Saturday, December 19, 2015

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Video conference from Spain - Fr Valles 90 years celebration.

Video conference from Spain - Fr Valles 90 years celebration. At the Audiovisual room of St Xavier's college
Ahmedabad, on 6th November 2015. For details see the Gujarati text above.

devasia m sj

Monday, September 28, 2015

Fr. Moreta Luis Maria SJ RIP

Dear Friends in the Lord, 
 Fr. Moreta Luis Maria SJ (GUJ ) 87 years old / 69 years in the Society of Jesus, passed away on 27 September, 2015 at 06.20 AM in Ankleshwar, Gujarat. 
The funeral will be held on 28 September at 10.00 A.M. at Catholic Church, Ankleshwar. 

  FR. MORETA LUIS MARIA SJ (1927 – 2015) Fr. Moreta Luis Maria SJ (GUJ ) 87 years old / 69 years in the Society of Jesus, passed away on 27 September, 2015 at 06.20 AM in Ankleshwar,
The funeral will be held on 28 September at 10.00 A.M. at Catholic Church, Ankleshwar.
Fr. Moreta Luis Maria SJ was born on 19 December, 1927, in Manila, Philippines.
He entered the Society of Jesus on 26 September, 1946, in Loyola, Spain.
 He was ordained in Ahmedabad on 24 March, 1961. He pronounced his Final Vows on 2 February, 1964.
 Biographical Sketch Father: Emilio Mother: Maria Paz Name of Brothers: Emilio, Antonio, Luis, Angel, Fernando,, Enrique, Ignacio,,Benjamine, Tarsuio Name of Sisters: Amalia, Teresa, Magdalena, Maria Paz, Carmen
Study Before Joining The Society of Jesus: KG Holy Ghost College Manila, P.I. 1935-1937 4th to 7th San Juan de Letran Manila, P.I. 1938-1941 HS 1st to 3rd Ateneo de Naga Manila, P.I. 1941-1943 HS 4th Parochial School,Paco Manila, P.I. 1944
 Study In The Society Of Jesus Entrance in the Society: Date: 26/09/1946 Place: Loyola, Spain First Vows Date: 27/09/1948 Place Loyola, Spain Study Subject Institution Place Year Juniorate Loyola, Spain 1948-1951
 Philosophy DNC/Sacred Heart Pune/Shembaganur 1952-53/53-56 Language Gujarati Anand 1956 Regency Rosary H sch Baroda 1956-58
Theology St.Mary`s Kurseong 1958-1962 Tertianship : Year: 1962-1963 Place: Kodaikanal Responsibilities Held in the Society Responsibility Place Year Asst PP & PP Bharuch 1963-1978 PP Ankleshwar 1978-1993 PP & Superior Karamsad 1993-1999 Tech Inst Ankleshwar 2000- 27 Sep, 2015 
 May the soul of Fr Moreta rest in peace. 
. Fr Francis Parmar, the Provincial, who is away in Delhi for the POSA Consult and air-dashing to Ahmedabad to attend the funeral of Fr Moreta, “Fr. Moreta has had a very fulfilling life, a man totally dedicated to the Lord and His people. I’m sure he is with the Lord as he was very much in His presence all through his life. I appreciate the way MV has taken care of him in his final days, showing through his actions that the Society of Jesus is the Society of Love. May God reward him for his loving service.”

Socius Gujarat sj

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

wonderful song

Part2 - 香港6岁的Celine惊人的歌唱天赋 <3<You Raise Me Up>超好听的说 <3

Posted by Ray Quan on Monday, July 7, 2014

Kakasaheb Kalelkar pravas Nibandh spardha vijeta yuva lekhak sri Manish Macwan - [Gujarati]

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Friday, July 3, 2015

Prasad remembered

Posted by Joseph Dias on Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Thursday, June 25, 2015



 Fr. Prasad Gonsalves SJ (GUJ ) 62 years old / 46 years in the Society of Jesus, expired on 24 June 2015 at Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

The funeral will be held on 26 June at 10.00 A.M. in Unteshwari.

