, Hyderabad
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Media, Youth Groups, Projects, Youth at Risk, Education School, Justice and Human Rights

RTI 4 RTE (Right To Information for Right To Education) the 6th Phase of Nine Is Mine Campaign was flagged of by Smt.Lam Thantiya Kumari, the State Information Commissioner of Andhra Pradesh at 17.00 hrs, 4th February 2014 from the premises of Ekalavya Training Centre, People's Action For Rural Awakening, Ravulapalem. 350 child human rights defenders, who are members of school based human rights clubs, along with human rights activists from civil society and a host of government senior officials participated in this unique programme. . Read More

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A Legacy of Love for the Young
04/02/2014.  Mumbai #N.6934
Posted by Lowe Glenford, Mumbai
News in Spirituality, Salesian Family, Media, Education

Don Bosco Parish and the Salesian Cooperators Unit of Borivali were happy and privileged to launch the book ''A Legacy of Love for the Young'' by Fr. Elias Dias sdb on 2nd February, on the occasion of the Feast of St. John Bosco at Don Bosco Parish Borivli, Mumbai. His Eminence Oswald Cardinal Gracias, The Archbishop of Mumbai, who presided at the eucharistic celebration released the book.. Read More

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Marching together with Don Bosco and the Young
04/02/2014.  Tiruchy #N.6932
Posted by Thamburaj Vincent, Tiruchy
News in Salesian Family, Social Life, Marginalized, Life and Health, Justice and Human Rights, Social Ministry

''Don Bosco Anbu Illam'', Salem concluded its year-long Silver Jubilee celebrations on 2nd February 2014 at Don Bosco, Adivarm, an extension of Don Bosco Anbu Illam. It was an occasion to thank God and all the well-wishers of Anbu Illam, through the Eucharistic celebration presided by Rt. Rev. Singoroyar DD, Bishop of Salem Diocese and Rev Fr. Albert Johnson SDB, Provincial, Salesian Province of Tiruchy, Rev. Fr. Santhanaraj Ubagaram SDB, Provincial Economer, Fr. Amalorpavaraj SDB, Rector & Director, Don Bosco Anbu Illam, and many others. . Read More

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New Priests' Day and Perpetual Profession at Azimganj (INC)
04/02/2014.  Kolkata #N.6931
Posted by Jacob IRUPPAKKATTU, Kolkata
News in Formation, Festivals, Vocation

On the Feast Day of St. John Bosco, the Parish of Azimganj hosted the New Priests' Day and the Perpetual Profession of two clerics in which numerous Salesians from the district of Murshidabad and Birbhum took part.. Read More

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Abp Menamparampil moves a third time
03/02/2014.  Guwahati #N.6930
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Guwahati
News in Spirituality, Salesian Family, Parish / Church, Missions

Having retired on January 18, 2012 after being the bishop of Dibrugarh for 11 years and the Archbishop of Guwahati for 20 years, Archbishop Thomas Menamparampil takes up a new assignment on February 3 for a third time, this time as the Apostolic Administrator of Jowai. . Read More

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Don Bosco's Feast Celebrated at Nazareth Bhavan, Siliguri
03/02/2014.  Kolkata #N.6929
Posted by Jacob IRUPPAKKATTU, Kolkata
News in Formation, Festivals

The only feast we celebrate in the novitiate was celebrated with fervour on January 30 and 31, 2014 at Nazareth Bhavan the Salesian novitiate.The participants from the local institutions witnessed a fusion of spiritual and cultural elements since the novices come from provinces as Kolkata, New Delhi and Guwahati.. Read More

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Don Bosco: A Gift to the Church, the Society and the Youth
02/02/2014.  Hyderabad #N.6927
Posted by BELLAMKONDA Anthony Sudhakar, Hyderabad
News in Social Life, Youth at Risk, Anniversary, Marginalized, Social Development

On 30th & 31st January 2014, Don Bosco Navajeevan Homes in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad (of Andhra Pradesh) celebrated the feast of Don Bosco. On 30th January a cultural programme was organized for the community neighbourhood at Don Bosco Rehabilitation centre of Pragathinagar, Ramanthapur. The 31st of January 2014 witnessed the laying of the foundation stone of the 4th Don Bosco Navajeevan Home closer to the Railway Station at Kachiguda, the inauguration of the 'Don Bosco Shop' for the sale of the Bakery products and other things produced in our workshop and Printing Press and finally the commencement of the Crystal Anniversary of the Don Bosco Navajeevan Homes in the Twin Cities (1999-2014).. Read More

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A New Book on ''Catechist'' Calls for Revamping the Identity, Role and Formation of Catechists
01/02/2014.  Bangalore #N.6926
Posted by CHOONDAL Gilbert, Bangalore
News in Spirituality, Formation, Media, Evangelization, Parish / Church, Catechetics, Religion, Vocation, Missions

Bangalore: A book, entitled ''Called to be a Catechist'', on the identity, role and formation of catechists edited by Fr. Gilbert Choondal SDB, was released in Bangalore on 31 January 2014. The book was released by Fr. Thomas Panakezham SDB, former Regional of Australasia. The first book was presented to Fr. TC George SDB, the director and Rector of Catechetical Institute, Visvadeep. The book contains research papers of the catechetical scholars from India and abroad.. Read More

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