Monday, April 29, 2013

MAY, 2013

Fr. Leo John D’Souza
Parish Priest
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Telco
Fr. Valerian Lobo
Parish Priest
St. Joseph’s Church, Charbandia
Fr. Raphael Monteiro
Parish Priest
Jisu Marsal Parish, Chandil
Fr. Edward Saldanha
Parish Priest
St. Barbara Church, Mosaboni
Fr. James Quadros
Priest In Charge
Our Lady of Khuntpani Centre
Fr. Alex Dodrai
Asstt. PP &Headmaster
St. Joseph’s Church/ St. Joseph’s Divyajyoti School, Charbandia
Fr. Ajay Tiru
Priestly Ministry
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Fr. Gerald M. D’Souza
Asstt. PP & Principal
Holy Family Church/ Loyola English School, Kumardhubi
Fr. Pascal Minj
Asstt. Parish Priest
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Telco
Fr. Cornelius Tigga
Asstt. Parish Priest
St. Barbara Church, Mosaboni
Fr. Dileep Marandi
Asst. PP. & Diocesan Youth Coordinator
St. Joseph’s Church, Golmuri, LSR
Fr. Benedict Minj
Community College, Mango, JSR
Fr. Tobias Kujur
Diocesan In-charge of Legal Cell and Land-Properties
Bishop’s House, Golmuri
Fr. Linus Kindo
Prefect Coordinator of our
Seminarians (Additional)
Bishop’s House, Golmuri

Fr. Felix Raju Crasta
Professor/ Formator
St. Albert’s College, Ranchi
Fr. Bipin Kishore Barla
Bishop’s House, Golmuri
Fr. Pradeep Marandi
Asstt. Director
Community College, Mango, JSR
Fr. Elvius Dungdung
Appointment awaited
Resides at Catholic Charities, Sundernagar
Fr. A. Alphonse
Appointment awaited
Resides at St Mary’s Church, Bistupur
Fr. Nestor Soreng
Asstt. Parish Priest
St. Anthony’s Church, Dhanbad
Fr. Sameer Soreng
Asstt. Parish Priest
Christ the King Church, Chakradharpur
Fr. Alwin C.V.
Asstt. Parish Priest
Prabhu Marsal, Goilkera
Note: All the changes will take place between 15th and 30th of June 2013 (both days inclusive), unless otherwise agreed and informed to the Bishop or the Vicar General.
Bro. Alex Darwin
St. Albert’s College, Ranchi
Bro. Fabian Toppo
Morning Star College, Barrackpore
Bro. Naveen Crasta
Masih Vidyapeeth, Agra
Bro. Gino Jonis
Propaedeutic Course
Pratiksha, Jamshedpur
Bro. Ajay Kumar Horo
Propaedeutic Course
Masih Vidyapeeth, Agra
Bro. Habil Tigga
Regency - 1
St. Xavier’s, Chaibasa
Bro. Ajay Kujur
Regency - 1
St. Paul’s Church,Maluka
Bro. Cornelius Orea
Regency - 1
St. Joseph’s Church, Charbandia
Bro. Mukesh Kerketta
Regency cum Studies
Christ the King, Chakradharpur
Bro. Isaac Tiru
Regency - 2
St. Mark’s Church, Toklo
Bro. Walter Purty
Regency - 2
Catholic Ashram, Balarampur
Bro. Michael Mundri
Regency - 2
Jisu Marsal Parish, Chandil
        April 15, 2013                                                                             +Felix Toppo, S.J.
        Bishop’s House, Golmuri                                                            Bishop of Jamshedpur

The declaration of St. Mary’s quasi parish, Noamundi into a full fledged parish byBishop Felix Toppo, S.J. is the ample proof that the Church in the diocese of Jamshedpur is growing faith and number. This great event took place during the Holy Mass on 7th April, 2013 in the presence of Fr. Jerome TOR, Provincial Superior of the Congregation and the faithful of Noamundi.

Fr. Prabhu, V.G. of Jamshedpur diocese, along with some priests and parishioners from neighboring parishes also witnessed this event. To add colour to the day there were cultural programmes. On this occasion the newly elected members of catholic sabha and mahila sangh were introduced. At the end of the programme all present shared a delicious meal. Congratulation to Fr. Abhay Tigga, the first parish priest and the First parishioners of Noamundi!

