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Karnataka, India.

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St. Clare of Assisi


Tau Cross


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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

1The training and the outcome : Vimukti Pothnal
A training program was conducted for the community leaders of the 16 villages of our working area. 58 participants from the target are participated in the said training. The resource person explained the nine schemes in simple language. He explained the nature of each schemes, its provisions, how to get these schemes and the redress mechanism of these schemes. The resource person also explained about the Right to information Act and the way it helps the people in getting their share from the government. The training program was an eye opener for many animators and village leaders.
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1Sare Jahan Se Acha : Trinity Central School
On 15th August, 2017 befitting the occasion Independence Day was celebrated in our school premises with zeal and spirit. The Chief Guest of the day Commodore Jerome Castelino along with Correspondent of the school, Fr. Claud Mascarenhas, Principal Rev. Fr. Anil D’Costa, Vice Principal, administrator, parents, teachers and students witnessed the program. Later Indian tricolor was unfurled by Commodore Jerome Castelino and inspired the gathering with his motivational input. Thereafter principal, Rev Fr. Anil D’Costa addressed the gatherings. Student’s talents were also exhibited on this memorable day through dances and speech. The ceremony concluded with the light refreshment.
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1Provincial Visitation to the Ugandan Custody
Provincial Minister Fr. Joseph Dolphy Pais, began his visitation to the Custody of St. Charles Lwanga – Uganda from the 05th of August 2017, where he visited Friars of the Custody, appreciated their work and motivated to continue to do the good works in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi. During his visitation he also witnessed the Priestly Ordination of Fr. Charles Lwanga on the 12th of August 2017.
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1Independence Day Celebration @ Infant Jesus School
The Independence Day has a great importance in every citizen’s life. This day reminds us every year that freedom is sacred and citizens must do everything to ensure that it shall not be endangered. The 71st Independence Day Celebration was held with great patriotic fervour at Infant Jesus School. Rev.Frs. George Godwin, Amar Lobo and Baptist Gonsalves, Parents-Teachers Association members Mr.Purushotham, Ravi Paul and Ramesh were on the dais. The National Flag, the pride of our nation was hoisted by the Principal, Rev.Fr.George Godwin, who inspired the students to nurture in them the spirit of unity and integrity .March Past, drills and entertainment programme were the part of the Independence Day celebrations. Winners of the various school competitions were awarded with prizes. Breakfast and Badam milk was served to all the students and parents after the programme.
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1Independence Day: Anugraha School
On 15th August, 2017 Independence Day was celebrated at Anugraha School, Halbarga, Bidar. Amidst the atmosphere of Scouts and Guides, the celebration was filled with real patriotism. Miss DK Vijayalaxmi Behanji, Brahmakumari, was the chief guest for the function. Fr. Prashantkumar, Fr. Karunesh and Sr. Lovely DSS added the grandeur for the program. The chief hoisted the flag and delivered a beautiful speech about the traditions and culture of India which led to freedom movement but they are disappearing today. The age-old values which held India’s head high are compromised in many ways she said. Then the children put up a creative program and gave witness of patriotism through march-past dance and drama to those who present in the premises.
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1Fruit and Red Colour Day : Trinity Central School
Life is beautiful with colours. It becomes more beautiful when one starts to experience it. Our tiny stars of Pre-Primary section had this rare and wonderful opportunity on 10.08.2017, as they celebrated Fruits Day and Red Colour Day. They not only learnt the different names, colours and uses of fruits but also sang and danced for the fruit song. In a nutshell, the tiny tots were looking like Angels in God’s own garden.
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1Independence Day Celebration at DEENA SEVA ASHRAM
The duel celebration namely the solemnity of “The Assumption of the Blessed virgin Mary” and the 71st Independence day was celebrated in Dharshan Institute of Theology . Fr Salvador The rector of the institute presided over the mass and unfurled the flag after the mass. The faithful of the parish added beauty to the celebration.
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Singing Competition @ Darshan College, Kengeri, Bangalore.
The month of August, resounds and radiates a strong sense of patriotism keeping the memory of the great sacrifices of our national leaders and our elder brothers and sisters. Every patriotic song expresses this theme so vehemently that it calls for unity and harmony among the population. To create this sense of belongingness and oneness of the nation and of the unity in diversity the College organized Patriotic song Singing Competition. The Principal, Rev. Fr. George Monis, warmly welcomed the Chief Guest Mr. Prashanth M Agera, from Kengeri Satellite Town, a renowned personality in the field of Music & Art. The Science Co-ordinator, Rev. Fr. Joy D’ Souza, joined the team to judge the competition. The Duets and the groups recalled the lovely memories of the history of our nation and sang melodiously to the best of their capacities.
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One Tree for One Child (maguvige ondu mara):
“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree” – Martin Luther King
Vimukti charitable trust® joined hands with the stakeholders in the project area to help reduce carbon footprint by planting native trees best known for their properties of purifying the polluted atmosphere and providing a clean and healthy environment; ‘Maguvige ondu Mara’, a novel method of introducing awareness among children in their young age to cultivate the habit of nurturing and protecting plants. Each child is given saplings and asked to take oath that, they as future custodians would take responsibility of preserving plants. This program targets learners in years1 and 2 with a view that he/ she will nurture the trees as he/ she continues his elementary education. The idea is to create a bond between children and trees, right from childhood.
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Achievers felicitated at Infant Jesus School
The achievers of Zonal level sports competition which was held at Chikmaglur recently were felicitated at Infant Jesus School during assembly, to encourage and motivate them for further excellence. Infant Jesus School higher primary students brought laurels to the school by winning 1st prize both boys and girls in Kabaddi and winning 2nd prize in 400 m Relay. Special thanks to our school PE teachers Mr.Santhosh & Mrs.Bindu for training the students for the competition.
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Fancy dress competition at Infant Jesus School
