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KARNATAKA-GOA - OCD - CARMELITES
SADBHAVANA 


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Volume 11 - Number 01 – July 2011

Province news

New website address of our Province – www.carmelbangalore.com

  • PROVINCIAL CHAPTER 2011
    The Eleventh Provincial Chapter of our Province was held from 3 – 13 May, 2011. The central theme of the Chapter was “Spiritual Renewal”. Fr. Jose Kumblolickal, MSFS, gave it a Teresian flavor with his reflections on the first day. During the sessions, Fr. Archibald Gonsalves was re-elected as the Provincial for another triennium. Frs. Dominic Vas, William Miranda, Silvestre D’Souza and Elias Daniel were elected as his Councilors. The Ordinances and Orientations that were adopted during the Chapter have been approved by the General Definitory. You have already received the copies. Fr. Provincial with one or two councilors (or Capitulars) has visited or will be visiting all our communities to explain further the main issues discussed during the Chapter. Let us pray that the spiritual renewal so much desired by us, may through our efforts take place at the individual and community levels.

  • YOU ARE A PRIEST ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK
    This year our Province has been blessed with seven new priests. Deacon Ajay Nazareth was ordained on April 10th in his home parish of Mira Road, Mumbai. A little later on April 26th it was the turn of Deacon Godwin Arun Pinto who was ordained at Gangolli, Kundapur. Deacons Jason Tellis and Elias D’ Cunha were ordained Priests at our monastery at Carmel Hill on 27th of April. Their thanksgiving masses followed in their respective parishes – Mudarangady and Shirtady. Deacon Agnelo Rebello received the Sacred Orders on April 30th at Betalbatim, Goa. Finally Deacon Rajesh Madtha was ordained on 26th May at Belthangady and Ivan Sanctis was ordained on 28th May at Gantalkatte. We congratulate these new priests and express our appreciation to all their formators, superiors and benefactors who have accompanied them to the altar of God.

  • FROM ROME TO HOME: Another Priest for the Church!
    We are delighted to invite you to the Priestly Ordination of Deacon Sunil Rodrigues on 3rd September, 2011 at Madanthyar Parish. He has already come back to India, after the completion of his theological studies at our International College in Rome.
    May the Priestly Tribe increase!

  • PERPETUAL MEMBERS IN THE GARDEN OF CARMEL
    The Carmelites of the Karnataka Goa Province rejoice and thank the Lord for the gift of eight members who made their Solemn Profession on 27th May, 2011 at Carmel Hill, Mangalore during the Eucharisitic celebration, presided over by the Provincial. They are Bros. Anil Prashanth Lobo, Arun Sunil Lobo, Ivo Dias, Pradeep Pinto, Rajesh D’ Souza, Roshan Denzil Veigas and Vijay D’Costa. Bloom and grow in the garden of Carmel, dear brothers. Let us all pray that they may be faithful to their commitment all the days of their lives.

  • TO SERVE AND NOT TO BE SERVED
    The same theology brothers were ordained Deacons on 9th June, 2011 and entered the clerical state. Most Rev. Aloysius Paul D’ Souza, Bishop of Mangalore who conferred the Sacred Diaconate, asked them to be humble servants after the example of their master Jesus Christ. After the Solemn Eucharistic celebration, they were all felicitated by Fr. Provincial. We wish them all the best in their ministry as Deacons.

  • FR. FELIX SILVA WAS REMEMBERED
    On June 11, 2011 there was a special mass in the evening to mark the first death anniversary of Fr. Felix Silva, OCD. While Fr. Provincial presided over the Eucharist, Fr. Alvito Fernandes broke the word of God, with references from the life of our late Fr. Felix. All the community members from Xellim and Londa, and Fr. Diogo Proenca from Mapusa community came specially to participate in this commemoration. A good number of Fr. Felix’s family members and other friends from around the monastery attended. There were special prayers conducted in the cemetery by Fr. Anthony D’Souza, the superior of the monastery. Refreshments were served after the whole function ended. R.I.P.

