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Feast of St. Sebastian, Madhavaram, Chennai

Madhavaram, 9 April 2018: The Feast of St. Sebastian, the Patron of Parish in Madhavaram was celebrated with the spirit of prayer and devotion. Br. Simon, ofm the Parish Priest along with his team and the community with the generous and faithful from the Parish Executive Committee, Parish Council, SCC, Religious Sisters, various pious associations and the parishioners organized the 66th Parish Annual Feast. The Solemn Feast Eucharist was held on 9th April 2018 at 6.00 PM presided over by His Grace Rev. Dr. George Antonysamy, the Archbishop of Chennai-Mylapore concelebrated by Br. Praveen, the Minister Provincial, Br. Charles Bernard, the Vicar Provincial and friars. The Archbishop in his homily had a word of praise for choosing the themes for the Novenas and Feast which dealt with “Witnessing in the World through Holiness” as the Pope was to release his Apostolic Exhortation “Rejoice and Be Glad” which was also to propound on the life of Holiness. Through a well structured Homily, the Archbishop brought out the importance of life of Holiness and how everyone can achieve a life of holiness. After the Eucharist, the Procession Carts bearing St. Sebastian, Mary our Mother and Archangel Michael were blessed. The Journey of Procession went through the streets in and around Madhavaram for two hours and returned to the Church close to the Midnight. Meanwhile, there was an Ecumenical Worship which was attended by nearly 4000 people.
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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