Mass for Fr. Philip Puntrello

Aluva: The Rogationists in India commemorated the 15th day of the demise of Fr. Philip Puntrello, the missionary to India. Fr. philip, one of the pioneers of the Rogationist Indian Mission, passed away last November 25th on the day of his birth to the Heavenly Father. We honor his wholehearted service and availability to the Indian Mission. On December 10th 2012, at 6:00 pm, his eminence Bishop Thomas Chakiath presided over the commemorative con-celebrated Eucharistic celebration in the Rogate Ashram chapel where in Dr. Antony Narikulam (rector of St.Joseph’s Pontifical Seminary) shared the reflection, followed by a public meeting to pay a tribute to Fr. Philip and to Frs. Antony Barbangelo, Joseph Aveni and Gaspare Gallitto.  The presence of close friends and collaborators of the Rogationists   graced the occasion and remembered Fr. Philip and others and their great service to the development of the Rogationist mission in India.