Fr Prasad Gonsalves SJ was born on 8 November, 1952.  He entered the Society of Jesus on 12 June, 1969.  He was ordained on 21 December, 1985.  He pronounced his Final Vows on 9 March 1996.

All the members of the Province are to offer One Mass and members of the community are to offer two masses for the repose of Fr Prasad Gonsalves SJ. 

Keep him in your prayers and may his soul rest in peace.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Jubilees in Gujart jesuit Province

On 8th, Frs. J. Amalraj, Roy Miranda, Vijay Shidonkar and Bro. Malcolm complete fifty Golden years in the Society of Jesus. We join them in thanking God for giving them fifty years of perseverance and pray that they may keep on answering the call of God in their day-to-day life.

On 20th, Archbishop S. Fernandes, Frs. Mattam, Ovelil and Alex Thannipara complete 60 years in the Society. We join them in thanking and praising God on this occasion and pray for them.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Fr. Dastis expired at 4.30 on 02 May 2015 (Spain Time) in Zaragoza, Spain. May the departed soul rest in peace.

Fr. Dastis  expired at 4.30 on 02 May 2015 (Spain Time) in Zaragoza, Spain. 
May the departed soul rest in peace.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Para Legal Diploma course in Gujarati

Nyay Darshan, Vadodara plans to start a one – year Para – legal diploma course in law in Gujarati from 1st April 2015. The aim of the course is to promote human rights and justice among the weaker sections of society. Training course will deal with the rights of the common people, women, children, senior citizens, SCs/STs/OBCs, minorities, consumers, patients, prisoners, travelers, victims of natural calamities and communal riots, and welfare schemes.
The participants will have to attend the classes for 5 weeks (one-week classes after every 3 months – total 35 days).
Theoretical and practical knowledge will be provided to the trainees.
You are requested to send few persons- social activists, village leaders, youth leaders, retired teachers (men & women) - for the training. For further information please contact me or my secretary Mr. Patrick A. Christy.
With warm regards,

Fr. P. D. Mathew S. J.
(+97373 59772)
Mr. Patrick A. Christy,
(+99242 70199) 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Helpline Number (1-800-208-4545)

Helpline Number (1-800-208-4545)
Dear All,

This is to inform you that UCF launched a 24 hour Toll Free National Helpline Number (1-800-208-4545) so that lawyers and experts can assist victims of violence, intimidation, coercion and illegal confinement by criminal or political groups.

United Christian Forum for Human Rights (UCF) consisting of members from all denominational and non-denominational Christians present in Delhi was created on 19th January, 2015 at YWCA of Delhi to coordinate both legal and advocacy assistance to the Christian Community traumatized in recent months by communal violence in several states. 

The Forum was started with blessings by the religious leaders of the Catholic, Protestant, Evangelical and Pentecostal Churches as well as by non-denominational and independent Churches.

The Forum will pursue all such cases with judicial, political, administrative and police system. 


Thanks & regards, 

A C Michael
Coordinator - UCF
B1A/10C, Janakpuri, New Delhi - 110 058
Mobile: +91-9999940633 / +91-9818155290

R.I.P Fr.Dias Chelston(Charlie) -(GUJ) 68/50, passed away on 27 Jan 2015 at 10.45p.m

We are sorry to inform you about the passing away of Fr. Chelston(Charlie Dias)at 10.45p.m on 27 January 2015 at Gomtipur, Nursing Home in Ahmedabad. The funeral will be held on 29 January 2015 in  Ahmedabad.

The funeral of Fr.Charlie Dias will be held on ( Thursday) 29 January 2015 at 3.00p.m in Loyola Hall, Ahmedabad.

The timing and the venue of the funeral on 29 January 2015 have not yet been decided. We will communicate to you as soon as we can.- Socius.
 Fr.Charlie Dias was admitted in the Sterling Hospital in the second week of November 2014 for the treatment of cancer in his right arm. The doctors were trying their level best to save his right arm. After a prolonged treatment at Sterling, on 16 January 2015 the doctors then in consultation with the superiors concerned decided to go for the amputation of the arm in order to save his life.

