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  H i g h l i g h t s  

FIRST ROUND PASTORAL VISITATION AFTER THE 7TH PROVINCIAL CHAPTER
Letter of Br. Mauro Jöhri, General Minister

1Parents Meet at St. Francis of Assisi School Chikodi
"A parent is a teacher at home and a teacher is a parent in school and the child is the centre of our universe". Under the able guidance of our director and principal, an orientation programme was organised for the parents of St Francis of Assisi School. The aim was to familiarise the parents with the curriculum, rules and regulations of the school, teaching and co-scholastic activities. The programme commenced with the prayer song by X std students followed by the welcome to the speaker of the day Rev Fr. John Peter , Rev Fr. Arun Lobo, the director and Fr. Jason, the Principal. Thereafter Fr. Jason addressed the gathering. In his speech he laid stress on the rules and regulations and developmental plans to uplift the school and sought the support and suggestions.
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Two books of 'Sevak prakashan' released.
Sevak Publication, a venture of Capuchin Media Publication brought to light two Konkani Books namely “Samasyank Parihar” by Dr Judi Pinto and “Garjethekid Gazali” by Mrs Felicy Lobo, Derebail on 24th June 2017, at 4.00pm. This book release event began with the evening refreshment at 3.30 pm. Fr. Darel Fernandes, the Editor of “Kutmacho Sevak” the konkani monthly welcomed the gathering with a short prayer and his words of welcome. The new book “Samasyank Parihar” was introduced by Irine Rebello, a well-known writer and poet, after which it was released by Fr Maxim Disilva, the manager of Assisi Press, Mangalore. Mr. Naveen Kulshekar introduced the second book “Garjethekid Gazali” which was then released by Rev Fr Jerom, the principle of St Aloysius High School, Mangalore.
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Ramzan Celebration @ Infant Jesus School
As part of their learning about different religious practices, to teach the students about the significance of Ramzan festival, Infant Jesus School observed Ramzan celebration on 23rd June. Hazrath’s Salim and Shaffi were the chief guests of the celebration. In their speech they enlightened the students on the importance of Ramadan month, significance of fasting, the need to do charity, the gain of self –control and self-discipline. Speeches, prayers and Qawali’s were performed. Rev.Frs. Godwin, Deepak, Andrew Jairaj and Amar Lobo witnessed the event and added grace to the celebration. As part of the celebration “Dates” were distributed to the students.
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Inauguration of the students’ council 2017-18 @ Infant Jesus School
Inauguration of the students’ council 2017-18 of Infant Jesus School was held on June 15th, 2017 during the school assembly. Rev.Fr.Godwin, Principal in his inaugural address wished the students a very useful and a wonderful year of students’ council. The school SPL and DSPL Vishweshara P, Rakshita, Shashank Gowda and Shilpa along with other ministers took the oath to work for the progress of the student community in collaboration with the staff. This was administered by the Principal Fr.Godwin.Rev.Frs. Deepak, Andrew Jairaj and Amar Lobo were present for the assembly. Vishweshara P, School SPL proposed vote of thanks. Mr.Santhosh compered the programme.
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75th birthday jubilee of Bro Andrew
The 75th birthday jubilee of Bro Andrew was celebrated on 17th of june in a grand scale at Darshan Institute of Theology. Brothers of D.S. A prayed for his good health. The Eucharistic celebration was presided by Fr Salvador Fernades , and Fr Joy preached an inspiring homily. Many guests especially priests, sisters and family members added beauty to the celebration.
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Parents’ Orientation & Felicitation of the Toppers @ St. Anthony’s PU College, Kengeri, Bangalore.
‘Education is a shared Responsibility’. Together we can achieve the best possible, with this objective in mind, St. Anthony’s PU College organized the Parents’ Orientation Program. The parents were encouraged to understand their role and responsibility in accompanying their children as they grow adolescents. The holistic growth and proficiency in all spheres of life are possible only when the mutual co-operation and collaboration exists between the Management, Faculty and Parents. The Director, Rev. Fr. Alwyn Dias emphasized on the importance of head: to think with them, heart: to understand them and hands: to touch and be near them - a language that can have an indelible impact on the Students.
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Installation of St Anthony's Church School Cabinet:
For the Academic year 2017-18, St Anthony's Church School has elected Master Ricky Ronaldo as the SPL and Miss Adeena P A as the ASPL. A grand Swearing-in Ceremony was held at the school campus. Fr. Prem Lawrence D'souza was the President of the function who proposed the oath of secrecy to the SPL ASPL and Twelve ministers. SPL and ASPL thanked the gathering for electing them as their leader for this academic year. Fr Prem delivered a beautiful speech and said: "Leader is the one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way. Leadership is not about a title or designation. Therefore if your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, and become more, then you will be good leader.
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INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY-Sneha Jyothi School-Pothnal
The international yoga day happened to be on 21st June. Sneha jyothi vidyalaya on this day witnessed a systematic yoga celebration under the guidance of PET Sir, Mr.Shivakumar and Supervision of Head Master Rev.Fr.Dominic. The Chief guest on International Yoga day was Rev.Fr.Thomas, he received a warm welcome with a boquet of flowers from Asst. H. M. Rev.Fr.Sunil. Program started with a prayer song sung by the students.Two students came forward on the stage to perform yoga. Their performance included different asanas like garudasana, Padmasana etc. The chief guest of the day Rev Fr.Thomas expressed his few thoghts on “Yoga” His speech stated in a light humorous way. He explained about the wellness of Yoga and said that yoga and good food all the two facdes of same coin. Meanwhile the Headmaster Rev.Fr Dominic Sunil lobo spoke a few words on yoga and applauded the two students Venkanagouda and Sameer for their beautiful yoga performance.
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Oath taking ceremony in Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya Pothnal
Oath taking ceremony for the academic year 2017-18 was held in Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya Pothnal Raichur. The chief guest of the ceremony was Rev. Fr.Ajith Rodrigues. The elected SPL and ASPL and the Cabinet ministry of the school took oath of abiding to rules and regulations to their duties. The elected leaders marched forward with the Band of students led by Chief Guest and Headmaster. The whole members of the cabinet ministry took the oath and the chief guest honored them with the medals. Meanwhile the headmaster expressed his thoughts and congratulated the parliamentarians.
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SPL ASPL ELECTIONS  : St. Anthony's Church School, Gangondanahalli
St. Anthony's Church School conducted the elections for the SPL and ASPL for the academic year 2017-18. Tenth Standard Students were given a chance to stand for the election of SPL. Eleven Students contested for the post of SPL. Ninth Standard students contested for the post of ASPL. They were 33 in total. All the candidates were given a chance to campaign through a public speech. Each candidate was given a symbol. The election was held as a replica of the assembly elections. All the students from fifth to tenth standard participated in voting. The counter was set up for the verification of the identity cards after which the little finger of the left hand was marked with the ink and then the students were given the ballot paper for SPL followed by the ASPL ballot. Here below are some of the pictures:
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A Big word of THANKS for your valuable service : St. Anthony's Church School, Gangondanahalli
With a heavy heart St. Anthony's Church School bid farewell to six of its staff members on 10th of June, 2017. Sr. Celine leaves us on account of her transfer to Madhya Pradesh. Mrs. Deepthi left the institution due to her personal commitments. Mrs. Raziya and Mrs. Umme Salma have taken leave in view of pursuing further studies. Mr. Malleshappa and Mrs. Ahalya are retired due to age. The whole institution is grateful to the meritorious service they have rendered to the institution for the past years. The institution wishes them "All the Best" for their future endeavours. Long live St. Anthony's Church School.
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World Environment Day Celebration @ Infant Jesus School.
World environment day was celebrated with full enthusiasm at Infant Jesus School on 5th June. Students and staff participated in plantation drive to make the surroundings green and students were helped to understand the importance of the three P’s: Protect, Preserve and Promote ‘Mother Earth”’.
 