  • SIX POSTULANTS ON THE WAY TO CARMEL
    The Community at Margao gathered on June 11, 2011 along with the Provincial and Fr. Silvestre D’Souza (Councillor in-charge of formation) during the Mid-day prayer in the Chapel for the inaugural ceremony of the 6 month Postulancy Course. A big lamp was symbolically lighted by representatives of those present. After the Scripture reading from the letter to the Romans 12:1-2, Fr. Provincial addressed the 6 postulants by inviting them to let God and the formative community transform them, so that they are fully prepared to step into the Novitiate and make their commitment in Carmel. During the lunch that followed the brothers expressed their joy and gratitude through song.

  • 21 YOUNGSTERS ARE ON THE WAY TO CARMEL
    We are grateful to God for giving us the gift of 21 new aspirants who began the initiation course at the Carmelite Seminary, Mapusa – Goa on Saturday 11th June 2011. Three of them have completed their PUC studies. Fr. Provincial officially inaugurated the year-long formation programme with a solemn Mass on the feast of St. Barnabas, apostle. He exhorted them to learn from the example of the saint who accompanied St. Paul on his missionary journeys, after he was formed well in the school of the Apostles. Fr. Ajith Rodrigues, the new director of the course, animated the liturgy. A special feature was the handing over of lamps which were lighted from the flame of the Paschal Candle, to all the aspirants. All the extern teachers who help us to form these candidates participated along with the community, Fr. Silvestre D’Souza (Councillor in-charge of formation) and the vocation promoters who accompanied the boys: Frs. Deep Fernandes, Michael Morris and Elias Daniel. The family members of Master Jason Coutinho (from Ponda, Goa) represented all the others, who could not be present on the occasion.

    The aspirants come from the following places: 9 from Mangalore, 4 from Bangalore, 4 from Karwar / Honnavar, 1 each from Mysore, Goa and Mira Road – Mumbai and Kushalnagar. We thank all the vocation promoters who have worked hard to recruit these new candidates. Besides those mentioned above, we are also grateful to Frs. Barnabas Monis, Joseph Pinto, Joseph D’Souza (Sr), Ajith Rodrigues and Victor Fernandes.
    March on with courage and conviction!

  • PUC FORMATION
    This year we have sixteen candidates for the first year PUC. Among them six students are pursuing their studies at Kundapur PUC College residing at our Koteshwar community and the remaining ten are doing their studies at Sacred Heart College, Madanthayar. We wish them all the best in their studies.

  • REGENCY PLACEMENTS

    • Bro. Ashwin Rohan D’ Silva - Asha Deepa, Madanthyar

    • Bro. George Anthony Lobo - Carmel Nivas, Londa

    • Bro. Stephen Lobo - Avila Jyothi, Mapusa

    • Bro. Nelson Monis (Pre-Philosopy) - St. Michael’s Church, Belur

    • Bro. Anil Austin Pinto - Shirtady (Home Regency)

    • Bro. Godwin Clifford Rodrigues - Tanzania Mission

  • SR. ELIZABETH OF THE TRINITY MAKES HER FINAL COMMITMENT
    Marrena Reena Concepta Monteiro now called as Sr. Elizabeth of the Trinity made her final commitment in the Order of Discalced Carmelite Nuns at the Sacred Heart Carmel, Mangalore on 25th May, 2011. As Mother Prioress Marie Celine accepted her vows Most Rev. Aloysius Paul D’Souza, Bishop of Mangalore invoked God’s blessings on her. The Provincial, Fr. Archibald Gonsalves, in his homily spoke about the unique role our Cloistered Carmelite Nuns play in transforming the world. Fr. Stephen Pereira animated the Liturgy. May God keep you in the hollow of his hand, as you offer your life to him.

  • GOLDEN BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
    Fr. John Lobo celebrated his Golden birthday on the 25th of June. The Provincialate community had the privilege to wish him on this special day. The felicitation was preceeded by Holy Mass.

    Rev. Fr. Archibald Gonsalves also celebrated his Golden birthday on the 9th of July. The formators and superiors of the province along with the friars from Bangalore region and those from Dhyanavana and Dhyana Sadhana, Mysore wished him on 6th July. He presided over the concelebrated Eucharist at 6 p.m. Fr. Joe Tauro shared his reflections on the word of God. The celebration was continued in the refectory, where Fr. Pius James felicitated him with words of admiration and gratitude.

