For the first time,
an online portal has been designed in a social media platform for Mass offering
request by Christian faithful who used to request Masses in our friaries and
churches in person. Hence ‘Online Mass Offerings Request’ is made available to
all and could be accessed easily by clicking on the link and filling up the
necessary details. We will offer Masses for your specific intentions and pray
for you. Kindly share it with others too to avail this spiritual benefit. It is
a creative, collective and communicative pastoral venture of the Capuchin Friars
from Karnataka Province.
Health Education and Health check-up camp: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukthi Charitable Trust® Pothnal organized health check-up camp for
all the Sponsored children and parents at Vimukti Premises. Mrs.
Jecintha and Mrs. Shilpa, organized the health checkup camp. Eye,
Weight, Mouth, Ear and Physical checkup was done to all the children.
Anemia, mouth cavities, vitamin deficiency, mouth ulcers and fungal
infections were commonly seen among children. Children were guided to
keep themselves clean and to eat fruits and vegetables. Parents were
guided as to how to overcome vitamin deficiency by giving nutritious
food. Parents were told to avoid giving chocolates and sweets to
children. The health checkup was conducted by Dr. Rajendra, Pediatrician
and Mrs. Annamma Nurse, three Anganwadi Teachers and one Helper were
also present during the camp. Nearly 140 children parents underwent the
health checkup and benefited from this camp.
Day of Franciscan Sisters of St. Mary of the Angels (FSMA)
Sadhana – Franciscan Institute of Spirituality in India – FISI
celebrated the Congregation Feast day of Franciscan Sisters of St.
Mary of the Angels(FSMA) on the 02nd of August 2021 on the day where
the entire Franciscan Family all over the world celebrate the feast of
Our Lady of the Angels – Portiuncula - the small Assisi-area chapel that
became the foundational home of the Franciscan family. The congregation
of the Franciscans of St. Mary of the Angel was founded on 1871 by Fr.
Chrysostom of the cross at Angers in France. Christ in the Eucharist is
the source and centre of their contemplation and their mission
throughout the world. They are adorers and missionaries. Their principal
aim is adoration of the Eucharistic Christ. The congregation also
dedicates itself to the service of the poor to education, to the care of
the sick and the actual needs of the church and of the world. The
congregation is a religious
institute of St. Francis of
Assisi. There was a solemn Mass presided over by Fr. Maxim Nazereth
along with other fathers, the choir and the liturgy was conducted by
sisters. We wish Happy Congregation Day to FSMA sisters.
Vijay Diwas @ Darshan College ‘I’ll
either come back after raising the Indian flag in victory or return
wrapped in it, but I will come for sure’ – Late Captain Vikram Batra.
A grateful nation pays homage to all those who served the nation during
War. Our brave Soldiers ensured that India remains protected and gave a
befitting answer to those who tried to vitiate the atmosphere of peace.
We salute the ultimate sacrifice of the martyrs of Kargil. Darshan
College NCC Unit organized a tributary event to pay homage to the great
Soldiers who fought the Kargil war. Rev. Fr. Vijesh Menezes who was the
Chief Guest for the event rightly said that it is not the celebration of
war but the celebration of the Victory. The NCC Cadets staged a heart
wrenching program reminding everyone present that love for the nation
should be in action. Years might fly faster but the memories of
Kargil are etched deeper in the hearts of Indian Citizens evoking and
inflaming the Spirit of Patriotism.
Training: Vimukti Pothnal
training program was conducted to the members of Self-Help Group at
Vimukti premises as on 28th of July 2021. The main objective of
conducting this program is to motivate the members to involve in
self-employment for their livelihood and to improve the standard of
living. Mr Jayasheela coordinator of Vimukti addressed the members as,
savings money will not enough to meet the requirement of livelihood. It
is necessary improve economic conditions of family by adopting income
generating activities. Mris Girija Sitram suggested the members to think
creatively and actively in Self-help group, share their skills so that
they can collectively run income generating activities. The session also
included the discussion on goals, objectives, functions and
sustainability of Self-Help Group. Mrs. Jecintha, Ishamma, Renuka were
participated in the program. It was emceed by Charly. Nearly SHG 58
leaders attended the training and benefited program from this program.