A grand and gorgeous fancy dress competition was held at Infant Jesus School on 5th August 2017. Students of ICSE section from UKG-Class IV actively participated in the competition. Students came forward displaying their vibrant costumes and enjoyed participating in the competition. The competition brought an amiable ambience and the judges retorted with their applause. Thanks to parents for their great collaboration. It was indeed a mesmerizing event which would be etched in our memory for a long time.
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Magic show @ Infant Jesus School
A magic show was organised at Infant Jesus School on August 3rd.The show was performed by famous magician Mr. John from Chikmaglur. He performed many tricks and illusion that made the staff and the students watch him in rapt attention and excitement. The magic wand, the magic words and the interesting and distinctive style of magician kept everybody astounded. School Principal Fr.Godwin thanked Mr. John for making the day a really magical and entertaining everyone. The show was a great success and the children enjoyed it very much.
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Madikeri, Coorg : 30.07.2017 - CEB Meeting
The first CEB meeting of the academic year 2017-18 was held at ‘Mothers’ Bounty (Vista)’ which is situated along the lush green, quiet slopes of the Western Ghats close to Madikeri. The meeting, however preceded by an outing to the places nearby such as, Bailukuppe Golden Temple, Dubare Elepahant Camp and some parks in Madikeri itself. The Sunday Eucharist was celebrated in the beautiful parish Church of Madikeri dedicated to the patronage of St Michael, the Archangel. Fr Provincial presided over the mass with an inspiring homily to the CEB members. The following day was dedicated for the discussions on various issues on the reports presented from various schools under the purview of CEB. The meeting lasted for a day and was deemed fruitful with a lot of enlightenment for those involved in the School ministry.
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BE THE BEST FRIEND : Assisi School Chikodi
One of the best and most valued relationship on this earth is friendship. To inculcate this value in the ‘hearts and minds’ of children, St. Francis of Assisi school celebrated friendship day on August 5, 2017. Children came with variety and colourful friendship bands and tied to their best friends and teachers, expressing their sentiments of love, respect and gratitude to them. Speaking on friendship, Fr Jason Principal of the school quoted the quotation from Book of Sirach, “Faithful friends are a sturdy shelter: whoever finds one has found a treasure (6:14).” Thus, he stressed the importance of friendship and truthfulness in the dealing with one’s friend. It’s only genuineness can transform one true and faithful friend. As the Independence Day of India is approaching squad wise patriotic singing competition was held for the primary and high school students.
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Awareness on Government Schemes : Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti has been conducting sensitization programmes on Government Welfare Schemes viz, Pradhan mantri Ujjwala Yojana (Free LPG gas for BPL families),Free lap top Scheme for SC/ST students, Mukya Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana, Suvarna Krishi Grama Yojana- Increasing Farmers Income, Pradhan Mantri Jan Dan Yojana, Mukhyamantri Santwana Harish Yojana to help Road Accident Victims, Karnataka ksheera Bhagya scheme, Yeshasvini Co-operative health Scheme, pashu Bhagya Animal husbanry ,Kshori shakti Yojana etc. And people are paying attention to the programmes and our animators helping them in order to benefit of them.
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House wise Quiz Competition  : Trinity Central School
To improve general knowledge and aptitude of our genius sparkling stars, there was a house wise quiz competition held on 08.08.2017. The senior and junior level competition was organized by the teachers in 5 rounds. It was a wonderful opportunity for the students to showcase their talents and step forward in the path of success.
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Fresher’s Day @ Darshan College, Kengeri, Bangalore
Bonhomie is the key ingredient for success in all our endeavors as it makes everyone feel important and cultivates a sense of belongingness. To sow the seed of this friendliness, happiness, conviviality and belongingness, the senior students organized Fresher’s Day for the new-arrivals. The Chief Guest Prof. Dr. Mahananda B Chittawadagi, Vice-Principal of KLE Nijalingappa College motivated the students with her own personal experience and examples from life: “have bigger dreams, set higher goals, seek something beyond, finally work towards it tirelessly till you achieve & realize it”. The Director, Rev. Fr. Alwyn Dias insisted that every student must look for constant and continuous up-gradation of knowledge, should equip oneself with skills, competence and expertise.
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Trinity’s Taekwondo Champion
Master Rohan Danny of Grade 8 has made the Trinitarians feel proud by winning a bronze medal in National Sub-Senior Taekwondo Championship Competition held at Bengaluru on 05.08.2017. The management and the staff congratulated the Taekwondoin, for his stupendous feat and wished him a bright future ahead. May he be a Sports prospect of India.
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Be Green Go Green : Assisi School Chikodi
Recently, Chikodi region had good showers. St. Francis of Assisi School thought it’s an apt time to celebrate Vanamohotsava. On 26-07-2017, Children came with green dress, carrying plants in their hands. A solemn assembly was conducted by the students under the title ‘Be Green, Go Green’. The Principal in his short message gave a clarion call to students to take the example of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron of the school, the patron of ecology . St. Francis showed great respect to the mother earth, the plants and the creatures of this planet. Children, who contributed plants were appreciated for their generosity towards school garden. They sang the canticle of Brother Sun and praised God for the beautiful creation. After the assembly students planted the plants in the garden. We are also thankful to Rev. Frs. Sathish Fernandes and Edwin for their presence, expertise and support during the setting out the plants in the soil.
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Inauguration of NSS 2017-18 @ Darshan College, Kengeri, Bangalore
“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains immortal.” In line with the inspiration Darshan College strives to inculcate the sense of service in the minds of students through National Service Scheme. The inaugural function of NSS year 2017-18 began by invoking divine blessings and by lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries. NSS Unit of the college presented a comprehensive view of the various activities held in service of humanity in-campus and off-campus. The NSS Regional Director, Dr. Arun Poojar stressed on inculcating the practice of service, contributing towards the personality development and character building in respect of ethics and moral values.
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Phonics in Effective teaching to make the class room feel homely : Trinity Central School
