St.Thomas Quasi Province House Aluva, 16 May 2017: St.Thomas Quasi Province had a joyful celebration of the first profession of ten candidates, renewal of the vows of seven religious and entrance to Novitiate of twelve postulants. The ceremony held in Rogate Ashram was begun with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist at 10:00 am. The ceremony was presided by Rev. Fr. Shajan Pazhayil RCJ, the Major Superior with the presence of a good number of priests, religious and laity. Rev. Fr. Vinu Velutheppilly RCJ, the rector of Rogate Ashram, welcomed everyone to the celebration.
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Martedì, 16 maggio, nella Casa di Aluva, Kerala, India, nelle mani del Superiore Maggiore, P. Shajan Pazhayil, emetteranno la prima professione religiosa Bro. Ajeesh Mohan, Bro. Abin Kolattukudy, Bro. Arun Chittupparamban, Bro. Abin Vadakumthala, Bro. Ajin Moolakunnel, Bro. Don Thottathil, Bro. Jijo Chirayarukil, Bro. Mathew Manalel, Bro. Shone Perukunnel, Bro. Shine Chrispose, nell’anniversario della nascita della Congregazione (1897) e della canonizzazione del Fondatore, Sant’Annibale Maria Di Francia (2004).
Rogate Charity Center Aluva, 29 April 2017: Rogate Charity Center made the initiative to empower the youth with the Rogate Youth Meet 2017. The Youth meet was held at Fr.Aveni Memorial Hall in Rogate Ashram on 29 April 2017. It was a one day programme, successful with the participation of around 150 youngsters who are part of the charity programme. The Meet was started with the official meeting presided by Rev.Fr.Shajan Pazhayil RCJ, the major superior with the presence of Rev.Fr.
Fr. Shajan Pazhayil, the Major Superior of STQP, India spent few days in the community of Rogate Bhavan, Manathawady for his second canonical visit from March 2- 4, 2017. He was accompanied by Fr. Vinu Veluthepilly. The community received them with a warm welcome and the visit was very fruitful and Fr. Shajan appreciated the community for their organisation of the formative program and preparation of all the documents and records of the house.
Rogationist Academy, 1 March. 17, Aluva: The Rogationist Academy, Aluva celebrated its magnificent and reverberating Annual Day and Kindergarten Graduation Day on Saturday, February 25, 2017 amidst great zest, vibrance and elation. Mr. Askar Ameer, a famous cine and serial artist was the esteemed Chief Guest. The event was graced by the presence of Dr. Abraham Francis, an associate professor in Social work and human services at James Cook University in Australia and Very Rev. Fr. Shajan Pazhayil RCJ, Provincial of the Congregation of the Rogationists.
Rev. Fr. Shajan Pazhayil, Major Superior of Indian Quasi Province and Rev. Fr. Shibu Kavunkal, Tresurer, Novice Master and Councilor in charge of Rogate visited our Srilankan Mission at Avissawella. Two days visit highlighted dialogue and sharing with confreres Frs. Varghese, Lixon and bro. Rinu and discussion with Bishop Cletus and his council on the proposal to take over St. Anthony’s Orphanage at Hewadiwala.
The Major Superior, Fr.Shajan Pazhayil, accompanied by Fr. Vinu Velutheppilly receives a warm welcome at Rogate Sneha Bhavan, Nalgonda. Fr. Shajan started his second canonical visit of his mandate as the Major Superior. He will stay up to February 24, visiting the community of Nalgonda. On the way back he will also visit Fr. Joby Kavungal, who is working at Catholic Health Association of India. (CHAI) and Fr. Sabu Pulimalayil, who is temporarily serving CHAI, waiting for the visa to Australia.
The St. Thomas Quasi Province organised a get together of the parents of all the religious. Every year, the centre of studies used to organise this event to thank the parents for their collaboration in the formation of their children as well as to update them about the congregation and its growth in India and other parts of the world. On February 18, the parents of all the religious students came and the parents day celebration started with an hour of Eucharistic adoration. After dinner the brothers performed an hour of cultural programmes for the parents.
2 –The feast of Guardian Angels - The Rogate Bhavan Community celebrated the feast of our two regents brothers – Abin and Jain. During the holy Eucharist, superior Fr. Saji Kallookkaran prayed and appreciated them for their presence and efforts. We had solemn celebration in the evening and the seminarians entertained the whole community with cultural performances. The community extended their love and concern and offered prayerful support and gifts.
October 1, 2016- Parish Feast of St. Teresa of Child Jesus
The community of Rogationist Mission Home Srilanka, joined the parish community (Dehigahapetiya) for the feast of St. Teresa of Child Jesus. The Solemn vespers and delightful procession and variety of firecrackers made the day more colorful and cheerful.
November 11 – Ratnapura Diocesan Eucharistic rally