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Silver Jubilee of Rev. Fr. Charles Bernard ofm

Nesakkaram celebrated with its staff, children and Madhavaram Friars the Sacerdotal Silver Jubilee of Rev. Fr. Charles Bernard at Nesavanam Street Children Rehabilitation Center. This celebration had more meaning with the coming of Fr. Charles two brothers with their families and his MC sister. Many of the past children of Nesakkaram who were brought up by Fr. Charles Bernard also came to attend this Silver Jubilee Function.

The function started with coffee and snacks at 10.30 am. The Con-Celebrated Holy Eucharist began at 11.00 am. The felicitation was set in motion around 11.15 am.

The Children Training Hall was beautifully decorated with palm leaves, balloons and colour papers by Nesavanam Children and Friars. The hall brought a festive mood to the inmates and invitees. The decoration of the hall took time but it was worth doing it for the person who loves the children so much.

During the felicitation the Children danced, The Staff performed their salsa, The Friars thanked God for giving Fr. Charles Bernard OFM to our Order and to the Church as a simple and dedicated priest. The Friars also thanked his family members and relatives for their continued support to Fr. Charles Bernard OFM.

The Silver Jubilee Function came to an end with a fellowship Lunch together with the family members, children past and present, and the friars.

We, the Nesakkaram Family, thank God for this wonderful PRIEST of God.

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FRIARS' BIRTHDAY (March)

Date

Name of the Friars

Events

Year

03

Bipin Kishore Kandulna

Birth

1990

04

Joy Prakash

Davis Kallookaran

Alphonse Moras

Simon Pinto

+ Alexis v. Leeuwen

Birth

Ordination

Ordination

Ordination

Home

1948

1978

1978

1978

1999

05

+ Bal Raj Madanu

Felix A

Home

Birth

2017

1998

09

Augustine Pinto

+ Gerald Scarisbrick

Sujit Ganji

Ordination

Home

Birth

1967

1980

1988

12

Abraham Vadana

Gerald Lobo

Paul K.L.

St.Thomas Province – INDIA

Avinash Kujur

Nichol John

Ordination

Ordination

Ordination

Erection

Birth

Birth

1977

1977

1977

1985

1995

1992

13

Eugene A.

Samson

Tommy T.J.

Birth

Solemn Vows

Solemn Vows

1984

1985

1985

14

Jayapal Dwarakonda

Flame,Dindigul

Birth

Blessing

1979

2009

16

Joseph Raj

Birth

1987

17

Basil Tirkey

Birth

1984

18

Johnvinzen Lyngdoh

Birth

1987

19

James N.

Chinnappan M. Devaraj

Ordination

Ordination

1994

1994

20

+ Sylvester Dias

Felix Gassam

Trevor D’ Souza

Home

Ordination

Ordination

1979

1993

1993

21

+ Joseph Dias

Home

2002

22

Bobby V.T.

Birth

1963

23

James Kallarackan

Charles Mathew Kolanchery

Joy Prakash Kuzhiparambil

Bhatkal Friary – In Perpetum

+ Oswald Dijkstra

Ordination

Ordination

Ordination

Acceptance

Home

1974

1974

1974

1989

2006

24




25

Lawrence Simon

Arok Sundar Sebastian

Dharma L. Bernard

Charles Bernard

Amaldas Belevendran

Ordination

Ordination

Ordination

Ordination

Ordination

1979

1979

1979

1993

1995

26

Santosh Ekka

Birth

1978

27

Babu Jose Pamplany

Birth

1966

28

Ajit Kumar Dung Dung

Birth

1977

30

Paul Kallan

Birth

1961

31

Sagaya Soosairaj A.

Ordination

1997