News Round Up from Rajanagar Parish

One day Seminar for women: One day seminar was held on 20th September for the women of the parish. There were 260 participants. It was conducted under the leadership of Sr. Annie Sebastian SMI along with sr. Gina SMI and Sr. Sarojini SMI. The resources persons were Mr. Vincent Thomas of CFC. Sr. Hemavati, Sr. Jessy, Sr. Vidya and Sr. Betsi from Divine centre Margherita. The topics were centred around health and hygiene, abortion and AIDS, family care, care of body and soul etc. The topics were aided by video clips and discussions. The Holy Mass was presided over by Fr. Nabor Dungdung SDB.

VITAMMIN A distribution in Don Bosco School: Sr. Annie and her health workers conducted an awareness programme on Vit. A. In India 25 lakhs children suffer from Vit. A deficiency. It causes mainly night blindness. They distributed Vit. A drops to 350 children in the school – along with medicine for worms. Parents and teachers also attended the programme.

Month of Rosary Celebrated: Month of Rosary was celebrated solemnly in all the villages concluding with Marian procession. In Rajanagar village People took out a procession from the village to the grotto. In Kherem Mura village People made the way through the village road in procession under the guidance of Sr. Jina SMI and Sr. Sarojini SMI who stayed with the people for two weeks animating and visiting the families. They prepared 20 children for first communion, 11 couples for marriage blessing and 26 new adult baptisms.

One day Catechists and village leaders’ seminar: One day village catechists and village leaders seminar was held in Rajanagar on 6th November. The programme commenced with two hours of Praise, worship and Adoration. They were given inputs on Biblical themes that are suitable for their life situation. We had discussions based on St. Paul’s letters, superstitious beliefs, the challenge to be a catechist etc. The programme concluded with Holy Mass presided over by Fr. Shaji V. SDB. (Fr. Shaji Valiparambil SDB)