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Fr Willis Pinto INP ordained a Priest of God
28/12/2020.  Panjim #N.9556
Posted by Francis Xavier, Panjim
News in Catechetics, Evangelization, Formation, Religion, Salesian Family

Deacon Willis Pinto was ordained a priest of God during a very devout and prayerful ordination ceremony held at Holy Cross Church, Manki, Honnavar on December 28, 2020.. Read More

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Fourth Salesian Priest brewed from Siliguri Tea Gardens
26/12/2020.  Kolkata #N.9555
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata
News in Formation, Lifestyle, Missions, Profiles, Salesian Society, Spirituality

Ooodlbari, 26 December 2020: Deacon Deonis Minj became the fourth priest to be ordained in the Blessed Michael Rua tea garden parish of Oodlabari, in Jalpaiguri diocese, on 27 December 2020.. Read More

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Fr. Felix Koikara SDB, Doyen of Youth Ministry in India, Passes Away
26/12/2020.  Chennai #N.9554
Posted by ROSARIO Ernest , Chennai
News in Counselling, DBYES, Obituary, Psychology, Youth, Youth Groups

Fr. Felix Koikara SDB, the well-known Youth Worker and Youth Animator, returned to the Father's House at 4.30 p.m. on Christmas day, 25 December 2020. He was 83 years old and was a Salesian for 62 years and a priest for 52 years. In his passing, the Salesian Province of Chennai has lost a great friend of youth and youth workers. He is remembered as one who contributed substantially to the development of youth ministry in the church in India. Youth ministry was his great passion. . Read More

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Demise of Rev. Fr. Felix Koikara SDB (INM)
26/12/2020.  Chennai #N.9553
Posted by ROSARIO Ernest , Chennai
News in General

We are deeply saddened to announce the sudden demise of Rev. Fr. Felix Koikara SDB (INM) who passed away at around 4.30 p.m. on 25th December 2020 in the hospital. He was 83 years old. Let us pray for the soul of our beloved Father. May he rest in peace.. Read More

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18/12/2020.  New Delhi #N.9551
Posted by Thoombalan Babu Varghese, New Delhi
News in Administration, Appointments, Rector Major, Salesian Family, Salesian Society, SPCSA, The Regional

With immense gratitude to God and our Blessed Mother, we joyfully share the good news that the Rector Major has appointed Fr. John Davis Maniparamben SDB as the fifth Provincial of the Salesian Province of Jesus the Good Shepherd, New Delhi. This is particularly significant as the Province of New Delhi is just stepping into the Silver Jubilee Year of the province.. Read More

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Darjeeling youth groups jingle Christmas bells on Radio Salesian
13/12/2020.  Kolkata #N.9547
Posted by Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM, Kolkata
News in Art Forms, Catechetics, Education Higher , Evangelization, Formation, Lifestyle, Media, Missions, Parish / Church, Religion, Salesian Society

Darjeeling, 14 December 2020 - In a Carol singing competition into its fifth year, organized by a community radio in the hills, youth groups have touched all high notes with winter hues, trying to outperform one another in composition of original carols and in vibrant video production.. Read More

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Congratulations to Fr Jose Thomas Koyickal, New Provincial Nominated
11/12/2020.  Bangalore #N.9546
Posted by Bastin Nellissery, Bangalore
News in Media, SPCSA, The Regional

The Rector Major with the consent of the General Council has nominated Fr Jose Koyickal as the Provincial of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Bangalore. . Read More

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11/12/2020.  New Delhi #N.9545
Posted by George Mathew, New Delhi
News in Agronomy/Agrotech, Don Bosco Tech India, Skills Training, Social Development

Lockdown of varying degrees is one reality due to the pandemic. But going beyond that to a learning process using available resources of mobile telephony was something new for the pineapple farmers and processors of Assam. The partnership between FICCI and Don Bosco Tech Society made it possible for them. It was surely different, useful and engaging and hopefully futuristic. . Read More

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Don Bosco Anbu Illam, Salem reunites a former bonded child labourer with parents after 11 years
10/12/2020.  Chennai #N.9544
Posted by ROSARIO Ernest , Chennai
News in BOSCO Out Reach, Education, Social Ministry, Success Story, Youth, Youth at Risk

Tears of joy rolled down the eyes of the mother Vijaya and father Thangaraja 48 as they took back their son Meganathan 22 whom they left with a locally powerful debtor along with his younger brother when they were barely ten and nine years of age. The emotional reunion took place in Don Bosco Anbu Illam (DBAI), Salem on Wednesday, formally in the presence of Ms. Uma Maheswari, District Child Protection Officer, Mr. Dass, Chairperson, Child Welfare Committee, and Fr. Dr.Casimir Raj Director, DBAI, Salem. . Read More

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Don Bosco Shrine Distributes Partitions For Auto Drivers
09/12/2020.  Mumbai #N.9543
Posted by Chris Valentino, Mumbai
News in Development Office, Disasters, Marginalized, Social Development, Volunteering

Bengaluru: Don Bosco (DB) Shrine Lingarajapuram, near here, in association with Lions Club Bangalore (LCB) Pyramid distributed 15 auto partitions to help the drivers protect themselves and their customers from spreading COVID infections while they continue with their everyday business during these difficult times to support their families.. Read More

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