  • SILVER JUBILEE OF THE PRIESTLY ORDINATION
    Frs. Francis Thomas Baretto, John Alex Pinto and Raymond Santhanaz completed 25 years as Priests on April 29, 2011. Frs. John and Raymond celebrated their Silver jubilee in their native parishes along with their family members and Carmelite Fathers.

  • SILVER JUBILEE OF THE RELIGIOUS PROFESSION
    Frs. Boniface D’ Souza (Sr), Pius James D’ Souza, Canute D’ Souza and Stanislaus Rodrigues reached the same milestone in their religious profession on July 3, 2011. Frs. Pius and Canute were felicitated at the province level celebration on July 6th 2011 without forgetting Frs. Boniface and Stany who were not part of the celebration.

    Three cheers to the golden and silver friars! We wish you a long life, enriched by the grace and blessings of God.

  • FORMATORS AND SUPERIORS MEET
    The formators and Superiors of our province gathered together at Sadbhavana on 6th and 7th July for the annual meet. Fr. Dolphy Pais, OFM Cap, the vicar provincial of the Capuchins and an experienced formator, initiated the discussions through his insightful talks. A new set of guidelines for our formators, and a revised syllabus that was approved during the working sessions, will be circulated soon.

  • VOCATION PROMOTERS MEET
    The regional vocation promoters of Goa, Mangalore and Mumbai, along with Frs. Provincial and Silvestre D’Souza met on June 9th 2011 at Mapusa, Goa, to plan out and discuss various strategies to be followed in the various parts of our province.

  • BARODA AND HASSAN CARMELS – NEW TEAMS
    We are delighted to announce the results of the elections held in these two Carmels on April 12, 2011 and May 21, 2011.

    • Baroda
      Mother Prioress: Rev. Sr. Marie Therese of the Cross
      First Councillor: Rev. Sr. Marie Elizabeth of the Trinity
      Second Councillor: Rev. Sr. Marie Gemma of the Child Jesus
      Third Councillor: Rev. Sr. Anna of Jesus

    • Hassan
      Mother Prioress: Mother Mary Theresia of the Holy Spirit
      First Councilor: Sr. Anne Therese of the Immaculate Heart
      Second Councilor: Sr. Mary Naomi of the Eucharist
      Third Councilor: Sr. Mary Emmanuel of the Cross

    We wish both the teams all the best and the blessings of the Lord in the days to come.

  • NEWS FROM CANADA REGION

    • Red Carpet Welcome – Rev. Fr. Boniface Cyril D’ Souza arrived in Vancouver on 5th May, 2011. He has been given a work appointment letter by Archbishop Michael Miller as the official Chaplain of St. Paul’s Hospital from 1st of July 2011. We extend him a warm welcome and wish him all the best in his ministry. His cell number 001 604 441 7741.

    • First Holy Communion – on May 22nd 2011 there was a grand celebration of the first Holy Communion at Guardian Angels Church. On 29th May 2011, the sacrament of Confirmation was administered to the would be soldiers of Christ by Monsignor Stephen Jensen.

    • Fr. Mario Fernandes who was resident at Guardian Angels Church has been moved to St. Patrick’s Church, which is known to be the largest Churches in Vancouver Archdiocese. He will work there as assistant pastor and continue to be the member of Guardian Angel Church and community.

    • Fr. Boniface D'Souza made his maiden missionary journey in Canada to one of the remotest regions of the Archdiocese that included an adventurous flight journey to Bella Coola and Anheim Lake to celebrate weekend masses on 21st and 22nd May, 2011.

    • Fr. John F. Sequeira visited our community and was happy at the developments in our Parishes including St. Edmund's at North Vancouver. Fr. John preached a couple of Lenten retreats in the Churches and Institutes of the Archdiocese.

    • Archbishop Michael Miller with an appropriate message inaugurated the newly installed 25 stained glasses at Guardian Angels Church - Vancouver on 3rd July 2011. In his homily he pointed out that the stained glasses reflect the spirit of the church adoring the One and Triune God through the Saints and Angels along with the people of God. He congratulated the Parish Priest Fr. Rudolf and the parishioners in their effort at beautifying the Temple of God for worship and making the Church even more spiritually vibrant in the neighborhood of downtown Vancouver. This is the only Church next to the Cathedral that caters to the spiritual needs of tourists who land from cruise ships from Europe and North America.