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Inaugural of new academic year @ Infant Jesus School.
The inauguration of the new academic year 2017-18, for infant Jesus school was held on 5th June 2017. The chief dignitary of the day was Rev.Fr. Deepak Rayappa, Superior of Infant Jesus Nivas. The other dignitaries present were Fr.George Godwin, Principal; Fr.Andrew Jairaj, Vice-Principal and Fr. Amar Lobo, Director-Padre Pio study Home. The ceremony commenced with a prayer song by the school choir. This was followed by the ceremonious lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries. The prayers were then recited, followed by readings taken from the Bhagavadh Gita, The Quran and the Bible. Rev.Frs. Deepak and Godwin addressed the students and the staff. During the inaugural ceremony toppers of class 10 students were felicitated and teachers were also felicitated. The inaugural ceremony then concluded with school anthem.
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New Academic year begins at St. Anthony’s PU College, Kengeri, Bangalore.
‘In life nobody can go back and start anew but anyone can start today and have a better tomorrow!’ New academic year began with lot of newness especially with the new science stream. The Chief Guest, Charted Accountant, Mr. Agnel Pereira, inaugurated the academic year by lighting the lamp in the august presence of Rev. Fr. Roshan Rosario, Principal of PU College, Rev. Fr. George Monis, Principal of Darshan College, Rev. Fr. Joy D’ Souza, Science Co-Ordinator, Mrs. Suchitra, Vice Principal, the faculty members, students and freshers. In his address Mr. Agnel Pereira, CA., called upon the students to open up their hearts and minds to the wisdom and knowledge which is imparted in the institution in view of the holistic development and human transformation.
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Expertising English in Trinity
At Trinity we aim to bring a holistic approach to education. We give a lot of opportunities for our students to enrich their knowledge in various ways. In order to make our students the best speakers and prolific writers, Trinity school organized a basic course on Phonetics, Vocabulary, Communication and Spoken English. An extremely profound, experienced and intellectual person Prof. Raja Victor gave an efficious training from 01.06.2017 to 08.06.2017 to the students of class 6th to 10th. Our students were enlightened in knowledge and in practicality of English knowledge.
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Environment day @ St. Anthony's Church School, Gangondanahalli
St. Anthony's Church School celebrated the world environment day on 08th of June, 2017. The students from 8th, 9th and 10th around 450 of them went on "awareness rally" in the locality. The disciplined rally was led by the school band, Scouts and Guides and the staff members. The children shouted slogans pro environment and called the people's attention towards "Swachcha Bharath" Many of the local political leaders and the people joined us in voicing out care and concern for the nature. Manju a student from ninth std. delivered a beautiful speech on the need of protecting nature. Sir Narayanaswamy gave a very informative speech on the present scenario of the world with all its pollution. Children had a beautiful street play on the responsibility of saving the nature for the future.
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Anugraha Ashram: Pastoral visitation and School Re-opening
On 11th and 12th of June, 2017, there was a pastoral visitation at Anugraha Ashram. Rt. Rev. Fr. Michael Miranda, the bishop of Gulbarga was welcomed to Anugraha Ashram, Halbarga. During his pastoral visitation he visited the Anugraha community, Sisters and parishioners. In his visit he highlighted the dire need of giving faith-formation to the people of this area. He also formally reopened the School that day. In his speech he said that education is a primary weapon to change the society, and Anugraha church school is on the verge of giving you all-round growth. He wished the students and staff all the best for the academic year 2017-18.
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Feast of the Holy Trinity : Saccidananda - 11.06.2017
“God does not change; He is Love, ever and always. In Himself, He is communion, Unity in Trinity, and all His words and works are directed to communion” – Pope Benedict XVI
The glory of God in its profound richness and in simple communion of three persons in one Godhead was celebrated today in Saccidananda as our Province is dedicated to the patronage of the Most Holy Trinity. A solemn thanksgiving Eucharist was presided over By Rev. Fr Joe Mathias, the Rector of St Peter Pontifical Seminary, Bangalore along with Rev. FR Joseph Dolphy Pais, our Provincial, his councilors, the community members and a number of guest priests. The homily directed the faithful to be inspired by the virtue of loving unity which is manifested in the Triune God. The celebration was beautified by a melodious choir by the Theologians of Darshan Institute of Theology, Bangalore, guided by Fr Salvador Fernandes, the Rector and the presence of a number of faithful from near and far.
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MESSAGE FROM THE PROVINCIAL MINISTER ON THE FEAST OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY
We are celebrating the feast of our God who is One but Three, our God is Three but ONE. What a mystery! The heavens itself cannot fathom this, then how are we, the mortals, can understand! Yet God reveals Himself to us as Creator, Redeemer and Sanctifier. It is a gradual revelation God gave us through the History of Salvation. Our god is a community, a family and we are called to be perfect like our God, i.e., to live in communion with one another. If we live as our God lives, we would be solving our present day problems! As we honor God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, let us seek God’s blessing by signing ourselves with the Trinitarian Formula – the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of the Father and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with us, always. Wish you all happy feast of the Province, may our patron Holy Trinity bless all of us, our missions and missionaries and all our endeavours.
Rev. Fr. Joseph Dolphy Pais
Provincial Minister
Holy Trinity Province

