in      
Reserved Area
BIS National News (705)

International (158 Items)

BIS Regional News

Bangalore (649 items)
Chennai (1159 items)
Dimapur (468 items)
Guwahati (900 items)
Hyderabad (685 items)
Kolkata (685 items)
Mumbai (1151 items)
New Delhi (295 items)
Tiruchy (577 items)
Sri Lanka (38 items)
Panjim (312 items)
International (158 items)
Silchar (196 items)

BIS Archives

2018 News
2017 News
2016 News
2015 News
2014 News
2013 News
2012 News
2011 News
2010 News
2009 News
2008 News
2007 News
2006 News
2005 News
2004 News
2003 News
2002 News
2001 News
1900 News




El Salvador - To help each young person discover God's will: First Meeting of Vocational Animation Network
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100


Democratic Republic of the Congo - When just surviving is your life's routine: the story of Gentille
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100


Papua New Guinea – First historical issue of PGS Salesian Bulletin
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100


Syria - The bombings stop the activities of Salesian oratory in Damascus
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100


Spain - The young Salesians of Project Europe walk the "Camino de Santiago"
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100


RMG - Relocation of Salesian Historical Institute and Salesian Central Archive
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100


India – Extraordinary Visitation by Fr Maria Arokiam Kanaga in Salesian Province of New Delhi
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100


Spain – "Open our hearts to the refugees": Salesians welcome young refugees
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100


Australia – Scripture scholar starts Lectio Divina Podcast
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100


Italy – Gunshots fired against “Don Bosco 2000 Association” migrant reception center
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100


News Mumbai Province (INB)

Join 360° view forum
Join 360° view forum
 
Printable View Print News   Mail to Friend Mail to Friend  Comment on News Mail to Joaquim Fernandes
Father Tom's release: Thanksgiving Mass Organised in Bangalore
Mumbai, Sep. 17. Bangalore: The Bangalore Archdiocese, the Salesians of Bangalore Province and the Catholic Religious of India Bangalore Unit came together at St. Francis Xavier's Cathedral at 5 pm on Thursday to thank the Lord for the release of Fr. Tom Uzhunalil SDB, abducted in Yemen 18 months ago.
View actual size
The Holy Eucharist was presided over by Dr. Bernard Moras, the Archbishop of Bangalore with most of the other Bishops of the different dioceses of Karnataka and hundreds of priests concelebrating. Over five thousand devotees including sisters and seminarians participated in the Holy Eucharist and the ensuing thanksgiving adoration. The Archbishop in the homily recalled that Father Tom had worked for some time each in different dioceses in Karnataka such as Bhadavathi, Chikmangalore and Bangalore Archdiocese. He appreciated all those who were instrumental in the release efforts of Father Tom, both religious and ecclesiastical.

Immediately after the Holy  Mass a short Eucharistic adoration service was held during which the faithful thanked and praised the Lord for the safe release of Father Tom. Father Joyce Thonikuzhiyil, the Provincial of Bangalore Province addressed the faithful and thanked everyone for praying for Father Tom. He made special mention of the interest and earnestness with which the Holy Father, the Major superiors of the Salesian Congregation, the Sultan of Oman and authorities in Yemen, Prime minister Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, former Chief Minister of Kerala Umman Chandi, Pinaryi Vijayan the Chief Minister of Kerala and the CBCI, its leadership and KCBC all worked together for the release of Father Tom. He made a special mention of the support extended by the Archdiocese of Bangalore and the paternal support extended by the Archbishop during the 18 months of tension and anguish after the abduction of Father Tom.

Father Jose Koyickal, the Vice Provincial of Bangalore Province and chief organizer of the event welcomed the gathering. The brothers of KristuJyothi College, from where Father Tom is a past pupil organized the liturgy and choir under the guidance of Father Moncy Nellikkunel.

The programme came to a close at 6.30pm with the Eucharistic blessing. Sweets were distributed outside the church underlining the sentiments of joy of everyone who thronged the cathedral to thank the Lord for the release of Father Tom.

Comments





Post a Comment

More News in SPCSA

YaR Day 2017
Thousands of Faithful join Diamond Jubilee Celebrations
Rector Major gets a taste of India`s Culture at Shelter Don Bosco
Don Bosco`s Successor joins Jubilee Celebrations in Matunga
Kristu Jyothi College is toast of the congregation: Rector Major
Rate this
Current Rating
3.0
Contact via Email
 
Write Your email text message below.
Your email id:
Subject: Comments on 'Father Tom`s release: Thanksgiving Mass Organised in Bangalore' - Source: BIS South Asia
Comments:
Security Code:
Enter Security Code:  



BIS is the information service of the Salesians of Don Bosco in South Asia.
The information available on the site is posted by the online registered Salesians in the South Asia Region and are approved by their respective Province BIS Coordinators.


This site is best viewed with Mozilla Firefox and/or Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 + at a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768


NEWS SEARCH
Search
Province
Classification


News Subscription
  
 
RSS Feeds RSS Feeds






Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 16 : A MAN SENT BY GOD
Sat, 15 Aug 2015 23:30:00 +0000


Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 15 : MAINTAINING A STANDARD
Fri, 14 Aug 2015 23:30:00 +0000


Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 14 : THE HARVEST IS GREAT (5)
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 23:30:00 +0000


Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 13 : THE HARVEST IS GREAT (4)
Wed, 12 Aug 2015 23:30:00 +0000


Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 12 : THE HARVEST IS GREAT (3)
Tue, 11 Aug 2015 23:30:00 +0000


Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 11 : THE HARVEST IS GREAT (2)
Mon, 10 Aug 2015 23:30:00 +0000


Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 10: THE HARVEST IS GREAT (1)
Sun, 09 Aug 2015 23:30:00 +0000


Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 09: DO NOT TURN BACK
Sun, 09 Aug 2015 11:30:00 +0000


Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 08 : YOUR VOCATION COMES FROM GOD
Sat, 08 Aug 2015 11:09:11 +0000


Don Bosco Day by Day - AUGUST 05 : PATIENT OBEDIENCE
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 23:30:00 +0000