    • The Second Annual meeting of the Western Canada OCDS was convoked on the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on July 1, 2011 at the Monastery of St. Joseph, Armstrong BC. The event began with the mass by Fr. Jerald D’ Souza, the Provincial Delegate for the OCDS. During the meeting that followed, the preliminary agenda was discussed. It was mutually agreed to have the forthcoming Annual General Meeting of the OCDS in Vancouver.

  • TIDINGS FROM ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH, MIRA ROAD

    • Blood Donation Camp -
      St. Joseph Church had organized a Blood donation camp on Sunday, April 3rd, from morning 9am to afternoon 2pm for the parishioners. More than 150 parishioners participated in the camp and donated their blood for a greater cause. At the end all exclaimed that it is because of the goodwill of the donors that the camp was a great success.

    • Konkani Bonanza:
      The ‘Konkani Bhurgyanlem Shibir 2011’ jointly organized by St Joseph’s Konkani Welfare Association, Mira Road, and Mandd Sobhann, Mangalore, was held at Anubhav on April 12, 2011. Bishop Percival Fernandes inaugurated the camp by lighting the lamp and by blessing the children. Konkani singer Lawrence Saldanha was the Chief Guest. Eric Ozario was the resource person of the event. The event was a training camp in Konkani singing, dance and acting for children. More than seventy children participated in the camp.

    • Ah, how sweet was the first kiss of Jesus:
      It was an evening to remember as 210 Children received First Holy Communion at Joseph Church grounds on April 30, 2011. The main celebrant at this great annual event was the Chancellor of Bombay Rev. Fr. Dominic Savio along with the parish clergy and other guest priests.

    • Holy Thursday:
      Paschal Tridum was inaugurated with the celebration of the Lord's Supper at St. Joseph’s Church, Mira Road at 6.30 pm. The solemn Eucharistic celebration was presided over by Fr. John Pinto. Fr. Michael M. Shenoy preached on the theme: “Dare to be different and face the consequences”.

    • Good Friday:
      In the morning the Stations of the Cross were meaningfully enacted by the energetic youth of our parish on St. Joseph’s Church stage. Soon after the way of the cross Fr. Neil Santosh preached on the three hour agony and passion of Christ. The evening liturgy which was presided over by Fr. Ivan D’souza commenced at 8.30pm. After the passion narration Fr. Dominic Vas preached an inspiring homily on the theme “Culture of hatred and culture of love”.

    • Easter Joy and Peace:
      The Easter Celebration began at 9.00 pm with the blessing of the new fire by Fr. Venil D’Souza. He lit and carried the Easter Candle to the Altar inviting the people to walk in the light of the Risen Christ. Fr. Michael sang the Exultet - the Easter Hymn. As the Gloria resounded in the air the image of Risen Jesus got unveiled and Fr. Dominic Vas incensed the image. Fr. Deepak Thomas preached the Homily on the occasion calling upon the faithful to believe in the resurrection of Jesus which is essential to one's salvation. The faithful who had gathered in great number wished each other after the mass and returned home with the peace of the Risen Lord.

    • Enriching Career Guidance Seminar:
      A career guidance seminar was conducted at St. Joseph’s Church on March 27, 2011. Expert Speakers in the field namely, Mr. Clifton D’Silva, Mr. Ashish Pinto and Mr. Roland Rapose were invited to give talks on the theme. Clifton D’Silva spoke on Motivation and Higher Goals. Ashish Pinto dealt with Choosing a career – some insights to your dream job. He spoke on career in terms of job opportunities. Roland Rapose spoke on career guidance options. The Seminar was attended by more than 300 students and their parents were very happy at the various options that were presented to them and the directions that were given by the expert speakers. Fr. Dominic Vas the parish priest said that the students of our parish should aim higher and should use their talents to the maximum and contribute towards the well being of the society.