Another milestone at St. Anthony’s PU College, Kengeri, Bangalore
“Strength and growth only come through continuous effort and struggle’ says Napoleon Hill. Truly St. Anthony’s PU College has achieved another milestone, has gained another star to its crown, by opening the portals to the Science Stream: PCMB, PCMC, PCME. The State Government of Karnataka, Pre-University Education Board has granted permission to St. Anthony’s PU College to train and to form the future leaders in technology and science. With this added colour to the beauty of the Institution, may it continue to be an abode of wisdom that ensures holistic development of the global leaders of tomorrow. St. Anthony’s being a unique campus for quality education and academic excellence empowers students to explore and excel!
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Felicitation for Our Students : Trinity Central School
A felicitation program was organized to the outgoing students of Grade 10, who came out with flying colours by securing 100% results in ICSE examination 2016-17. The teachers as well as the Principal congratulated the students and wished them success in their future. The students overwhelmed with gratitude recalled their memories in the school. With grateful hearts they thanked their teachers and bid adieu to their Alma mater for the final time as students of the school.

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Academic Opening day at St. Francis of Assisi School Chikodi
With great enthusiasm, the School reopened on 1st June 2017. St. Francis of Assisi School was filled With happiness by the Presence of the students. The day began with a prayerful hymn to the Almighty and Benevolent God by the X std students followed by Welcome Ceremony. New-comers were welcomed with school band in a procession during the assembly .The School Principal, Fr. Jason, held the lighted Candle and the new Comers lit their Candles as a sign of incorporating them into the family of Assisians. New teachers were also welcomed by Fr. Jason by offering a bouquet of flowers. It was a special day for the school as the new building was blessed by Fr.Arun lobo and was inaugurated by Fr. Paul D’souza.
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Sneha Jyothi Vidyala Pothnal Raichur.
The inauguration of the school academic year 2017-18 took place on June 8th 2017. Fr. Sathish Fernandes was the chief guest for the program. The PTA president and members were present for the inaugural ceremony.



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Trinity Central School Slams Hatrick Century
Trinity Central School climbed up to the ladder of success for the third consecutive year as the students of 3rd ICSE batch secured 100% results in ICSE examination 2016-17. As a result, the efforts of the students and hard work of teachers was paid in the full. The result not only brought unmatched joy and rejoicing among Trinity family but also raised its standard of qualitative education in the vicinity of Udupi.

