PNL 03/2011 May 01, 2011 Dear Confreres Easter Joy The Sacrifice of Jesus through His Passion and Death was not the end of everything. It culminated in something very spectacular and an out-of-the-ordinary kind of experience: The Resurrection! New Life, New Hope, Renewed Joy, and a New beginning was what it meant to Jesus’ close followers. We too like the disciples on the way to Emmaus recalling the things that led to Jesus’ suffering and death; but we also recall the Easter Joy they experienced as they discovered that Jesus was alive and in their midst. May our Easter Joy be complete as we let this experience touch upon our lives. It is now the time of transfers – some of us are in it, and some are out of it; but most of us will be affected by it. Transfers involve change and sometimes challenge; change because we move from one place to another; challenge because we move from one assignment to another. It also involves new responsibilities which the new assignment demands of us; and it involves sacrifice – giving up what I was happy doing, and accepting the new job entrusted to me, especially when it is outside my comfort zone. Yet we know that change, challenge, responsibility and sacrifice are all part of the reality of life. The more we encounter it, the stronger we become. Our attitude Counts Someone sent me a SMS that said: “A happy person is happy not because everything is RIGHT in his life; he is happy because his attitude towards everything in life is RIGHT”. I see a lot of truth in this statement. I must appreciate the generosity of the members for graciously accepting the new assignment entrusted to them. Their willingness to surrender themselves to the Will of God was evident as they accepted their new responsibilities. For, as far as the transfers are concerned, it was not what I wanted that has happened; but, with the help of God, the best thing has happened. It is true some things could have been thought of differently; but in the given circumstances, this seemed the best. Either we can make the best of this change, or allow the change to take its toll on us. Or to put it differently, either the change itself will bring about good, or we will need to bring good out of the change. Our attitude has to be RIGHT! Best Wishes While I wish all those taking up new assignments the very best, I am particularly mindful of the newly ordained priests, as they take up their first appointments. Everything’s going to be new to them. Let us stand by them, support them and guide them in the initial years of their priestly ministry. I also thank all the outgoing confreres for their selfless and dedicated service. My Mother….May her Soul Rest in Peace I also take this opportunity to thank all of you for your love and prayerful support, during the difficult time of my mother’s death. Many of you offered prayers and expressed your condolences to me and my family. I cannot thank each of you individually, but know that I am very appreciative of your kind concern. May the departed soul of my mother rest in Peace. Wish you all a Grace filled Easter Season! Yours Fraternally Fr. Pedro Camilo Simoes, SAC Provincial 29. Appointments and Transfers The Provincial Council in its meeting held on April 28-29, 2011 at Assumption House, Bangalore, finalized the following appointments and transfers in the Province. Appointments Fr. Joji Babu Tuneti- Asst. Parish Priest & Boarding Incharge, St. Vincent Pallotti Church. Amaravati. Fr. Manuel Fernandes- Asst. Parish Priest, St. Vincent Pallotti Church, Banaswadi, Bangalore. Fr. Kuyili Abraham Durai - Asst. Parish Priest, St. Augustine’s Church, Kulasekharam. Fr. Illango Joseph Antony Raja - Asst. Parish Priest, St. Anthony’s Church, Mudfort. Fr. Laban Nanduri - Asst. Parish Priest & Boarding Incharge, Catholic Church, Palakol. Fr. Jose Domingo Carvalho - Asst. Parish Priest, St. Joseph’s Church, Pernem. Fr. John Prakash Pereira - Asst. Parish Priest, Our Lady of Vailankanni Church, Farla. Fr. Naveen Prakash D’ Souza - Assigned, Mangalore Diocese. Fr. Ignatius Justin D - Prefect, Pallotti Vidyanam, Vijayawada. Fr. Ranjith