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Triple Celebration

23-Aug-2015

The Triple celebration began with memorial Eucharistic celebration on August 21 marking the 125 death anniversary of Fr. Otto Hopfenmuller SDS, the Pioneer Missionary of Northeast India. On August 22 evening a prayer service was conducted in which Fr. Agustin Van Baelen, SDS, the Mission Secretary introduced the Salvatorian mission to the gathering. It was the beginning of a new chapter in the Salvatorian history in India. Together with thousands of people, in the Shillong Cathedral, Salvatorians gratefully commemorated the arrival of 125 years of Catholic Faith in Northeast India and the 125 Death Anniversary of Rev. Fr. Otto Hopfenmuller, SDS and the completion of 25 years of re-establishment of Salvatorians in India.

August 23 was a historic day as the rain clouded atmosphere could not dampen the spirit of thousands of people gathered for the Thanksgiving Eucharistic celebration which was presided over by Most. Rev. Dominic Jala SDB, the Archbishop of Shillong. There were about 90 priests, out of them 25 Salvatorian Priests; among them there were Salvatorian dignitaries namely: Very Rev. Fr. Milton Zonta, Superior General, Frs. Raul Gomez, Vicar General, Agustin Van Baelen, General Mission Secretary, Alex McAllister, Provincial from UK, Piotr Filas, Provincial from Poland, Mirek, Mission in-charge from Poland, Mieczyslaw, former missionary in India, John Vallomprayil, the pioneer who assisted to reestablish the Salvatorian mission in India, Thomas Runggaldier, Missionary from Austria, Jesurajan Lambert Juliu from Sri Lanka, Sunil Thomas, Vicariate Superior and several Salvatorians confreres representing the different communities in India.

The whole ceremony started with a solemn procession from the Archbishop’s House to the newly constructed Monument of Fr. Otto Hopfenmuller leading to the Cathedral wherein the monument was unveiled by Rev. Fr. Milton Zonta, SDS, the Superior General and blessed by the Archbishop Dominic Jala, SDB. The Archbishop in his homily lauded the relentless and hard work of the pioneer missionaries. Regardless of the most trying circumstances Fr. Otto Hopfenmuller, SDS and his team implanted the faith in this region. In this grand occasion, a documentary on Fr. Otto and the Jubilee Souvenir were released. The entire Liturgy was geared towards thanking and praising God for his wondrous ways in which He made use of Salvatorian pioneer fathers, brothers and sisters in implanting faith in the Northeast India.

Soon after the fraternal meal there was Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament conducted by Fr. John Madur, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Shillong, who thanked God profusely for sending the Salvatorian missionaries to Northeast India to spread the seed of Catholic Faith which has now grown into 15 dioceses with several local priests, sisters and brothers and a good number of seminarians.

After that, a beautiful cultural program followed, in which Fr. Milton Zonta, SDS, Mr. Vincent Pala, MP and the Archbishop of Shillong spoke on the contribution of the Salvatorians in Northeast India. To make this occasion more solemn, the cultural dances namely: Bihu, Garo, Khasi and Jaintia were performed which entertained the gathering.

New Chapel

23-Aug-2015

In order to commemorate the Jubilee on August 23, 2015 the foundation stone for a new chapel at Otto Hopfenmuller Study House, Shillong was blessed by Rev. Fr. Milton Zonta SDS, the Superior General and jointly laid by Fr. Raul Gomez, SDS, the Vicar General and Fr. Agustin Van Baelen, SDS, the Mission Secretary. This event was witnessed by many Salvatorian dignitaries from different parts of the globe and several Salvatorian confreres and Sisters representing the different communities in India. This chapel will eventually serve the spiritual needs of the people around Mawlai-Mawroh, Shillong.