In order to enhance the knowledge on Phonics, an become an effective and caring teacher as well as to relax from the daily schedule, the Trinity teachers underwent a workshop on Phonics and Teaching methodology which was organized by Macmillan Education under the able guidance of Mrs. Sowmya Sathish Shetty on 05.08.2017. The activities such as flash cards, chain game etc, made the day lively and memorable. The session was so effective that teachers were of the opinion that it could be inculcated into the class room teaching especially for Nursery, Kindergarten, and Grade 1 to 5.
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TB awareness rally : Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti with the collaboration of health department conducted the TB Mass awareness rally in the project area. The rally, was flagged off from Udbal School, and got ended at the Panchyath ground after passing through the main street of the village; which covered all most 312 families. The Vimukti children actively participated in the rally by shouting slogans and by displaying the pluck cards. Nurse Staff along with ANM visited the houses and gave awareness on TB to the families. Propagating WHO efforts for Unite to End Tuberculosis by 2030, Participants included 210 students and other government officials which included the health department officers. Apart from the rally a TB awareness talk was also organized. This activity created a positive impact in the communities of our project area, educating them of Tuberculosis.
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The valedictory function of the Journalism Course - 2017
The valedictory function of the Journalism Course - 2017, organized by Sandesha Foundation for Culture and Education in collaboration with Canara Communication Centre and Daijiworld Weekly, was held at Sandesha, Mangalore, on 6th August, 2017. The programme began with an invocation by Sr. Anitha D’Souza, UFS and Br. Mervin Manuel Savio welcomed the gathering. Fr Richard, the Director of Canara Communication Centre shared his experience as the co-ordinator of the entire programme of 3 weeks. Addressing the gathering Mr. Walter Nandalike, the founder of Daijiworld Media House said, "journalism is not a one sided business, rather a great responsibility to build a healthy society".
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A travelogue authored by Dr B. S. Talwadi “Sarastheerada Sobagu” was unveiled
A travelogue authored by Dr B. S. Talwadi “Sarastheerada Sobagu” was unveiled at Sandesha Foundation for Culture and Education, on 2nd August, 2017. by Rt. Rev. Dr. Ignatius D’Souza, Bishop of Bareilly diocese. Speaking on the occasion, the Bishop lauded the noble task of Dr. Talwadi and his contribution to Kannada literature. “Dr Talwadi has travelled across the countries and presented his journey through his panoramic writings” opined the Bishop. Bro. Victor Crasta, OFM Cap., the assistant director of Sandesha, briefed the audience about the book and also about the author. Further he said that the purpose of releasing the book here at Sandesha was that the author had received Sandesha award years ago for his contribution in the field of folklore and also he was a member of Sandesha award jury.
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Anugraha Bidar: health is wealth through Yoga
Anugraha School arranged a seminar on “Health is wealth through Yoga”. Mr. Yogi Vaijanath from Shimoga. I was a half day seminar bringing awareness about the maintaining good health through the practice of Yoga. The yogi also taught children how to treat the cold, cough, and simple ailments with home medicines. There was also session on meditation; all the students and teachers were lead into meditation. Indeed it was a resourceful session.
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Memorandum submitted to Panchayath President in demanding basic amenities in the school premises:
Vimukti children parliament members from Markumdinni (Maldgudda Panchyath) submitted the memorandum on 25th July 2017 demanding concerned panchayath president to provide basic facilities in the school as well as in the village. All the children parliament members got together discussed and listed out the problems one by one and approached the concerned authority to help specially, clean drinking water, toilet, play ground, play materials, and compound wall should be provided in the school premises. Drain water flows near the school and cleanliness remained a mirage. Waste was thrown in the school premises and it had turned into mosquito centre. The children parliament members studying in the school have been facing the threat of contagious diseases.
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Class wise Quiz Competition : Trinity Central School
To encourage the young minds of Trinity, to be the prodigies the school conducted class wise Quiz competition on 02.08.2017. The event helped the young brains to retrieve the information effectively from their memory. The outcome of the competition was positive as one could see apt answers and ready replies from the quiz minds.
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Health awareness rally : Vimukti Pothnal
It is easier to convey the message to the public gathering or by public meeting; so, with a motto to bring awareness among the villagers on use of toilet, health, water and cleanliness. This Health awareness rally was organized in mudammaguddi village, manvi taluka. The Vimukti children actively participated in the rally by shouting slogans and by displaying the pluck cards. Mr. Ballappa Nayak, taluka health officer and well known and experienced in his profession, explained at length as how to keep ourselves our surroundings clean and remain healthy. Further he gave an eye-opening talk on consuming nutritious and hygienic food, drinking clean water and explained the importance of oral health practieses and its impacts on general health. There were more than 220 children participated in this health awareness rally and got benefited from this programme.
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Feast of Our Lady of Angles of Portiuncula celebrated at St Anne's Friary, Mangalore
St Ann’s Friary was soaked in the festal cheer on 02 August 2017, as the Capuchin friars along with the faithful celebrated the feast of Our Lady of the Angels of Portiuncula. The solemn Eucharist in the evening was presided over by Most Rev. Dr. Ignatius Dsouza, the Bishop of the Barelli Diocese and was concelebrated by a good number of guest priests from near and far along with Fr Melwyn, the guardian, and all the community friars. In his inspiring homily, Bishop Ignatius recalled his own experience at Portiuncula, Assisi. As a 'Little Portion' – Portiuncula helped St Francis to carry out the will God, may it help us too to understand the plans that God has for us’, he said.
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First Batch of CA-CPT Students @ Darshan College, Kengeri, Bangalore.
With courage, dedication and determination the first batch of CA-CPT students dared to appear for the exams. They were ably accompanied by Professors: Priyanka, Rashmi and Shramila. The assistance from the Degree Principal Rev. Fr. George, PU Principal Rev. Fr. Roshan, and the remote preparation from the part of the Chartered Accountant Mr. Agnel Pereira, Glen D’souza and Dean Pereira is praiseworthy. Every student made an extra effort to walk an extra mile of their academic life while doing B.Com. Immense gratitude and thanks to the Professors and Chartered Accountants! Felicitations to the future CA’s! Bravo! May you excel and be the best in building the nation!
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The hymns sung by Fr Ben Britto are online.

