Reserved Area

News Kolkata Province (INC)

Join 360° view forum
Join 360° view forum
Previous  |  Next
Printable View Print News   Mail to Friend Mail to Friend  Comment on News Mail to Paul CHERUTHOTTUPURAM

FMA Kolkata Jubilarians give away Mission Month awards

By C.M. Paul
L to R: Sr Matilde, Sr Susanna and Sr Provincial
View actual size | Download Photo
Kolkata, Nov. 1. The Kolkata Province Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (FMA) marked the Golden Jubilee of the religious profession of two Sisters with the Mission Month Award ceremony.
The celebrations started off with a concelebrated Eucharist presided over by Coadjutor archbishop Thomas D'Souza of Kolkata along with 15 priests. Scores of religious Sisters and relatives of the jubilarian from neighbouring states participated in the celebrations held at provincial house chapel of FMA Sisters at Dum Dum,  November 01, 2001.
The jubilarians Sr Matilde Xaxa-now serving in Thecho (Kathmandu) Nepal and Sr Susanna Korah from Park Circus (Kolkata) renewed their religious vows during the solemn Eucharistic celebration.

Archbishop D'Souza thanked the jubilarians for their generous and faithful service to the Church and the people of God.

During the felicitation ceremony, the FMA Kolkata province Mission Delegate Sr Teresa Adam briefly narrated the numerous programmes the FMA communities undertook to carry out Pope's Mission Sunday Message for the year.

She reminded the audience of Pope's message in gist saying ''faith has no value unless it is shared.''

Some of the inter community activities included mission quiz, study of pope's Mission Sunday message, outreach activities like fete and collection of aid for the poor of the locality by students who also distributed it, and home visits by Sisters.

Each of 15 communities in the province had submitted their mission activity report to the mission delegate who announced top five winning communities.

The jubilarians handed over symbolic prizes including G.One (jeevan in Hindi means life) type pulsating crucifixes (a la SRK film Ra.One) brought by Sister Provincial Maria Pettayil after her retreat in Manila.

The presence of visiting councilor Sr Lucy Rose completing the extraordinary visitation of Kolkata province was considered added blessing.

There are six FMA provinces in India, namely: Bangalore, Chennai, Guwahati, Mumbai, Shillong and Kolkata.
Previous  |  Next


Post a Comment

More News in MISSIONS

Nepal Don Bosco Schools Innovate to Educate in COVID-19 Times
Father Anthony Mahimai Dass Awarded Doctorate in Church History
Regional Councilor for South Asia Father Biju Michael Intends ``to transform lives of half a million young people``
12 Young Men Make 1st Profession as Salesians for 03 Provinces in Darjeeling
MumbaiSalesians Mourn the Demise of Father Byron D`Silva
Rate this
Current Rating
Contact via Email
Write Your email text message below.
Your email id:
Subject: Comments on 'FMA Kolkata Jubilarians give away Mission Month awards' - Source: BIS South Asia
Security Code:
Enter Security Code:  

BIS is the information service of the Salesians of Don Bosco in South Asia.
The information available on the site is posted by the online registered Salesians in the South Asia Region and are approved by their respective Province BIS Coordinators.

This site is best viewed with Mozilla Firefox and/or Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 + at a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768


News Subscription
RSS Feeds RSS Feeds