    • Service is our motto:
      Under the able leadership of St. Joseph Church Trust, the Tashildar office, Sanjeeveni, and M.P. Sanjeev Naik organized a one day camp on parish grounds on May 8, 2011. More than thousand people participated in the camp and they obtained Domicile, Income as well as cast certificates.

    • Departure & Arrival:
      The parish community was in tears with the departure of Frs. Deepak Thomas, John Pinto and Ajay Nazareth. Now the vacuum is filled by new energetic priests Frs. Arwin Tauro and Agnelo Rebello and two new Theology Bros. Sandeep and Pawan. We welcome them to experience the Carmelite fraternity of Mira Road.

  • VOICE MAIL FROM SADBHAVANA, BANGALORE

    • The community of Sadbhavana bid farewell to Frs. Ronadd D’ Souza, Richard D’ Souza, Jacob C, Selva Kumar, Clifford D’ Souza, John Lobo and Elias Daniel on May 29, 2011 since they were all members of the community even if some were residing in different houses around Bangalore. The community was grateful for their selfless services and wished them all the best in their new mission.

    • History is created in Sadbhavana – for the first time there was a mass for the faithful on Sundays on June 5, 2011 at 8am. Hence forward there will be regular Sunday masses in Sadbhavana both in English and Konkani languages.

    • Fr. John Pinto officially took charge as a parish priest of Vijaynagar Church on June 5, 2011. We wish him all the best in his pastoral work.

    • The friars of Bangalore region gathered together at Geddalahalli on June 6, 2011 to bid farewell to Frs. Henry Moras and Prasanna. The Superior, Fr. Joseph D’Souza (Sr) welcomed the two new members Frs. Deepak Thomas and Ligoury Crasta.

    • On June 17, 2011 a new sound system was installed in the Chapel of Sadbhavana.

    • The annual feast of St. John the Baptist was celebrated at Vijayanagar parish on June 26, 2011. Fr. Provincial presided over the festal Eucharistic celebration. Frs. Joachim and William Miranda preached during the Novena masses as a spiritual preparation for the feast.

    • The Superior of Sadbhavana and the parish priest of Vijayanagar celebrated their birthday on the 29th of June. All the fathers from Bangalore region gathered together in the Chapel at 7pm for the Eucharistic Banquet. Fr. John Pinto preached the word of God. Fr. Provincial felicitated the birthday babies and highlighted their qualities. The climax of the celebration was the sumptuous monastic dinner prepared by Fr. Jossey.

  • NEWS FROM CARMEL HILL

    • Here comes the Good Shepherd –New life has been inaugurated at Carmel Hill with the arrival of Fr. Pius James D’ Souza, at the helm of the community. All the members gathered together on June 1st at the Chapel and during the prayer the former superior Fr. George Santhumayor read the patent and traditionally laid a red carpet welcome to the new Superior. We wish him all the best in leading Carmel Hill towards green pastures.

    • The Theology brothers were back to the pavillion. The formal inauguration of the academic year was held on June 3rd. The motto of the academic year is: “learn the divine wisdom, proclaim the kingdom”. All the best dear brothers in your theological studies.

    • Big Brother’s Day – the community of Carmel Hill had a special reason to rejoice and celebrate on June 22nd. The Big ‘B’ of the community Bro. Baptist Rodrigues celebrated his gift of life. The community acknowledged his selfless service and wished him many more years in the garden of Carmel.

    • Pentecost Vigil was observed at Infant Jesus Shrine on the eve of the great Solemnity on 11th June, 2011. The faithful of the vicinity spent the whole night in prayer, praise, worship and adoration. Fr. Franklin, Fr. Andrew and Bro. T.K. George led the congregation to a wonderful divine experience and a renewed outpouring of the Holy Spirit. It was amazing to see the faith of the people who flocked towards the Shrine in spite of the heavy showers. The vigil concluded with the Eucharistic Celebration early in the morning.

    • Magnificat – 4 at Infant Jesus Shrine – when the Apostles gathered together with Blessed Virgin Mary in prayer the Holy Spirit descended upon them and they were filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. A similar kind of outpouring of the Spirit was experienced at Magnificat held at Infant Jesus Shrine on June 12, 2011 on the feast of Pentecost. Rev. Fr. Michael Payyapilly VC from Divine Retreat Centre Potta spoke about the significance of the Holy Spirit in every Christian’s life. A large number of faithful gathered and experienced the blessings of the Holy Spirit.

