"When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time."
If you want to assist at Mass, with devotion and with fruit, think of the sorrowful Mother at the feet of Calvary.
It is a joyful occasion for all of us as Bro. Sanjay Lakra of Nagpur province made his final profession on 07th June 2019 and fifteen brothers from the different provinces renewed their vows for one more year. The solemn Eucharistic celebration was presided over by Rev. Fr. Jayaseelan, the Provincial of Pune Province. The concelebrants were Fr. Binu E, Fr. Johnson, the Rector, Fr. Anthony Samy, the Vice Rector, Fr. Noel Rebello, Fr. Jerson, Fr. Daniel Bara the delegate of Nagpur Province and priests from the Pune Apostolic Community. The theme for the celebration was ‘Called to Love and Serve.’ After the mass there was a short program to felicitate the perpetually professed brothers and all those who renewed their vows. The celebrations came to an end with a fellowship meal.
Bro. S. Pradeep Jerald
On 30th May 11 novices, 5 of Pune Province and 6 of Nagpur Province were initiated into the Novitiate at a simple but solemn function in Dhyanashram Chapel, in the presence of Fr. John Britto Muthuswamy, Provincial of Nagpur Province, Fr. Toni Prem, the delegate of the Pune Provincial, Fr. Benedict De Souza, the Novice Master and Fr. Barnabas Xalxo and Fr. Stephen Soares of the Novitiate Formation Team. Texts from the MSFS Constitutions were read and prayers were recited.
Bro. Sourav Topno MSFS
It is a joyful occasion for all of us as Bro. Amit Tirkey made his final profession on 28th May 2019 at the Indian Institute of Spirituality, Bengaluru. There were all together 11 brothers from the provinces of South West, South East and Nagpur. They made their final commitment in the presence of Rev. Fr. Benny Kottinal the Provincial Superior of South West India Province and the formation councilors. It was a joy to have the presence of many of our MSFS confreres, religious brothers and sisters and the family members of the perpetually professed members.
Bro. Ruben MSFS
On 18th May 2019 at the Delegation House in Matola, Brothers Linus Joseph, Moisés Goma Supaida and Poomagan Sensus Lass made their Final Commitment to the Lord, during the Holy Eucharist celebration which was presided over by Fr. Petrus Kullu, the Delegation Superior.
Bro. Vishal Barse MSFS
7th May 2019 was a day of great joy and cheer and the Ludeg Parish of Jashpur Diocese, Chattishgarh had a festive look. On this day Roshan Tigga was ordained to the priesthood by Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Kerketta D.D. Bishop of Jashpur. In his homily the Bishop preached on the three vows of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience. He further emphasized that these vows should form a priest in his noble selfless service to the universal Church, to God as well as to the entire society. The Provincial, Fr. John Britto Muthuswamy, many MSFS confreres, priests and religious graced the occasion. Parishioners from the different villages of Ludeg parish presented an entertaining cultural program during which Fr. Roshan was warmly and joyfully felicitated.
Fr. Lalit Tigga MSFS
It was a day of great joy for the people of Ramsama Parish, Kajrah when they witnessed the ordination of Deacon Rajendra Toppo along with other two deacons, belonging to the Jesuits [MP] and from the Diocese of Indore. They were ordained by Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Kerketta, DD, the Bishop of Jashpur. In his homily the Bishop exhorted the ordinandis to be faithful to their responsibilities as priests. There was a felicitation program after the Holy Eucharist. Around 70 priests and many sisters attended the ordination. Fr. John Britto Muthusamy, our Provincial, attended the ordination.
Fr. Bijay Kerketta MSFS
this juncture quite fittingly goes the theme “I have come to do your will” the
motto chosen by Fr. Anto Deepak for his ordination to the priesthood. The
ordination ceremony took place on 4th May in his parish. He was blessed and
ordained a priest by Rt. Rev. Dr. Antonysamy Peter Abir D.D, the Bishop of
Sultanpet Diocese, Palakkad. Present for the ceremony was Rev. Fr. John Britto
Mutuswamy the Provincial of Nagpur Province, many MSFS fathers and brothers of
different provinces, fathers and sisters working in the diocese, his parents,
relatives and villagers.
Peter Thomas MSFS
Deacon Manu Joseph MSFS was ordained to the priesthood by His Grace George Njaralakattu, Archbishop of Talassery, on 27th April 2019, at Holy Cross Church, Vellariyanam, Kannur. The ordination of Deacon Manu was a milestone as it was the first ordination in the newly built church. The Archbishop in his message pointed out the status and responsibilities of a priest in the church. Rev. Fr. John Britto Muthuswamy MSFS, the Provincial, addressed the gathering and congratulated Fr. Manu on behalf of Nagpur Province.
Fr. Anson Kaliyath MSFS
23rd April 2019 is a red letter day in the annals of S.F.S. School, Neemuch. On this day at 5: 00 pm the blessing and inauguration of the newly built St. Francis de Sales Adoration Convent and the School Building Extension took place at the hands of Rt. Rev. Dev Prasad Ganawa SVD, Bishop of Udaipur, in the presence of Fr. Muthuswamy, Provincial of Nagpur Province, and Sr. Agnet SABS, Provincial of Jyotiremei Province. This was followed by the Holy Eucharist. The parishioners together with the dignitaries, invitees and well-wishers gave thanks to God for the endeavours of our missionaries.