SSLC Toppers 2016-17 : Sneha Jyothi Church School Pothnal

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Trinity Family Comes Together : Trinity Central School
The Parents – Teachers meeting of this academic year 2017-18 was organized on 31st May 2017at 2.30 p.m. in order to implement new ideas in teaching and learning. The program was compared by Mrs. Sushma Suvarna. The newly built basket ball court and computer lab was blessed and inaugurated by Rev. Fr. Alwyn Dias, Vicar Provincial Karnataka Capuchin Friars. A fruitful and inspired talk on effective parenting was delivered by Mr. Leslie Arouza, the director and counselor of Udupi Diocese family Commission. The faculty was introduced by Mrs. Archana Shetty. Thereafter Rev. Fr. Anil D’Costa, the Principal of the school introduced new plans for the academic year 2017-18 and sought Co-operation of both parents and students.
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Enrichment of Knowledge in Trinity Classroom  : Trinity Central School
To enhance the knowledge of our teachers, three days enrichment programme was orgamized from 29th May 2017 to 31st May 2017. The event was made rich with Dr. Mahabaleshwara Rao, Dr. Madhumala K and Dr. Virupaksha Devaramane. Besides, also an interactive session by Dr. Sr. Judy Lewis about counseling techniques and its applications. The teachers were truly refreshed and rejuvenated during these 3 days.
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The Feast of Pentecost
Rev. Dr. Ignatius Dsouza, Bishop of Barelli Diocese presided over the Saturday evening festal Eucharist of Pentecost. He preached a beautiful homily. In his homily, he spoke on the Purpose, Prayer, Power and Performance that the early church witnessed. If we know the purpose of coming together, if we pray with one heart and mind, if we rely on the power of Holy Spirit we would be able to perform the will of God that he has for us. Thus he invited the faithful to make the Pentecost happen in the present modern times. Fr Guardian thanked him for his presence on this great occasion of the feast of Pentecost, the commemoration of the birth of the mother church. He was then presented with the small statue of Padre Pio as a token of love.
Here below is the Homily preached by
Rev. Dr. Ignatius Dsouza, Bishop of Barelli Diocese:

Capuchin Friars of Mangalore
During the Month of May, the Capuchin Friars of Mangalore region came up with a unique idea of sharing the knowledge on the different titles of Mother Mary that are found and recited during the Marian litany. The Friars did it so by presenting the 7-10 minutes video wherein they shared the historical, biblical and theological background of the particular titles. The friars of St Anne's Friary - Mangalore, Dayalbagh Ashram - Ujire, St Fidelis Friary - Farangipate, Holy Trinity - Udupi and Assisi Nivas - Mudubelle joined together in making this unique venture a success. These videos were telecasted during the Month of May on the Divine Word TV channel every morning 6.30 am and 6.30 pm and on our Capuchins Mangalore Youtube channel. A good many viewers acknowledged their gratitude and thanks through the means of comments on Facebook, WhatsApp, and phone calls.

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A GREAT STORY TO TELL
St. Francis of Assisi school, Chikodi was elevated by looking at the grand result of the 10th Std students who appeared for the ICSE examination 2017. School secured 100% results. Prasad Jambagi scored 91.33% and stood first in the class. Sammed scored 100 Marks in Mathematics. 13 secured distinctions, 18 First class and 2 second class. School remains grateful for the hard efforts of students and teachers who really took personal interest in them taking daily classes from 8.30am to 6.00pm. We say big thanks for all the friars, parents and well wishers for their prayers for our students.

Meeting with MLA & MLC at Clara Vihar-Pothnal
Raichur MLA Hampayya Naik and MLC Bosuraj visited Clara Vihar Pothnal. The community of Clara Vihar celebrated 72nd birthday of Mr. Bosuraj. The Cmmunity along with neighboring parish priests discussed various issues with them and they assured their total support towards us.


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Lectio Brevis 2017-2018
In Every phenomenon the beginning remains always the most notable moment. Indeed as the saying goes the Darshan Institute of Theology witnessed a phenomenal inauguration of the academic year on Jun 2nd 2017-2018, under the dynamic leadership of Rev Fr. Albert Lewis the Dean of Studies. The inaugural mass to the Holy Spirit was offered by Rev. Fr. Paul Melwyn D’souza, the 3rd provincial councilor. In his homily he highlighted on the importance of the wakeup call and the need to be attuned to it in our daily lives. At 10:15 am all were invited to the refectory for a ‘high tea’ followed by the Lectio Brevis . Bro Kiran Moins presented his thesis on the topic, Creation groaning in travail. Fr Benoy the provincial of Krista Jothi , New Delhi released the calendar of the institute Later the professors gave a brief introduction on their subjects and Fr Salvador Fernnades proposed the vote of thanks and the inaugural secession ended with the D.S.A anthem .
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Vimukti appeals the district government to make Government schools in manvi Taluka attractive, relevant as well as child friendly:
Vimukti after revising the situation of government schools in the project area brought out various prevailing issues and collected them in a booklet form. This report highlights the real situation of AWCs and educational institutions in Manvi taluka in general. Schools are supposed to be the temple of learning, but the average primary educational institutions and AWCs in the taluka are likely dingy, dilapidated, with no access to electricity, toilets, lack of basic infra-structures, leaking roofs, without play grounds, broken furniture, late arrival and handing over of school books, absence of computer labs, shortage of teachers, etc., are major problems which are blocking and reducing the standard of child education at large. Childhood is the initial stage of growth in one’s life. In this regard Preschools play vital role in the early childhood development. There are 486 anganwadi centres in our Manvi Taluk. But the fact is that, these centres do not cater to the total development of preschool child development.
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FUNERAL OF REV. FR. JOEL PINTO OFM CAPUCHIN
REV. FR. JOEL PINTO OFM CAPUCHIN
(Baptismal Name: Aloysius Leo)
BORN: 08/11/1939
VESTED: 30/04/1960
TEMPORARY PROFESSION: 01/05/1961
PERPETUAL PROFESSION: 01/05/1964
PRIESTLY ORDINATION: 17/12/1967
DEATH: 24/05/2017

