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Fr. Mathew Pallipparampil Takes Eternal Rest
29/06/2014.  Kolkata #N.7104
Posted by Jacob IRUPPAKKATTU, Kolkata
News in Salesian Family, Profiles, Success Story, Education School, Life and Health, Vocation, Education, Obituary


Funeral of Fr. Mathew Pallipparampil (PV) SDB was held in the Marian Basilica at Bandel, 28 June, 2014, in the presence of a large gathering of people including Salesian confreres, other religious, relations of the deceased and lay Faithful. Fr. Nirmol Gomes, Provincial presided at the Holy Eucharist with more than 65 priests concelebrating wth him. The following words inscribed on the altar panel summarised fittingly the life of Fr. PV Mathew, aged 72, who had passed away on 24 June, 2014: ''I will give you Shepherds after my own heart who will guide you with knowledge and understanding,'' (Jer. 3:15).. Read More

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MACS for the uplift of tribal women
26/06/2014.  Kolkata #N.7102
Posted by Antony EARATHARA , Kolkata
News in Projects, Marginalized, Justice and Human Rights, Social Development, Development Office, Social Ministry, Self Help Groups


. Hyderabad: Salesians in Hyderabad Province are using '' 'Macs' for socio economic uplift of Tribal women''. No, not exactly by gifting Mac Computers to them, but by helping them to start units of ''Mutual Aided Cooperative Societies'' (MACS) among them. On 23 June 2014, for instance, nearly 500 women from various villages of Tajangi, Lambasingi and Pedda Barada participated in the opening of a MACS programme at Tajangi, Chintapalli Mandal. . Read More

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FR. MATHEW PALLIPARAMPIL, SDB (INC) PASSED AWAY
24/06/2014.  Kolkata #N.7100
Posted by Antony EARATHARA , Kolkata
News in Salesian Family, Life and Health, Vocation, Obituary


The Salesian Province of Kolkata regrets to announce the passing away of Fr. Matthew Pallipparampil SDB of the Provincial House Community, on Tuesday, 24 June 2014, at 7.15 pm, at the age of 72. . Read More

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GC27 animation in Guwahati Province
18/06/2014.  Guwahati #N.7099
Posted by VADAKKEKARA Abhilash , Guwahati
News in Spirituality, Evangelization, Social Development, Vocation, Salesian Society


On Saturday 14 June, 31 Salesian confreres of the province of Guwahati (Guwahati Region) gathered at Don Bosco Technical School, Maligaon for an animation on the recent concluded 27 General Chapter of the congregation. Fr. VM Thomas SDB, the provincial animated the session for the confreres. The opening prayer was led by the octogenarian priest Fr. Porcu Mario SDB. . Read More

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A SAINT IS LAID TO REST: Funeral of Br. VD Varkey Held at Bandel Basilica
17/06/2014.  Kolkata #N.7098
Posted by Jacob IRUPPAKKATTU, Kolkata
News in Spirituality, Salesian Family, Formation, Rector Major, Success Story, Administration, Life and Health, Vocation, Obituary


Br. Varkey Villuviruthil (V.D.), who had passed away on 12th June, 2014 was laid to rest at Bandel Basilica in the presence of over 70 Salesians, members of the Salesian Family, numerous relatives, friends and lay faithful. Fr. Nirmol Gomes, Provincial, presided over the funeral Mass, at 2.30 PM. Fr. Joseph Kizhakkekara, former Provincial of Kolkata and New Delhi, performed the funeral rites in the church and Fr. Thomas Ellicherail, former Provincial of Kolkata Province, presided over the rite of final commendation at the cemetery.. Read More

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Don Bosco Aggressive on Child Labour in Karnataka
15/06/2014.  Bangalore #N.7097
Posted by CHOONDAL Gilbert, Bangalore
News in Youth, Media, Youth Groups, Social Life, Youth at Risk, Anniversary, Social Ministry


Don Bosco is in news in Karnataka these days for conscientising the society on Child Labour Issues. Media highlighted Don Bosco's contribution in several parts of the state of Karnataka. On 12 June, World Day against Child Labour, Don Bosco organized elaborate awareness and action campaigns against child labour throughout the State of Karnataka. Public meetings and rallies involving Government Departments, NGOs, School Students, and the public in large numbers were held in Bangalore, Chitradurga, Davangere, Deodurga (Raichur Dt), and Hospet (Bellary Dt). Every speaker used the occasion to denounce child labour and declare commitment to root out child labour from Karnataka. The functions were presided over by leaders of Child Right Clubs in the districts. . Read More

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Shrine of Sacred Heart of Jesus Inaugurated and Rededicated in Shillong
14/06/2014.  Shillong #N.7096
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
News in Spirituality, Salesian Family, Formation, Parish / Church, Projects, Festivals, Success Story, Religion


The Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at Sacred Heart Theological College, Mawlai-Shillong, Meghalaya, India was Inaugurated by Rev. Fr. George Maliekal, Sdb, the Salesian Provincial of Silchar and dedicated during the solemn Eucharistic celebration by Most Rev. Dominic Jala, SDB, DD, the Archbishop of Shillong on 8th June 2014 in the presence of distinguished guests, parish and religious communities in and around Shillong. Rev. Fr. V.M. Thomas, Sdb, the Salesian Provincial of Guwahati also graced the occasion. It was also the day of pilgrimage of the devotees of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to the Shrine from various parishes and religious communities. . Read More

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Kristu Jyoti College begins the academic year with a spiritual awakening
09/06/2014.  Bangalore #N.7095
Posted by CHOONDAL Gilbert, Bangalore
News in Education and Culture, Spirituality, Salesian Family, Education Higher , Formation, Religion


Kristu Jyoti College, Bangalore, is back to its regular activities with the inauguration of the academic year 2014-15 on 7 June 2014. The inauguration of the academic year 2014 began with celebration of the Holy Eucharist. Rev. Dr. Thomas Anchukandom, the Salesian provincial of the province of Bangalore, presided over the Holy Eucharist. All the teaching staff of Kristu Jyoti College and superiors of the clerical congregations concelebrated in the Holy Eucharist. All students with their superiors were also present for the Eucharist.. Read More

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''Sunnyside'' initiates more than 1430 novices in 58 years
08/06/2014.  Shillong #N.7094
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
News in Spirituality, Salesian Family, Formation, The Regional, Vocation, Missions


On 29 May 2014, twenty five novices, belonging to Guwahati (13) and Silchar (12), began their year of novitiate under the direction of the newly-appointed Master of Novices, Fr. Anthony Lendakadavil. With the commencement of this year's batch, more than 1430 novices have gone through the portals of this historical Salesian Novitiate of the North East since 1956. The inaugural function of Novitate 2014-15 was presided over by the Vice-Provincial, Fr. Paul L. Olphindro, who during the Holy Eucharist, celebrated earlier, installed Fr. Lendakadavil as the new Rector and Novice Master. Fr. Lendakadavil replaces Fr. Philip Barjo, who had held that office for the past five years. Fr. Anugrah Kerketta is the new Socius.. Read More

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Martyrs Memorial Unveiled at St. Anthony's College
08/06/2014.  Shillong #N.7093
Posted by Joseph Pulinthanath, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Social Life, Success Story, DB Alumni, Lifestyle, Education, Obituary


St. Anthony's College unveiled a Martyrs' Memorial in honour of its two former students who joined the armed forces and the police department and valiantly laid down their lives to defend and protect the country and the state. . Read More

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