CENTRAL SCHOOL SCORES ANOTHER CENTURY. “Success come to those who work with earnest determination, with a
steadfast will-power even in the most towering of challenges.”
In the wake of the pandemic, much has been said about the un-nerving
effects that has caused ripples in the education sector, confining
students to learn from a 10-inch screen; and with Board Exams cancelled
students were apprehensive about their future. However, any
unprecedented challenge can be conquered with a confident vision.
Keeping their vision in focus, students and teachers of Grade 10 of
Trinity Central School, Perampalli took the bull by the horns to become
‘matador’ . For a seventh consecutive time, the school has secured 100%
results in the ICSE Board Examinations, with fantastic results. Of the
47 students that appeared for the exams, 3 students topped the charts
with scores of 95% and above, 28 students scored 85% and above and 16
students securing 75% and above. Ms Krissel Monteiro took home the
honours with a brilliant 96%, along with Ms Anisha D’silva and Master
Astle Fernandes who scored 95.4% and 95.2% respectively. The Management,
Principal and staff extends their congratulations to all the students
for the excellent performance, and wish them the very best in all their
CLASSES - MS TEAMS APP : Trinity Central School
A wise person once said ‘At times, life throws curve balls that
you would not know which direction to look and the future looks bleak.
But whatever the situation, learning must never stop.‘ An ominous curve ball Covid threw life out of gear, putting the
future of children in uncertain hands. While schools still remain shut,
learning never took a back-seat. Education saw a new form in virtual
reality, as classes went online. Whilst in the previous academic year
(2020-21), we were sending video recordings, for the current academic
year we, at Trinity Central School thought that it had been far too long
of being separated from our students, and so, in keeping with the times
we decided to take a confident plunge into virtuality, by introducing
the MS Teams App. A student friendly app, in which through live classes
students and teachers can interact with each other creating a class room
like atmosphere, that our students have so dearly missed. We look
forward to an amazing and successful year, with the MS Teams App.
YOGA DAY - VIRTUAL CELEBRATIONS : Trinity Central School “ Yoga is not a religion. It is a science of well-being and
integrity in culminating together as ONE - the body, mind and soul.”
On June 21st 2021, as the world came together in the brisk hours of dawn
to commemorate International Yoga Day, we too , at Trinity Central
School took to the virtual world in celebrating this day. Spearheaded by
Ms Sunitha, the programme commenced with an invitation to hope by
dispelling of darkness, through the lighting of the lamp by our
Principal Rev. Fr. Anil D’Costa, along with Fr. Lenson Lobo and our
Physical Education instructors Ms Pallavi Naik and Mr Bharath. Ms
Shrilatha, through her thoughtful speech and presentation conveyed the
importance and benefits of practising yoga in our daily lives. This was
followed by presentation of the most important basics of Yoga - the
Surya namaskar by our P.E teachers. In his closing words, our principal
shared his thoughts on the need for Yoga in our lives especially in
these testing waters of the pandemic situation. The virtual yoga day
celebrations can be viewed through with this link:
Vaccination Drive @
Vaccines are one of the best things that ever
happened in medicines. The Covid 19 Pandemic has
created a new normal with social distancing,
wearing masks, virtual classes etc. Yet it’s not
to be considered as a victory of Corona Virus.
The United fight against the deadly virus
continues and grows stronger with every
awareness program conducted, with every
inoculation done. With this motivation, Darshan
College organized 3 Vaccination drives with the
help and support of Ullal Public Health Centre.
The Teaching, Non-Teaching Staff, Students and a
few people in the vicinity were vaccinated in
the college campus. It was a small step to
facilitate the global effort to destabilize the
Virus: Be vaccinated, be safe.
