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  H i g h l i g h t s  

FIRST ROUND PASTORAL VISITATION AFTER THE 7TH PROVINCIAL CHAPTER
Letter of Br. Mauro Jöhri, General Minister

At the threshold of a NEW YEAR, the message is simple…don’t waste the gift of time. Mary didn’t. She took the time to reflect on all that had happened and treasured the lessons she learned from the experience of the birth of her Son. We need to use it wisely. Life is never measured by the number of breaths we take. Rather, life is measured by how we live and act with each breath that we take. A faith that we see in Mary, our Mother, teaches us that time is used best when all that we do is simply a mirror of the presence of God in our hearts.

Let us pray that it will be a year with peace, happiness and abundance of God’s blessings. God bless us throughout the New Year 2017.

Rev. Fr. Joseph Dolphy Pais
Provincial Minister
Holy Trinity Province – Karnataka - India

1Darshan College organises NSS Special Camp @ Sumanahalli, Rehabilitation Centre, Bangalore.
“Not Me But You” with this inspirational motto of National Service Scheme (NSS), the Darshanites volunteered themselves to camp at Sumanahalli, Rehabilitation Centre-“Village of people of good heart”. Sumanahalli is a heart which loves, lights and lives by reaching out to thousands of persons in need of help, support and accompaniment. The camp was inaugurated by Prof. Dr. R Srinivas, the NSS Co-ordinator of Bangalore University, in the presence of Rev. Fr. Lindo, the Director of Sumanahalli, Rev. Fr. George, the Principal of Darshan College, Rev. Fr. Alwyn Dias, the Director, Rev. Fr. Nitin, the Vice-Principal, Prof. Dr. Manjula, the NSS Co-ordinator, Prof. Divyashree, the Camp Organisor.
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1Staff Educational tour: Vimukti Pothnal
The weather has been cold since past few days in Pothnal. In the season of winter we the 17 Vimukti staff along with Director and Asst. Director wanted some kind exposure for learning, perhaps outside the Social field work. The idea was put forth and two days of tour was organized. These were the places of tour namely Murdeshwara, Gokarna, Yana and Echo beach Karwar. The tour was filled with team building activities, planned by Fr. Elvin Lopez the Asst. Director, Vimukti, Pothnal. The learning in such a beautiful environment was full of fun as well. The best part of the tour was swimming and playing at the Echo sea beach.
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Visit of Mission Secretary: Anugraha Ashram, Bidar
Fr. Charles Furtado the Mission Secretary of the Province visited the Anugraha Ashram, Halbarga, Bidar on 6th of January, 2017. The community gave him the warm welcome in the winter morning. It was a wonderful to see that he being with us to encourage us in the mission of Gulbarga Diocese. He took keen interest in knowing the activities that are conducted here as missionaries. He visited the Anugraha School on 7th, the principal Fr. Richard Kadiwal, staff and students gave him a warm welcome. The band group of school saluted him and took by the procession to the stage. After the common school assembly the principal honoured and introduced the person to the assembly. He addressed the staff and students saying that Anugraha is a blessing for this place, make best use of the facility that are available in the school.
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Makkal Gram Sabha was organized by Vimukti at two Gram Panchyats of Manvi Taluka:
VIMUKTI Pothnal (Raichur District): Over 328 children from the 11 villages that come under the Manvi Taluka limits participated in the “Makkala Grama Sabha” (children’s gram sabha) at two panchyats in different places demanded immediate intervention of officials concerned in redressing their grievances. By successfully listing out problems being faced by children, especially those living in rural areas, these children became a role model for their counterpart in other parts of the Taluka.
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17th NATIONAL JAMBOREE : Trinity Central School
The 17th National Jamboree Scout and Guides was held with 25,000 participants of different states and union territories from all over India and around thousand International participants at Adakanahalli Mysore. Two of our teachers and 11 students participated in this event. The event was inaugurated by his Excellency the President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee. His Excellency the Governor of Karnataka Shri Vajubhai Rudabhai vala president over the event and he was joined by other guests of honor. Jamboree as a platform to exchange ideas, allowed people from diverse back grounds to exhibit their ideas, spread awareness about their values and promote mutual coexistence and integration.
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Capuchin fete at St.Francis of Assisi School, Chikodi
For the first time to make known the Capuchin Heritage and the work of the fathers in the Taluk of Chikodi, St. Francis of Assisi School, organized Capuchin fete. This event created joyful and cheer in the hearts and minds of children and parents. The day was filled with laughter, fun and games. Children organized games and food stalls. To make the day a glorious one lower classes had fancy dress competition; primary and high school children had dance and skit competition; and Assisi band had musical band competition. Parents came in big number and were thrilled to see their kids performance. As chief guest Rev. Fr. Paul D’souza presided over the function. We also had special guests Brs. Avil, Jason and Ashwin from Darshan Institute of Theology, Bangalore, as judges for the event.
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Sensitization Camps : Vimukti Pothnal
Sensitization camps were organized in three Grama Panchyath of manvi Taluka, were in, 88 were given consultancy and free medicines. 28 Males and 42 women and 18 children were among the patients. Importance was given to identity communicable diseases like TB, leprosy, hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases and mother’s health.
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“Battle of Brains” Quiz Competition @ St. Anthony’s PU College
“Exuberating, enlightening, engaging and motivating” would be the words which describe the 2nd Edition of ‘Battle of the Brains’ held at the Pace et Bene Seminar Hall, St. Anthony’s PU College. Two prelim rounds for nearly 80 teams were conducted to select 6 teams for the final round of battle in Quiz. In the finals, 6 visual rounds were conducted such as: Logos, Taglines, Personalities, English, Match the Following and Rapid Fire. Interesting and intuited questions were asked, testing each aspect of the educational knowledge and current affairs.
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Seven blessings through Seven New Priests...!
News by Fr JJ Cutinho, Capuchin.