Mission Forum Seminar at MSFS Provincialate, Nagpur.
Social and Innovative Ministry Forum Seminar at MSFS Provincialate, Nagpur.
On 18th of February, bro. Santhosh Kumar is Ordained as Deacon. Lets wish him all the best in his ministry.
Education Forum Seminar at MSFS Provincialate, Nagpur.
Superior General: Very Rev. Fr. Abraham Vetuvellil MSFS
Asst. General: Rev. Fr. Yves Carron MSFS
Fr. Johnson Kallidukkil MSFS,
Fr. Suresh Babu MSFS,
Fr. J. Stephen MSFS,
Fr. Jacob Karamakuzhiyl MSFS.
Formation Forum Seminar at MSFS Provincialate, Nagpur.
Bangalore 3 December, 2018 (CCBI): His Holiness, Pope Francis has appointed His Excellency Most. Rev. Elias Gonsalves (57), until now Bishop of Amravati, Maharashtra as the new Archbishop of Nagpur. This ecclesiastical provision was made public in Rome on Monday, 3rd December, 2018, at noon local time, corresponding to 16:30 hours, Indian Standard Time.
Most Rev. Elias Gonsalves, was born on 4 July, 1961, in Chulna Village, Vasai Road, Thane, Maharashtra. He studied at St. Pius X Seminary, Mumbai and was ordained priest on 1 April, 1990 in Vasai, for the Archdiocese of Bombay. He has a B. A. in History and Economics, from Bombay University (1982), he did his studies in Community Based Development and Leadership, from St. Francis Xavier University, Coady Institute, Canada, and studies in Counselling.
He was Assistant Parish Priest at Nandakhal, Vasai (1990-1991) and Sandor, Vasai (1991-1997); Youth Coordinator for South Vasai Deanery (1993-1996); Priest in-charge at Roha (1997-2004); Priest in-charge at Panvel (2005-2008); Assistant Director and then Director, Centre for Social Action, Mumbai (2008-2012); Director, Sarvodaya Centre for Capacity Building, Mumbai (2009-2012). He was elected Bishop of Amravati on 11 July, 2012 and ordained on 29 September, 2012.
Wish you a very happy feast of our Heavenly Patron St. Francis de Sales. May he intercede for all of us.
May this festive season sparkle and shine, may all of your wishes and dreams come true, and may you feel this happiness all year round. Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.
Deacon Vinayanand Katru is ordained as Priest. May God bless his Family and his Priestly Ministry.
On 10th of November Bro. Rajendra Toppo was ordained as Deacon.
Congregational Retreat for the first group concluded today. Let's thank God for all his Blessings.
Theme: "Walk the Way; Live the Grace"
Fr Superior General Inaugurates St. John's Public School, Nagpur and Fr. Jerome Pinto, Administrator of Nagpur Archdiocese joins as Chief Guest
Fr. Superior General Kick Starts Mermier Football Tournament of St. John's high School.
Fr. Superior General meets Provincial Curia of Nagpur Province.
1. Fr. Manoj Tirkey
2. Fr. Jacob Karamakuzhyil
3. Fr. George Kurickal
1. Fr. Benedict De Souza
2. Fr. Issac Mankulathil
3. Fr. Anthony Amalados
Miss. Maria,the cousin of Fr. Rajesh Jayaseelan who passed away on 15th August 2018.
Mr. Patras Minj, the father of Fr. Vincent Minj who passed away on 24th August 2018.
Mr. Anthony, the uncle of Fr. John Peter who passed away on 02nd September 2018.
Mrs. Chandrakala Torne, the aunty of Fr. Vishwas Torne who passed away on 08th September 2018.
Mr. Dasaiah, Aged 62 the father of Fr. Amal Raju Bandanadam who passed away 06th February 2019.
Mr. Samikannu, Aged 70 the Uncle of Fr. John Peter who passed away on 3rd February 2019.
Mrs. Lilly Pushpam, the aunt of Fr. Gijo Francis, who passed away on 21st December 2018.
Mrs. Anna Joseph, the mother of Fr. George Kurickal, who passed away on 22nd December 2018.
Mr. Joseph Pandit, the uncle of Fr. Anil Pandit, who passed away on 31st December 2018.
Fr. Paul Pallikunneth MSFS, passed away on 21st February 2019.
Mr. Cyril Fernandes, the husband of Lavina, who passed away on 20th January 2019.
Mr. M J Simon, the father of Fr. Philip Mallaparambil, who passed away on 30th January 2019.
Mrs. Rebeka kullu, the aunt of Dn. Deepak baa, who passed away on 17th February 2019.
Mr. Abraham Kindo, the uncle of Fr. Deepak Kindo, who passed away on 14th February 2019.
Mrs. Pitchaimuthaiammal, the aunt of Fr. Peter Paul, who passed away on 20th February 2019.