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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

 

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI

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ST. FRANCIS

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