SILVER ANNIVERSARY OF FR. JOSIN THAZHATHETTE
The Silver Jubilee of the priestly ordination of Rev. Fr. Josin Thazhathette was celebrated on October 10, 2009. The main event of the celebration was the concelebrated Holy Mass presided over by Fr. Josin. Representatives of the Salesians from the nearby communities joined the jubilarian. His relatives were present in large numbers to show their affection for Fr. Josin. Fr C.K Jose preached the homily highlighting Fr Josin’s faithfulness and fidelity in apostolic work. Fr. Stephen Mukkattil, in his felicitation, described the achievements and highlighted the jovial and good natured personality of Fr. Josin. Cultural programmes comprising of dances, the miracle at Cana in dance & song, and other musical renditions, especially the band made the day very enjoyable.
A campaign to conscientize higher secondary and high school students Kochi diocese was launched on 5th October. It consists of a two hour programme with a video presentation, input sessions and other enriching activity-oriented conscientization programme leading to a local action plan. The Navajyothi Counseling Centre, an arm of the Snehabhavan project for the young at risk is managing the project in collaboration with the corporate manager for education, Diocese of Kochi.
Two young men from the Snehabhavan project, Mr. Biju and Mr. Senthil, who have been with the Salesians for eleven and fourteen years respectively have begun a new life by entering into marriage. The ceremony was held in St. Thomas Moore church (Palluruthy), and presided over by Fr. Kuriakose Pallikunnel, in the presence of a large number of Salesian priests and brothers who had been on the staff of Snehabhavan during their years of growth and education. The reception was held in Snehabhavan, Palluruthy. Prof. Mercy Williams, Mayor of Kochi, and other councilors of the Kochi Cooperation blessed the couple and offered felicitation. Mr. Biju is working in the hospitality industry abroad and has since returned to his place of work. Mr. Senthil is working in the construction industry as hoist operator. He has joined the family of the bride.
Bro. Cinto, SDB