SDS Retreat

28-Jul-2015

The combined Salvatorian Retreat cum Workshop was held from July 9-13, 2015 in Bangalore, 18-20 in Warangal and 23-27 in Shillong. It was animated by Rev. Fr. Peter Van Meijl, SDS, from Austrian Province. He has extensively studied and made research on the Charism and Spirituality of Our Founder Fr. Francis Mary of the Cross Jordan. The participants were Fathers, Sisters, Deacons, Novices, and students of theology and philosophy. The topics of the session were very interesting as they highlighted the original spirit of the Founder. Fr. Peter Van Meijl, SDS, was successful in imparting the zeal of the Founder to the participants. He could vividly present the life and works of the First Salvatorian Missionaries.

Each day, priests were assigned to preside over the Holy Eucharist. The power-point presentations and the printed materials were of great use. Another highlight of the entire session was the focus on the Spiritual Diary (SD) of our Founder Fr. Jordan, which is a great testimony to his personality. Everyone at the end of the Workshop was able to know and is encouraged to study the SD in an orderly and a systematic manner. It was indeed a spiritual food for thought and reflection for the participants. The entire team has benefitted a lot from the Retreat. It is to be noted that the workshop took place during the course of the Jubilee of the Salvatorians: (1890-2015; 1989-1914), a tribute to the vision of Fr. Jordan and the tireless efforts of our First Missionaries to Assam.

First Profession & Renewal of Vows

16-June-2015

It was a matter of great joy for Salvatorians in Carmelaram, Bangalore to celebrate the wonderful events of our Society on June 16, 2015 with a gala festivity, namely, First Religious Profession of our five Novices: Gervas Daimary, John Paul Shadap, R. Movin Rickson, Sindus Kumar Nayak and Srinu Velpuri, 167 birthday of our Venerable Founder Fr Francis Jordan, 125 anniversary of sending our First Salvatorian Missionaries to North-East India and, Community Thanksgiving Celebration for our Re-establishment of 25 years in India. Fr. Sunil Thomas SDS, the Vicariate Superior, presided over the Eucharistic Celebration and received the vows of our brothers. On that joyful day, we extended our hearty congrats and prayerful wishes to our brothers.

Cl. Edward Martin renewed his vows for one year at Carmelaram, Bangalore on May 1, 2015. Fr. James Thapa SDS, the Vicariate Secretary, received the renewal of vows during the Eucharist. Cl. S. Soosai Raj, Cl. Ambrose Damian P. Lamin, Cl. Kitboklang M. Umlong Khunsyiem, Cl. Anil Kumar Perekela, Cl. Starliht Khongsit and Cl. Donbosco Kharmawlong made their renewal of vows for one year at Otto Hopfenmuller Study House, Shillong on June 16, 2015. Fr. Peter Nengnong SDS, superior of the Shillong Community, received the vows of our brothers during the Holy Eucharist. On the same day Cl. Ksankupar Khongwar renewed his vows for one year at Carmelaram, Bangalore. We convey congratulations to our brothers and pray that God may continue to bless them.

Acceptance into the Novitiate & Candidature

15-June-2015

Ajit Tigga, W. David Marbaniang and Robert S. Marwein are accepted into the Novitiate at Carmelaram, Bangalore on June15, 2015.

Devasia S. Pakma, Francis Toppo, John Ekka, Lugi K. Lyngdoh, Maikel Toppo, Sansingboy Lyngdoh, Syam Sajeev, Silbrowel Thongni, Virinus Phanjong are accepted into the candidature at Carmelaram, Bangalore on June 16, 2015. We earnestly pray that they may have a very rewarding and fruitful experience during their formation.

Christ Jyoti School Day, Nagaon

08-May-2015

Christ Jyoti School, Nagaon, celebrated School Day with zest and zeal on May 8, 2015. It was an iconic celebration of talent, intellect, skill and glory. The function was inaugurated officially by lighting the ceremonial lamp by the dignitaries. The dais was bedecked with gracious presence of Ms. Monalisa Goswami IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Nagaon, Sri. Auranbindo Kalita SP, Nagaon, Sri Utpal Moni Baishya, Commandant of 34 Battalion CRPF, Sri Mridul Neog, Inspector of Schools, Mr. Fakhrul Islam Addl. SP and Rev. Fr. Sunil Thomas SDS, Vicariate Superior of Indian Mission Vicariate.

