Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales
S.F.S. Home, Maruppani Road, Kalif Nagar,
– 622 001, Tamil Nadu
Phone: (04322) 267165
Greetings in the name of the Lord. I am sure that we had a
very spiritual and vibrant retreat preached by Rev. Fr. Jose Maniparambil on the theme
“When the Divine light falls on the prism (the individual), it gives the spectrum of colours”. The call to
priesthood is something unique, extraordinary and holy. Being aware of our status as priests, striving towards the goal of
our life, united as one family we can do wonders. A priest is called to holiness, perfection and expected to live the kingdom
values. Being rooted in the word of God, one must be docile to receive the divine spark and reflect it in the forms of fraternal
love, prayer, meekness, missionary zeal, vows of Chastity, Poverty and Obedience. With the renewed spirit and heart, let us
commit ourselves to carry out the work more ardently, by way of preaching the word of God and working for the growth of the
congregation and the region through our own little way. Let us continue to reflect over the challenging questions posed before
all of us.
Canonical visit of the Superior General:
Rev. Fr. Agnelo Fernandes, our Superior General will be visiting the region from 21st Nov to 28th Nov 2005. On behalf of the members of the
region I extend him a hearty welcome and a pleasant time with us.
The details of the visit and the modalities of meeting confreres
and the communities mentioned below and communities around will be discussed
and finalised during the meeting of Apostolic Community convenors, which will take place on 22nd Oct 2005 at S.
F. S. Home, Pudukkottai.
Tentative Programme of the visit of Rev. Fr. Agnelo Fernandes
21.11.05: Fr. General arrives at Vaniyambadi
22.11.05: Meeting confreres at Vaniyambadi
23.11.05: Morning leaves for Kolli Hills
23.11.05: after lunch leaves for Pudukkottai, Night stay at S.F.S. Minor Seminary
24.11.05: M.S.F.S Regionalate, pudukkottai
25.11.05: Meeting confreres at Nallatinputhur
25.11.05: Night leaves for Adanur
26.11.05: Meeting confreres at Adanur
26.11.05: Night, leaving to Kelambakkam
27.11.05: Meeting confreres at Kelambakkam
28.11.05: St. Thomas
Mount, Meeting confreres
28.11.05: Leaving for Vizag
The preparation for the General Chapter 2007:
A small booklet titled, OUR PARTICIPATION, in the preparation for General
Chapter 2007 is already in your hands. This is indeed a handbook in our preparation for the General chapter. The book,
with its rich Scriptural basis, stressing our uniqueness as MSFS in the light of the teachings of St. Francis de Sales, our
Patron and the vision of Fr. Peter Mary Mermier, our beloved Founder, enables us to discern God’s plans in today’s
world and respond to them meaningfully and adequately. I recommend you all to discuss together in the Apostolic communities
and send the report to the Regional Superior as mentioned in the book.
FIDES India, in colloboration with the Region constructed four rest houses for the tsunami affected people at Kadiyapatnam
village. On 18th Sep 2005, Rev. Fr. A. Lawrence, the Regional Superior celebrated a solemn Eucharist and blessed
the houses. Rev. Fr. Jose Parapallil, Provincial, South-West
Province inaugurated them in the presence of a few MSFS confreres, diocesan
clergy and local people. On behalf of the Villagers, the parish priest thanked and extolled the works and the helps rendered
by MSFS fathers. We gratefully acknowledge and thank Rev. Frs. Jose Parapallil, Mathew Kozhuppakalam, Shibu, Patric Jayaraj
and all those who worked for this project.
Ministry in Germany:
Fr. J. B.Thadeus has left for Germany
on 5th Oct 2005 for pastoral ministry. We wish him a fruitful ministry.
Fr. A. Santhiyagu is in India for holidays.
Hearty welcome to him and wish him a pleasant stay.
Rev. Fr. I. James Anandraj,
Kath. Pfarramt, St. Michel
Kirchstrasse – 8
D – 54533 Oberkail,
Tel: 0049 – 6567537 (Office)
0049 – 656793015 (Personal)
Fax: 0049 – 656793014
Rev. Fr. Arockiasamy Michael,
St. Peter’s Church,
Po. Box 116, East
Keilor - 3033
Parkside Ave, Victoria,
Ph: 00613 93374141
E-Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Birthday (October) (November)
12/10 - Fr. X. Vincent
05/11 - Fr. C. John Britto
13/10 - Fr. A. Jeyaseelan (Jr)
13/11 - Fr. C. Sebastin Robert
23/10 - Fr. S. Christu Raj
15/11 - Fr. S. Antony (Jr)
27/10 - Fr. A. Lawrence
26/11 - Fr. A. Michael
28/10 - Fr. S. Amirthanathan
Let us pray for the Departed:
Rev. Fr. Francis Moget (Pune Province) died on 17th September at Belgaum.
He was 85. He was a true fransalian, left an indelible mark. May God grant him eternal rest. All the priests are requested
to celebrate one mass for the departed confrere.
Rev. Fr. A. Lawrence msfs
St. Francis De Sales speaks:
“Be what God
wants you to be and belong to Him totally. Do not try to be what you want to be contrary to God’s will. Even if you
were the most excellent creature in the world, of what use would this be if we are not living according to the will of God.”
(Salesian Spirituality: A source book, P.15)