Friday, December 31, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Carol Competition, Ahmedabad Diocese December 2010

Carol competition of the Ahmedabad Diocese for this Christmas was held in Nadiad, at  St.Mary's on 26th December, 2010.
Maninagar choir won the first prize of Rs.5000/-
It was organized by the ICYM, Gurjarvani and SOCOM.

Fr Francis Mendonca sj Passed away

Brother Mattos, Fr Francis Mendonca and Fr Rayar at Jeevan Darshan
Fr Francis Mendonca worked in St Xavier's College, Ahedabad, Gujarat, India, for many years teaching the subject World Religions.

 Then he was appointed director of Jeevan Darshan Pastoral Centre,Vadodara. Later he was appointed as the Parish Priest of Anand . He was in Gandhinagar St Xavier's school for a few years, and the last appointment was to Vaghodia Parish near Vododara.
The three in the photo above have all  gone to the Father's House in heaven.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Fr Francis Mendonca sj Passed away

Francis when he was at Jeevan Darshan, Vadodara, India
Fr Francis Mendonca sj passed away in Vadodara at 9.45 pm on 28th December 2010.
Funeral will be at Rosary Church Vadodara on 29th at 11.00 am.
He was born on 1st Dec 1931 and ordained priest 24th March 1966
Devasia M

Christmas Carol by Premal Jyoti Brothers

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christaayan - an everlasting love story of God.

 Ishavasyam - Divine Indwelling - is the music album of the movie in Hindi Christaayan - an everlasting love story of God, by Satprakashan Sanchar Kendra Indore, MP, India. The songs are sung by the best singers from the film industry. All of them rendered their service free of charge.
The shooting took 14 months and editing may take three months from now. Fr Geo George SVD has spend more than two years dreaming and planning this movie. This movie is a Indian Cultural interpretation of the life and message of Jesus.
Singers :
Udit Narayan, Kavitha Krishnamurthi, Bhupender Singh, Minimini, Anoop Jalota, Sadhana Sargam,
Roopkumar Rathod, Pamela Jain, Ramesh Murali, Dilip Bose

Copies of the music album is available from Gurjarvani office.

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 - Devasia

Monday, December 20, 2010

Cristmas Carol singing by Premal Jyoti students.

Premal Jytoi Brothers from all over India singing at Gurjarvani

Anther view of the singers at Gurjarvani
Songs were selected from Several languages including Tribal languages from the north of India.
With selected lively songs the evening put us all into Christmas Mood.  Wish you all our friends a Happy Christmas 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

St Mary's Mahila Shikshan Kendra, Gomtipur 40 years clebration 13th Dec 2010

Women members of the cooperative society
Sr Lucia Addressing the meeting.

Benefactors from Abroad and Bishop of Ahmedabad with the Guests on stage

Sr Lucia introducing the book in memory of the event.

Women going with the gifts received

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Fr Joe Braganza - more photos

Fr General's visit for the golden Jubilee of St Xavier's college, Ahmedabad, India

Monday, December 13, 2010

Fr Joe Braganza passes away.

Fr Joe Braganza S.J. passed away on 11th Dec 2010 Saturday at 6.30 pm at Vadodara.
The funeral will be on 13th Dec at 4 pm at St Xavier's Church Navrangpura, Ahmedabad,

Fr Joe is known mainly for the "Gulbai Tekra Project" to educate the children from Gulbai Tekra area, which is near St Xavier's college, Ahmedabad. He ran this evening school  for all the years he was here in the college. His whole life was spent in the college, teaching, and as wise principal for some years.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Photo workshop Mount Carmel, Ahmedabad

Learning the camera

Outdoor photography Practice
Input on Camera and photography by Ashok Vaghela sj

Capturing the action
Photography workshop for the 8,9 and 11th std students of Mount Carmel school Ahmedabad was conducted by Gurjarvani on 10th Dec 2010. The students will now take photos of Ahmedabad from their own point of view and present them for competitions organized for Ahmedabad 600 years celebrations.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Photo workshop for children

   St Xavier's Social Service Society organized a photography workshop for the children from the areas they are working for the development of the communities there on 8th Dec from 10.15 am to 5.30 pm.
Sanjay Ronza and team directed the children to take photos with technical precision and meaningful topics.
Ashok Vaghela sj coordinated the whole workshop. 48 children participated in the workshop. On the 9th these children will take photos of Ahmedabad city as they see it. Selected photos will be sent for a competition celebrating the 600th year of the founding of Ahmedabad City. For more photos taken by the children see Gurjarvani  Picasa photo stream below
Devasia sj

Monday, December 6, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010

 " Mother Express"
A Train containing a superb exhibition with rare photos of Mother Teresa was here in Ahmedabad on 3rd Dec 2010.
Mother Teresa's sisters sang a song on the Mother and the Photo of the Mother was garlanded by Mr Ashok Garud, Ahmedabad Divisional Railway manager. Bishop of Ahmedabad Rev Thomas Macwan spoke a few words about the great service done all over the world by the Missionaries of Charity. Here are a few photos taken by Grena from Gurjarvani