Fr. Benny SDS, Principal of CJS delivered the welcome-note and felicitated the guests. Fr. B. Chinnaiah SDS and Sr. Celine MPV presented the school reports of SEBA and CBSE respectively. The toppers of the academic session 2014 were also felicitated along with their parents. Ms. Monalisa Goswami, the chief guest and Sri. Auranbindo Kalita, the guest of honor inspired the young minds with their valuable words. The official segment was followed by an array of cultural show put up by the talented Christ Jyotians. Once again this colorful display spoke loud of the talent, creativity and skills of the budding potentials in Christ Jyoti. The official part of the celebration was concluded with the vote of thanks by Fr. Stephen Raj SDS, Vice-principal of CBSE. Long live CJS!

Final Profession

1-May-2015

Cl. Arockia Samy, Cl. Ashok Reddy, Cl. I. Kumar and Cl. Lessmon Nongtdu made their final profession in a solemn celebration held at Otto Hopfenmuller Study House, Shillong on May 1, 2015. Fr. Sunil Thomas SDS, the Vicariate Superior, received the final vows of our brothers during the Holy Eucharist. Congratulation and prayerful wishes to our brothers!

Divine Saviour School, Laitkynsew

02-Mr-2015

The official opening of the academic year of Divine Saviour School, Laitkynsew was inaugurated by Mr. Vincent Nianglang, the Sub-divisional school education officer, Sohra on March 2, 2015. A sizable number of faithful was present in the official opening ceremony. Mr. Modi Basaimoit, the acting sordar and secretary of Laitkynsew village and many other dignitaries also attended the ceremony. To add quintessence and flavor to the opening ceremony, children from St. Dominic Savio Upper and Lower Primary Schools put up a cultural show. The performance of little children was fabulous which enthralled all.

At present, there are 19 children in the school who are in LKG, UKG and Class 1 with four qualified teaching staff. The aim of this new institution is to provide quality education in this remotest part of Meghalaya where many are poor and deprived. It is a humble beginning. We pray and expect that this school ministry may truly bring a significant change in the lives of people.

Official Inauguration of DPMT (Daughters of Presentation of Mary in the Temple) Convent at Dhing

03-Feb-2015

It was a red letter day in the annals of SDS & DPMT when finally, Presentation sisters from St. Joseph Province signed off an agreement with SDS, deciding to collaborate with Salvatorian Fathers in the Mission and School Ministry at Dhing on 3rd February 2015. On this gracious occasion, Rev. Fr. Varaprasad SDS, the Principal welcomed the gathering, while, Rev. Sr. Beena, the new community superior introduced the DPMT Congregation and their Apostolate briefly in her introductory address.

Rev. Fr. Sunil Thomas SDS, the Vicariate Superior presided over the Eucharistic Celebration and exhorted the sisters in the homily to take heart when difficulties arise in the Mission not to lose hope but be persistent and trust & hope in the Lord; for he will never abandon His people. Rev. Sr. Tessy DPMT, the Provincial Superior of St. Joseph Province called for the pioneer Srs. Beena, Theresa & Ligi to render their services selflessly in collaboration with Salvatorian Fathers for the Mission & School Ministry. Fathers and brothers from Nagaon along with Venerini, Missionaries of Charity, Hospitalier Sisters of Mercy and FCC Sisters joined the celebration with the residing staff of CJS, Dhing.

