A report on

(Residence & Formation House)
At Palayankottai, Dindigul, Tamilnadu, INDIA
On Sunday 11th February 2018 at 10:30 a.m.

The long awaited,  newly built Residence cum Formation House at Palayankottai in Tamilnadu,  India was blessed byMost Rev. Thomas Paulsamy DD., Bishop of Dindigul Diocese and Inaugurated byVery Rev. Fr. Jesus Dajac mf., the Superior General by cutting the ribbon. Rev Fr. Jose Michael mf., the provincial superior of St. Paul's Province, India has unveiled the plaque. Thereafter the Eucharistic celebration began followed by the lighting of the lamp by Bishop of Dindigul, Superior General, Provincial Superior, Fr. Joseph Selvaraj, Chancellor of Dindigul Diocese and Fr. Ernest, the VF of Anumandhrayan Kottai vicariate.

The Mass Introduction was read out welcoming everyone present for the function by Fr. Jose Michael mf., the Provincial Superior.  As the Holy Eucharist was presided over by Most Rev. Thomas Paulsamy, Bishop of Dindigul Diocese, 26 priests from the diocese of Dindigul and various Religious Congregation have concelebrated. 58 Religious Sisters & Brothers and 100s of parishioner of Sempatti have joined for imploring God’s blessing on this occasion.   Bro. Arun was installed in the ministry of acolyte during the Holy Mass.         

Rev. Fr. Wilson of Capuchin led the choir together with  Fr. Jeykumar MSFS, Sr. Sanctus SOM and Sr. Arokiamary FSAG. The Choir witnessed the Religious Unity in the Catholic Church.

After the Holy Mass there was
felicitation to Bishop, Priests and all Religious Brothers and Sisters by honouring them with shawl. Giftswere distributed to all the construction workers as a sign of gratitude. Fr. Jose Michael the provincial Superior, Fr. Jesus Dajac the Superior General and Fr. Ernest the VF have given the encouraging message on our missions.

Fr. Benjamin Irudayaraj mf, Superior of the house, thanked everyone who really contributed to the construction of the Formation House. After the function, all have shared our joy together one in the fraternal meal. It was Fr. Jeyanthan mf, the parish priest of Sempatti, who is the person behind for all arrangements that is needed for this function to reach its successful culmination. Bro. Amit Murmu mf, the regent had stood with every event contributing his time and energy with limitless enthusiasm.

 It was indeed a joyful and historical day in the Missionaries of Faith calendar.

My Heart filled Thanks to ….

Very Rev. Fr. Jesus Dajac mf., the Superior General for his Presence and the encouraging words & His General Council Team
Rev. Fr. Jose Michael mf., the Provincial Superior  & his Provincial Council Team.
Fr. Joseph Pathiyil mf.,& Fr. Chacho Muthoottil mf., Ex-Provincial Superiors
Fr. Kuriakose Naduparambil mf., Fr. Maria Joji mf., Fr. Joy Kumarathuseril mf., & Fr. Thomas Edassery mf., the Pioneers of MF India.

Fr. Marshal Manohar mf., the pioneer of the MF mission at the Diocese of Dindigul in Tamilnadu, India
Fr. Robert Kenady mf., the community superior  (2013-14)
Fr. Jayanthan mf., the community superior (2014-16) and Parish Priest of Sempatti, the parish(adjacent to the Nambikkai Illam) entrusted to Missionaries of Faith.

Bro. Kuzhandhai, the Regent (2016-17) who was community member at the time of beginning of the construction
Bro. Amit Murmu, the Regent (2017-18) the community member.

All the membersof St. Paul’s Province (India), St. Peter’s Province (India), Province of Philippines, Province of Vietnam, Vice Province of Italy, Vice province of Myanmar, Vice Province of Oceania, Delegation of North America.

for the prayers and wishes that made this event successful one.

In Faith,
Fr. Benjamin Irudayaraj, mf
Nambikkai Illam,

Missioinaries of Faith St. Paul's Province - India

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