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Parents-Teachers Association : Anugraha School
On 22nd July, 2017 Anugraha hosted the PTA meeting. Mr. Kallappa Chalakapure, the former CRP Halbarga and Yunus the B.Ed college professor, Kamtane College Bidar were the chief guests and resource persons of the day. The cooperation of the parents was appreciating as they cooperated with the plans and projects of the school. The resource persons spoke about the responsibility of the parents and teachers towards the children. The resource persons spoke that every child is not private property of parents, rather he/she is the resource of the country; they are being formed in the hands of parents and teachers, therefore, our example of good life is very important. Every child is the citizen of Indian in the making very much care should be taken in forming them. The Principal, Fr. Richard Kadiwal announced the future plans and points to be given attention. In which he highlighted even the expectations of the parents as the plans of the days to come. Thus the meeting ended with singing national anthem. Thereafter the parents were expected to meet the class teachers and sign the progress card
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Jubilee of 60 years of Priesthood of Fr Archi Lewis, Capuchin
The community of St Anne's, Mangalore celebrated the jubilee of 60 years of Priesthood of Fr Archi Lewis on the 20 July 2017. Rev Fr Dolphy Pais, the Provincial Minister presided over the Eucharistic celebration and Fr Steven Lewis preached a beautiful homily highlighting the significance of the priests in our lives. After the Eucharist, a short felicitation ceremony was held where in Fr Alosyis Dsouza shared the good old memories of Fr Archi. He referred Fr Archi as a good singer, sports man, and a very good religious priest. Fr Provincial thanked the guardian and community of St Anne's Friary for this celebration. Among the guests were the three sisters, brothers in law, nephews, nieces of Fr Archi and many Capuchin Friars from the province.
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ADVANTAGE TO THE DISADVANTAGE CHILDREN
Providing educational Aids to disadvantaged school going children : Vimukti Pothnal
A writer by name Albert Pine says something beautiful, “Whatever we do for ourselves dies with us, what we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.” Vimukti Charitable Trust®, Pothnal with the collaboration Rev. Fr. Jossy Fernandes OFM Cap organized program on distribution of educational kit to 132 economically poor school going children at Pothnal from surrounding villages. Chief Guest Miss. Claire Isabelle student from France gave away the school bags, books, Geometry box, pens, pencils, eraser, sharpener, uniforms and stationery to the children in the presence of few dignitaries, parents of the children and the local people.
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ENJOY GOOD HEALTH : Assisi School Chikodi
Today’s world is an advanced one but not a healthy one. Many communicable diseases have been eradicated. It is the non-communicable diseases that are causing harm to the human race. On July 19, 2017 Dr. Rajendra Salagare M.B.B.S , M.D, a pediatrician and a child specialist, along with a team of six doctors, conducted a health camp for children of our school. The following day, he conducted an awareness seminar for students of class VIII, IX and X. He made the students realize the diseases caused by an unhealthy life style. He instructed the students on how to change their life style to have better health.
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Retreat at Divine Mercy Retreat Center, Capuchins Mangalore on 21.07.2017
Preached by Fr Alban, Kalmady - Udupi.

