in      
Reserved Area
BIS National News (737)

International (159 Items)

BIS Regional News

Bangalore (650 items)
Chennai (1161 items)
Dimapur (472 items)
Guwahati (905 items)
Hyderabad (686 items)
Kolkata (694 items)
Mumbai (1183 items)
New Delhi (298 items)
Tiruchy (583 items)
Sri Lanka (38 items)
Panjim (312 items)
International (159 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




Senegal - A small agricultural project to combat emigration and shout: "STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING"
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200


India - Educating to diversity, starting with the Constitution
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200


Nicaragua - In a situation of violence, the Church seeks dialogue
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200


Brazil - Forty years at the service of populations threatened by the powerful
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200


Papua New Guinea – Missionary Experience as Discernment
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200


India - Bangalore Salesians in solidarity with Yemen people
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200


Ethiopia - New opportunities for the future of refugees, thanks to Salesians and VIS
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200


El Salvador - Don Bosco University Students awarded for Water Purification Project
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200


Italy - Don Bosco Naples: Christian and Muslim children pray together
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200


Spain - Salesian social entities show their commitment to arrival and reception of the "Aquarius"
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200


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

Cardinal Gracias: Peace journalism very crucial for today`s world
Don Bosco Institution signs an MoU with Motul
Father Joe Kokkandathil SDB successfully Defends Doctoral Thesis
Mumbai Province Leaders of Communities Review the Year
A guide to Christianity for the 21st Century: the new Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis
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