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2012 Final Profession

Five young Redemptorists, namely Bros. Antony, Raja and Sagar of Bangalore Province and Bros. Melroy and Selvin of Vice-Province of Mejella made their Final Commitment on 8th June 2012 at Holy Ghost Church Bangalore. We wish them God's Blessings and the Redeemer's grace to serve in the Congregation as true sons of St. Alphonsus. 

Catholic Faith Series

Redemptorist Media Center, brought out it first Video Production- CATHOLIC FAITH SERIES: Faith Seeking Understanding. It is a DVD of eight video talks on topics related to Scripture, Dogma (Faith Teachings) and Christian Faith Practices. It was released on the 24th of February-2012 by Rev. Fr. Arulanandam, the Provincial Superior of the Redemptorist, Bangalore.  For more detains, log on to www.catholicfaithseries.com

     

Diaconate Ordination, Bangalore- 2011

Eight Brothers were raised to the order of Deacons (six from the Bangalore Province and two from the Vice-Province of Majella) on 10th December 2011 by Bishop Ignatius Pinto at St Alphonsus Seminary Chapel. We wish them all success for their ministry as deacons and pray that they may become fearless proclaimers of the Word.

 

Golden Jubilee of Ordination of Fr. Jose Fonseca, C.Ss.R.

  


 

          On the 5th of November 2011, our dear Confrere Fr. Jose Fonseca celebrated his Golden Jubilee of Ordination. We thank God and his family for gifting him to our congregation, and more specifically to the Province of Bangalore. 

Fr. Jose Fonseca was born on the 13th of June, 1938 in Bombay. His parents were Dr. Ignatius and Olive Fonseca. He was the last of 7 children.  A boy at the top and a boy at the bottom and 5 sisters in between who pampered him. He joined the Congregation when he was 15 years old.  Fr. Jackie Whyte his Baker, which meant vocation promoter in those days, gave him no option but to leave for the novitiate 2 days after his 15th birthday. That may be why many do not really believe this is the 50th year of his ordination. He then made his first profession on the 2nd of August, 1954 and was ordained on the 18th of October, 1961. Unfortunately both his parents died while he was in the seminary.

The young with the Old!

 On the 27th of October 2011 the young Redemptorist fathers of the Central Sector conducted a half-a-day prayer session for the Aged of the Little Sisters of the Poor Old Age Home on Hennur Road. They where around 30 inmates who participated in this Praise and Worship session animated by six young Redemptorist Fathers including the Sector Coordinator Fr. Christopher P.  The group was lead into praise and worship, and the Word of God was shared by Fr. John Mathew, C.Ss.R. following which a preached Rosary was conducted by frs. Christopher, Sanjay Vincent, Patras Mundu and Charles Vijay. It was a time of grace for both the participants and also for the Young Fathers who animated the programme. Many thanks to Fr. Periayanagam who coordinated the entire programme.

 

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