Sts. Peter and Paul Parish -Laitkynsew

01-Feb-2015

February 1, 2015 marked one of the important days in the history of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish at Laitkynsew. The parish church which got renovated was rededicated by Most Rev. Dominic Jala, the Archbishop of Shillong. There was also the inauguration of Divine Saviour English Medium School and community centre which is the new initiative supported by SOFIA. The school was blessed by the bishop and inaugurated by Fr. Sunil Thomas SDS, the vicariate superior. The bishop spoke about the contributions of the first missionaries and the need to continue their mission. During the holy mass, the bishop also declared the “Year of the Consecrated Life.” In the afternoon there was a Eucharistic procession where many faithful participated. Our confreres from Shillong, Nagaon and Salvatorian sisters attended the celebration.

Salvatorian Missionary Year

17-Jan-2015

January 17, 2015 marked very important day for our Salvatorian Family as we celebrated the opening of Salvatorian Missionary Year. It was 125 years ago, in 1890, our Venerable Founder, Father Francis Jordan, sent the first Salvatorian Missionaries to Assam, in India. We began this memorable day with a Eucharistic Celebration and in his homily Fr. Sunil highlighted the theme “The Savior’s Mission is our Passion”.

In the evening we had special prayer service during which Fr. James gave a short presentation on mission. We also dedicated a Musical Album, “Saviour” to the Salvatorian Missionary Year, written by Dn. Joby Philip SDS.

Silver Jubilee

16-June-2014

The year 2014 – 2015 is very important for us Salvatorians because in the year 2014, it will be 170 years since the birth of Fr. Otto (1844). It will also be 25 years since the return of Salvatorians to India (1989). And in the year 2015, it will be 125 years ago the Catholic Church in Northeast India was initiated (1890), it will be 125 years ago Fr. Otto died; it will be 100 years ago the Salvatorians had to leave India (1915).

In the background of these historical nostalgic memories of the past, as scheduled we opened the silver jubilee of our SDS presence in India on the 16 of June 2014. Fr. Milton Zonta, the Superior General was present to mark this historic moment.

On the same day the Superior General has announced the Mission year for the entire Society with the Moto “The Mission of the Saviour is our Passion”. In his reflection he reiterated that it is a time to recall with gratitude the first Salvatorians who understood the missionary charism of our Venerable Founder. For all of them, the Salvatorian charism was the guiding star and the great current in which they lived their lives. From these beginnings the Salvatorian mission spread through all the continents of the world.

First Profession and Renewal

16-June-2014

On June 16, 2014 Novices Anil, Donbosco, Ksangupar and Starlight made their First Profession in the presence of Rev. Fr. Milton Zonta, the Superior Genral, and community and family members.

On the same day Cl. Ambrose, Cl. Kitbok, Cl. Soosai and Cl. Jitender renewed their vows for one year.

Novitiate Entrance

15-June-2014

On June 15, 2014 the following candidates: Jervasis, John Paul, Movin, Sindus and Sunil entered Novitiate. They were accepted by Rev. Fr. Milton Zonta, the Superior General.

Final Profession

01-May-2014

Cl. Joby Philip made his final profession on May 1, 2014 at Otto Hopfenmuller Theology Study House at Shillong. Fr. Sunil Thomas, the Vicariate Superior, presided over the Eucharist and accepted the vows. On the Same day Cl. Mudiyappu Culas Vinothan Francis made his final profession at Salvatorian Fathers, Chilaw. Fr. A. Alexis, the Vicar Superior of the Vicariate presided over the Eucharist and accepted the vows. Congratulations and God’s abundant Blessings to our confreres who were installed into the ministry of Acolyte, renewed vows and made final profession.

Renewal of Vows

01-May-2014

On May 1, 2014 the following theology students renewed their religious vows for one year: Cl. Arokiasamy, Cl. Ashok Reddy, Cl. Edward Martin, Cl. I. Kumar and Cl. Lessmon Nongtdu. Cl. Jokin Antony Nirmal Surajan The vows were accepted by Fr. Sunil Thomas at Shillong and by Fr. A. Alexis in Chilaw.

