Conference on ''Lay Minisitries in North East India'' held at DBI, Guwahati

Guwahati, 2017 Sep 10 The North Eastern Regional Pastoral Conference, a gathering of the Catholic Church leadership was inaugurated by His Excellency Giambattista Di Quattro, Apostolic Nuncio to India and Nepal 9th September at Don Bosco Institute, Guwahati, on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra. The conference is attended by a total of 200 leaders from across various rank and file of the Catholic Church in NE. His Excellency Giambattista Di Quattro inaugurated the conference in an official function in the presence of CBCI General Secretary Rt. Rev. Theodore Mascarenhas, Archbishops and Bishops from 15 dioceses of North East India and a large number of priests, nuns and laity representing all dioceses and religious communities of North East India. The theme of the conference is, ''LAY MINISTRIES IN NORTH EAST INDIA''.  Read More »
Mukhim Rodrigues Bivan

Standstill Utopias - Making Religion Work for the Marginalized
Hyderabad, 2017 Aug 30 Dr.Jose Maliekal's doctoral thesis, Standstill Utopia - Dalits Encountering Christianity , now a book published by Indian Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (ISPCK) was released in the presence of community leaders, academics, government officials, church ministers and activists at Ekalavya Training Centre, People's Action For Rural Awakening, Ravulapalem. It was only fitting the that the release was done at Ravulapalem, which is the gateway to Konaseema, the site of the research on Madiga Community's encounter with Christianity.  Read More »

Hill College initiates study on Darjeeling, Eastern Himalayas
Kolkata, 2017 Mar 15 Darjeeling - Salesian College Sonada (estd 1938) held an international inter-disciplinary conference on Darjeeling and the Eastern Himalayas: A Multidisciplinary Approach from 14th to 15th March 2017. Of sixty abstracts received forty eight papers were presented in three parallel and technical sessions.  Read More »

Golden Jubilee clebrations begin at Don Bosco, Azimganj
Kolkata, 2017 Feb 01 Don Bosco Azimganj celebrated celebrate the fifty years of its service to the socially underprivileged and educationally neglected group of Santhals of the region nearly 2,000 people participated in the programme on 28th January, 2017.  Read More »
Nedungatt Johny

The Province of Tiruchy is Blessed with Nine New Priests
Tiruchy, 2016 Dec 31 Nine new priests were ordained by Bishop Antony Devotta, the Bishop of Tiruchy Diocese on 29 December 2016 at the Marian Shrine, Amsam, Tiruchy.  Read More »
Lawrence Britto Ashok

Two New Priests Ordained for the Province of Panjim
Konkan, 2016 Dec 30 Deacons Sandesh Fernandes and Roshan D'Souza were ordained priests by Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo, Bishop of Udupi diocese at Rosary Church, Kundapur on December 27, 2016.  Read More »
LOBO Joaquim

School tells Jesus story through Gospel music
Kolkata, 2016 Dec 05 Siliguri - A school in North Bengal put together an ambitious project to perform an Off Broadway Gospel musical with a cast of some 300 students. Ranked 1st Boys' School in West Bengal and securing 6th All India rank in the Education Today survey Don Bosco School Siliguri established in 1973 presented the 70 minute musical for its annual parents' day, 3-4 December 2016.  Read More »

Jesuit-Salesian study notes development induced displacement in Sikkim
Kolkata, 2016 Nov 29 Gangtok - A major study on displacement of peoples in Sikkim was released at a 3-day International Seminar on North East: Peoples, Power and Perspectives held at Sikkim Central University, Tadong. At the inaugural session of the seminar on 24 November 2016, Vice Chancellor, Prof. T.B. Subba released the Jesuit-Salesian authored book Teesta on the Run: Development-Induced Displacement in Sikkim, 1975-2010.  Read More »

Jubilee Year of Mercy concludes at Agartala
Shillong, 2016 Nov 14 Over six thousand Catholics from twenty parishes of Tripura took part in the 8th Diocese level annual Eucharistic procession held at Agartala on 13th November 2016. After a solemn Holy Mass at Auxilium School grounds, the faithful accompanied the Blessed Sacrament in prayerful procession through select streets of Agartala. At the end of the 3-kilometer Procession the devotees gathered again at Auxilium grounds for a special session of preaching and to receive the blessing of Lord Jesus.  Read More »
Joseph Pulinthanath

Delegates pledge to rekindle fire of Missionary enthusiasm in South Asia Region
Shillong, 2016 Oct 16 The Provincial Delegates for Missionary Animation (PDMA) and a few other delegates from the twelve provinces of the South Asia Region gathered at Provincial House, Don Bosco Okhla, New Delhi together with Father Guillermo Basanes, the General Councillor for Missions, Father Nestor Guria, Delegate Provincial of SPCSA and Father T.C. George, the Regional Delegate for South Asia to reflect on the missionary dimension of the Salesian vocation and its praxis in the region. The two day meeting held on 14-15th of October 2016, and organized on behalf of SPCSA focused on the urgent need for Missionary animation in the Region.  Read More »
Joseph Pulinthanath



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