FEAST OF ST. FRANCIS XAVIER AND THE 61ST ANNUVERSARY OF IHS
The feast of the second apostle of India, St. Francis Xavier and the 61st anniversary of IHS (Institute for Home Study) have celebrated in the seminary on December 3 Monday. The celebration of the feast has started on Sunday evening with a Most Solemn Ramsa prayer of which the main celebrant was Rev. Fr. Joseph Nellickakandathil. On Monday morning there was a concelebrated Holy Qurbana and V. Rev. Msgr. George Oliapuram, Proto-Syncellus, diocese of Kothamangalam and a former Rector of the seminary, was the main celebrant.
It was followed by the 61st anniversary gathering of IHS, founded by the Servant of God Rev. Fr. Zacharias OCD, for bringing the message of the gospel to our non-Christian brethren. Rev. Fr. Thomas Vattamala presided over the function. Rev. Bro. Sebastian Parayil read the report of the year 2017-2018. The chief guest was Br. George Joseph, a leading preacher, who is converted to the Catholic Church after having a continuous deeper experience of Christ Jesus. He shared his life and experience to the community. The community was overwhelmed seeing his zeal for the word of God.
The Seminary community was gracious with the presence of New Priests of Mangalapuzha 2021. For the concelebration of the new Priests, Fr Josekutty Anthennadu was the main celebrant, and Fr, Mathews Thenganattu delivered ...
A Solemn Ramsa was conducted by the new priests and Fr. Aishal Anakallil led the service.
A farewell gathering was arranged by the seminary for the outgoing final-year philosophers. Two new books of SH League were released during the program.