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4th Asian Young Friars Gathering Province of San Pedro Bautista, PHILIPPINES February 8-17, 2019

8th Feb

The fourth Asian Young Friars Gathering - 2019 began on 8th February 2019 at Arnold Janssen Spirituality Centre at Quezon City, Manila at 8:30 am with the Prayer Service. Br Irineo Tactac, the Secretary for the Formation and Studies of the Province of San Pedro Bautista, Philippines welcomed and introduced the delegates.

He also highlighted the history and objectives of AYFG. After which Bro. Cielito Almazan, the provincial of the Province of San Pedro Bautista, Philippines, declared the AYFG open. The delegates were then invited to present the mission challenges in our respective provinces, which was animated by Bro. Reu Jose Galoy. Our presentations were well appreciated. Bro. Cesare Vaiani, the General Secretary for Formation and Studies, was also present.

There are 31 delegates from India, South Korea, Vietnam, Japan, Philippines, Myanmar, Indonesia, West Papua, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Papua New Guinea. The day ended with the Eucharist celebrated by the Provincial Bro. Cielito Almazan.

9th Feb

The second day (9th February) of the AYFG began with the Lauds and Eucharist officiated by Bro. Cesare Vaiani ofm, General Secretary for Formation and Studies. During the session he elaborated on the theme: Formation Challenges in Contemporary Times. He emphasised that initial and ongoing formation aren’t different but one and the same. Ongoing formation should take place in the daily events of the community. In this process, community life holds a primary place. He emphasised on the role of the ministers, guardians and so on. Continuing with the same theme, he raised his concerns regarding the dwindling down of the vocations and spoke about the importance of the pastoral care of vocations. After the session, we were sent in four different groups to various Metro Manila urban parishes administered by the friars.

 

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FRIARS' BIRTHDAY (April)

Date

Name of the Friars

Events

Year

01

Gabriel Mathias

Carlos Dias

Birth

Ordination

1950

1989

03

+ Sylvester McGoldrick

Home

1992

04

Vineet Kerketta

Birth

1995

05

+ Achilles Meersman

Salim Joseph

Nicolas Marak

Home Ordination

Birth

1982

1994

1994

07

Rajasekhar Reddy Gopu

Punitha Anthoniar Illam

Birth

Foundation

1985

1992

08

John Chrysostom

Birth

1965

09

+ Prasad Cheely

Ordination

1998

10

Jugal Kishore Lakra

Ordination

2005

11

Paul Kallan

Ordination

1996

12

+ Liguory Mimpen

Home

2016

13

Francis Agnelo Rozario

Ordination

1997

14

Matthew Kootumkal

Cajetan S. Lourenco

Shalom Friary, Hyderabad

Cajetan S. Lourenco

+ John Peter

Bhaskar Reddy

Birth

Birth

Foundation

Ordination

Home

Ordination

1963

1965

1975

1996

2005

2005

15

Ignatius Baa

Joseph Raj M.

Ordination

Ordination

2005

2007

16

Richard D’Silva

Shanborlang Wartde

Francis Kaviyil

Babu Jose Pamplany

Birth

Birth

Ordination

Ordination

1933

1989

1994

1994

17

Peter Saleth Nathan J.

Ushar Kachhua

Joy (George) Sebastian

Jacob Tani

Birth

Birth

Ordination

Birth

1978

1992

2010

1993

18

St.Francis Friary, Kochi

Prasad Papabathuni

Joy K.D.

Erection

Ordination

Ordination

1951

1998

1998

19

Parish at Chippilithode

Vilas Baptist Correia

Prashanth Wilson Fernandes

Erection

Ordination

Ordination

1997

2008

2012

20

Johnson M.V.

Tojy M.

Regi Matthew

Ajit Kumar Dung Dung

Tony Marshall

Nelson Toppo

Ordination

Ordination

Ordination

Ordination

Ordination

Birth

1999

2004

2006

2008

2009

1992

21

Abraham Vadana

Davis Kallookaran

Alphonse Moras

Gerald Lobo

Simon Pinto

Paul K.L.

+ Angelo James Anthony

New Church at Salbari

Entry

Entry

Entry

Entry

Entry

Entry

Home

Blessing

1972

1972

1972

1972

1972

1972

2002

2013

22

+ Owen McLaughlin

Home

1974

23

Anthony Roobandass A.

Singarayar A.

Tom John

Thomas A.

Birth

Ordination

Ordination

Ordination

1978

1997

2002

2003

24

Johnny Anthony

Benjamin Jojo

John Sekar

Birth

Ordination

Ordination

1961

2005

2010

25

Pratap Reddy Salibindla

Thomas Joseph

Johnny Anthony

Sandesh Manuel

Varghese Lakra

Ordination

Ordination

Ordination

Ordination

Ordination

1991

1992

1992

2009

2010

26

Thaddeus Baxla

Pradeep Kalliath

Birth

Ordination

1968

2007

27

+ Paul Fernandes

Home

2004

29

Arok Sundar Sebastian

Dharma L. Bernard

Arun Prakash

Lourdu Augustine

Balaswamy Gundiga

Peter Saleth Nathan J.

Vijay Minj

Entry

Entry

Birth

Ordination

Ordination

Ordination

Ordination

1973

1973

1974

2006

2008

2012

2012

30

Parish at Nanasera

Anthony Alex Martis

Vijay Amirtharaj A.

Nesavanam,Chennai

New Church at Reddypalem

Erection

Ordination

Ordination

Blessing

Blessing

1995

2008

2008

2008

2013