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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 (September)

Date

Name of the Friars

Events

Year

02

+ Matthew Walsh

Jayaseelan P.R.

Home

Ordination

1969

2001

04

+ Kentigern Stuart

Home

1995

08

Arokiam John

Tom John

Arockiasamy P.

Niranjan Toppo

Birth

Solemn Vows

Solemn Vows

Birth

1976

1999

1999

1993

09

Salun Kispotta

Birth

1995

10

Athanasius Xaxa

Birth

1959

11

+ Paulinus van Halderen

Home

1999

13

Bangalore Friary

+ Vincent Roy

John Sekar

Blessing

Home

Birth

1952

1959

1982

14

Anthony Pushparaj

Birth

1976

15

+ Fidelis Magee

Home

1979

17

Stigmata of Francis

Varghese Sebastian

Richard D’ Silva

Assisi Illam Dindigul

Feast

Birth

Solemn Vows

Blessing


1947

1956

2010

18

Joseph of Cupertino

Feast


19

Mesia Elias Moses M.

Birth

1973

20

Tom John

Birth

1961

23

Padre Pio

+ John Forest Hogan

A.J.Mathew Joseph

Feast

Home

Birth


1962

1989

24

Shalom Friary –Hyderabad

Blessing

1995

25

Sagaya Soosairaj

Birth

1968

26

+ Fabian D’ Souza

Home

2010

27

+ Conrad Gomes

Home

1993

28

Nicholas D’ Souza

Lourdu Augustine

Pradeep Anthony L.

Birth

Birth

Birth

1945

1976

1992

29

Sushil Beck

Salim Baxla

Birth

Birth

1973

1974