  • MAIL FROM BELUR COMMUNITY

    • Farewell to the Regent – a grand farewell programme was arranged for the regent Br. Anthony Stephen at St. Michael’s Church on May 1, 2011. After the Sunday Eucharistic celebration one of the parishioners enumerated his qualities and his services towards the parish and the community. Fr. Cyril Menezes was on his toes and acknowledged his services towards the boarding, school, community and the parish. The community and the parish wishes him all the best and prays for his bright future.

    • Bible Camp – the Bible camp was organized at Snehalaya boarding for the 8th and 9th Standard catholic children on May 4th to 6th by the diocese of Chikmangalur. The children from seven neighbouring parishes were present, such as Sakleshpura, Matasagara, Sundekere, Fathimapura, Arehalli, Gonibeedu and Belur. There were altogether fifty children who took part in this maiden camp.

    • Mount Carmel School re-opened – the formal inauguration of the new academic year was held on May 30, 2011 for the 1st to 3rd Standard children and June 6, 2011 for the tiny tots of LKG and UKG. The School management laid a red carpet welcome to the children in traditional Indian style and tying Torana on the welcome board. At the same time the teachers too were given a warm welcome. This year there are seven teaching staff and three non teaching staff at the school. At this point the school management shares a piece of good news – this year more than 125 new students have been enrolled. At the conclusion of the day all the children were served sweets. Hats off to the school management, the correspondent and the principal of the School. May your school become a beacon of light to the City of Belur.

    • Sacred Heart feast at Tolalu- the solemn feast of the patron - the Sacred Heart of Jesus at Tolalu, the substation of Belur Parish was celebrated on July 3, 2011. Fr. Alwyn Sequeira, OCD presided over the Eucharistic celebration and preached a thought provoking homily wherein he highlighted the importance of heart and love. Fr. Cyril Menezes the Parish Priest expressed words of gratitude to Fr. Alwyn and to all the faithful gathered for the festal celebration.

  • PHILOSOPHY COLLEGE PUSHPASHRAMA SPEAKS

    • All roads led to Pushpashrama – all the staff members of the new community at Pushpashrama met together on the morning of June 1, 2011 to see that there is a smooth handing over of the flame. The previous community members were graciously thanked for their services.

    • Inauguration of the Academic Year and Social Activities – on 1st July the community came together along with Rev. Fr. Provincial and neighbouring religious communities for the formal inauguration of the academic year 2011-2012. In the evening the community launched the welfare centre activities. The social activities include a play home for toddlers, survival skills for jobless women in cloth designing and tailoring, computer training at very concessional rates for people of all ages and a music school.

    • More space at our cost – the city authorities descended with huge JCB’s and other machinery to initiate the road widening work. They threatened to destroy Pushpashrama’s decade old compound wall and the grotto of Our Lady. However we believe that our Heavenly Mother intercedes for us and we look forward to an amicable solution.

  • STRONGER THAN DEATH
    Rev. Dr. Pius James D’ Souza has made a valuable contribution to Biblical Theology, by publishing the fruit of Doctoral thesis: “Stronger Than Death – Intimations of Afterlife in the Book of Psalms”. His scholarly work has been appreciated by many renowned figures in the field. The book has been published under Dhyanavana Publications, Bangalore. We congratulate him and wish him all the best in his teaching and preaching career. Do add this pearl to your libraries!

  • A NOBLE SERVICE IN GOA
    After managing ‘Lar de Santa Teresinha’ at Margao for two years on an experimental basis, the Province has now entered into an agreement with the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman on a long term basis. This was possible due to the able administration by its director, Fr. Alvito Fernandes together with the unstinting support of the community. We hope this new service in the Archdiocese serves its cause, under the patronage of the glorious Little Flower!

  • ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE

    • Fr. Richard D’ Souza left for Rome for Higher Studies in Sacred Scripture. At present he is in Turin, for his language study. Fr. Rovel from Tanzania has also landed in the Eternal City. He is staying at our monastery of Genova, while studying Italian.