Fr.Charlie Dias accepted the decision of the doctors and  then he had sent his personal message to his near and dear ones:

“It is hard to believe i have finally after more than a month i have now been recommended to take the harsh step of consent of amputation of my Right hand, this is in consultation with the team of my Superiors, Socius and my family members having met with the Panel of doctors including Dr Somesh and Dr Mandeep to save my life. They did all the best to save my hand but at the end i lost the battle and had to surrender my right arm. 

Tomorrow 16th Jan 2015 morning 7.30 am my Right Arm will be amputated at Sterling Hospital.”

The right arm was amputated on 16 January 2015. For a week he was in the ICU and then he was transferred to a private room. He showed a lot of improvement. With the support of Bro.Pravin Falcao, he even tired to walk  in the room. Once again on 25 January, he had to be put in the ICU since his vital organs were not cooperating to the treatment that was given to him.

Finally his prolonged suffering came to an end on 27 January 2015  at 10.45 p.m and he departed for the eternal home. May his soul rest in peace!

Dias Chelston

Fr.Chelston was the ninth child in a family of twelve. He joined the Apostolic School at Loyola Hall and passed SSC from Loyola in 1964. Influenced by the Jesuit Community at Loyola, he joined the novitiate the same year and took his vows in 1966. As a student of St.Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad, he presented the college in football, hockey and athletics. Though chosen to represent the Gujarat University in these various disciplines, he had to step out ‘in virtue of holy obedience’. In 1968, Fr.Charlie Dias was the fastest runner in Gujarat University standing first in the 100 m. race.

After an illustrious college performance, both in and off the field, he proceeded for the novitiate at Mt Abu and then for philosophy to Pune. After completing his regency and theology, he was ordained a priest in Bandra in 1979. After his B.Ed. Charlie had four assignment at Rosary, Baroda in 1984, landed at Loyola hall as Vice Principal, with additional charge of sports and scouts.

Charlie has a motto that reads: A true Xavierite is a better person for others. His great hobby is arranging leadership camps and ‘future leaders’ vie with each other to find a place on these camps. The leadership camps surely went beyond the ordinary and the mundane routine of the textbook learning and spewing what was learnt in examinations. These camps have been, a unique contribution of fr.Charlie to engage young people in understanding themselves, discovering their inner potential, sensitizing them to society’s challenges and egging them on to leadership. His faith formation camps for Catholics students have him personally involved and devoted every bit of his time and energy. As a Vocation promoter, he organized many camps and through these camps many have joined for priesthood and for religious life.

All through the years at St.Xavier’s Loyola Hall, Fr.Charlie has held many offices and important ones such as Principal of St.Xavier’s Loyola Hall Primary Section, Director of Leadership Training programmes, Director of Sports and games, Director of alter servers, Chairman of Cubs and scouts, Director of the Social service league and Minister of the Jesuit residence. Holding all these portfolios, Fr.Charlie’s main focus has been the children.  He instilled in his students the spirit of sportsmanship. ‘Play the game to enjoy it. Winning and losing don’t matter. Participation is the most important thing’.
Fr.Charlie’s generosity knows no bounds reaching out to the poor and the needy far and wide. He is very often addressed as Fr.Santaclaus.

 By Fr.Lancy D’Cruz

Responsibility Held In Society
Responsibility                                                                  Place of Responsibility_                    Year
Vice principal primary Loyola Hall                      Ahmedabad                               1984-1998
Minister of Jesuit Community Loyola                  Ahmedabad                              1996-2006
Principal primary section St.Xaviers Loyola Hall   Amedabad                               1998-2005
Primary in charge St. Xaviers                               Surat                                      2006-2007
Director of sports St.Xaviers Loyola Hall               Ahmedabad                            1990-2005
Director Leadership Program St.Xaviers Loyola Hall Ahmedabad                          1986-2006
Director Social Service St.Xaviers Loyola Hall         Ahmedabad                           1986-2006
Director of Sports St. Xaviers                                                 Surat                                                2006-2012
Asst PP & School Animator                                                   Ankleshwar                                      2013-2015