Months mind Mass
The months mind of Sr. Mary James Thrappel was kept on 2nd September at St. Mary’s Junior Block by the PDDM sisters, along with some of their well wishers and friends. The concelebrated Holy Eucharist was presided over by Most Rev. Felix Toppo, S.J. During the sharing that followed many observed that Sr. James lived her religious life faithfully to the end. She was indeed an inspiration for all who met her.
, Adra Heart School
The School celebrated the ‘Teachers’ Day’ on the 4th September with much fervour. However, it was on 5th September that the parish community celebrated the teachers’ day. Rev. Fr. Augustine was the main celebrant at the Mass organised specially for the occasion. After the Mass the parishioners felicitated the teachers working in the
and elsewhere. Sacred Heart School
St. Mary’s Omra
St. Mary’s Parish found itself bubbling with joy on August 4th as they celebrated the feast of St. Mary Vianney. After the Mass, children put up a cultural programme. This was followed by the day-long football matches in which different teams from different places added colour to the day. Independence Day celebrations were marked by parades, drills, elocutions and dances organised by students. The Feast of St. Monica was celebrated as the ‘Mother’s Day’ with a day-long retreat, confessions and Mass led by the Rector of the Vianney Niwas, Fr. Ajay Tiru. 210 mothers benefited from this. The culmination of the celebration was a cultural extravaganza and ‘Bhoj’ (Br. Mukesh).
St. Mary’s English School, Bistupur
On the occasion of the Feast of the Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary, the patroness of the school, St. Mary’s School, Bistupur, arranged a gathering of friends and well-wishers of the school. A large number of Priests, Brothers, Sisters, Teachers and well wishes joined the celebration.
St. Joseph’s Cathedral
The Feast of the nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the commemoration of the feast of Veilankanni was celebrated in a big way in the parish. Rev. Fr. Amatus Kujur presided over the concelebrated Holy Eucharist. The inspiring homily of Fr. Amatus was well appreciated. The celebration began with a solemn procession and ended with an agape. The two Mass centres of the Cathedral too had their own celebrations.
St. Mary’s Church, Bistupur
The Feast of the nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the commemoration of the feast of Veilankanni was celebrated in a big way in the parish. Rev. Fr. Raphael Monteiro was the main celebrant of the concelebrated Solemn Eucharist. Rev. Fr. Raphael Monteiro’s thought provoking homily touched many. Unlike in the past years the entire parish community came together to celebrated the feast and as a sign of fellowship had a festal meal after the Holy Eucharist.
, Adra Heart Church
The Feast of the nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary and the commemoration of the feast of Veilankanni was celebrated in a very solemn way in the parish. Rev. Fr. Valerian Lobo was the main celebrant of the concelebrated Solemn Eucharist. Rev. Fr. Valerian Lobo in his homily spoke about the Divine Mother extensively and also narrated some life experiences.
On 26th September, the St. Vincent De Paul Society celebrated the feast of their patron, St. Vincent. The members of the Society had prepared themselves for the feast by an hour of adoration and receiving the sacrament of reconciliation, on the previous day. They, on Sunday, began the day with a solemn Eucharist and the remaining time was spent with the inmates of St. Vincent’s Ashram, Adra.
St. Barbara Church, Mosaboni
The feast of the Nativity of Our Lady of Veilankanni was celebrated with traditional ghetto with nine days of Novena and Mass. Different priests from
diocese satisfied the spiritual quest of the people. Fr. Edwin prepared the people for a good confession on the eighth day. Fr. Alphonse was the main celebrant on the feast day, while Frs. George and Raju concelebrated with him. Fr. Raju preached an inspiring homily. The following day was the birthday of the parish priest. He celebrated it with a solemn Eucharist along with the parishioners. Mr. Ephreme Kispotta, had a short visit to the Parish to evaluate the Jamshedpur for a major repair work. He gauged the building and returned home not without relishing a delicious ‘Masaale Dose’. Church Building
Bilocation of the Parish Priest of the Diocese
We have heard of the saints like Pade Pio, St Francis of
, and others having the gift of bilocation. It is not exactly the same here. On 9th September Prabhat Khabar published the report of the Feast of Our Lady of Vailankanni celebrated in various churches of Assisi . In the report, it is mistakenly printed the name of Fr. Amatus Kujur as the main celebrant of the Mass on the 8th in the Jamshedpur and St. Mary’s Church simultaneously. This implies that, for the reporter, he is found in two places simultaneously. In reality, Fr. Raphael Monteiro, the parish Priest of Charbandia Parish was the main celebrant and preached a mind refreshing homily on the occasion, while in the Cathedral, Fr. Amatus was the Main celebrant. Earlier, on the occasion of the feast of St. Dominic, Fr. Harixon OP, the in-charge of Prarthanalaya, while thanking the priests gathered, christened Fr. Amatus as the ‘Parish Priest of the Diocese’ instead of saying, ‘the parish priest of the Cathedral’. Lo and behold, the cathedral belongs to the diocese and therefore, he is the parish priest of the diocese. Alright! Cathedral Church