Funeral Details:
The mortal remains of Fr. Joel Pinto will be brought to St. Anne's Friary, Jail Road Mangalore and will be kept in the friary chapel from 1.00p.m to 2.15 p.m on Thursday, May 25, 2017. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Fidelis Friary, Monte Mariano, Farangipet, at 3.30 p.m.
Contact Numbers: 0824 2496733/ +91 9482446419

Provincial Chapter of the New York – New England Province of Saint Mary
The Twenty-Second Ordinary Chapter of the New York – New England Province of Saint Mary was held on May 14th to19th, 2017 at Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford, Connecticut. With the total number of 104 friars being present for the chapter with guest and observers was an enriching moment for the friars to relive their fraternal life. The central theme of the provincial Chapter was “encountering our future through fraternity & leadership, mission & ministry, and finances” was well animated by Fr. Vincent Fortunato Capuchin, with a team of experts, animating and deliberating the process. Fr Francis Gasparik the out-going Provincial Minister of St Marys Province, in his address appreciated and thanked the hard work of the brothers of Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka, India. Fr. Clever D’Souza presented the report on custody of Japan. Fr. Dolphy Pais, Provincia Minister of Holy Trinity Province presented an excellent report on the various activities in the province especially our mission geared towards the social action. He appreciated the generosity of The Province of St. Mary, New York and remembered Rev. Fr. Michael Banks for giving us the opportunity to work in collaboration with St Mary’s Province of New York. The Chapter concluded with the election, Eucharist and the Agape. The new provincial team with Michael Greco and the Councillors are enthused to serve the order.
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Career Guidance conducted for catholic youth of St. Clare of Assisi parish Pothnal:
One day Career Guidance Programme was conducted for the catholic youth of St. Clare Parish, Pothnal, on 22nd of April 2017. Meetings of all the youths of the parish who are studying outside the parish were called to this programme. The main aim of this meeting is to give systematic guidance to the students since many would be puzzled as to what to do next after completing plus two Degree or P.G. etc. The meeting was animated by Fr. Sathish Fernandes Vimukti Director, Pothnal. He said that today we can expect only10% opportunities in the Government sector, while 90% of it is in the private sector. Those who study the arts stream should not feel that they are less privileged because opportunities for the Arts students are endless. Some of the options suggested by him are teaching, law, small business/industry, social work, mass communication, Fashion designing, interior designing....
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Save Farmer Families : I am Tayamma from Jeenoor camp & my Husband Committed Suicide : Vimukti Pothnal
I am Tayamma from Jeenoor village, Manvi Taluka Raichur District. Two years back, I lost my husband. He was a farmer. We used to grow cottan. Everything was going well. He was a wonderful husband and a very loving father. We had four kids, lakshmani, Praksh, Rudhramani and Verupaksha. We were happy in our small world. We were not rich, but whatever we earned was enough to keep all of us content and happy. Then one year the merciless drought hit our village. We had enough to sustain that year. But then this became a routine for the next two years too. The 1.5 acres land that we had hardly gave us a two quintal of Cotton. This was not enough to even pay for the investments. My husband decided to work as a laborer in other’s farms in order to get at least two meals everyday for the family. I joined him too!
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St. Anthony’s PU College, Kengeri secures 90% PU Results
With passion and determination St. Anthony’s PU College bags 13 Distinctions, 49 First Class, 28 Second Class and 4 Third Class. Three Students got 100/100 in Computer Science and two students 100/100 in Business Studies. The Management, Principal, Staff and Students congratulate all the outgoing PU Students!

