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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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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