My Dear Confreres,
Greetings of peace and joy to all of you my dear confreres!
As we have begun the yearlong celebration of the 450th Birth Anniversary of our beloved Patron St. Francis De Sales, a special greeting to all of you! In this month of September, we are also going to celebrate our Patroness’s day on 15th and Founder’s day on 30th
Any celebration is an occasion for retrospection of our religious life. Let the celebration be not a mere formality or some unconnected events. During the yearlong celebration, let us mark it with both interior renewal and exterior manifestations of that interior renewal. I exhort all of us to make every effort to reach out to the people we serve, with our exemplary life and people centered ministry.
Let our Patron, Patroness and Founder continue to pray and intercede for us!
SEMINAR FOR THE NEW PRIESTS OF 2017- AT BELGAUM
HARONY: A Pastoral – Theological Institute – Belgaum of our Pune province hosted a maiden two day seminar for the MSFS NEW PRIESTS of all the Indian provinces on 1 st and 2nd of August 2017, on the theme, “ST. FRANCIS DE SALES’ THEOLOGY AND SPIRITUALITY – a GUIDE FOR PASTORAL LEADERSHIP,” specially marking the 450th year of the birth of our Hallowed Patron St. Francis De Sales. The seminar began with half an hour of prayer session. The inaugural note was addressed by Fr. Vincent Lourdusamy, the provincial of Pune Province. It was followed by the reading out of the messages of Superior
General and the Assistant General, after which Fr. Mario D’souza, the director of Harmony addressed the gathering.
The resource person for this seminar, Fr. Jacob Parappally MSFS, an experienced guide, formator and a theologian with his proficiency, vast knowledge and experience inspired the newly ordained priests with insightful talks and workshops. The thrust of his message was to search and know that our core identity is essentially TRINITARIAN – i.e., the Father Dimension
always indicating our “ability to go beyond”, the Son Dimension our transparency/ openness to God, human and nature and the Spirit Dimension our capacity for immanence (to go within and discover oneself).
On the first day, the Holy Eucharistic celebration was officiated by Fr. Jayaseelan, the provincial Elect of Pune Province. On the second day Most. Rev. Dr. Peter Machado, the Bishop of Belgaum celebrated the Eucharistic celebration. The presence of Msfs veteran Fr. Armind Nazereth enhanced the spiritual ambience. And the seminar came to an end by the eve of 2 nd August. The whole seminar was meticulously planned and arranged by the Harmony institute. Congrats and thanks to Fr. Mario and his team.
Fr. D. Jaya Kumar
ON-GOING FORMATION SEMINAR FOR PRIESTS, 2017(to go within and discover oneself)
The On-Going Formation Seminar Program for the priest of three batches from 2014 to 2016 of our province was organized by Rev. Dr. A. Santhiyagu, Msfs, the Councilor in-charge of formation on 15th and 16th of July in the MSFS Provincial house, Nagamangalam. The program started on the eve of 15th July with Rosary and welcome by Fr. Santhiyagu.
On the following day three input sessions were conducted. The resource person for the first session was Rev. S. Soosai Raj, a renowned priest of our province. He presented his reflections on the theme: “Role of the Pastor”, and he explained the core identity and the role identity. He encouraged everyone to be sincere and authentic. He inspired everyone by his words and way of life.
The second session was animated by Msgr. Gnanaprakasam, VG, diocese of Thanjavur, on the theme: “Spiritual Renewal And Personality Development.” It was indeed a great learning and sharing experience. The third session was animated by Fr. Santhiyagu on common sharing. With various practical examples he motivated the participants to focus on the core values of priesthood and on celebrating the sacraments meaningfully. The program came to an end at 5.30pm with the words of gratitude from the participants. We had a great time together and it was a motivating experience which would be very much helpful to us to face the ministerial challenges with positive approach
Fr. C. Martin Kumar, Msfs
DN. M. JOHN FERNANDEZ
Dn. M. John Fernandez, Msfs hails from keezhvailamoor, Villupuram (DT), Tamil Nadu. His parents are Mr. Z. Martin and Mrs. Mariammal. He has two elder sisters one younger brother and one younger sister. He had his primary school at R.C. Little flower school and R. C. Primary School and high schooling at Sacred Heart Higher Secondary School at Anilady. He began his Minor Seminary Formation at S.F.S. Minor Seminary, Pudukkottai in 2005 and had his Novitiate at Salesianum, Visakhapatnam. He made his First Profession on 10th June, 2009. He pursued his Philosophical and B.A. studies at Suvidya College, Bangalore.
He did his Regency at SFS School, Bazar, Arunachal Pradesh and theology at Oriens Theological College, Shillong. He was ordained a deacon by his Grace, Most Rev. Dr. Bernard Mores, the Archbishop of Bangalore at Tejas Vidya Peetha, on 18th February, 2017. He will be ordained a priest by his Lordship, Most Rev. Dr. A. M. Chinnappa, DD., SDB Archbishop (Emeritus) Madras – Mylapore at Sagaya Matha Alayam (Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church), keezhvailamoor (Anilady Parish) on 27th September, 2017.