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Visit of Provincial Fr. Dolphy Pais to friars in Foggia, Italy
Fr. Dolphy Pais, the Minister Provincial of the Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka, conducted the visitation of the Indian friars who are rendering their pastoral service in the St. Pio Capuchin Province of Foggia. He met Fr. Jossy Fernandes at San Giovanni Rotondo friary, where Fr. Jossy works in the Office for the English speaking pilgrims, coming to the Shrine. Fr. Dolphy paid a quick visit to the Capuchin Friary of Larino, where Fr. Charles Furtado and Fr. Jossy had rendered their service for some time. Then the Provincial came to the Friary of Sant Elia, where Fr. Denis Prakash Lobo is serving as the Vicar of the community and is assisting at the Parish which is attached to our Friary. The next day, Fr. J. B. Sequeira went to Sant Elia and brought Fr. Dolphy and Fr. Denis Lobo to Venafro by car. At Venafro Friary Fr. J. B. Sequeira is the Vicar and is assisting at the Shrine.
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Minister Provincial Fr. Dolphy Pais at the Chapter of Foggia, Italy
The Foggia Capuchin Province of St. Pio celebrated its 128th Provincial Chapter from 1st to 5th of May. Fr. Dolphy Joseph Pais, the Minister Provincial of Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka participated in the same as a Guest and as an observer. Frs. J. B. Sequeira and Denis Prakash Lobo took part in this Chapter as Capitulars. During this Elective Chapter Fr. Maurizio Placentino was elected as the new Minister Provincial of Foggia. Fr. Dolphy Pais, in his discourse, expressed his satisfaction and joy over the three and half years of mutual personal collaboration between the two provinces. He thanked the Major Superiors and the friars of the Foggia Province for accommodating the Indian friars with such cordial and fraternal attitude. Fr. Dolphy also presented, through a power point, a short documentary on the missionary extension undertaken by the Karnataka province.
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Br Victor Crasta new assistant director of Sandesha Foundation
Mangaluru: The Chairman of Sandesha Foundation for Culture and Education Rev. Henry D’Souza has appointed Br. Victor Crasta OFM Cap as its Assistant Director. He was welcomed by the Bishop on May 6 at a function held at Sandesha. Sandesha gets new Assistant Director-1Br. Victor Crasta hails from Lorretto, Bantwal. He has done Diploma in Western Music from Trinity college of Music, London and has taught western music at the Capuchin Seminary, Bangalore. He has also served as the Principal at St Antony’s School at Gangondanahalli, Bangalore, Infant Jesus School, Chikkamagalore and Anugraha School, Bidar. He was honoured by Higher Education Minister Basavaraja Rayareddi for his excellence in the field of Education. Director of Sandesha Fr Victor Vijay Lobo introduced Br. Victor. Roy Castelino, Sandesha Trustee and Fr Paul Melwyn D’Souza, Superior of St Ann’s Friary, Bejai were present.
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FUNERAL OF REV. FR. VITUS PRABHUDAS PINTO OFM CAPUCHIN
Fr Vitus Prabudas Pinto, Capuchin friar of Karnataka Holy Trinity Province who passed away on April 30, was laid to rest at St Fidelis Friary cemetery, Farangipate here on Tuesday, 2 May amid a large number of mourners including friends, family, and well-wishers. Bishop Aloysius Paul Dsouza presided over the Eucharistic celebration along with good many diocesan and religious priests. In his Introduction, he remembered the good old school days he had spent with Fr Vitus at Agrar, Bantwal. He recalled the beautiful religious life lived by Fr Vitus and invited the faithful to pray for his departed soul. Fr Joachim preached a poetic homily and reminded us the richness of the spring of eternal life that we would receive after we leave this mortal earth. Fr Rupert Barboza delivered a well prepared Obituary and made known to the faithful the great achievements of Fr Vitus during the earthly journey. Fr Melwyn, the guardian of St Anne’s Friary thanked all those who came to the aide during the last days of Fr Vitus. Between 1.00 pm and 2.30 pm, the mortal remains were kept for public viewing at St Anne’s Friary where hundreds of people paid their last respects. A holy mass was celebrated at 1.30pm for those people who couldn’t go to the burial ceremony at Farangipate.
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Sponsor’s children summer camp : Vimukti Pothnal
The Vimukti charitable trust® with the collaboration of Ensemble Agissons France had organized sponsor’s children summer camp at Pothnal from April 18th to 28th 2017. 35 sponsored children actively participated in this camp. The first phase of the camp saw fun-filled and educative moments with Spoken English and Computer lessons along with other motivational sessions for the children. Caring staff prepare campers to face life’s challenges with a positive outlook. Over a week at camp, kids develop new skills and a strengthened sense of citizenship and self-esteem. Children return home with incredible memories, proud achievements, and new friendships. Camp provided a safe, fun and active environment in which children can develop new skills, gave chance to explore their unique talents and interests, self esteem and friendships.
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Divine Mercy Feast at Mangalore
The feast of Divine Mercy was celebrated on 23rd April at 10.30am at Divine Mercy Retreat Centre, St Anne’s Friary near Jail Road, Mangalore. For the last 6 days, novenas were held on different themes on Sacraments as the preparation for this feast. The feast was celebrated in the Divine Mercy Retreat Hall with the presence of around 2500 faithful including the priests and nuns. Prior to the Eucharistic celebration, adoration was conducted lead by Fr Derick. The Eucharist was celebrated presided over by Rev Fr Walter D’mello, the Judicial Vicar of Mangalore Diocese. He preached a fitting homily and called upon the faithful to be the mirrors of mercy after the example of Jesus Christ. Mr. Joel Pereira led the choir and helped the faithful to pray better. After the Eucharist sumptuous dinner was served to all the faithful. Fr Paul Melwyn, the Superior of St Ann's Friary thanked one and all.
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Videos of Novena and Divine Mercy Feast at Mangalore
Novena - Day 1
Novena - Day 2
Novena - Day 3
Novena - Day 4
Novena - Day 5
Novena - Day 6
Adoration On Feast Day
Divine Mercy Feast Eucharist Celebration