Honouring Merit Students : Trinity Central School
A tiny acknowledgement leads to lot of encouragement. The Trinity merit students were honoured on 17.07.2017 and were congratulated by all the Trinity Management. The former P.T.A President Mr. Naveen Fernandes and present P.T.A President Mr. Maxim D’Souza were present along with Fr Claud Mascarenhas, the Manager, Fr. Anil D’Costa, the Principal and Fr. Wilson Sequeira, the Vice-Principal to congratulate the tiny tots. On this occasion, the school gladly felicitated and remained grateful to Mr. Naveen Fernandes for his dedicated service to the school as a P.T.A President. Thereafter Mr. Naveen Fernandes made use of the opportunity to address the students and inspired them to develop leadership qualities and thereby achieve success in life.
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Awareness on Government Schemes : Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti has been conducting sensitization programmes on Government Welfare Schemes viz, Pradhan mantri Ujjwala Yojana (Free LPG gas for BPL families),Free lap top Scheme for SC/ST students, Mukya Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana, Suvarna Krishi Grama Yojana- Increasing Farmers Income, Pradhan Mantri Jan Dan Yojana, Mukhyamantri Santwana Harish Yojana to help Road Accident Victims, Karnataka ksheera Bhagya scheme, Yeshasvini Co-operative health Scheme, pashu Bhagya Animal husbanry ,Kshori shakti Yojana etc. And people are paying attention to the programmes and our animators helping them in order to benefit of them.
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Speech and Skit competition @ St. Anthony's Church School
On 8th July 2017 we held Speech and Skit competition for our students. Students have prepared well for the competition, and it was a great opportunity for them to express what they feel on the given topic. Teacher’s and judges were surprised by seeing their hidden talent and sense of humor.
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Birthday Celebration of Fr. Claud Mascarenhas
The blessing of our school, Fr. Claud Mascarenhas, our beloved manager celebrated his birthday on 13th July, 2017. On this occasion our honorable Principal Fr. Anil D’costa spoke a few words about Fr. Claud by refreshing his memories which he had spent with him. A special cake was cut on this occasion. After which Fr. Claud addressed the students and motivated them for their better academic future.
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House wise Spell Bee : Trinity Central School
House wise spell bee competition was organized for the first time in the school campus on 12th July, 2017. The students participated with great enthusiasm and paned through the toughest words. This competition was a wonderful learning source for all the participants. This competition also helped the students to enrich their vocabulary bank and to catch hold of new words.
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Awareness program on Forest schemes to the Farmers  : Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable trust® with the collaboration of District and Taluka Forest Department organized awareness programme to the farmers in the project area on 5th July 2017. The main aim of the program was to make know the various Government schemes accessible to the farmers; in return they tap these schemes and benefit from it. The farmers were being informed especially regarding “AGRO-FOREST DEVELEOPMENT SCHEME”. This scheme envisages providing farmers with saplings of some of the local variety plants like Honge or the Pongamia pinnata, Indian gooseberry, Mango, tamarind and some medicinal, herbal plants. During the first year the farmers would be given Rs.10 towards expenditure on maintenance of each sapling; in the subsequent years Rs.15 and Rs.20.
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Retreat at DMRC Mangalore on 14-7-2017
Retreat Talk by Fr Derick


