Veteran Salesian Fr. Joseph Topno Laid to Rest

Guwahati, Aug 30 The mortal remain of Fr. Joseph Topno (1919-2014) was laid to rest on 29th August in the Tezpur Cathedral Cemetery. The funeral Mass was attended by a large number of priests, religious and lay people. Bp. Akasius Toppo, the bishop of Tezpur presided over the funeral Mass. Bp. Robert Kerketta SDB, the bishop emeritus of Tezpur whom Fr. Joseph served as a secretary for many years was also a concelebrant at the Mass. Fr. VM Thomas, the provincial of Guwahati in the name of all the Salesians of the province of Guwahati expressed sincere condolences and gave the following funeral oration:  Read More »
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Triple Gold for Don Bosco College, Dharmapuri
Chennai, Aug 29 It has been a year of golden harvest for Don Bosco College, Dharmapuri, Tamilnadu. At the Periyar University exams held in May 2014 the college secured three first ranks and gold medals. M. Manjulla of M.A. English captured the gold medal in English Language and Literature, S. Saranya claimed the gold in Master of Social Work, and David won the gold in Digital Print Media.  Read More »
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Platinum Jubilee Celebrations commence at Tripura`s Historic Parish
Silchar, Aug 29 A medley of dances and songs transformed the serene campus of Shantir Rani Parish at Mariamnagar on the outskirts of Agartala, Tripura, into an irresistible hotspot on the evening of 28th August, 2014. Over 500 people from the neighborhood and town attended the cultural program, a run-up to the climax of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations of the Parish scheduled for Sunday, 31st August.  Read More »
Joseph Pulinthanath

Catechetical seminar pumps fresh energy into Vasai catechists at Naigaon
Mumbai, Aug 28 The diocese of Vasai organized a catechetical seminar for the catechism teachers of the diocese at Don Bosco Naigaon East, on 24 August. The half day seminar was held under the able guidance of Fr Caesar Dabre. It was a practical hands-on training programme to help the catechists to be oriented towards helping children to grow in faith.  Read More »
Lowe Glenford

Silchar spearheads Bicentenary Celebrations in Barak Valley
Silchar, Aug 28 The premier Don Bosco institution in the Barak Valley - Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Silchar - stepped into DB Bicentenary year in style on 16th August, with a `homage to Don Bosco` involving over a thousand students of the school.  Read More »
Joseph Pulinthanath

Shelter Don Bosco Wadala receives the `Ahiliyadevi Holkar` Award
Mumbai, Aug 28 August 21, 2014 marked a very important day for Shelter Don Bosco, Wadala as it received its first `Ahilyadevi Holkar Award` from the Maharashtra State Government from the Womens and Child Welfare Ministry in appreciation for best social work in the field of Child Development. The event took place at Khambadevi Maidan, Dharavi, Mumbai at 6.00p.m.  Read More »
Lowe Glenford

Rev Fr. Joseph Topno, SDB, Passed away
Guwahati, Aug 28 Rev. Fr. Joseph Topno, SDB Passed away on 27th August, 2014 at 11.10 pm at Borgang Catholic Hospital, Assam.  Read More »
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Archbishop pins his Hopes on Altar Boys for Vocations
Silchar, Aug 27 Archbishop Dominic Jala of Shillong exhorted the altar boys to be `regular for the Eucharist so that the seed of vocation can grow and mature` in them. The prelate was speaking at the thanksgiving Eucharist celebrated together with all priests and religious that hailed from Mawlai parish on 24th August 2014 at the Parish Church. The event, organized as part of the yearlong celebrations of the ongoing platinum jubilee of the parish, was an occasion to thank God for the 75 years of blessings together with the parishioners and the 16 priests and 53 religious nuns that hailed from its villages.  Read More »
Dianetious Fernandez

African Missionary Alumnus Addresses the SHTC
Silchar, Aug 27 Fr James Pulickal, an Indian missionary working in East Africa for the past 34 years addressed the Staff and the Students of Sacred Heart Theological College, Mawlai on Monday, 25th August. He shared his experiences as a hostage in the hands of extremists, the demands of a missionary life in Africa, his own spiritual struggle when faced with negative experiences, and a snapshot of Christian presence in South Sudan.  Read More »
Dianetious Fernandez

Indian President appreciates Catholic Church`s service to tribal population in Bengal
Kolkata, Aug 27 The President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee visited Don Bosco Catholic Church Palsondamore, in West Bengal, on 24 August, 2014, and laid the foundation stone for a mini hospital under the parish. It was a historic event in the annals of this small Parish of the diocese of Krishnagar, W.B., with a majority tribal population. The president was accompanied by his son Shri Abijit Mukherjee, Member of Parliament.  Read More »
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