BIS India News

  • Brother Expedit Lobo SDB Passes Away

    Sep. 6. With deep sorrow the Salesian Provicne of Chennai announces the passing away of Brother Expedit Lobo SDB, 78 years, at 8.20 this morning (6th September 2016) at St. Bede`s, Santhome, Chennai. He had been ailing for about two weeks with a lung infection. The funeral services will begin at 10.30 a.m. tomorrow (7th September) at St. Francis Xavier`s Church, Broadway, Chennai. He was a Salesian for 53 years. KUMPILUVELIL Louis   Read More...


  • Three new priests Ordained for The Salesian Province of Chennai

    Jul. 11. Three Salesian seminarians belonging to the Province of Chennai were ordained priests on Saturday, 9th July 2016, at Don Bosco Hr. Secondary School, Gandhi Nagar, Vellore, by the Dr. P. Soundararaju SDB, DD, Bishop of Vellore. Joining the bishop at the impressive and moving ceremony were some 75 priests and hundreds of people, including parents and relatives of the newly ordained. KUMPILUVELIL Louis   Read More...


  • Altar Servers` Annual Camp in Chennai

    May. 23. The altar server occupies a privileged place in all liturgical celebrations. As Pope St. John Paul II told the altar servers some years ago, in the liturgy, they are ``much more than simple helpers of the parish priest.`` They are ``servers of Jesus Christ, of the eternal High Priest.`` They are, in a special way, the young friends of Jesus. KUMPILUVELIL Louis   Read More...


  • Sad Demise of Father Pailo Punnakunnel SDB

    May. 1. With deep sorrow the Salesian Province of Chennai announces the death of our dear confrere Father Pailo Punnakunnel SDB who was called to his eternal reward at 2.30 p.m. today, May 1, 2016. He was 83 years old. Father Pailo was born on 18th September 1932 at Valavoor, Kotayam Dt., Kerala, as the fourth and last child of his parents, John & Elizabeth Punnakunnel. His twin brother, Father Devassy Punnakunnel, is a Salesian belonging to the Province of Bangalore. Their elder brother John is a priest in the United States. KUMPILUVELIL Louis   Read More...


  • Youth Fest in Chennai: Youngsters for Social Change

    Apr. 22. Chennai Province Youth Fest 2016 took place at The Citadel & SIGA Campus in April. The event included three major events: 1) Blood Donation 2) Workshop on Social Themes and 3) Youth Talent Fest KUMPILUVELIL Louis   Read More...

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Altar Servers’ Annual Camp in Chennai  

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  The altar server occupies a privileged place in all liturgical celebrations. As Pope St. John Paul II told the altar servers some years ago, in the liturgy, they are “much more than simple helpers of the parish priest.” They are “servers of Jesus Christ, of the eternal High Priest.” They are, in a special […]

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Fr. Pailo Punnakunnel SDB Returns to the Father’s House

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With deep sorrow the Salesian Province of Chennai announces the death of our dear confrere Fr. Pailo Punnakunnel SDB who was called to his eternal reward at 2.30 p.m. today, May 1, 2016.  He was 83 years old. Fr. Pailo was born on 18th September 1932 at Valavoor, Kotayam Dt., Kerala, as the fourth and […]

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Youth Fest 2016: Youngsters towards Social Change

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INM Province Youth Fest 2016 took place at Citadel & SIGA Campus on 10th April. There were three major events took place on that day. 1. Blood Donation 2. Workshop on Social Themes 3. Youth Talent Fest Blood Donation: 54 Youngsters donated blood at Youth Fest 2016 which took place at SIGA Campus. The camp […]

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Youth Pasch 2016 (INM & INT)

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Youth Pasch 2016 went on well at Mount Don Bosco, Kothagiri. It was a joint venture of Trichy and Chennai Provinces. The Catechetical and Youth Services department of both the provinces (Deepagam, Christodayam, Illami and DBYES) came together in organizing this Youth Pasch 2016. There were 72 participants from both the provinces (INM – 50 […]

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Salesian Cooperators of Vellore Zone Make Annual Retreat

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Fifty-one Salesian Cooperators from the seven units of Vellore zone took part in the two-day annual retreat conducted at Arulodhayam Ashram, A-Kattupadi, on 27-28 February.  The retreat began at 6.30 p.m. with a moving Way of the Cross animated by Fr. Lourdusamy SMA and an hour of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Before dinner, the […]

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