    • Bro. Morgan from the Holy Land has come down for his home visit.

    • Fr. Marlon Rodrigues is in India to see his mother who is ill.

    • Frs. Raymond, Jeevan Almeida, Rohan Miranda are back in Tanzania after their vacations in India. Fr. Shabas Crasta is still here with us.

    • Fr. Walter Lobo is back to the Province after having completed the course at Avila, Spain.

  • UPCOMING EVENTS

    • July – 20 - Renewal of Vows of the Scholastics

    • July – 27 – Education Board Meeting, Sadbhavana.

    • July – 31 – Birthday Celebration of Rev. Fr. Provincial at Madanthyar.

    • August – 1 – Dhyana Sadhana and Ryshivana Certificate course inauguration

    • August – 01-05 – Province Annual Retreat Batch – 1

    • August – 03-19 – Tanzania Mission Congress

    • August – 23-24 – Provincial Council at Carmel Hill, Sadbhavana.

    • August – 24 – Infant Jesus Shrine Board Meeting.

    • August - 26-28 – Not so young priest’s meet, Talegaon, Pune

    • September – 03 – Ordination of Dn. Sunil Rodrigues, Madanthyar.

    • October – 11 – Provincial Council at Sadbhavana, Bangalore

    • October – 12 – Parish Priest Meet, Sadbhavana, Bangalore.

    • October – 13-14 – Superiors and Bursars Meet, Sadbhavana, Banglaore.

    • October – 13 – Province Day Celebration, Sadbhavana, Bangalore.

    • October – 14 – Dhyanavana Board Meeting, Sadbhavana, Bangalore.

    • October – 15 – Provincial Council at Sadbhavana, Bangalore

    • November – 21-25 – Province Retreat – Batch – 2

    • December – 13 – Vestition and induction of the Postulants to the Novitiate

    • December – 14 – First Profession at Tapovana, Kushalnagar.

  • NEW MOBILE NUMBERS

    • Fr. Silvestre D’ Souza – 8792174191

    • Fr. Ligoury Crasta – 7259580851

    • Fr. Henry Moras – 08275382406

    • Fr. John Lobo – 08275382405

    • Fr. John Pinto (Jr) – 8861710551

    • Fr. Jason Tellis – 8722439899

    • Fr. Elias D’ Cunha – 9449915987

    • Fr. Rajesh Madtha – 8861514439

    • Fr. Godwin Pinto – 9880527169

    • Fr. Agnelo Rebello – 08879389727

    • Fr. Arwin Tauro – 09967001008

    • Fr. Ajay Nazareth – 09892416651

    • Fr. Ajith Rodrigues – 09665062989

    • Fr. Lancy Mendonca – 9964042279

    • Fr. Richard D’ Souza (Italy) – 0039 3391 125893

    • Fr. Boniface D’ Souza (Sr) – 00160 44417741

    • Fr. Boniface D’ Souza (Jr) - 9448151795

  • DATES TO REMEMBER AND PRAY FOR

    • July 25: 16th Death Anniversary of Fr. Nemesio Alzola

    • August 03: Second Death Anniversary of Fr. Rudolf J. D’ Souza

    • August 07: 23rd Death Anniversary of Bro. George Mendonca

    • August 13: 8th Death Anniversary of Fr. Antonio Silva

    • September 23: 12th Death Anniversary of Bro. Louis Pillai and 8th Death anniversary of Fr. John of the Cross.

    • September 25: 26th Death Anniversary of Fr. Boniface Barracho.

  • ETERNAL REST GRANT UNTO THEM O LORD

    • Mr. Sherry Pereira (Brother in law of Fr. Michael M. Shenoy) passed away after a prolonged illness on May 22, 2011.

    • Rev. Sr. Cecilia of Jesus OCD (Raipur Carmel, Chhattisgarh) aged 71 passed away on March 9, 2011.

    • Rev. Sr. Marie Emmanuel of St. Joseph OCD (Mangalore Carmel) aged 87 passed away on April 6, 2011.

