NEWS FROM MANANTHAVADY

OCTOBER

2 –The feast of Guardian Angels - The Rogate Bhavan Community celebrated the feast of our two regents brothers – Abin and Jain. During the holy Eucharist,  superior Fr. Saji Kallookkaran prayed and appreciated them for their   presence and efforts. We had solemn celebration in the evening and the seminarians entertained the whole community with cultural performances. The community extended their love and concern and offered prayerful support and gifts.

19 – Semestral outing – It was a memorable event for the seminarians to have the outing with the whole community. The whole community enjoyed the one-day outing.

 

NOVEMBER

13 - Birthday of Fr. Stany Odanadan- We celebrated the birthday of Fr. Stany in a spiritual way with the celebration of the holy Mass and greeted him God’s blessings for his life and ministry.  Due to the news about the demise of Fr. Roy Muthedeth the community suspended the solemn B-day celebration of Fr. Stany.

19 – Funeral ceremony of Fr. Roy – Since it was the only religious house where Fr. Roy had his ministry as Vice Superior and prefect of the Seminarians, the whole community of Rogate Bhavan together with the parishners of Good Shepherd Church Chulliana,  went to attend the funeral ceremony of Fr. Roy in Rogate Ashram and thereafter to the home parish, Udayamperoor and expressed our heart felt condolences to the family of Fr. Roy.

27- The community of Rogate Bhavan together with the Good Shepherd Parish Chulliana celebrated the Holy Mass for the eternal repose of the soul of Our Beloved Fr. Roy. It was an occasion for the parishners to gratefully remember Fr. Roy and his fruitful mission in the Seminary of Rogate Bhavan. They all appreciated and prayed for him for his caring, loving and simple nature.  

 

DECEMBER

20-21 – Parents day celebration – the Rogate Bhavan community organised the parents’ day celebration of the Seminarians. It was a two days program. We began the celebration with a family meeting of all the parents and seminarians with the formation team. The Presence of our Diocesan Bishop Msgr. Jose Porunnedam and Major superior Fr. Shajan pazhayil RCJ solemnised the occasion. The Holy mass was presided by Bishop Jose Porunnedam, with Fr. Shajan Pazhayil and other fathers. On 21st morning, the community had an anticipated simple birthday celebration of Fr. Saji Kallookkaran before the parents left home after the parents’ day.         

 

24 - Christmas meeting conducted for the adopted children – we conducted a Christmas gathering of our adopted children in Rogate Bhavan. The community animated the meeting and Fr. Stany introduced  new plans and visions about the adoption programme.  Fr. Saji Kallookkaran concluded the meeting with  granting the Christmas gift from their  benefactors.

            

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