NEWS FROM THE DIOCESE
ST. MARK’S CHURCH, TOKLO
A hostel for the students staying at St. Mark’s Church, Toklo was a basic need to give better accommodation. It was successfully built and blessed on 28th of April, 2013 by Bishop Felix Toppo, S.J. in the presence of many Fathers, Sister, faithful and Hostel children. The M.P. of the of the area Mr. Lakshman Gilua was present for the function who inaugurated the hostel building by cutting the ribbon. He also gave a short inspiring message to the students and wished them a bright future.
The joy of this achievement was celebrated with a short entertainment programme presented by schools children from Siadih, Burigora, Goilkera, Khuntpani and Toklo which was enjoyed by all. Congratulation to Fr. Jondko Kandeyang!
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE CHURCH, TELCO
On the eve of 04th May, 2013 a large number of priests and nuns gathered at Lupita Hall, Tolco to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of Fr. Leo John D’Souza. Fr. Benedict Minj, the parish priest of Telco welcomed all the guests. The celebration began with the cutting of Jubilee cake.
The following day on 5th of May, 2013 the thanks giving Eucharistic celebration was held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Telco with all the parishioners and the invited guests of the town. Fr. Leo was the main celebrant and along with him 10 priests concelebrated at the altar. On the auspicious occasion special prayers were offered for Fr. Leo and thanked God for the gift of life and his priesthood for the service of His people.
Fr. Alwin C.V. was Ordained to the Sacred Order of Priesthood by His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Francis Kallarakkal, the Archibishop of Verapoly on the 8th May, 2013, at Amalolbhava Matha Church, Valluvally in Kerala.
9th May, 2013 was a memorable day for 44 boys and girls of Christ the Church, CKP who received the Sacrament of Confirmation by Bishop Felix Toppo, S.J. In St. John De Brito Church, Gomoh and Infant Jesus Chruch, Sonari also a good number of boys and girls received the Confirmation and First communion on 12th and 19th May, 2013 respectively. The Solemn liturgy was very devotional and the Church was filled with the faithful.
After the Mass the parishioners welcomed and thanked the bishop by giving a bouquet of flowers. The Confirmation certificate was given to all the boys and girls who received the Sacrament. Congratulations to the parish priests and their team!
HO AND SANTHAL LANGUAGE CLASS
15 days of intensive language classes were organized for the Seminarians. The two language courses organized were Ho and Santali. While Fr. John Mundu took up the challenge to teach the Seminarians Ho language, Fr. Manu Horo took up Santali. The fathers efficiently taught the students who can read, write and understand the language. We congratulate and wish them all the best in their formation.
KUMARDUBI: LOYOLA SCHOOL
Loyola, yet again celebrates a 100% result in the ICSE & ISC exam of 2013. There was a neck to neck competition among three who scored 94% each with a difference of only 0.1% and .02%. However, the Topper for ICSE 2013 is Rohit Kr. Mahato (94.02%). In the ISC 2013 – Priya Jhunjhunwala topped in the Science section with 89.25% and Rabindra Agarwal & Rishi Mittal topped the Commerce section with 90% each.
May day was celebrated during the Assembly on 1st May. All the non-teaching staff were given gifts & bouquets. A short programme was also arranged.
The Junior section (Classes Nursery to IV) had Group Recitation on 25th April. A good fight was put up by all the groups and the programme was quite entertaining.
The classes upto Std.V had to be suspended from 6th May due to extreme heat. The school has been closed for summer vacation from 10th May. That day we bid goodbye to Mrs. Selvi Raj , who served Loyola for 15 years. Good wishes to her & her family. (Rita Sen)
ST. XAVIER’S ENGLISH SCHOOL, CHAKRADHARPUR
The second set of the intra class competitions were held on the 27th of April and the students took active part. The competitions for the classes were as follows, LKG and UKG had observation of Articles, class I to VI had singing competition and classes VII to X had an essay writing competition. The month of May began with initial feel of summer, 1st of May was celebrated as workers day , the students honored the workers by singing a welcome song, speech and a dance cum skit, Fr. Vernon D’Souza honored them by giving them gifts of appreciation. The CISCE New Delhi board has invited the students of our school to take part in the Elocution and Debate competition. Two of our students Akansha Kejriwal and Tazyeen Arifa will be going to represent the school, we wish them all the best. The first unit Test began on 8th of May and finished on 15th of May. As the methods of the teaching are developing day by day and every teacher wants to do his/her job in a better way, we are very thankful to our Principal Fr. Vernon D’Souza who is cooperating and letting us go forward in an advanced way of teaching with Digital Board, it is going to be beneficial for the students and also the teachers. The teachers are going to undergo a training of how to operate and conduct Digital classes. There will be CC TV Cameras installed in each class where Digital Board is installed. It’s a privilege to have these advanced facilities. St. Xavier’s English School is the first school in Chakradharpur to have these facilities.