Eucharist by Fr Denis


Eucharistic Adoration by Fr Lancy
 

Shining Star of Trinity
There is no dearth for talents at Trinity. Because at trinity the students are always on the ladder of excellence. Rohan Danny our young lad of Grade VIII has made all of us proud by securing first place in AICS (Association of ICSE and CBSE Schools) level Elocution Competition, held at Christ School Manipal on 08-07-2017. The Principal, Staff members and the Management congratulated the student for his marvellous achievement.
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HAPPY ID TO OUR MUSLIM BRETHREN : Assisi School Chikodi
BISSMILLA IRRHAMA NERHAEIM!
(In the Name of Allah the most Beneficent and Merciful)

St. Francis of Assisi school wished showers of blessings on all Muslim brethren by celebrating the feast of Ramzan in the school auditorium. The festive mood began with a prayer song, followed by welcome speech by Ms Nidha. To have solidarity, children of different community joined in performing dance, songs and skit to highlight the importance of the Ramzan. The teacher of the Urdu school, Mr Jafer Sharif, the chief guest of the day spoke proudly on the five pillars; Kalama, Namaz, Roza, Zakat and Haij of Islam. He also spoke on significance of Ramzan in Muslim’s life. Fr Arun, the president of the programme upheld in his message, the objective behind the celebration, i.e., to inculcate a sense of oneness among children.
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New Academic Year @ Darshan College, Kengeri, Bangalore
“The Secret of getting ahead is getting started”. With this auspicious thought in mind Darshan College commenced the new academic year 2017-18. Symbolising the new beginning the lamp was lit, paving a way for B.Com, BCA and BBA courses. The Director, Rev. Fr. Alwyn Dias introduced the faculty members and then called upon the students to attain the Academic Excellence and spoke on the positive side of discipline which facilitates every student to do the right thing at the right time in the right place. The Principal, Rev. Fr. George Monis, briefed the students on the holistic growth through the curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. He reaffirmed: “We believe in building character, inspiring minds and enriching experiences which lasts a life time”.
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Doorstep Medical Services : Vimukti Pothnal
The statement that “health is wealth “is a very true to its meaning, as one cannot do anything if he or she does not have good health. So, it is very important that each person must know the causes, effects and remedy related to their individuals’ health issues. One person’s careless or ignorance of good health care can affect other person living with him or around him. For the past 12 months, Doorstep healthcare services has been provided by Vimukti Staff Nurse to the sponsored children families, physically disabled and economically disadvantaged patients who live in the villages without discrimination of caste and religion. Pregnant women and postnatal mothers and children were motivated to go for a regular check up during pregnancy, they were given awareness on nutrition, special care and nutrition for infants, cleanliness, exercises, sanitation, hygienic, health issues, immunization, Routine check-ups, and tests etc.
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Upcoming Spellerbrities : Trinity Central School
In order to improve students’ spelling skills, and enrich their vocabulary bank as well as to provide valuable experience in their English knowledge, “Spell Bee” competition was held to students of Grade I to Grade X on 06.07.2017. The drill helped our young ‘spellerbrities’ to sharpen their language skill.

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Feast of Pentecost Eucharistic Celebration 2017
Feast of Pentecost Eucharistic Celebration (june 4, 2917) by Rev.Dr.Ignatius D'Souza, Bishop of Barelli Diocese,U.P.