Institution of Ministry

30-April-2014

On April 30, 2014 in a simple ceremony during the Eucharist, Cl. Arokiasamy, Cl. Ashok Reddy, Cl. Edward Martin, Cl. I. Kumar, Cl. Lessmon Nongtdu and Cl. Jokin Antony Nirmal Surajan were installed to the ministry of Acolyte. The ministry was conferred on them by Fr. A. Alexis at Chilaw in Sri Lanka and Fr. Sunil Thomas at Shillong in India.

Continental Meeting

20 - 27 March-2014

Today the first ever Salvatorian Continental Leadership Meeting convened at the Betania Retreat House in Tagaytay City, Philippines. In an atmosphere of prayerfulness and fraternity, Salvatorian leaders from Asia and Oceania gathered with the members of the Generalate to begin considering the motto of the meeting: Called to be Apostles in a Changing World.”

General Objective: To promote the reflection and discussion in a concrete way on Salvatorian Identity, Mission and Formation in the respective continental contexts, in order to help the local leadership develop ideas and point them in the direction to achieve concrete decisions as well as to reflect on other issues raised during the XVIII General Chapter 2012.

New Leadership

18-Dec-2013

The Generalate after the consultation of the members appointed the new leadership for the Indian Mission Vicariate. The new leadership is effective from 8th December 2013.

Fr. Sunil Thomas - Vicariate Superior

Fr. A. Alex - Vicar Superior

Fr. James Thapa - Secretary

Fr. Vimal Raj - Treasurer

Death of Mr. Jose

15-Dec-2013

Mr Jose, the eldest brother of Rev Fr Sebastian SDS passed away on the 14th December 2013 due to sickness. The burial will take place on 16th December at 10.00 am. He is survived by his wife and two children. We pray for the reposed soul of Mr Jose and for all the family members.

“Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let your perpetual light shine upon him. Amen.”

Death of Mr. Anthony Samy

09-July-2013

Mr Anthony Samy 48 years old, the eldest brother of Rev Fr Alex SDS passed away on the 9th July 2013 due to massive heart attacked in his work place at Hubli. The burial will take place on 10th July at 3.00 pm. He is survived by his wife and two children. We pray for the reposed soul of Mr Anthony Samy and for all the family members.

“Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let your perpetual light shine upon him. Amen.”

Ordination to Transitional Deacon

22-Jun-2013

On 22 June 2013 Salvatorians in India witnessed the Ordination to the transitional Deacon of Cl.Johnson,Lait, Probestar and Stephen by Most. Rev. Dominic Jala SDB, Archbishop of Shillong, in the presence Fr. Rosario SDS, Vicariate Superior in a private celebration. Congratulations and God's Blessing.

Acceptance into Candidature

16-Jun-2013

16th June 2013 was a memorable day for the Salvatorian Fathers and Brothers in India as we have witnessed the acceptance into candidature of 10 new candidates. the ceremony was held during the Solemn Vespers in the Jordan Philosophy Study House at Warangal. The Candidates were presented with a Medal of Fr. Jordan. let us pray that our brothers persevere in their vocation with the Grace of God.

First Profession

16-June-2013

June 16, 2013 was an auspicious day for Salvatorians Fathers and Bothers in Indian Mission Vicariate, because four of our brothers (Ambrose, Jitendar, Kitboklang and Susairaj) completed their Novitiate and made their first profession in our Society. Fr. Rosario Chinnappan, the Vicariate Superior, presided over the celebration and accepted the new members in the Society. The presence of parents and relatives of the newly professed members added joy to the celebration. Congratulations and God’s Blessings.

Acceptance into Novitiate

15-June-2013

15th June 2013 was a memorable day for the Salvatorian Fathers and Brothers in India as we have witnessed the acceptance into Novitiate of 4 new candidates. The ceremony was held during the Solemn Vespers in the Rashaka Bhavan at Carmelaram, Bangalore. The Candidates were presented with a Cross and Holy Bible. Let us pray that our brothers persevere in their vocation with the Grace of God.

