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Fr. Jesu Memorial Children Parliament Ministers Kalai Mela

Fr. Jesu Memorial Children Parliament Ministers Kalai Mela was held on 25th February 2018 at Rosary School, Santhome. This year, only the Children Parliament Ministers were called for this event. There were 245 Children from 23 children Parliament groups, 23 parent leaders and some past pupils of Nesakkaram besides all the part time and full time staff members of Nesakkaram who solemnized the Kalai Mela with their presence. The Chief Guest of this Mela was our Minister Provincial Br. Praveen Henry D’Souza OFM. The event began at 9 am with registration. Once the children registered themselves, they were given badges, T Shirts, and breakfast. The games for the children started at 10 am. It was indeed a sight to watch the children in Nesakkaram T Shirts, playing together to enjoy more than winning prizes. The games were organized by MSW field work trainees. The cultural program started at 11 am. The cultural event consisted of folk dances, Villipattu, Therukoothu (Street Theater), Karagattam, etc. This was a wonderful opportunity for the children to portray their talents. The cultural event was a great display of agility and energy. During this event Br. Praveen spoke to the children in Tamil. The children responded with thunderous applause in appreciation. Br. John Sekar appreciated the children for their lively performances. All the invitees appreciated the efforts of Nesakkaram for its work among the less privileged children of God. These children from the slums not only carried a bag of gifts home, but much delight and Franciscan happiness as well. – Br Joseph Raj
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FRIARS' BIRTHDAY (December)

Date

Name of the Friars

Events

Year

02

St. Louis Friary – Palmaner

Fidelis D’ Lima

Foundation

Ordination

1949

1964

05

Abraham Vadana

Shaji Nicholas Vadachery

+ Valentine Crasta

Birth

Birth

Home

1946

1969

2011

06

Baptist D’ Souza

Birth

1975

07

+ Anthony’s Church - Bannur

Erection

1999

09

Anil Kerketta

Birth

1980

11

Richard D’Silva

+ Agnel D’ Mello

Ordination

Home

1960

2013

13

Vincent Soosai

Varghese Sebastian

Scaria Varanath

Thomas M.M.

Dayanand

Anand Suresh Minj

Nideesh M. John

Birth

Ordination

Ordination

Ordination

Ordination

Birth

Birth

1970

1975

1975

1975

1975

1987

1993

14

+ Titus Myppan

Home

2012

15

Gregory Fernandes

Ordination

1963

16

Paul K.L.

Assisi Sadan - Nagpur

Birth

Foundation

1952

1993

17

Sidney Mascarenhas

Varghese Lakra

Ordination

Birth

1967

1977

18

Ajit Kerketta

Birth

1976

19

James Kallarackan

Friary Chapel – Palmaner

Birth

Blessing

1942

1967

21

Parish Church - Palmaner

Blessing

1964

22

Francis Agnelo Rozario

Birth

1966

24

Emmanuel Christopher

Birth

1992

25

Mukti P. Ekka

+ Celestine Reardon

+ Ambrose Staskunas

Birth

Home

Home

1973

1976

1986

26

Tony D’ Souza

+ Paschal Fernando

Birth

Home

1962

1994

27

Irudayaraj Fernando

Sahaya Dhas J.

Ordination

Ordination

2002

2013

28

Madhu Sudhan Reddy

Ordination

2015

29

Thumma Ranjith Kumar Reddy

Ordination

2015

30

+ Gratian McEvoy

Wilson Paul Nattalil

Stephen Lamin Gashnga

+ Kuriyan Joseph

Home

Ordination

Ordination

Home

1992

2003

2012

2015

31

Sleeva Reddy

Birth

1968