Youth / Crus -Veer Desk
‘Donate Blood and Save Life’ was the motto of the blood donation camp held at Lupita Hall, Telco on 11th September organized by the new diocesan youth director Fr. Leo John D’ Souza on behalf of the ICYM, Jamshedpur deanery on the occasion of the birth centenary of Blessed Teresa of Kolkota. The camp brought together some hundred youth of the deanery and donated 43 units of blood. The Director is busy in arranging youth meetings, seminars in different parishes and school in the deanery, and along with the deanery youth in-charge, Fr. Vernon, he is trying to strengthen the Crus Vir, YSM/YCS wings in schools. On 18-19th September, two days ‘Self Awareness Seminar’ was conducted for the children at
, Mango. It was well appreciated by all. Sacred Heart Convent School
deanery organized one day ‘Youth Recollection and Talent Hunt Competition’ on 26th September, in St. Mary’s Hindi School Hall, Bistupur about the theme, “Peace and Brotherhood.” Over 290 youth from different parishes chipped in it. Fr. Augustine Surin S.J was the main resource person. After the lunch, various competitions like speech competition, Essay competition, Collage Making etc. on various themes were held. Mrss. Suman Mahato, the Ex MLA of Jamshedpur encouraged the youth and children by being the chief guest for the concluding ceremony. Many teachers, parents, sisters, priests were present on the occasion. All the schools except LFS, Telco and Jamshedpur St. Antony’s Moubhandar were present.
Holy Cross Sisters, Sundernagar
On the 12th September, the Holy Sisters had arranged a get-together of the Priests and religious of Jamshedpur Deanery along with some special guests, on the occasion of the Congregation’s feast. On 14th, on the actual Day of the feast, Most. Rev. Felix Toppo presided over the concelebrated Holy Eucharist and shared his thoughts.
St. Robert’s Church, Parsudih
In preparation for the feast of Holy Cross, the Crus Veer children of the parish had a Recollection on 13th September. It ended with the sacrament of Confession in the evening. On the 17th September the parish celebrated it patron’s Feast. In addition, on the 19th evening the parish arranged a dinner for the selected guests, priests and religious of the Jamshedpur Deanery. The cool and pleasant evening with some “technical” conversations were enjoyed by everyone present.
Catholic Charities, Sundernagar
“This is my third cake,” says Fr. Tobias while cutting the Birth day Cake on 13th evening amongst the Clergy and religious of
at Vikas Bharati. Jamshedpur
St. Joseph’s Church, Charbandia
Fr. Raphael reports that, on the night of 12th September, there was a fatal thunderbolt that struck the campus, in spite of having had a new lightning conductor installed, damaging thousands of rupees worth Electric gadgets such as New Inverter installed a couple of months ago, fans, TV, Refrigerator, Mobile phone etc.
Sini & Seraikella
The new Parish Priest is back after his medical treatment. Now he is on regular visits to the Mass centres, to revive the faith of the people. On 8th September, the Sini Parish, Our lady of nativity Church, celebrated it’s Feast. Rev. Fr. Paul Mathew S.J., the priest in charge of Khuntpani, was the Main Celebrant of the Solemn Eucharist. Cultural Programme and Community Meal added more colour to the celebrations.
Sr. Jessy is the new Sister In-charge of the ASMI community at Sini. Sr. Janciline is on a temporary transfer and is replaced by Sr. Lalita. The Sisters will celebrate their feast of their Patron Saint on 4th October.
St. Francis De Sales School
The School bagged the First prize in the District level Dance competition, whic was conducted on 15th August. On 18th August, Fr. Xavier Soreng, the Vice Chairman of State Minority Commission inspected the school. On the 3rd and 4th September, a Book fare was organized at the school. And on 20th September the school had the privilege of receiving Rev. Fr. Thomas Cherukatt, the Asst. General of MSFS, and Rev. Fr. Provincial who were on a visit to the Sini-Seraikella mission
Sr. Marykutty is heading towards Bangalore to attend the ceremony of the erection of the first Indian Province of the Sisters. Sr. Phina Kuruvilla, who is the present Regional Superior, is appointed as the new Provincial of the Indian Province. Congratulations to the new Provincial and to all the DSFS Sisters.
always active (The Active Loyolians of Taldanga)
The month of August was very exciting especially for the class XI students. They wrote their First Term Examination and received the Report Cards on 21st. A Parent-Teacher Meeting was also held on the same day and some crucial decisions too were taken.
