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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 (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