    • Mr. John D’ Souza, aged 40 (brother in law of Bro. Roshan Pinto Tanzania) passed away on May 28, 2011 due to massive heart attack in Bahrain.

  • PRAYERS REQUESTED
    We hereby request your earnest prayers for our fathers and friends.

    • Fr. Marlon Rodrigues’ mother is critically ill. Though she is discharged from hospital, the family has placed her in home where there is possibility of medical care. Please continue to pray for her recovery.

    • Fr. Thomas Baretto (Austria) had undergone Spine surgery. However he developed complications later and has been placed in a state of coma, so that the necessary purification of his circulatory system can be conducted. He is in the ICU, and constantly monitored by the doctors. Definitive results of this therapy will be known only after some time. Our prayers will surely help him during his pain and sickness.

    • Fr. Stany Rodrigues’ (Rome) brother in law was operated for a heart problem on an emergency basis. We request your humble prayers.

    • Fr. Shabas Crasta (Tanzania) dad is sick. Do pray for his good health.

  • GIFT OF LIFE WE CELEBRATE

    • July:
      01 – Fr. Victor Pais;
      02- Fr. Elias D’ Cunha;
      04- Frs. Vincent D’ Souza & Ivan Monteiro;
      06- Bro. Maurice Fonseca;
      08- Fr. Gabriel Dias;
      09- Frs. Archibald Gonsalves and Joseph Pinto;
      10- Fr. Joachim Rodrigues;
      11- Frs. Pius James D’ Souza & Dennis Misquit;
      14- Frs. Fulgence, Dolphy D’ Souza, & Ivan Sanctis;
      23- Fr. Victor Fernandes (Jr);
      27 – Fr. Rudolf V. D’ Souza;
      29- Fr. Godwin Arun Pinto.

    • August:
      02- Fr. Isidore D’ Silva;
      04- Fr. Dominc Vas;
      08- Fr. George Santhumayor;
      10- Frs. Stany Rodrigues & Suresh Saldanha;
      18- Fr. Socorro Braganza;
      24- Fr. Lancy Lewis;
      26- Fr. Charles Serrao;
      29- Fr. Lancy Mendonca;
      30- Fr. Jerome Braganza.

    • September:
      01- Rudolf Raj Pinto;
      13- Fr. Ligoury Crasta;
      14- Fr. Ronald D’ Souza;
      16- Fr. Jeevan Taruo;
      21 – Fr. Marlon Rodrigues;
      26- Fr. Berchmans Pinto;
      28- Frs. Paul D’ Souza & Alwyn Sequeira;
      30- Frs. Jerome Moras, Marie Joseph & Ajith Rodrigues.

  • PROVINCIAL’S PROGRAMME

    • July:
      01- Lectio Brevis, Pushpashrama; Inauguration Dhyanavana;
      04- DP Board Meeting 05- Provincial Council, Sadbhavana;
      06-07- Superiors and Formators Meet, Sadbhavana;
      08- Andra Pradesh erection of the New Province;
      09- Birthday Celebration, Carmel Hill;
      10-14 – Mangalore: Carmel Hill, Ryshivana, Bajjodi Church meeting;
      15 – Mount Carmel Feast, Madanthyar;
      16- Feast, A.C. Generalate, Jayanagar;
      17- Mount Carmel Feast – Sadbhavana;
      24- Elections, CRI Bangalore;
      26-Marianpalya, St. Ann's feast;
      27-30 KRCR Annual Assembly;
      31 – Birthday Celebration, Madanthyar.

    • August:
      03-17 – Tanzania Mission Congress;
      18-19-Mira Road;
      20- Madanthyar;
      23-24 – Infant Jesus Board meet and Provincial Council, Carmel Hill.
      27- Not so young priest meet, Pune;
      28- Classes in Goa.

    • September:
      03- Ordination, Madanthyar;

    • 05-October
      10– Extraordinary Definitory, Rome, Visit to Italy and Canada.
      11- Provincial Council;
      12-Parish Priests Meet,
      13-Superiors' Province Day,
      14-Superiors'Meet, Bursars' meet, Dhyanavana Board Meet;
      15- Provincial Council.

Rev. Fr. Archibald Gonsalves, OCD
Provincial Superior

 

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