The new members of the Senate of Priests had a meeting on 09th April, 2013 at Bishop’s House, Golmuri. The meeting began at 9.30 a.m., with a short prayer. The meeting was chaired by Most Rev. Felix Toppo, SJ. The participants actively participated in the discussions and deliberations about the various issues for the development of the Diocese. The meeting came to an end at about 12.30 p.m. with a short prayer.

On 10th April, 2013 some thieves broke opened the back door of PDDM Convent at Baridih. It was a shocking incident for PDDM Sisters as they found their house back door broke opened. To their good luck the thieves did not carry the things of the house but took away some amount of money that they found. Hearing the news Bishop Felix Toppo, S.J., Fr. C.R. Prabhu and Eugene Ekka rushed to the spot to help the Sisters.

Sr. Rita, PDDM the Superior of the house gave the First Report of the incident to the Sidgora police station asking the police to consider the seriousness of the incident and give protection to the Sisters. Police are investigating.

The months of March-April was a very hectic time for the School with Board Exams, Admission, and Interviews etc. Inspite of all these Fr. David the Principal of the school had enough time to meet the parents, teachers and the students of the school. The new academic year, began on 25th March. On 5th April, professor Mrs. Monica Uppal from Loyola B.ed college, Telco addressed the guardians parents of Std IX students and gave a lot of inputs with regard to career guidance. 10th April New session started for L.K.G, STD X & XI. The students are excited to come to the school.

On 13th April was the another memorable day for St. Mary’s school family as the long awaited dream was fulfilled when M.K Nerurkar M.D Tata steel laid the foundation stone for the multipurpose hall. Thanks to Fr. David, the principal of the school for his tireless effort and hard work to fulfill this dream into reality.

Having experienced the goodness and love of the Lord throughout this academic year, Regional Propaedeutic Seminary Pratiksha celebrated its graduation day on 10th April, 2013. On this auspicious occasion many priests and Sisters of the town joined them in thanking and praising the Lord at Eucharistic celebration which was presided over by Bishop Felix Toppo, S.J. the Patron of Propaedeutic Seminary. Prayers were offered very specially for all the seminarians who spent a year discerning their vocations through vigorous training. Congratulation to Frs. Oscar Beck, Casmir Vas and All the best to Brothers!

Diocese of Jamshedpur is blessed with 2 more Priests, Frs. Sameer Soreng and Nestor Soreng who were Ordained to the Sacred Order of Priesthood on the 14th April, 2013 at Samtoli Cathedral by Most Rev. Vincent Barwa,  Bishop of Simdega.

Fr. C.R.Prabhu, Vicar General represented the diocese of Jamshedpur along with 18 priests, Sisters and many faithful from the diocese.  The ordination ceremony began at 06:30 am. colored with traditional tribal dances and singing. We thank God for these new Priests and congratulate them whole heartedly!
14th April, 2013 was a memorable day for 103 boys and girls of St. Anothony’s Church, Dhanbad who received the Sacrament of Confirmation. Along with Bishop Felix Toppo, S.J. Fr. Amatus Kujur, the parish priest, Frs. Norbert Kindo and Fr. James Surin were present at the Altar. The Solemn Mass began at 7:00 am with beautiful entrance dance by Mahila Sangh. The Church was filled with the faithful.

After the Mass the parishioners welcomed and thanked the bishop by giving a bouquet of flowers and a shawl. The Confirmation certificate was given to all the boys and girls who received the Sacrament. At the end of the programme all shared the snacks and tea. Congratulation to Fr. Amatus Kujur, the parish priest and dean of Dhanbad deanery!

The long awaited dream of the faithful of Mosaboni was realized when the newly built Church was inaugurated by Bishop Felix Toppo, S.J. on 20th April, 2013. It is dedicated to “St. Barbara”. The faithful gave the bishop a traditional welcome by receiving him at the main entrance. Then the bishop was led to the newly built Church by the faithful. The inaugural ceremonies began at 09:30 am by Mangala Aarati followed by cutting the ribbon at the entrance door and blessing of the Church by Bishop Felix in the presence of  a big number of faithful and 25 priests. The liturgy was devotional with beautiful singing.