Finally our second set of holidays has begun; but there are extra co- curricular activities conducted, like Karate, football, cricket and band by the respective teachers. The St. Xavier’s Family wishes everyone happy holidays. School will be reopening on 17th June 2013. “CELEBRATION TIME” CISCE result is out, Congratulations to all the students for securing good percentage. Best of Luck for their bright future.
ST. MARY’S ENGLISH HIGH SCHOOL
On the 19th April 2013, was the black and mourning day for every teacher and students of the school when the day began with the shocking news of the sudden death of the support staff Mr. Karu Hansda. He was working at Junior Block for last 20 years, today every one misses him at school. May his “Soul rest in Peace”. On 1st may the workers day was celebrated. The students and teachers prepared a beautiful prayer service in honor of the repose soul of Mr. Karu. On 3rd of May 2013, the school gave farewell to Mrs. Kasturi George. The Management, Principal, Staff and the students appreciated and acknowledged her 26 years of service to St. Mary’s family. On 4th of May the school closed for summer vacation. From 15th to 16th of May 2013 a summer camp was organized in the school to train the students in basket ball, hand ball, NCC and music. Along with the camp, the students of STD X to XII had special classes. Thanks to Fr. David Vincent the Principal of the school for taking extra care to encourage the students to participate in co-curricular activities along with their studies.
ST.ROBERT’S HIGH SCHOOL-PARSUDIH
Wednesday, 1st May 2013 was a wonderful and a blessed Day for St. Robert’s School family. It was on this day a long awaited dream became true. A well-furnished new Library Wing and a well-established Computer Lab was blessed & inaugurated by Bishop Filix Toppo, S.J.
At the same moment a new Toilet block for both students and staff was inaugurated by Rev.Fr.C.R. Prabhu, Vicar General. All the guests were welcomed received with traditional dance by the school children. A short cultural programme was staged to entertain the guests. On his address Bishop Felix Toppo, S.J., wished students to have a wonderful bright future.
St. Robert’s school is proud to see the marvelous matric result with 100%. Out of 123 students 122 got first division, 1 second division and 75 Distinction. Congratulations to Fr. Johny.P.D, the principal and his team! (Miss. Reena Kujur & Mr.Anmol Guria)
FR. CYRIL FERNANDES CELEBRATES HIS SILEVER JUBILEE
Fr. Cyril Fernandes, the Sacerdotal Silver Jubilarian, Came to Jamshedpur on May 14, 2013 with eight parishioners from Fort-Wayne, Indiana, USA. On the following day they went to St. Xavier’s English School Chaibasa, where the school felicitated him with colouful cultural programs. Fr. Cyril was acclaimed as the “Catalyst of Change”, as he is founding father of the school. In the evening there was a Jubilee Mass in the Cathedral in which a big number of priests and religious Sisters participated. Fr. Cyril and the American guests were welcomed and felicitated during the dinner after the mass in the Welfare Centre Hall. On the following day the American guests went to Ranchi to meet H.E. Cardinal Telesphore P. Toppo. All the American guests went to Mangalore with Fr. David Vincent to celebrate Fr. Cyril’s jubilee at the home parish. Fr. Cyril celebrated his Sacerdotal Silver Jubilee together with his parent’s wedding golden jubilee on May 23, 2013. Besides a big number of priests, archbishop of Patna, William D’Souza, S.J. and Bishop of Jamshedpur, Felix Toppo, S.J. concelebrated with Fr. Cyril. All the programs were organized in a grand scale. Congrats to Fr. Cyril and his dear ones.
DIVBYA BHARATI, CHAIBASA
Catechists’ & Lay Leaders’ Training program at Divya Bharati, Chaibasa from 15th May to 17th May, 2013 on “the Role of Laity in the Church and world.” 30 participants from different parishes of the Diocese of Jamshedpur. Frs Edwin Coelo, Kishore Lugun and Cyril Tigga were the resource persons.
NAVJYOTI NIKETAN PATNA: Program in June, 2013
1. Bible Study for Laity from June 7 pm to 14 June pm
2. Moral science teaching from June 26 pm to 29 pm
Registration fee Rs 100 per head for each program
Please contact Fr Philip 9473251138
Birthdays: June, 2013
Fr. Sonu Hansdah
Fr. Halan Bodra
Fr. Michael Jojo
Fr. Roque Cardoza
BISHOP’S PROGRAMME, JUNE 2013
Most Rev. Felix Toppo, S.J. has left for Canada and U.S.. He will be out of the Diocese from 28th May – 24th June, 2013. In his absence Rev. Fr. C.R. Prabhu, the Vicar General, will take care of the ordinary office of the Diocese.