Fr. Jose Mathew SDB nominated new Provincial of New Delhi Province

New Delhi, Dec 21 Fr. Angel Fernandez Artime, Rector Major, has appointed Fr. Jose Mathew Koorappallil as the fourth Provincial of the Salesian Province of New Delhi. Currently he is serving the province as the Provincial Economer on a second term.  Read More »
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Fr Renvick Pereira, sdb, a New Priest for the Province of Panjim
Konkan, Dec 20 Vasco da Gama, the port city of Goa named after the Portuguese explorer, is well known for various historical reasons, one of which is the 400 year old St. Andrew`s Church located at the entrance of the city, run by the diocese. For the first time after the hosting of the relics of Don Bosco in August 2011 in it, it exhibited Salesian fervor once again by hosting the priestly ordination of Deacon Renvick Pereira, on 19 December 2014. He was ordained by Filipe Neri Ferrao, Archbishop of Goa and Daman.  Read More »
LOBO Joaquim

Kathmandu School expresses solidiarity with the massacred children of Peshawar
Kolkata, Dec 19 . Kathmandu (Nepal): Don Bosco School Kathmandu observed a two minute silence during the morning assembly on 17 December to pay their homage to the 132 school children mercilessly massacred by the extremists of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) at Peshawar in Pakistan on the previous day.  Read More »
Antony EARATHARA

Don Bosco School, Silchar Mourns
Silchar, Dec 19 Don Bosco School, Silchar organized a silent peace rally on 17 December, to show solidarity and sympathy to the parents of Army Public School, Peshawar, Pakistan who lost their school going innocent children on 16 December due to the cold blooded massacre carried out by terrorists.  Read More »
Joseph Pulinthanath

Fr Patrick Dias, sdb Ordained a Priest
Konkan, Dec 18 The tiny picturesque village of Allanki, Karwar-Karnataka was in a celebration mood on 17 December 2014 . The road was decorated. People were welcoming the guests. The Church of Holy Spirit overlooking the village was resounding with divine music waiting for the `chosen one` to arrive - deacon Patrick Dias SDB, soon to be ordained a Salesian Priest by Bishop Derek Fernandes, the bishop of Karwar.  Read More »
LOBO Joaquim

Young at Risk Children to participate as researchers in a programme
Hyderabad, Dec 13 The YaR (Young at Risk) National Forum of the Salesians in South Asia, headed by Fr. Thomas Koshy sdb, has started on a beautiful journey of research with the young at risk as participants in a research programme. It will have the scope of studying how YaR centres can be run with the active involvement of the children themselves. The directors of 10 YaR centres from five South Indian Salesian provinces met together from 11-13 December at Chiguru, Vijayawada, to chalk out this programme of Participatory Action Research (PAR) in their centres to begin with.  Read More »
THARAKAN John

Don Bosco Maligaon gears up for expansion in Vocational training for youth
Guwahati, Dec 13 The blessing and laying of foundation stone ceremony of new wing of Don Bosco Technical School Maligaon, Guwahti was held on Monday, 8 December 2014. The Arch Bishop of Guwahati Most Rev. John Moolachira officiated the blessing ceremony and Salesian Provincial of Guwahati Fr. V.M Thomas laid the foundation stone of the new building. The programme was attended by over 300 people including several of priests and religious from Guwahati town, as well as hostel students, and prominent citizens from the neighbourhood.  Read More »
VADAKKEKARA Abhilash

Fr. Joyce Francis SDB nominated the new Provincial of Bangalore Province
Bangalore, Dec 12 The Rector Major, Rev. Fr. Angel Fernandez Artime, has appointed Rev. Fr. Mathew Thonikuzhiyil (Joyce Francis) SDB as the New Provincial of the Salesian Province of Bangalore.  Read More »
KOONAN Thomas

`Bal Mela 2014,` a Celebration with Orphan and Slum Children
Konkan, Dec 12 `Bal Mela` is a mega event for the children of the slums and orphanages. The Province of Panjim, from the year of its elevation, has been committed to celebrate with them on 19 December every year from 2007. This year `Bal Mela` will go into its 8th edition in which more than 1,250 children are expected to participate.  Read More »
LOBO Joaquim

Celebrating the Salesian ``Lens`` of Christ
Hyderabad, Dec 11 The memorial Mass of Fr John Lens, who passed away on 28 November at Manoharabad in the Salesian Province of Hyderabad, was celebrated on 11 December at Don Bosco Philosophate, Karunapuram. In his introductory speech, the Vice-Provincial Fr Thathireddy Vijayabhaskar recalled Fr Lens` words uttered during an interview with him, a couple of years ago: ``I worked hard and I worked for the poor!`` With the strong conviction that we were praying to him, rather than for him, the 150 members of the Salesian family gathered for the occasion, spent the morning in Eucharistic thanksgiving and prayer.  Read More »
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