To know the work done by the people for the socially marginalized and to promote awareness among the students and to form themselves to be PERSONS FOR OTHERS, students of class XI Science & Commerce, were taken to Nirmala Ashram, Govindpur and Baramasiha Rehabilitation Centre, Dhanbad, on 28th August. The trip was very fulfilling.
Loyolians participated in the Inter School Quiz Competition – Bible, Science, Mathematics, Environment and GK. The bagged the 3rd prize for Bible Quiz. And in the Inter School Basket Ball Contest, three Loyolians have been selected for the regional level.
On Sunday 19 September, there were some unexpected guests for Fr. Herman Tigga at Shanti Bhavan,
. They were, Frs. Edwin, Camil, John Ottaplakal and Raju. Earlier, Frs. Gerry and Prabhu have had a pastoral visit to him. He says, “What ever I am is by the grace of God. He has touched me and healed me. Praised be the name of the Lord.” Herman was busy in decorating the house for the feast of St. Mathew, the Evangelist. He was indeed happy to show the beautiful garden filled with varieties of vegetables and tapioca, the fruit of his labour. He has passed on a basket full o Varanasi f greetings to all the friends in . Jamshedpur
In his Encyclical, ‘Evangelica Testificatio’ Pope Paul VI regarding the spiritual renewal writes, “How could you fail to desire to know better Him whom you love and whom you wish to make manifest to men? It is prayer that unites you to Him. If you have lost the taste for prayer, you will regain the desire for it by returning humbly to its practice. Do not forget, moreover, the witness of history: faithfulness to prayer or its abandonment are the test of the vitality or decadence of the religious life.” Following the urge to be united with the Master, many of our priests are spending enough time in retreats in various places. Fr. Gautham S.J is very happy, that quite many of our priests have reserved their seat in Upasana, Mango. Fr. Prabhu by preaching a retreat for priests in Nav Sadhana,
renewed himself. Some of the fathers have reserved their places in Varanasi Patna, Varanasi, and Mango. Bangalore
Bethany Sisters, Telco
This is not to surprise you, but to give you a new address and contact number of the new community in LCE, Telco. Since this is a new community, kindly add to your address list. Sr. Ophelia BS & Community, Arupe Bhavan, Loyola College of Education, River View Rd, Telco Colony P.O., Jamshedpur - 831 004. Ph. 0657-2283600, 8986813322
Br. Joseph Guria found himself unable to work and play as his right knee gave pinning pain. He was rushed to Mercy Hospital and got it X-Rayed. The doctors advised some months of rest.
Fr. Gerome Pereira had returned to Adra on 27th of August, after a long period of treatment from Fr. Muller’s Hospital, Mangalore, hoping for a total recovery. But within a fortnight his wounds opened up again and had to be rushed back to the same hospital. However the doctor said that it was only skin infection and that there is nothing to get worried. He left for Mangalore on 14th September.
Mrs. Elizabeth, mother of Fr. Sahaya Thasan expired on 28th of September at Pallam, Tamilnadu. Fr. Sahaya had gone home to be with his ailing mother last week. May the good Lord grant her soul the eternal rest, and may He console the bereaved family.
Fr. Edwin Coelho
Fr. Geroge Manna
Fr. Biupin Pani
Fr. Puthumai Raj
Fr. Pradeep Marandi
Conclusion of the Year of the Priests
First Communion & Confirmation
DSWC G.B. Meeting
Final Profession of SJA Sisters
Inauguration of the Youth Seminar, SJWC
Blessing of the MC House
Mass for Krusveer Children
Blessing of the new Dispensary Block
Confirmation & Jubilee Mass
Blessing of the New Chapel
Ecumenical Prayer by JCUF
Inaugural Mass for Jesuits’ Meet
Diocesan Evaluation Core Team Meeting
Mass, Silver Jubilee of Sr. Hilda
11. 00 am
Bible Quiz at SJWC
Krusveer Seminar, Concluding day Mass
Mass, Cardinal Telespore Toppo, 25 Years as Archbishop of
Diocesan Consultors’ Meeting
Priestly Ordination of Dilip Marandi
First Holy Communion
XLRI Governing Board Meeting
Christ the King Procession
RBC, CRI and BDPC Meetings
Gov. Board Meeting of NJN & R. Bharti
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