CLIFFORD FERNANDES, OFM CAP LAID TO REST
funeral mass of Fr Clifford Fernandes OFM Cap was held on 21st of July
at 10 am at St Fidelis Friary - Monte Mariano friary chapel, presided
over by Most Rev Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, the Bishop of Mangaluru along
with Fr Alwyn Dias, the Provincial Minister of Holy Trinity Capuchin
Province Karnataka, Fr Melwyn D'Souza, the Guardian of St Anne’s Friary
Mangaluru and many priests, religious brothers and sisters and laity. Fr
Alwyn Dias Provincial Minister, in his introduction said, “Death brings
sadness to all, today Karnataka capuchin province is mourning because we
have lost a young and energetic preacher of the Word of God.” Fr Baptist
Rodrigues preached a heart touching homily. He said, "Fr Clifford was an
itinerant preacher and helped many people to come closer to Christ.
Truly, he had an experience of the love of God and he was always
enthusiastic to share that experience with the people of God. Today Fr
Clifford is enjoying the wonderful eternal rewards that Christ had
promised to him."
Development workshop for Sponsored Children: Vimukti Pothnal “Activity
Based training to make Children achieve their dream and aspirations”
the seeds of success are sown at the teenage. it is the age of dreams
and aspirations. it is the age of the possible. it is also the age of
uncertainty and doubt due to many physical and emotional changes taking
place in a teenager. it is the right time to build foundation of success
in a man. the balance lacks the right attitude, self-confidence and
communication skills required by organizations. VIMUKTI has stepped in
to fill this gap by catching them young (i.e., in their teenage). the
personality development workshop for sponsored children to become super
teens workshop provided by VCT, is an activity-based personality
development program which lays the foundation of success for an
individual. the program trains the teenagers, through the process of
learning by doing, on power of positive attitude, improving
self-esteem/self-confidence, setting & achieving goals, effective
communication and teamwork, public speaking & personal grooming.
activity based training to make our children achieve their dreams and
aspirations. Nearly 130 children and parents attended and availed the
benefits of the camp.
July 2021 – Silver Jubilee of the Priestly Ordination of Rev. Fr.
was indeed a joyous day for the community of DITh to celebrate the
Silver Jubilee of the Priestly Ordination of our beloved rector, Rev.
Fr. Salvador Fernandes. The Jubilation got a grace-filled start with the
solemn celebration of the Holy Eucharist presided over by the Fr.
Rector, the Jubilarian. The day also being the feast of St. Bonaventure
we had a very meaningful celebration of the Holy Mass. Fr. Albert, the
director of studies gave a beautiful introduction to the liturgy as well
as to the celebration of the day, inviting us to thank and pray for the
blessings of Fr. Salvador to our community and province at large. Fr.
Anil Sequeira preached a homily with deep theological insights aptly
fitting for the event. The melodious choir by the brothers, ably guided
by Fr. Baptist enhanced the prayerful ambience of the celebration.
Free Health Check-up camps: Vimukti Pothnal
Pothnal organized health check-up camps at 8 villages of our working
area. Eye, nose, ears, throat, height, weight and general check-up were
carried out to all the children, pregnant women and elders. Parents and
Anganwadi teachers were informed. Mothers with children below 3 years of
age were enlightened about the importance of breast feeding. Ill effects
of milk substitutes and nutritional benefits of vegetables were briefed
to the parents. Forty-four children and elders attended and availed the
benefits of the camp.
of the Academic Year of Post Novitiate at Pothnal, Raichur
Post Novitiate formation course began on 30th June 2021 at Clara Vihar,
Pothnal, Raichur. The day began with the recollection for the community.