FORUM MEETINGS WITH GENERAL SECRETARIES
- Education Forum Meeting – 9th Sept 2017
- Formation Forum Meeting – 11 th Sept 2017
- Mission Forum Meeting – 13 th and 14th Sept 2017
- Social and Innovative Ministry Forum Meeting – 15th Sept 2017
REGIONAL FORUMS MEETINGS
- Sept 26th to 27th: Regional Forum (India) Mission Forum with General Secretary in Bangalore
- Sept 28th to 29th: Regional Forum (India) Education Forum with General Secretary in Trichy
- Oct 4th to 5th: Regional (India) Stewardship Forum with General Bursar
- Nov 20th to 21st: Regional (India) Social Apostolate in Vizag
- Nov 22nd to 23rd: Regional (India) formation Apostolate in Nagpur
RETREAT FOR GENERAL CURIA, PROVINCIALS AND THE ANIMATORS
- Oct 7th to 12th – Poondi Madha Basilica, Thanjavur (DT)
PIF – PEA MEETING WITH THE GENERAL CURIA
- Oct 14th to 16th – Msfs Provincialate, Kunnathur, Pudukkottai
There must be community meeting every month. And a copy of the minutes of the Community meeting has to be sent to the provincial on or before 5th of the following month.
|Fr. H. Ebin Christopher||Staff in Suvidya College, Bangaluru Superior of Provincialate community,
And Correspondent & Procurator of SFS CBSC School, Nagamangalam
|Fr. A. Santhiyagu|
NEW CONTACT NUMBER
Fr. C. John Britto – 78678 39240
Fr. H. Ebin Christopher, who has been doing his Studies in Rome for the last few years, comes back to the Province on 12th September, We extend him a hearty welcome
MONTH OF SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS OF OUR CONFRERES
|5/9/2017||Fr. F. Xavier Daniel Raj|
|Fr. S. Abin|
|6/9/2017||Fr. P. Maria Pushpam|
|8/9/2017||Fr. A. Arockiam|
|17/9/2017||Fr. A. Nayaga Seelan|
|18/9/2017||Fr. D. Arockia Raj|
|Fr. A. Jerome|
|20/9/2017||Fr. K. Ignaci Muthu|
|28/9/2017||Fr. A. Patrick|
|Fr. S. Arockiam|
We Congratulate and Pray For Them
REMEMBER AND PRAY FOR THE DEAD MSFS OBITUARY – SEPTEMBER
|1/9/2017||Fr. Mathew Naduvilekoot|
|Fr. Kevin O’Neill|
|4/9/2017||Fr. Lucien Favrat|
|6/9/2017||Bro. Justin Amoudry|
|7/9/2017||Fr. Abraham Puthenkulam|
|Fr. Joseph Parapally|
|8/9/2017||Mgr. Alexis Rccaz
|10/9/2017||Bro. Guerin Vanaeften|
|Fr. Marius Vignoud|
|11/9/2017||Fr. Henri Petitjean|
|Fr. Joseph Chamot|
|Fr. Henri Grepillat|
|12/9/2017||Fr. Francois Serme|
|Bro. Joseph Marie Buinoud|
|Bro. Joseph Hyvert|
|Fr. Pierre Vermot|
|13/9/2017||Fr. Jean Baptiste Benistrand|
|Bro. Herbert Sheehan|
|16/9/2017||Fr. Eugine Coutin|
|Fr. Patrick Kinoulty|
|Fr. Francois Meynet|
|17/9/2017||Fr. Marc Muffat-Joly|
|Fr. Joseph Horace Moret|
|Fr. Charles Semellaz|
|Fr. Francis Moget|
|18/9/2017||Fr. Thomas Malapravanal|
|20/9/2017||Bro. Alfred Demanelli|
|21/9/2017||Bro. Ambrose Xavier|
|Bro. Jean Charles|
|23/9/2017||Fr. Etienne Blanc|
|25/9/2017||Bro. James Stott|
|26/9/2017||Bro. Islari Lucas|
|27/9/2017||Mgr. Jean marie Tissot|
|Fr. Victor Gangloff|
|Fr. Kenneth W. Bayer|
|29/9/2017||Fr. Felix Gonsalves|
|Fr. Martin Clerc|
|Fr. Georgekutty Puthiyidom|
|30/9/2017||Fr. Peirre Marie Mermier|
Let Us Continue To Pray For the Deceased Members of Our Congregation
LET US PRAY FOR THE DEPARTED
- Mr. Savaria Picchai Fernando, the Father of Fr. S. John Wilson Fernando, aged 88, expired on 14th August, 2017.
- Mr. Rayappan, the Uncle of Fr. J. Stephen, aged 82, expired on 22nd August, 2017.
- Mr. Chinnapan, the Grandfather of Fr. A. William Joe Xavier, aged 91, expired on 23rd August, 2017.
May I request those who have not fulfilled the suffrages to do the same at the earliest. (Const. No.118; General Directory No.98)
May their souls rest in Peace
|8/9/2017||Feast Day Mass at Kunnathur, Mariapuram Parish|
|17/9/2017 -04/10/2017||Canonical Visitation to USA|
Yours Fraternally in Christ,
Rev. Fr. K. Ignacimuthu, Msfs