Flower Decoration and Vegetable Carving @ Darshan College, Kengeri, Bangalore
Flowers are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out-values all the utilities of the World. Flowers have the greatest talent in converting an ordinary place into a magical palace. Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature. Vegetables and fruits are not only meant for just maintaining well balanced diet but also to exhibit God’s providential creation. Hence the Darshanites participated creatively by giving shape, shade, shadow, figure and contours to the flowers, fruits and vegetables. The competitors were ably judged by the honorable jury Rev. Sr. Bindu, Superior of Holy Family Convent & Asst. Headmistress of Jnana Bodhini High School, and Prof. Chaya Devi N, Department of Kannada, Adarsha Evening College.
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Seminar on “Leadership & personality Development” -Vimukti Center, Pothnal
Vimukti charitable trust’s main thrust is to build up a new generation with spiritual, moral and leadership qualities. Through a well thought out meticulously planned modules and practical activities based on life experience for two days training enable the youths to mould their young minds imbibed with values of life and lasting vision for self and nation building. Seminar was organized on 23rd and 24th of March 2017. A leader is someone who engages in the activity of facilitation and helps a group of people understand their common objectives and assists them to plan how to achieve these objectives; in doing so, the leader remains "neutral" meaning he/she does not take a particular position. If you want to be a good leader then you have to develop the qualities of Faithfulness, Acceptance, Communicator, Inspirer, Listener, Imitator, Teacher, Adviser, Technician, Observer and Reader said Fr. Sathish Fernandes, Director, Vimukti in his keynote address.
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Visit of the Mission Secretary to North East India
Fr. Charles Furtado, the mission secretary, visited the north east mission of the Province from 15.03.2017 to 08.04.2017. He began his visit with Christ the King Delegation of Mizoram-Tripura-Silchar, and proceeded to Infant Jesus Delegation of Nagaland-Manipur. He also took seminars for all the friars of these two Delegations on Child Sexual Abuse and Abuse of the Vulnerable Adults, and preached a retreat to the sisters. Impressed by the mission work of the friars from the province in the north east states of India, he thanks them for their kind Franciscan hospitality, and appreciates their generous service to the missions of the province with sacrifices.
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Product Launch Initiative @ Darshan College, Kengeri, Bangalore
“A Secret of getting ahead is getting started. Opportunities don’t happen. You create the opportunities.” To start with the Darshanites with their creative and innovative minds launched “start-up” initiatives. These “product launch initiatives” were designed to achieve the specific purpose of creating awareness and publicity for a particular product/brand. The future entrepreneurs of Darshan College got into the job seriously so that they get practical exercise and experience of the competitive and commercial world. One was better than the other; the best bagged all the glory of the show. The event was graced and judged by Prof. Ranganath Swamy from Adarsh College, Chamarajpet and Prof Reema L. Veigas former Faculty of St. Anthony PU College.
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The Easter Vigil at Saccidananda
The Easter Vigil was celebrated at Saccidananda. The Vigil Mass was offered by Rev. Fr. Joseph Dolphy Pais, Fr. Deepak Fernandes and Fr. Robin Victor D’souza. The celebrant in his homily said, “The Resurrection of Christ is a pledge of our own resurrection. It is the foundation upon which our faith rests. It is the guarantee of our own resurrection and God's assurance that our sins are forgiven and that we are called to eternal life. So this is a joyful day, a day of great hope”. Good number of faithful participated in the Easter Vigil. A Very Good number of faithful participated in Easter Vigil Mass to share the Love and Peace of Resurrected Christ.
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Good Friday service at Saccidananda
Good Friday service was conducted at Saccidananda to commemorate Jesus Christ’s Passion, crucifixion and death. The service was officiated by Fr. Deepak Fernandes, Fr. Joseph Dolphy Pais and Fr. Robin Victor D’souza too joined the service. The celebrant in his homily said, “On Calvary, Jesus Preached his message more by action than by words. Just before he was stripped of his last earthly possession his clothes. He died as he had been born owing nothing in this earth. He went to face his father as every one of us will face that same Father – God, naked, bereft of all earthly possessions. He demonstrated to all who could see and understand that living well does not depend on what a person has but on what he or she is”. Large number of faithful participated in way of the Cross followed by Good Friday ceremony.
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Maundy Thursday - Saccidananda
The Maundy Thursday celebrated at Saccidananda, Capuchin Provincialate at Rajajinagar - Bangalore. The Holy Eucharistic Mass was presided over by Fr. Robin Victor D’souza along with Fr. Joseph Dolphy Pais & Fr. Deepak Fernandes. The celebrant in his homily said, quoting the words of Pope John Paul II. “Before this extraordinary reality we find ourselves amazed and overwhelmed, so deep is the humility by which God “stoops” in order to unite himself with man! If we feel moved before the Christmas crib, when we contemplate the Incarnation of the Word, what must we feel before the altar where, by the poor hands of the priest, Christ makes his Sacrifice present in time? We can only fall to our knees and silently adore this supreme mystery of faith”. The Celebrant representing Jesus washed the feet of twelve faithful as an act an ultimate act of love and service.
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Thanksgiving : Trinity Central School
The ambience of Trinity Central School breathed a ‘fresh air of gratitude’ on the last day of academic year that is on March 31st, 2017. For all the efforts of teachers, students, non-teaching staff, janitors, drivers and conductors, the Principal expressed the words of gratitude and wished for the same success in the upcoming years. The championship trophy was also presented to ‘Robert Frost’ as the ‘House wise Winners’ for the academic year 2016-17. Apart from this one of the coordinators of lower section Mrs. Lavina Arouza who was a supporting pillar of the School was felicitated for her good work in the school as she was leaving the school for better prospectus.
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BLESSING OF THE FOUNDAITON STONE:YESU NILAYA-PALYA
The blessing and laying of the Foundation Stone for the Friary and the De-Addiction Centre at Yesu Nilaya Palya took place on the 07th of April 2017. Rt. Rev. Dr. Anthony Swamy, Bishop of Chikmagaluru Diocese, blessed and laid the foundation stone along with Rev. Fr. Joseph Dolphy Pais, Provincial Minister of Holy Trinity Province-Karnataka, Fr. Alwyn Dias, Vicar Provincial and other Capuchin Priests and Diocesan Priests. After the blessing of the foundation stone, there was A short felicitation program to thank the Donors of the Land Mr. Sigmund Sequiera and family, Rev. Dr. Anthony Swamy-Bishop of Chikmagalur Diocese also the Architect Mr. Praveen & Manjari Saldanha, Contractor Mr. Kumar. The program was compered by Rev. Fr. Sunil Ulahanan, guardian of Yesu Nilaya-Palya. A tasty meal was organized for all those who witnessed the event.
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Free medical check-up camp : Vimukti Pothnal
Health the greatest treasure
Vimukti Charitable trust®, Pothnal in support with Ensemble Agissons France, organized free medical check-up camp for the beneficiaries residing around the project surrounding villages of Pothnal. The health camp conducted provided primary and referral health care services to the patients, wherein 3 cases of viral fever, 7 high blood sugar, and 3 women blood pressure were referred to the government hospital Pothnal. All the types of primary and comprehensive services had been provided to the clients. Mrs. Annamma PHC consultant and Mrs. Lalitha Vimukti Staff Nurse advised them various medicines and consultations during the camp and also interacted with the beneficiaries.
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Campaign against early child marriage : Vimukti Pothnal
“Child Marriage is a practice that robs millions of girls of their childhood, their rights and their dignity.” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Under the initiative of Vimukti wing and with the active support of Ensemble Agissons, campaign against an early marriage was organized with the collaboration of various Govt. Schools in the project area in order to sensitize & mobilize the masses to stop and eradicate child marriage by raising awareness of the girl’s right in the community. The campaign was organized with the main objective of bringing about changes in the pattern of thinking in minds of the people towards the evil effects of child marriage and raising awareness of the girl’s right in the community and also by focusing on improving the access to quality education for girls, and also educating the wider community about the social factors that enable forced marriage to continue.
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Debate Competition @ Darshan College, Kengeri, Bangalore
“It is not he who gains the exact point in dispute or who scores most in controversy but he who has shown the better temper.” – Samuel Butler
To bring about the best temper as they argue, dispute and discuss their point of view on the current and actual topics Darshan College organised Debate Competition. The finalists, 12 teams disputed and discussed “for and against” for the following topics: Social Networking and it’s impact on Society, Cell phones as Educational Tools, Demonetization it’s impact and results in eradication of black money. The event was graced by the presence of Mr. Mithun M Y, Manager @ Ernst & Young, Ms. Mahalakshmi, Manager @ Mantri Developers and Mr. Mohan.
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Juzu sangi 24 voram - 24Hours adoration at St Ann's Friary