Rev. Fr Anil Kumar administered the sacrament of reconciliation. The
inaugural Eucharistic celebration began at 10.30 am, which was
officiated Fr Sunil Dominic the guardian of Clara Vihar community. The
Lectio Brevis began at 11.30 am with the chief guest Fr Anil Kumar & the
resident professors of Clara Vihar who chaired the ceremony. The annual
report of the academic year 2020-21 was read by Director Fr Joseph
Coelho. The professors namely Fr Joseph, Fr Anil, Fr Thomas & Fr Sunil
introduced their subject of teaching. The input session was lectured by
Prof Fr Ani Kumar who urged us to be more active and vigilant in the
Formation. The brothers performed various cultural programs and geared
up the celebration. The Ursuline sisters from neighbouring community
were invited. The whole programme was concluded with Agape. We wish all
the best to the brothers to enliven their year of Post Novitiate and
experience the life of St. Francis of Assisi living amidst the people of
the vicinity of Raichur.
and Relaxation: Vimukti pothnal
in the words of Aristotle “educating the mind
without educating the heart is no education at all”.
Recreation was very much fruitful because it
was the time that they built friendship with each
other, they mixed, shared their happiness, jokes and
funny stories. It was also a time to refresh their
mind and heart. The group activities conducted
during recreation also made them smart and
Survey on Antenatal and
Postnatal care: Vimukti Pothnal
staff along with CL leaders and Janavedike members
jointly conducted the door-to-door Survey on ANC and
PNC Services in the 20 pockets. The main objective
is to know during this COVID Pandemic, the poor are
affected more adversely, especially in our villages
weather the ANC and PNC are getting the benefits
from the AWCs and PHCs? weather the timely food
distribution and health check-ups are taking place?
and all the pregnancy delivery and post- delivery
women go to the PHCs for the examines and utilize
the services offered by the health department? As a
result, 565 ANC and PNC women data was gathered for
the further reference. The targeted pocket PNCs and
ANCs were advised to wear masks, go for timely
health check-ups, to receive nutrition food from the
AWCs, compulsory to get admitted for the delivery in
the PHCs and use in emergency 108 ambulance service
for thier use in difficulties.
Public Awareness Campaign: Vimukti pothnal
childline Raichur organised awareness drive for the
public in four talukas of Raichur District from 24th
to 27th June 2021. Public were explained about the
issues of children such as child labour, school
drop-outs, begging children, child abuse, human
trafficking, missing children, child marriage and
run-away children etc. the ChildLine team took up
the initiatives to educate the general public in
streets and market places mainly on CHILDLINE (1098)
services and Handbills with information and child
related issues were distributed to the public. A
positive response was given by the public who
assured that they would call the child helpline if
any children were at risk. Around 2500 people
OF ACADEMIC YEAR 2021-22
spite of COVID-19 PANDEMIC, Shanthi Sadhana-Franciscan
Institute of Spirituality in India-FISI-Bangalore
inaugurated the Academic year for the Diploma course
in Franciscan Spirituality on the 21st of June 2021.
The inauguration of academic year 2021-22 was held
in FISI on 21st June 2021. Along with the staff, new
students and Director of the Institute Fr. Robin
Victor D’souza con-celebrated the Eucharist and
delivered a fitting homily on the importance of
perseverance and imbibing spirituality of St.
Francis of Assisi and St. Clare and becoming more
human in the world. The melodious choir sung by our
new student’s added meaning to the celebration. The
Eucharistic celebration was begun with a
introduction followed by lighting of the lamp by the
Robin Victor D’souza, Fr. Robin Minin Lopez-Program
Coordinator, Fr. Joseph Dolphy Pais-Spiritual
Director, Fr. Maxim Nazareth-Member, Sr. Linet
Danthi UFS-Student representative.
@ St Pio Delegation, Sri Lanka
Pio Delegation, Sri Lanka of the Holy Trinity
Capuchin Province, Karnataka began the Novitiate on
13/06/2021 with the ceremony of Vestition of Six
Brothers from Pakistan in the presence of Br Arun
Kumar Philomenraj, Provincial Delegate. As we
congratulate them, we pray for the fruitful holy
year of Novitiate.
Holy Trinity Province of Karnataka
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
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.