Chronicle

Diocesan Chronicle – December 2015


Date


Event


01

The Capuchins of the Province of Madurai held a meeting with the Bishop to explore the possibility of extending their ministry in the Diocese of Kuzhithurai.


02


St Mary’s Higher Secondary School, Melapalai, celebrated its Diamond Jubilee.

02

Along with the office of the Co-ordination of the Pastoral Commissions and the Commissions of Children, Youth, Women, Laity and BCC were shifted to Catholica Seva Sangham Building at Unnamalaikadai as the roof of the Thedal Building is gradually falling down. Bishop blessed the office and welcomed the office-bearers to their new place of work.

05

Bishop made pastoral visit to the Parish of Vavarai.

05

Bishop presided over the Funeral Mass of Mr Selvaraj, Father of Fr. Godwin Selva Justus at Alenchy.

06

Bishop made pastoral visit to the Parish of Iruthayapuram (Kulappuram).

06

Foundation stone for the extension of the church building was done at Kannode in the parish of Murasancode.

10

New branch of the VSCS was opened at Arumanai by the Bishop.

10

Nanjil Driving School was inaugurated by Bishop at the Friends ITI Campus, Mathicode.

12

Lamp lighting ceremony for the students of St. Xavier’s Catholic College of Nursing, Chunkankadai, was presided over by the Bishop. Later, on the same day, the board meeting of the Nursing College was presided over by the Bishop.

13

Holy Door of Mercy was opened by the Bishop at the Cathedral.

13

Christmas celebration for the Va. Mu. Sa. was held at Thirithuvapuram.

13

VPC of Mulagumoodu was held at Annai Ada Centre, Azhagiamandapam.

14

Seven new programmes were introduced by the Bishop at Nanjil Catholic College of Arts & Science, Kaliakkavilai.

14

Meeting of the College of Consulters was held at the Bishop’s House.

15

General Body and Recollection for the Priests of the diocese were conducted at the Cathedral, Thirithuvapuram. Bishop also formally announced the newly formed vicariates of Karencadu, Mathiravilai, Vencode, Puthenkadai besides the existing vicariates of Mulagumoodu and Thirithuvapuram.

16

Regents and the Deacons had a meeting with the Bishop along with the Diocesan Formation Team.

16

Diocesan Finance Committee met at the Bishop’s House.

17

New branches of MVBF were blessed by the Bishop at Nullivilai and Kurunthancode.

18

Annual Day celebrations were held at Morning Star Polytechnic College, Chunkankadai.

18

Board of the Corporate Management of the Schools was held at Thedal.

19

Christmas celebrations for the members of RMP was held at Azhagiyamandapam.

19

Christmas celebration for the members of the Pastoral Commissions was held at Kanjiracode.

20

A new shrine dedicated to Our Lady of the Divine Word was blessed at Malamari in the parish of Lourdugiri.

21

Christmas celebration for the members of KIDSS was held at Thedal.

21

Bishop had a Press Meet with the news reporters of the Marthandam region.

21

Executive Members of the VPCs, Executive Members of the Parish Council of the Cathedral and the groups chosen by the General Body of the Priests met at the Cathedral to plan for the visit of the Apostolic Nuncio to the Diocese of Kuzhithurai on January 14, 2016.

22

Diocesan Day was celebrated at the Cathedral. The newly appointed Vicars Forane were administered the Oath of Fidelity by the Bishop during the Eucharistic celebration. Earlier, the Bishop blessed the four new rooms and a meeting hall at the second floor of the Bishop’s House, Unnamalaikadai, which was followed by a simple Christmas celebration for the staff of the Bishop’s House.

24

Christmas Midnight Mass was celebrated by the Bishop at the Cathedral.

26

The extended Service Team held a meeting with the newly appointed Vicars Forane to clarify their role and to set up offices in the new vicariates.

28

Construction Committee of the Shrine of Nattalam met to assess the work in progress at Martyr Devasahayam Memorial Building.

29

Bishop blessed the new Community Hall at Mylacode.