Final Profession

01-May-2013

On 30th April 2013, Cl. Ashok Reddy, Cl. I. Kumar, Cl. Lessmon Nongtdu, Cl. Arokiasamy, Cl. Edward Martin Cl. Evarist Myrsing and Cl. Joby Phillip renewed their vows at Otto Hopfenmuller study house at Shillong. Fr. Peter K. Nengnong SDS presided over the Eucharist and accepted their renewal of Vows. rn

rnAnd Cl. Nirmal and Cl. Vinothan renewed their vows at Jaffna/Sri Lanka. Fr. Selvanathan Soosai SDS presided over the Eucharist and accepted their renewal of Vows. rn

rnOn 1st May 2013, Cl. Lalit Kerketta SDS and Cl. Probestar Nongsiej SDS made their perpetual Profession; Fr.Rosario Chinnappan SDS, Vicariate Superior presided over the Eucharist and accepted the Vows at Otto Hopfenmuller Study House, Shillong. rn

rnCongratulations to all the brothers who renewed their vows made perpetual profession.

Death of Mr. Amuruthaiah

27-Mar-2013

Mr. Amuruthaiah the Father of Fr. Chinnaiah Bellamkonda passed away due to old age and illness on 27th Mar 2013 at his home town in Gundur, AP. The funeral will be on the 28th of Mar 2013. We pray for the reposed soul and for the family members.

“Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let your perpetual light shine upon him. Amen.”

Centenary Celebration

20-Jan-2013

Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Laitkynsew parish has witnessed a great event in the history of the church in Northeast India in celebrating the centenary of the church. Our history says the first German Salvatorian missionaries who came to this place (Laitkynsew) in the year 1897 after the major earthquake. The missionaries started to build the church after many struggles and difficulties by the year 1912 and named the church Sts. Peter and Paul Church.

In the year 1997 we have celebrated the centenary of Faith to mark this occasion we had the ordinations of the first batch of Salvatorians in India at Tryna Village. In the year 2012 we had officially opened the centenary celebration of the church by Most. Rev. Domnic Jala together with Rev. Fr. Andrew Urbanski the Superior General of the Salvtorians.

On 20th January 2013 we had the official closing centenary celebration. In preparation for this event we had nine months of Novena and also nine days of novena specially before the closing of centenary. To make this days of Novena as remarkable days we had administered all the sacraments (except anointing of the Sick). To add more flavor to the celebration we had the ordination of Dn. James Antony Mawa CMF who hails from our parish. The whole celebration was a remarkable event the parish was filled with people from all villages of our parish and near and far. And the Holy Eucharistic was concelebrated by more than 50 priests.

For the remembrance of the celebration we had built the front facade of the church and grotto which was blessed by Most. Rev. Donic Jala and Rev. Fr. Piet Cuijpers SDS. We thank God for his manifold blessing which he showed upon us especially on this year of Centenary.

1st Indian Mission Vicariate Chapter

18-Jan-2013

The First Indian Mission Vicariate Chapter was held on 13-18 January 2013 in Shillong. The Chapter discussed the comprehensive plan for next three years and made few decisions for the approval of the Generalate. we also had consultation by the Generalate for the appointment of the Superior and council.

Vicariate Chapter

13-18 Jan-2013

The FIRST Mission Vicariate Chapter will begin on the 13th January and will end on the 18th January 2013, which will be held at Bethel, MHMSC Prayer Center, Barapani, Ri Bhoi district, Shillong, Meghalaya. The theme of the FIRST Indian Mission Vicariate chapter is same as that of the XVIII General chapter: Know/Love/Proclaim.

Acceptance into Candidature

16-Jun-2012

16th June 2012 was a memorable day for the Salvatorian Fathers and Brothers in India as we have witnessed the acceptance into candidature of 12 new candidates. the ceremony was held during the Solemn Vespers in the Jordan Philosophy Study House. The Candidates were presented with a Medal of Fr. Jordan. let us pray that our brothers persevere in their vocation with the Grace of God.

