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Covid-19 Relief Work in Paasam-Flame

The Friars in Dindigul under the banner of PAASAM-FLAME with the help of our Parish Priest at Kurusady, Dindigul, helped the needy (daily labourers, blind people and marginalised) and distributed Rice bags for around 102 families on 10-04-2020. With the financial support from the Province, around 148 families (coolies, dhobis, domestic workers, sanitation workers and families from nomad and dalit communities) from Kallupatty, Maruthasipuram, Vedappatti, Mottanampatti and Oli Nagar, have been supported with relief materials.

We also received some material and financial help from our well-wishers to support destitute homes: Karunai Illam at Kodai road and Vizhudugal at Siluvathur road. We distributed 35 bags of rice (25 kags each) to the above-mentioned homes.

PAASAM-FLAME helped it’s regular beneficiaries (adults and children living and affected with HIV/AIDS) with 25 kgs of rice instead of the normal 15 kgs. With the help of the staff and volunteers we distributed the food materials at PAASA Illam and also visited few blocks (Vedachandur, Eriodu and Natham) in the district and distributed the materials to the beneficiaries.

So far we were able to reach out: 148 families (coolies, dhobis, nomad and dalit families), 2 destitute homes, 4 – persons for medical help, 123 HIV/AIDS infected clients and their families. We are yet to reach out around 150 families in the coming days.

We have been informing about the relief work to the needy and the beneficiaries to the Collector of Didigul. We give the details of our visits and the name of the area where we distribute the materials to the special cell in the collector’s office and in coordination with the special cell we move to the places without any difficulty and distribute the materials.

We are yet to reach out around 150 families in the coming days). Our sincere gratitude goes to the Provincial administration for their concern towards the needy.

 

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI

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ST. FRANCIS

ST. FRANCIS

FRIARS' BIRTHDAY (July)

Date

Name of the Friars

Events

Year

01

Anthony Alex Martis

Birth

1976

02

Pratap Reddy Salibindla

Henry Jose

Birth

Birth

1960

1992

03

+ Thomas the Apostle – Patron of the Province

Amaladass Manickam

Atma Jyothi, Mysore

Abhishek M.

Feast


Solemn Vows

Blessing

Birth



1982

1987

1995

04

Praveen Henry D’Souza

Ordination

2007

05

Martin Sangma

Birth

1992

06

Jugal Kishore Lakra

Birth

1976

07

+ Michael Haliday

Baikim Chandra Minj

Stephen Lamin Gashnga

Home

Birth

Birth

1976

1982

1983

08

Dominic C.J.

+ Bede Worham

Birth

Home

1959

1991

09

Mukti Prakash Ekka

Arun Junes

Solemn Vows

Ordination

2000

2006

12

Anto Leo

Birth

1988

13

Sidney J.M.

Arvind Kerketta

Birth

Birth

1941

1970

14

Michael Anand

Simon A.

Deepak Xalxo

Avinash Toppo

Birth

Birth

Birth

Birth

1977

1981

1992

1996

15

+ Bonaventure

Feast


20

+ Blaise Lobo

Home

1997

21

Lawrence of Brindisi

James N.

Feast

Birth


1966

22

+ Leonard Fernandes

Home

1980

27

+ Cornelius D’ Souza

Phyrnai Lyngdoh

Home

Birth

2009

1983

28

+ Alphonsa

Feast


30

Trevor D’ Souza

Entry

1985

31

Joseph Prasanna Kumar

Birth

1985