Seven Capuchin deacons were ordained priests by Dr Aloysius Paul D'Souza, bishop of Mangaluru diocese at Divine Mercy Retreat Center, St Anne’s Friary, Mangalore here on Monday, January 2017. The ordained deacons were Joel Lobo from the Holy Redeemer church, Belthangadi, Jason Pais from St Antonty’s church, Bannur, Jeevan Walter Dsouza from St Antony’s Church, Fermai, Joy from St Paul’s Church Balkunje, Avil Manoj Rosario from the Immaculate Heart of Mary church, Kuppepadav, Edwin Rakesh Dsouza from the Sacred heart Church, Suratkal, Michael Menezes from Mother of Sorrows Church, Udupi.
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Christmas & New Year Celebration @ Darhan & St. Anthony’s PU College
Christmas is a season of joy and celebration. The universal message of Christmas crosses all boundaries and breaks all barriers of religion, faith and culture embracing whole humanity. Inspired by the same spirit the Anthonians gathered together to re-live and to re-enact the scene of Christmas. The three Kings of Orient led by the Star of Bethlehem found true light in the newly born babe Jesus of Nazareth. This spirit of one family reined the celebration as they sang, danced, enacted and portrayed the multi-lingual and multi-cultural Christmas programme. The Chief Guest V. Rev. Dr. Fr. Salvadore Fernandes, The Rector of Darshan Institute of Theology and the Councilor of Holy Trinity Province, Karnataka shared an inspiring message where the Birth of Jesus is the culmination of the mystery of visibility, the Immanuel: God-with-us.
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CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION : Trinity Central School
Trinity Central School celebrated Christmas with great fervour and enthusiasm on 23rd Dec,2016. Competitions such as star and Bell preparation, preparing Christmas cards, drawing and colouring Santa Claus were held for students. All the students participated actively with great intrest. Later Prize distribution ceremony was held in the trinitoriam. We were honoured to have Rev. Fr. Fredrick Fernandes as the chief guest of the ceremony. The cultural function commenced at 10.30am. the chief guest distributed the prizes to the winners of the various events.
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Vimukti Charitable Trust Celebrates Christmas with 100 underprivileged children:
May the spirit of Christmas bring you Peace
The gladness of Christmas give you hope
The warmth of Christmas grant you love

Vimukti Charitable Trust® organized the "joy of giving" activity in an Endeavour to make Christmas Day special and reach out to the underprivileged children on 22nd of December 2016 Thursday. Vimukti distributed warm clothes to the 100 underprivileged children of this locality. Right from distributing sweets to helping children draw and colour, they did every possible way to bring smile to them. "It indeed was a special moment to see children were happy to see the gifts as token of love.
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Christmas at Kripalaya-Mysore
The special attraction of Christmas 2016 at Kripalaya was the magnificent Christmas Crib prepared by Brothers. The Bogadi People specially large number of children came to view and admire the Crib. They were entertained with a Christmas message and snacks on Christmas Day afternoon.

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It’s Christmas in the City-SACCIDANANDA
‘Joy to the World, the Lord has come’ echoed through the walls of Saccidananda as the Nativity of our Lord was celebrated with festive fervour and gaiety. The carols and the festal Eucharistic celebration highlighted the event. Fr Provincial presided over the solemn Eucharist along with the community members and a good number of devout Catholics from the neighbourhood. An inspiring homily put the faithful in the mood of an apt celebration of the feast of Incarnation. The image of Baby Jesus was then placed in the beautifully decorated crib. Tasty Kuswar, Cake and Wine for the guests added more colours to the festive cheer.
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  Holy Trinity Province of Karnataka   

On 8 December 2008 the General Definitory by its Decree Prot. No. 00999/98 constituted and declared established the Most Holy Trinity Province of Karnataka. By the same Decree the General Definitory appointed Br. Vincent Gabriel Furtado as the new Provincial Minister, Br. John Baptist Sequeira as the first Definitor and Provincial Vicar, Br. Patrick Crasta, Edwin Colaco and Rudolf D'Souza as the 2, 3, and 4 Definitors respectively.

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Peace Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

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Minister General

Fr. Mauro Jöhri
Minister Provincial

Fr.
Joseph Dolphy Pais
Provincial Council

Fr. Alwyn Dias
Vicar Provincial

Fr. Peter Cyprian D'souza
2nd Councilor

Fr. Paul Melwyn D'souza
3rd Councilor

Fr. Salvadore Fernandes
4th Councilor

 


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