Kumar Alphonse - Priest Incharge, Good Shepherd Society, Sanpada. Fr. Maria Kiran Pudota - Prefect, Pallotti Home, Chicalim Fr. John Britto - Academic Incharge & Bursar, St. Vincent Pallotti School, Pallottiyagam, Salem. Fr. Reginald Mascarenhas - Local Rector, Goa Local Community (With effect from May 01, 2011) Fr. Beniz Gomes - Lecturer, Pallotti Institute of Philosophy & Religion, Assagao. Fr. Frderick D’Souza - Spiritual Director, Pallotti Jyothi Niwas, Chandor. Fr. Balaswamy Madanu - Apostolate, Street Children, Hyderabad. Fr. John Paul Raj - Parish Priest, St Vincent Pallotti Church, Thirunagar, Madurai. Spiritual Director, Pallotti Illam, Madurai. Transfers Fr. Joji Reddy Fr. Rayappa Reddy Fr. Claudy Vas Fr. Caetano Crasto Fr. Anthonyswamy Muthana Fr. Moses Savarimuthu Fr. Bala Showry Rudrapogu - Parish Priest, St. Vincent Pallotti Church, Amaravati. - Mission Secretary & Rector, Assumption House, Bangalore. - Director, Preparatory Formation, Pallotti Jyothi Niwas, Chandor. - Bursar, Pallotti Home, Chicalim. - Director, Jeevodaya, Dornahalli, Mysore. - Manager, Prakash Estate, Kaliyal. - Bursar and Teacher, St. Vincent Pallotti English Medium School, Konkepudi. Fr. Prashanth Kumar - Parish Priest, Divine Mercy Church, K.R. Nagar, Mysore. Fr. Sathyanesan P. - Parish Priest, St. Augustine’s Church, Kulasekharam. Fr. Melwin D’ Souza - Parish Priest, St. Vincent Pallotti Church, Kadle, Kumta. Fr. Arun Rodrigues - Prefect, Pallotti Illam, Madurai. Fr. Gnanasikamani Pilavendran - Bursar, Pallotti Illam, Madurai. Fr. Jaya Paul - Bursar, Pillar, Madurai. Fr. Lourdraj Ganaprakasam - Parish Priest, Our Lady of Grace Church, Meenachiapuram. Fr. Charles Fernandes - Parish Priest, St. Vincent Pallotti Church, Mumbai. Fr. Paulo Dias - Asst. Parish Priest, St. Vincent Pallotti Church, Mumbai. Fr. Gilbert Mascarenhas - Incharge, Marol Project, St. Vincent Pallotti Church, Mumbai. Fr. John Peter Lazar - Lecturer, Prabodhana, Mysore. Fr. Selvaraj Antonisamy - Bursar & Lecturer, Prabodhana, Mysore. Fr. Peter Patrick Mendes - Apostolate, Villa de Pallotti, Parra. Fr. Packia Raj Chinnappan - Parish Priest, St. Joseph’s Church, Pechiparai. Fr. Anto Vijayan Fr. Alex Crasta Fr. John Christopher Fr. Siluvai Edwin Fr. J. Maria Vara Prasad Fr. Daniel Prakash D’souza Fr. Babji Merugu Fr. Irudaya Paul Raj Kumbokonam. Fr. Stanisluas D’ Souza Fr. Benedict Montero Fr. Manuel Raj - Priest Incharge, Christ the King Church, Rasayani. - Parish Priest, St. Sebastian’s Church, Tormas. - Director, Pallotti Vidyanam, Vijayawada. - Director, Millennium High School, Pallotti Nivasam, Warangal. - Academic Incharge, Millennium High School, Warangal. - Hostel Incharge & Teacher, Millennium High School, Warangal. - Parish Priest, St. Vincent Pallotti Church, Palavelpula, Warangal. - Parish Priest, Arputha Annai Church, Mela Thirupanthurithy, Fr. Sam Ferix - Prefect, Anbaham, Chennai. Academic Incharge, St. Vincent Pallotti Mat. Hr. Sec. School, Chennai. - Director, Pallottiyagam, Salem. Correspondent, St. Vincent Pallotti School, Salem. - Parish Priest, St. Jude’s Church, Salem. Additional Charge, AIDS Rehabilitation Center, Salem. Fr. Arokiasamy Santhiago Fr. Susayan Sathyanesan - Parish Priest, Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Ukkinadka, Mangalore. - Parish Priest, St. Joseph’s Church, Sannenahalli,Tiptur, Bangalore. - Director, Anbaham, Chennai. Correspondent, St. Vincent Pallotti Mat. Hr. Sec. School, Chennai. The appointments and transfers will take effect from June 01, 2011. Hearty Congratulations to the newly ordained and best wishes to all the Confreres as they take up their new responsibilities. Studies Fr. Jerome Mariadhasan Fr. Roque Teodorio Gonsalves Fr. Avil D’cunha Fr. Joseph kiran Madanu - Doctorate in Social Science, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. - Licentiate in Scripture, Rome, Italy. - Systematic Theology, Vallender, Germany. - Pallottine Formation Course, Rome, Italy. Working Abroad Fr. Norbert Sequeira Fr. Hendrica Rebello Fr. Thomas D’ Souza Fr. Sahaya Stanly Fr. Vensus George Fr. Gregory