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St. Antonys Feast Celebrated in a grand manner
The Capuchin Friars of Mangalore St Anne’s friary celebrated the feast of St Anthony in a grand manner. At 12 pm noon in the premises of St Anthony’s Shrine, the friars gathered along with the devotees of St Anthony and conducted a prayer service in Kannada. Fr Manohar conducted the prayer, Fr Melwyn, the guardian inaugurated ‘St Anthony’s Bread for the Poor’, a new mission of Capuchin Friars. On every Tuesday the Friars will be distributing the bread to the poor people after a short novena to St Anthony in front the shrine. Today all the devotees gathered were distributed with sweets, bread, and flowers.
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Children took out rally against child labour: “Don’t Employ Them; Empower” : Vimukti Pothnal
The Vimukti charitable trust® with the collaboration of Ensemble Agissons France had organized an awareness rally against child labour at Janatha colony Pothnal. Children from Pothnal nearby localities participated in the rally. The practice of child labour is a common enigma today. Large number of poor children is falling in its trap. Due to lack of financial support, the children are forced to work at a very young age when it is the time for them to learn and grow. The rally generated awareness among the masses through songs, shouting slogns and by displaying the pluck cards, which caught their attention. The rally ends with the stage program by giving inputs session on child labour prohibition and Regulation amendment act 2016. More than 215 children participated in this rally and gave awareness to the public. The main objective is sensitizing privileged people and sending an appeal to empower underprivileged children through education. Vimukti would like to appeal to the privileged individuals- Don’t employ children rather help empower them through education.
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Anugraha School: Vanamahotsava
On 5th July 6, 2017 Anugraha school, Halbarga celebrated the Vanamahotsava. Mr. Umakanth, the Deputy Range Forest Officer, Bhalki and Sr. Lovely DSS were the chief guests for the program. The school band welcomed them in a grand manner. A plant was planted symbolically to welcome the students to grow trees. Mr. Umakanth gave a wonderful message to the students with stories and many examples. Thereafter the students were distributed plants to grow as class wise. The principal Fr. Richard Kadiwal announced that the best grown tree would be given a best prize. Thus the program ended by planting the trees in the Anugraha Campus.
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SNEHA JYOTHI VIDYALAYA POTHNAL - P.T.A. MEETING
PTA meeting happened to be on 3rd july-2017, it started at 11:30 Am. Headmaster Rev. Fr. Sunil Dominic lobo, Asst. Headmaster Rev. Fr. Sunil and the SDMC President Mr. Solomon honored the stage. Meeting took an opening with a prayer dance Main objective of the P.T.A. meeting was to give information to parents about rules and regulations of school, the minutes of last P.T.A. meeting was read by Mrs. Sujatha teacher. Firstly Headmaster wished parents and thanked them for coming and admitting their children in the school The Headmaster gave information about school in detail, He provided clear explanation mentioned in the school. prospectus. He explained about the GMT smart school, Music and Karate classes from july. Headmaster gave chance to parents to share their thoughts and queries.
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VARIOUS COMPETITIONS @ St. Anthony's Church School
On 17-6-2017 Saturday St. Anthony's Church School held Colours day celebration, Chart competition and solo singing competition in the school premises.
Colours day celebration by class 1st to 4th standard: Red colour was represented by 1st A and 3rd B. The colour stood for power, light from darkness, love and romance. White colour was represented by 2nd B/C for peace and purity. Orange colour was represented by 2nd A for courage, bravery and sacrifice. Blue colour was represented by 4th A and 1st B for royalty and encouragement. Yellow colour was represented by 4th C the colour of radiance and bright fullness. Pink colour by 3rd C expressed its beauty. All sections teachers and students wore dressed of their particular class colours, brought charts, fruits, Vegetables, pictures and balloons for display.
Chart competitions by Class 5th to 7th standard: The topic given was environment day. 63 students participated.
Folk song competition by class 8th to 10th standard: In the folk song competition 30 students participated from the high school section.
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Investiture Ceremony : Trinity Central School
To provide leadership opportunities to the students, the school cabinet was formed through election. The school held the Investiture ceremony with great enthusiasm on 23-06-2017. It was a solemn occasion where young students were all prepared to don the mantle of leadership and discharge the responsibilities entrusted upon them. The event was animated by our principal Rev. Fr. Anil D’costa. Dr Gerald Pinto, the former principal of Milagres College was the chief guest. Vice Principal of the school Rev. Fr. Wilson sequeira, Correspondent of the school Rev. Fr. Claud Mascarehnas, the Academic Co-ordinator Mrs. Magdalina Lenris were present on the dais.
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Election : Trinity Central School
Real education is not that just informs, but that which transforms. At trinity Central School we aim to transform rural students as learners into complete human beings who will be the resources of this great nation. Hence, to bring in the sense of democracy among our students, the school cabinet election was held through secret ballot system on 20-06-2017. Our principal Rev. Fr. Anil D’costa casted the first vote followed by the teachers and students from Grade III to X. The results were declared the same evening, in which out of 6 candidates Neil D’souza and Valen Ferrao were elected as SPL and ASPL respectively. After which sweets were distributed to all the students.
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“One more golden feather to Trinity”
Trinity reached its zenith by adding another feather to its cap as our star students Neil Viren D’souza of Grade X and Shreeya Shetty of class Grade IX bagged the first place in English elocution and third place in English story writing competitions respectively. The Association of ICSE and CBSE Schools (AICS) level literary event which was held at Madhava Kripa School, Manipal on 1st of July 2017 was truly a trailer for the better things to come.

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International Yoga Day Celebration : Trinity Central School
Yoga, aims at the consciousness for a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquility. In order to have a holistic body and mind co-ordination, Trinity Scouts and Guides along with their Scout Master and Guide Captain attended the “International Yoga Day Celebration” at Muniyal Medical College, Manipal on 21.06.2017. The students were inspired by the Yogasanas taught by the masters and Medical College students. In the whole, it was a learning experience for all the students to enhance their Yoga talents.
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Understanding Human Body – Workshop : Trinity Central School
In order to update and replenish the practical knowledge on Human body, organ systems and the physiological process of all the organs, the Biology teachers Mrs. Deepthi Bhat and Mrs. Pavithra G Kini, attended the workshop “Understanding the Human body” at Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal on 17.06.2017. The Teachers came out of the workshop enriching their knowledge and enhancing their skills. They also made it a point to impart their learnings into the Biological minds of Trinity.

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Learn from your heart : Assisi School Chikodi
St. Francis of Assisi students of VII to X were blessed to have Rev. Fr Baptist Rodrigues on 16 June 2017 to motivate them through his inspiring thoughts and videos. He enlightened them to have a goal and vision in life. Talents, abilities, skills and opportunities must be made use of to the best of one’s capacity. Faith in God and oneself, support of parents and friends, learning with humility and dedication will make one’s future bright and authentic. He remarked, “Challenges are given to excel in one’s life.”
Teaching is not a profession, it’s a vocation
Skilful teacher training course was given by Rev. Fr. Baptist Rodrigues to the School teachers on 17 June 2017.

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Understanding Physics : Trinity Central School
The association of CBSE and ICSE schools took initiative to conduct a workshop on “Physics “at Madhav Kripa School, Manipal, on 29.06.17. Two of our enthusiastic teachers viz, Mrs.Sunitha and Mrs.Sujatha attended the workshop and participated actively. The workshop which included group discussion on basic concepts of Physics as well as practical knowledge on the element of physics was very much educative and participants felt that this could be applied in our class room teaching in order to make it more effective.