A short entertainment programme after the inaugural Mass cheered all who came. It was also an occasion to honour the former parish priests who initiated the work of building the Church. At the end of the programme all shared a delicious meal prepared by the faithful of Mosaboni. Congratulations to Fr. A. Alphonse and parishioners of Mosaboni!

On 21st April, 2013, St. Joseph’s Cathedral was filled with joy and happiness as 95 boys and girls received the Sacrament of Confirmation. Bishop Felix Toppo, S.J was the main celebrant. A large number of faithful participated in the Mass to pray and to wish their children the very best in their faith journey. Congratulations to Fr. Camille Hembrom and his parish team! 

The Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary (SCJM), Baridih celebrated their House Feast on 21st April, 2013, thanking the Lord, the Good Shepherd at the Eucharistic Celebration. Bishop Felix Toppo, S.J. was the main celebrant. Fr. C.R.Prabhu, V.G., congratulating and thanking the Sisters said in his homily that through our baptism all of us are to share the work of Good Shepherd in the community. The feasting reached to its climax by sharing the family meal.


On the 01st April, 2013, Jamshedpur city witnessed a Easter Peace Rally, which was organized under the banner of Christians of Jamshedpur. Through this rally the Christians of Jamshedpur tried to communicate to the people about the Peace and joy that the Risen Lord offers. Most Rev. Felix Toppo, SJ and pastors from other denominations addressed the people gathered for the rally at Loyola School ground and communicated the Message of Peace which Easter offers.

23rd March, 2013 marked the Graduation Ceremony for the ISC 2013 batch. It was a day filled with joy. The outgoing students for the last time sang the School Song and lit their candles from the flame held by their respective class teachers. We believe that this flame will illuminate their lives always.

The Chief Guest for the evening was Rev.Fr.George Fernandez, Director – De Nobili Schools.
The Chief Guest gave a very inspiring message. He said, “Make your GOAL to transform the World, but first transform yourself.” This is true Education. Fr. Edward, our Principal quoted Shiv Khera- “I don’t want your Honours, I want Honour.” His message to the Graduates was ‘Live with Honour and Success will come to you.’ All the students of the out-going batch were given a token in remembrance of their school life.  The toppers of the Science and Commerce sections were awarded Certificates for Academic Excellence. The students with 100% attendance were also awarded.

Parents, Guests, teachers, students had refreshment and spent some time together. Finally it was time to bid adieu. (Rita Sen)

The school remained closed from 27th March till 1st April on account of Holi and the Holy Week.

On 3rd April, we had ‘left and Right Handwriting’ competitions for classes I to X. It is a very effective exercise to trigger both parts of our brain. It is fun to do and it has far -reaching consequences as a child can perform more efficiently with both sides of his brain activated.

There was an orientation program for the teachers on 5th and 6th April. Our resource person was Fr. Ajit Xess, the Principal of St. Xavier’s School, Doranda. He spoke about how a happy teacher can influence the life of a child. He also spoke on various topics, i.e. positive climate in the classroom, all round development of an individual, etc.

Classes for LKG started on 8th April. It was a joy to see them entering the school for the first time, which is a door to the world of infinite knowledge.

Parents’ – Teachers’ Meet started on 8th April and continued till 12th April. Different classes had their Parents’- Teachers’ Meet on different days. Various points related to syllabus were discussed. Parents were given information about the new marking-scheme, dance & music classes, karate classes etc.  

The school mourns the loss of one of our most esteemed benefactors Late Ashok Kumar Jain, whose untimely demise on 12th April is a severe blow to the whole mankind. Special prayer was conducted on 13th April for his eternal repose.

Remedial classes for the weak students started on 15th April. We have some very talented students who are very dextrous in playing with words. To allow them to show their linguistic skills, we had a story writing competition on 17th April for the students of std VI to VIII. It was compulsory for everyone to participate and the students’ response was very good.

Divya Bharati is organizing three days training Programe for the Catechists. All the parish priests are requested to encourage their lay leaders to attend the training programme. Please give the number of participants to Divya Bharati Director by 14th May, 2013.
Arrival                        : May 15 Monday by 5:00pm
Departure                  : May 17 Wednesday after breakfast
Registration fee         : Rs. 100 per person
Theme                                    : Role of Laity in the Church and other doctrines of the Vatican II
Fr. Cyril Tigga, S.J.

Fr. Robert Toppo