Polishetty Fr. Michael Almeida Fr. Clement Martis Fr. Kiran Thumma Fr. John Bhaskar Rao Madanu - Asst. to the General Bursar, Generalate, Rome - Detroit, USA. - Fortworth, USA. - Grand Rapids, USA. - Sag Habour, USA. - Switzerland. - Switzerland. - Caymen Islands, UK. - Canadian Delegature, Canada. - Cape Town, South Africa. Assignments of Deacons Rev. John Paul Polishetty - Teacher, St. Vincent Pallotti School, Salem. Rev. Thomas Simon Lobo - Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Ukkinadka, Mangalore. The assignments will take effect from June 01, 2011. Temporary Assignments of Members proposed to work Overseas Fr. Gregory Polishetty Fr. Michael Almeida - Anbaham, Chennai. - Pallotti Nivasam, Warrangal. Fr. Avil D’Cunha Fr. Thomas D’Souza Fr. Sahaya Stanly Fr. Clement Martis Fr. Kiran Thumma Fr. John Bhaskar Rao Madanu Fr. Norbert Sequeira Fr. Roque Teodorio Gonsalves Fr. Joseph Kiran Madanu - Pallotti Home, Chicalim. - St. Sebastian’s Church, Tormas. - Casa Pallotti, Assagao. - Pallotti Vidyanam, Vijayawada. - Casa Pallotti, Assagao. - Pallotti Illam, Madurai - Assumption House, Bangalore. - Assumption House, Bangalore. - Assumption House, Bangalore. The members temporarily assigned to the different communities are expected to process the paper works to obtain their visas and also help in the community activities in their respective places of assignments. The assignments will take effect from June 01, 2011. 30. New Ventures The Provincial Council has decided to take up Three New Parishes this year: St. Vincent Pallotti Church, Palavelpula,Warangal Diocese. The Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Ukkinadka, Mangalore Diocese. Arputha Annai Church, Mela Thirupanthurithy, Kumbokonam Diocese. We wish our confreres the very best as they begin working in these parishes and assure them of our prayerful support. 31. Report of the Local Rectors Meeting A meeting of the Local Rectors along with the Provincial Administration, was held at Assumption House, Bangalore, on April 12, 2011. The main reason for calling this meeting was to take into confidence the Local Rectors, and seek their views on some important issues. Chief among them were: 1) The structure of our Local Communities. 2) Handing over at the time of transfers. 3) The management of our schools. 4) New education code to govern our educational institutions. 5) Various self sufficiency projects, including new projects such as Bangalore and Mumbai. After having a fruitful discussion and after taking into consideration their input on various issues, it was decided to have follow up measures on some of the things that need action. 32. Information We are in the process of making new celebrats for the year 2011-12. Those members who wish to give their recent photos for the same, kindly send them to [email protected] or [email protected] or [email protected] The photos should reach the Provincialate latest by June 15, 2011. 33.Pallottines Mission Sunday The Pallottine Mission Sunday was Celebrated on Sunday before Ash Wednesday in most of our parishes/communities. We thank all the members for their active support and cooperation in conscientising the people about the need to pray and support the missions. Those parishes and communities who have not yet sent their contribution to the Mission Secretariat are kindly requested to do so at the earliest. 34. Telephone/Mobile Numbers and E-mail Ids. Mobile Numbers Fr. Walter Tuscano - 07795342518 E-mail Ids The New Email Id of the Province is - [email protected] The old e-mail id ([email protected]) will cease to function in the near future. Fr. Walter Tuscano - [email protected] 35. Condolences We deeply mourn the sad demise of Mrs. Santana Maria Pereira, the beloved mother of Fr. Pedro Camilo Simoes, the Provincial. She expired on 21 April, 2011. We pray for the repose of the departed soul and express our heartfelt condolences to Fr. Camilo’s family members! May the Lord be their consolation at this time of sadness! 36. Council meeting The next Council meeting will be held on 29th & 30th June at Prabodhana, Mysore.