Saturday, June 23, 2012

Fr Anton D'Souza has gone to his Father's Home

From Agnelo Vaz
7:23 PM (2 hours ago)


IN the morning I visited Anton.
I noticed he was slowly sinking.
The choice was to continue looking after him with no hop.
I was trying to call his name in Konkani. Anton...Anton...
He was not responding. His feet were numb.
the next option 
To put him in the Hospital to see if his diabetes would come down.
In the evening at I went to the Lady Pilar Hospital.
were he was admitted in the ICU ward.
I went inside. And saw that the doctors were seriously struggling on him.
I immediately went to inform the Fr Roy Miranda who is  In-charge of the Infirmary.
Talking to him

The phone from the Lady Pillar rang.

When I reached my room in the Rosary School.

The end came very fast. Given the situation it was the best for our friend Anton.




 Dear friends,
Fr .Anton D’Souza (GUJ) 76/48 expired this evening around 6.00p.m ( 23- 06-2012 ) in Pillar Hospital, Baroda.
The funeral will be held at 4.30 p.m in  Jeevan Darshan Shrine, Baroda  on  24-06-2012.
Please remember him in your prayers.
Fr.Lawrence Dharmaraj SJ
Personal Information:
Name : Fr.Anton D’Souza
Date of Birth:  31-07-1936, Born at Nagoa in Goa.
Entrance in the Society:  08- 01- 1964
Final Vows:  01- 01 - 1980
Priesthood:   25 - 03 – 1972
Died : 23-06-2012
Responsibilities Held:
Asst. Principal :            Surat  (1973 – 1974 )
Asst. Treasurer :           Newman Hall ( 1974 – 1980 )
Treasurer :                    Newman Hall (1980 -1991)
Treasurer :                    Vidya Jyoti ( 1992 – 1996)
Asst. Parish priest :       Loyola, Ahmedabad ( 1996 - 2001)
Asst.XTI :                     Nadiad  ( 2001 – 2002)
Ministry Catechetical : Loyola, Ahmedabad ( 2002 – 2007)
Infirmary :                    Baroda ( 2008 – 2012)

A Movie: Two young men dedicate their lives to serve: Gujarat Jesuits

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Two new Jesuits for Gujarat Province [ S.J.]

Dalvi Raman and Parmar Brijesh - new Jesuits

Jose Changa, Provincial Superior and con-celebrants at the vows celebration at Sughad.

Parmar Brijesh Pronouncing the vows of dedicating his whole life to the service of the People in Gujarat.

Dalvi Raman receiving the crucifix and the constitution of the Society of Jesus.
 Brothers Dalvi Raman and Parmar Brijesh are the two new Jesuits for Gujarat, India, this year. On 21st June 2012 at 7.00 am they completed a two year training period called the Novitiate at Sadhana Sadan and dedicated their lives to serve the people of Gujarat.
Isudas Cueli S.J. the oldest member of Sughad community greeting the new Jesuits.

As we, the Gurjarvani team, were coming from the novitiate we watched this dance of joy.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Father of Shaji SJ passed away

Mr. Jacob Thekkemury the father of Shaji Sj passed away 12.45 pm today, 15th June 2012. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, 16th June at 12 noon. Fr. Shaji had reached yesterday on getting the news about the critical condition of his father. May Mr. Jacob rest in peace. 

Fr Shaji sj - Minister at Premal jyoti

Shaji sj in Gurjarvani Studio during a recording session.
 Fr Shaji sj is  Minister at Premal Jyoti, Ahmedabad [from June 2012 ] where a large number of Jesuit brothers from all over India stay and study at St Xavier's college Ahmedabad . He is given this new assignment besides the work of being in charge of the audio section of Gurjarvani.
Premal Jyoti being just across the road he will be able to do both the jobs. Just now - 15th May 2012 - he is at home where his father is not keeping well.
Shaji has produced a number of audio Cassettes / CDs which are very popular all over Gujarat.
Shaji with Appu in his studio during a recording session,

At Munnar - A trip to collect Nature shots. Shaji's village is close to this beautiful area.

Media training - 2012 - May 7-21st , Saputara, India

A training session in progess
 A report is in the previous post.
The photos come a bit late but at last they are here.
Devasia sj
The Group from all over Gujarat.

A Tribal [ adivasi ] dance performance being shot.

A session on video shoot. Ashok Vaghela and Pratik Raj guiding the group.

Use of LED light panels