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Feast of St. Sebastian, Madhavaram, Chennai – Lowering the Flag

Madhavaram, 10 April 2018: There were number of Eucharist Celebrations held on 10th April 2018 throughout the day during which the devotees from various parishes in Chennai participated. The Celebrants and the Preachers continued to dwell on the theme of holiness inviting the people to embrace the teachings of Jesus Christ. The friars and people gathered around the flagpole at 5.30 PM for the dehoisting of the Flag. Br. Praveen lowered the flag which was then carried in a procession to the altar. Hundred of devoted thronged to touch the flag. Having set the flag for the veneration, the thanksgiving Eucharist began. It was presided over by Br Simon and the Parish Team. Br. Simon during his homily invited the people to imitate the Christian Life of early believers mentioned in the Acts. He also recalled the life of St. Sebastian and the miracles that had taken place here in Madhavaram. After the Eucharist, Br. Simon thanked everyone for his or her contribution towards the Feast Day preparations.
Lowering the Flag

Lowering the Flag
 
Lowering the Flag
 
Lowering the Flag
 
Lowering the Flag
 
Lowering the Flag

 

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ST. FRANCIS

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