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.
An Inter Collegiate Seminar was held by the Pontifical institute for the Theology students of the institute at John Joseph OCD auditorium on 29th January in which Students from Govt. Law College shared their view on the ...
On the occasion of the 71st Republic Day of the country, the community showed it unity and patriotism by hoisting the National flag. Rev. Fr. Rector gave the message of the day.
the seminary community had its Ecumenical prayer of Unity octave.The prayer service was led by Rev. Fr. Rector Mathew Illathuparambil and Rev. Fr. Geevargheese from the Orthodox church Koratty gave the homily.