First Profession

01-May-2012

May 1, 2012 was an auspicious day for Salvatorians Fathers and Bothers in Indian Mission Vicariate, because three of our brothers (Edward Martin, Evarist Myrsing and Lessmon Nongtdu) completed their Novitiate and made their first profession in our Society. Fr. Rosario Chinnappan, the Vicariate Superior, presided over the celebration and accepted the new members in the Society. The presence of parents and relatives of the newly professed members added joy to the celebration. On the same day six brothers in India and two brothers in Sri Lanka renewed their religious vows. Congratulations and God’s Blessings.

Centenary Celebration

22-Jan-2012

Opening of the Centenary Celebration of the Church at Laitkynsew: On 22 January 2012 Fr. Andrew Urbanski SDS, Superior General officiated the Eucharistic celebration and thanked the pioneers, priests, sisters and the faithful for their untiring evangelization in making known the Saviour by all ways and means with God given skills and talents. There were also priests, brothers, sisters and faithful witnessed a memorable event in the history of the Catholic Church in North east India and in particular Meghalaya in the archdiocese of Shillong and it is also a historical moment in the Society of the Divine Saviour.

Blessing of Jordan Minor Seminary

20-Jan-2012

Blessing of Jordan Minor Seminary at Tokabari: On 20th January 2012, Fr. Andrew Urbanski SDS, Superior General inaugurated and blessed the “Jordan Minor Seminary” at Tokabari/Assam together with SDS confreres, brothers and sisters. Fr. Andrew invoked God’s choicest blessing upon the newly built Jordan Minor Seminary and the seminarians that they may discern God’s will and surrender themselves into the hands of God and serve the humanity with great passion for the Society and the Church.

Death of Monica Nongtdu

02-Jan-2012

Mrs. Monica Nongtdu the mother of our Novice Lesmon Nongtdu passed away due to illness on 2nd Jan 2012 at 9.00 am, at her home in Khliehriat. The burial will be on the 4th of Jan 2012. We pray for the reposed soul and for the family members.

“Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let your perpetual light shine upon her. Amen.”

House Blessing - Sri Lanka

20-Dec-2011

December 20th of 2011 is a remarkable day for the Salvatorians in Sri Lanka. We blessed and inaugurated the second house in the North part of the Island in Jaffna interceding the care and protection of the ‘Mater Salvatoris’ by giving the name for the house “SALVATORIAN MARIA HOME”.

In the morning solemn Eucharistic celebration Fr. Vinoy Joseph SDS officially accepted two candidates (Ameel and Neel) to the candidature formation program.rnAt 6 pm we started the ceremony of the blessing of the house.Rev. Fr. Justine Gnanaprakasam, the vicar general of the diocese of Jaffna arrived and he and other invitees were given a traditional welcome by Salvatorian sisters. Fr. Damien officially welcomed everyone to the august occasion. Fr. Vinoy joseph introduced the congregation and extended the prayers and wishes of the Indian Mission Vicariate. Fr. Justine expressed on the behalf of the Bishop and the diocese of Jaffna, happiness about the arrival of the Salvatorians to the diocese. At the end of the blessing ceremony Fr. Philip expressed vote of thanks and a special mention was for Fr. Prabu SDS and his uncle whose house is now turned to Salvatorin Maria Home. A sumptuous dinner with the sea food menu was absolutely delicious to share the joy.

Inauguration and Blessing

26-Nov-2011

Inauguration and Blessing of CBSE new Wing: On 26 November 2011, Fr. Paul Portland SDS, General Secretary inaugurated the new CBSE wing and Fr. Piet Cuijpers SDS, Vicar General/Mission Secretary, inaugurated in the presence of Fr. Rosario Chinnappan SDS, Vicariate Superior together with fathers, sisters, students and teaching staff.

General Visitation

05-Nov-2011

Fr.Piet Cuijpers SDS Vicar General and Mission Secretary and Fr. Paul Portland SDS General Secretary had an official General Visitation to the Indian Mission Vicariate from 10 Nov to 05 Dec 2011