Monday, 17 October 2011

hi there!

I am back! And some news from Don Bosco Parish, Nashik! Some people have not been well: Claude Noronha had a similar health problem as before; his blood count went down and was admitted in the hospital; he is back home resting; do say a prayer for his speedy recovery.
Loraine Goveia, Mr. Cecil Goveia's wife was operated at Pune and is being moved from Sahyadri hospital to In-Laks hospital, Koregaon Park; she is recovering but rather on the serious side; I am in touch with Cecil; the family is asking for prayers and they believe that only prayers can save her and bring her back to health. Incidentally, it happens to be Loraine's Birthday. I just wished her happy birthday. She is personally asking for prayers. I promised her that I will be asking the whole DB Parish to pray for her good health.

Martha from Home for the Aged is somewhat ok now! do pray! Shepherds, Doughlas and Daphney are gracefully ageing; they are at Nashik, unable to attend mass. Do say a prayer for them.

Bye! see you sonn!

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

hi everybody!

For a long time I have been thinking of getting on to blogging and especially the parish blog. So here am I, after I received an invitation from Fr. Ivo. I am happy to be here and be connected with you from my parish office. Interestingly, this first blog of mine, I am writing over a hot cup of tea after a day's work. It seems as if it is going to rain here at Nashik! It is 6.30 pm and in a short time I will be celebrating the holy eucharist; definitely I will pray for you and you too keep praying for me. Bye for now!

Monday, 5 September 2011

Confessions for the Sunday School children

Confessions are an integral part of the Christian faith. It is here that God comes to us and forgives us of all our tresspasses. He initiates us to the part of living in the image and likeness of Him who is all good. He calls us back to Holiness from our falleness.

Small children are the apple of God's eye. They are the focal point of his love. He cares for them and understands their heart's desire. Yet small as they are, these children can stray away from Gos presence in their own tiny ways. As part of the initiating these children to come closer to God's love, a General confession was organised at the Salesian Novitate (Nashik) for the Sunday School Children of the Don Bosco Parish, Nashik. The confessions began at 5 pm which culminated at 6 in the evening with action songs taught by brothers Ashley ofm cap and Nv. Derek. Fr. Solomon Rapol sdb, the Novice Master and Fr. Valerian Pereira sdb were the confessors for the day.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

From Jerusalem

This post is from Jerusalem... I want to say a big thank you to all of you, dear parishioners as well as staff and students of the school, for the great love and affection I experienced from you over the last 2 years, and especially in the last 2 weeks.

If you have any news or views for this blog in future, do feel free to contact either Fr Nelson or Bro Rickson.

Of course, there is also the Don Bosco Parish group on Facebook.

Thank you once again, and blessings and wishes from the Holy City. This afternoon I will pay a visit to the Holy Sepulchre, the great site of the Burial and Resurrection of Jesus.A promise of prayers for all of you!

Ivo Coelho, SDB

Monday, 11 July 2011

Jacklin Francis' mother-in-law passes away

Jacklin Francis (Zone A) lost her mother-in-law on Friday, 8 July 2011. She left immediately with her sons, Kevin and Darryl, for the village in M.P. Quite journey, and with two kids.

Please keep the deceased person in your prayers, as well as Jacklin and her family.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Nikhil's father in hospital

Nikhil John's father had a mild heart attack yesterday. Luckily he got to a good doctor in time. Much better today, in Vijan Hospital, College Road. Prayers please.

Friday, 1 July 2011

EPCC meeting

The first meeting of the Council of the Educative-Pastoral Community (EPCC) of Don Bosco Nashik met at 1800 hrs, 25 June 2011.

Those present were: Sr Anelfreda Miranda, FMA; Sr Mariette, FMA, Superior, Maria Vihar; Ms Cecilia Sable, Clerk Don Bosco School; Ms Lily Nirmal, Teacher Don Bosco School and Salesian Cooperator; Ms Meena Tribhuvan, Supervisor and Teacher, Don Bosco School; Agnelo Sagar, Salesian Cooperator; and SDBs of DB Nashik.