Friday, December 23, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Bishop Francis Braganza passed away to his Eternal Father

We are sorry to inform you about the passing away of Bishop Francis Braganza around 10.00 a.m on Tuesday 21 December 2011 at Xavier’s residence in Ahmedabad. The funeral will be held on Wednesday 22 December 2011 at 4.00 P.M in the Rosary Church Baroda.
[from the Gujarat Jesuit province office]

Bio Data of Bishop Francis Braganza

Born:29-01-1922 at Bandra Mumbai
Entered SJ:28-05-1938 at Shembaganur
Ordained as Priest:21 November 1951.
Responsibilities Held:
Professor at St.Xavier’s Ahmedabad 1956-1961
Rector at Rosary, Baroda 1961- 1962
Vice Provincial of Gujarat 1963-1968
Assistant to the General: 1967- 1970
Principal of St.Xavier’s Ahmedabad 1970 – 1980

Bishop of Baroda 1987-1997

Emeritus Bishop: 1998-2011

Barefoot movement - wonderful!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

We regret to announce the sudden demise of  Fr.Mathew Kochupura sj (Guj) 57/35,  on 11 December 2011 in Mandali, at 1.30 P.M. The funeral will be held on 12 December in the College Church, Ahmadabad  at 4.00p.m.

Yours truly,
Socius – Gujarat.

Mathew was director of the Jesuit Technical schools in Nadiad [ Loyola technical] and Vadodara [ Xavier technical Institute, Sevasi ] before he was appointed to Mandali, near Mehsana, [Gujarat,India] to start a new Technical Institute.

" Rankar" non-stop garba released by Gurjarvani

 "રણકાર " નોન સ્ટોપ ગરબા સીડી નું લોકાર્પણ St Xavier's Chirch Navrangpura, [Ahmedabad, India] માં ગુજરાતી પરમયજ્ઞ દરમિયાન કરવામાં આવ્યું હતું.
Mr Thomas Parmar Editor of Doot released the CD. The Mass was celebrated by Siddharth sj.
The songs are written by Philip Clark and Vinayak Jadav sj. All the 23 songs are composed and music arranged by Appu at his Disha Studio at Taltej, Ahmedabad. All tyhe tunes are different from the traditional Garba Tunes in Gujarat.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Catholic TV channel launched

Catholic TV channel launched

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A new satellite television channel named Prarthana Bhawan was launched at Jalandhar, Punjab recently.
Archbishop Vincent Concessao of Delhi, and Bishop Anil Joseph Couto of Jalandhar blessed the launch of the new channel.
The official inauguration of the channel is due to take place shortly.
The primary aim of the channel is to reach God’s message of love to all people in India and abroad, said Fr Basil, who initiated the project.
Prarthana Bhawan TV has been granted the license to telecast in all Indian languages but plans to focus on programs in Hindi, Punjabi and English.
Source: CBCI

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Filmograph 3rd and 4th day

 3rd day of the Film Festival
"Salim Langade Pe Mat Ro"
was watched by a large audience on the 5th Dec 2011 at 7.00 pm. The main actor Mr Pavan Malhotra was there for the press conference at Prshant and for the screening and sharing about the film at Loyola Hall, Ahmedabad

The Film : amu" was screened on the last day [6th Dec 2011 at 7pm ] of the Film Festival. Mr Bedabrata Pain  the producer of "amu" was there to share with the audience about the making of the film and its impact on the people.

The 4th  photo shows Mr Bedabrata with some of the the volunteers who helped with the shows at Loyola Hall

Monday, December 5, 2011

Fr C.Valles sj : Mathematics anf Literature - Talk 7 [last]

film festival “FILMOGRAPH 2nd day " Garm Hava"

 Mr Farooque Shaik at the press conference
Discussion session
 Mr Farooque Shaik, one of the actors of   " Garm Hava" was here in Ahmedabad, India to answer the questions of the press reporters at Prashant [ Center for communal harmony run by the Jesuits in Gujarat ]  A large audience attended the film show at 7.00 pm and the discussion which followed at the Loyola Hall auditorium. The film deals with a Muslim family in the years after the partition of India and Pakistan.

Praise and Worship at Ahmedabad

Lighting of the lamp
 St Xavier's Institute of performing arts Ahmedabad organized a Praise and Worship evening 2011 At the Diamond Jubilee Auditorium, Loyola Hall on 4th Dec. 
Orchestra in attendance were
Ashley Quincy and group [ Mumbai]
Sandeep Christian and group [ Maninagar , Ahmedabad]
Frs Vincent D'Souza, Kuriachan and Aubrey Fernandez lighted the lamp to inaugurate the event. Fr Paresh added inspiring spiritual input during the prayerful evening.
Prayer Dance

Sanjay Vincent singing a devotional song

Bombay group singing

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Fr.Jose Luis Lopetegui sj passed away

 Fr.Jose Luis Lopetegui sj (GUJ, 84/64) passed away to heavenly Father, at Jeevan Darsan  Baroda at 2.10 a.m on Sunday 04 December 2011.
The funeral will be held at 4.00 p.m on the same day at Anklav.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Press conference on Parzania Film

 A press conference was held at Prashant in Ahmedabad at 4.30 pm on the film Parzania which is going to be screened at Loyola hall Golden jubilee hall today [ 3rd Dec 2011 ]. The film is based on real story of a child lost during the riots in Gujarat. The mother of the boy Rupa Modi is seen on the right. The child [ a boy] is not found till this day.
The producer of the film Rahul Dholakia is seated on the right. Hiren gandhi one of the organizers of the film is seated in the middle.[ top photo ]

Rahul Dholakia speaking about the film at the press conference. [ photo below]
Devasia M

"રણકાર" નોન સ્ટોપ ગરબા - ગુર્જરવાણી ડિસેમ્બર ૨૦૧૧

નોન સ્ટોપ ગરબા - ગુર્જરવાણી ડિસેમ્બર   ૨૦૧૧ 
ready for release.

નોન સ્ટોપ ગરબા "રણકાર"

 નોન સ્ટોપ ગરબા "રણકાર" નું દિશા સ્ટુડીઓમાં રેકોર્ડીંગ ચાલુ છે. ગુર્જરવાની તરફથી આ સીડી અપ્પુ [ એડવીન  વાઝ ] તૈયાર કરે છે. આ સીડી આ મહીને ૪ થી તારીખે બહાર પડશે.


Thursday, December 1, 2011

film festival “FILMOGRAPH

Dear Friends,

Kindly find herewith a poster announcing our film festival  “FILMOGRAPH

Entry  to this Festival is restricted.
However, if you wish to attend you may collect your passes (on a
first-come-will-get them basis) either from:

DARSHAN, 1st Floor, 19 -B, Vishvanagar Society, Near Vishvakarma Society,
Jivraj Park, Ahmedabad- 380051
Phone- 079- 26620484
Between  11 am and 6 pm on working days

or from

GURJARVANI, St. Xaviers' College Campus, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad
Phone- 079-26300127
Between 9 am to 5 pm on working days

Do share the news of this Film Festival with others too...
And apologies if you are subject to cross-posting

Fr Cedric Prakash