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Distribution of saplings marks world Environment day: “Connect people to Nature” : Vimukti Pothnal
Let us provide a safe place to live for our children and to our grand children.
World Environment day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 on June 5th with the motto of aiding to the environmental issues and concerns of the world and spreading awareness about the necessity to save environment. 'Connecting People to Nature' is the theme for World Environment Day 2017 which implores us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect the Earth that we share. The statistics available clearly note that Carbon dioxide (CO2) emission has increased at an alarming rate in India leading to harsh consequences. With 17 percent of world population, India contributes about 5 percent of human-sourced carbon dioxide emission. India emits about 1.6 tons of carbon dioxide per person per year. The urban/semi-urban areas in India generates over 0.1 million tonnes of solid waste every day - 36.5 million tonnes annually.
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SNEHA JYOTHI VIDYALAYA POTHNAL-VANAMAHOTSAVA
Sneha Jyothi Vidyalaya Observed Vanamahotsava on 30-06-2017 The Chief guests of the day were Rev Fr. William prabhu ( president) director at St clare Vihar, Rev. Fr.Anthony Raj Parish priest, Sr.Martha Anugraha boarding Incharge,SDMC President Mr.Soloman, Press reporters Mr.Nagaraj and Basavaraj. The program started with a prayer dance and then chief guests were welcomed to the stage. The chief guest Rev. Fr. Anthony raj shared his great thoughts about Nature he said that nature is the another form of god. Further the day took an opening with Dignitaries planting the saplings on the stage. Students from class 5th, 7th and 9th with their speeches on Vanamahotsava came forward. Students from class 10th Entertained all with their cultural dance. Later students sang a beautiful song on nature. Students of 10th standard Mary and Vijay gave slogans on trees, whole school house chanted the slogans.
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Diaconate @ Dharshan Institute of Theology, Bangalore
Diaconate is one of the oldest ministries of the Church. Diakonia stands for service, rendered both by word and deed at the altar of charity. It is the Lord who calls us first and we respond with freedom and generosity. Dharshan Institute of Theology was resounding with joy and happiness as our seven brothers were conferred to diaconate. His grace most reverend Bishop Bernard Mores preceded over the Holy Eucharist and preached a fitting homily on the challenges of Church leaders. Many priests added beauty to the celebration as the church echoes with the melodies choir of our brothers. Wishing our seven deacons a fruitful ministry the celebrations came to an end.
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Holy Eucharist by Fr Paul Melwyn Dsouza

Eucharistic Adoration By Fr Dolphy Seravo

Retreat Talk by Fr Dolphy Devdas Seravo

Literary Competition : Trinity Central School
In order to bring out the talents of the trinity wards the school conducted Story telling competition for grade 1 to grade 5 and Elocution/Declamation competitions for grade 6 to grade 10. The children actively took part in the competitions and showed the sign of becoming future orators.

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Freshers’ Day @ St. Anthony’s PU College, Kengeri, Bangalore
A hundred new faces, but a million dreams. Welcoming these bright faces to an unchartered ocean of knowledge… fear and anxiety are bound to creep into these novice minds. It’s a subtle effort to make their celebrations big, nurture their dreams and deliver words of wisdom. With great fervour and enthusiasm the new comers were welcomed in a friendly atmosphere to encourage their creative impulses and to boost their confidence. A little lilting music and the chunk of ice, new faces, smiles all along, resounding laughter – yes it is party time! Students chilled out “Fresher Party” in a magnanimous way, for every fresher a memorable day, an opportunity to feel at home away from home and imbibe in them faith that they are not alone.
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Ramzan Day Celebration : Trinity Central School
To bring out the festivity and the brotherhood, as well as to share our joys with Muslim friends, Trinity twinklets, organized the “Ramzan Celebration” in the school premises on 28.06.2017. During the celebration the importance of Ramzan was displayed through various skits and songs. In the absence of principal, Rev.Fr.Wilson Sequeira the Vice-principal congratulated and thanked all the students for organizing such beautiful program. On this occasion, in the afternoon delicious lunch was served for all the students.
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Vanamahostava Celebration : Trinity Central School
Nature is a gift of god. As it is the duty of every Individual to protect and conserve every essence of the nature, Trinity family took its precious time in celebrating Vanamahostava Day on 23.06.2017 through procession towards Ambagilu that was carried on further by planting the saplings in Ambagilu circle. This unique initiative taken by the school was much appreciated by the public.
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The Commencement of Talent of Trinity
The students of our school are stake holders and we are committed to the overall development of our students. Each person born in this world has some special talents. And we at Trinity Central School provide a platform to express and explore these great talents. The Saturday activity classes is one such opportunity where the students involve themselves in Karate, Drawing, Classical dance, Classical music, Western dance, Western music, Chess, Skating, Swimming, Taekwondo so on and so forth. So for the academic year 2017-18 the activity classes were inaugurated on 10/06/2017. The Principal along with the activity teachers inaugurated the classes by lighting the lamp. Every Saturday the activity classes are conducted for the students so that they nurture their talents in a befitting manner.
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Parents 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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