Adoration, Retreat talk and Eucharistic celebration by Fr. Roshan Rosario at Divine Mercy Retreat Centre Mangalore




Anugraha School: Thanksgiving Day
On 25th of March Anugraha School celebrated a day of Thanksgiving. Remembering all the blessings that were received from God Almighty in the year 2016-17 the school gathered all staff and student community to thank God today. Among the students two of them and among teaching staff Ms. Geetha and Mr. Mahan spoke about the enormous change that has taken place in line with discipline, academic performance, co curricular activities etc. All appreciated the Principal Fr. Richard Kadiwal OFM Cap for well-organizing the entire year though there were many hurdles at the initial stages. The principal spoke and thanked all the staff and students for their tireless efforts to make Anugraha head high. All the teachers were appreciated considering their unique talents and contribution for the growth of Anugraha.
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Training to community and pocket leaders on SCSP/TSP/WASH:
On 19th to 20th and 23rd to 24th of March 2017, Vimukti organized training on SCSP/TSP/WASH (planning, allocation, utilization of financial resources) act 2013. Vimukti pocket leaders and community monitoring leaders were the participants for these trainings. Mr. Ravidra Janekal and Mr. Lawrence, ARD Raichur were the resource person who have highlighted the SCSP/TSP/WASH act as a whole and its background to dispel lot of political, legal and other misconceptions surrounding it. Though lots of funds are allocated for this welfare of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes each year by the state and central government, in actual practice there is no compulsion to spend the amount as allocated and always the funds were diverted to other purposes or shown as unspent.
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“Leadership & Followership” CEB-Seminar @ Christ University, Bangalore.
Christ University Bangalore accorded hospitality and fraternal welcome to the Capuchin Education Board Members with the motto “Excellence and Service”. The Vice-Chancellor Rev. Dr. Fr. Thomas C Mathew called upon the capuchins towards a revolution: from “Good to Great”, from “charismatic person to charismatic organization.” He insisted that we should be the leaders not just like gardeners or agriculturists but like the foresters who look beyond for long-lasting and far-reaching results. Prof. Rev. Fr. Thomas T V while addressing on “Learning organization” he said: be professional, have personal mastery, build-up shared vision & team work, follow a system and have strategies to be relevant.
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On 8 December 2008 the General Definitory by its Decree Prot. No. 00999/98 constituted and declared established the Most Holy Trinity Province of Karnataka. By the same Decree the General Definitory appointed Br. Vincent Gabriel Furtado as the new Provincial Minister, Br. John Baptist Sequeira as the first Definitor and Provincial Vicar, Br. Patrick Crasta, Edwin Colaco and Rudolf D'Souza as the 2, 3, and 4 Definitors respectively.

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Peace Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

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Minister General

Fr. Mauro Jöhri
Minister Provincial

Fr.
Joseph Dolphy Pais
Provincial Council

Fr. Alwyn Dias
Vicar Provincial

Fr. Peter Cyprian D'souza
2nd Councilor

Fr. Paul Melwyn D'souza
3rd Councilor

Fr. Salvadore Fernandes
4th Councilor

 


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