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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 (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