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Major Archbishop in Mandya Mission.

  • Mar Raphael Thattil visits Mandya Regional House

Major Archbishop Mar Raphael Thattil was felicitated by the MST missionaries of Mandya region during his visit to the regional house in Mandya on March 17, 2024. Fr Sojan Aikarakunnel Welcomed the Major Archibishop and a choir of Fathers and sisters led the prayer service and sang the felicitation song. Fr Giby Thekkemury gave the vote of thanks.

In his address the Major Archbishop Mar Raphael Thattil spoke about the missionary priorites of the Syro-Malabar Church, which is a global Church spread to the world and no more limited to a small territory of Kerala any more. He appreciated the hard work of the Fathers and sisters of Mandya mission who spare no effort to bear witnesse to the Gospel in the state of Karnataka. He expressed his desire that more and more priests and brothers from Kerala should go to work in the missions. 

Mar Thattil reiterated that, as the Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Church, his priority is to hold the Church together as a family without losing anyone. Standing united as one family the Church can witness the love of God more effectively and powerfully. This also demands a greater missionary consciousness in the Syro-Malabar Church, he added. 

about 30 priests belonging to the Missionary Soceity of St Thomas (MST) working in the Mandya region and as many sisters of various religions congregations who are the missionary collaborators in Mandya were present. 11 seminarians from Jeevan Jyoti, the Missionary Orientation centre also attended. 


Inauguration of NAVADEEPTI

  • Counselling Centre for Drugs and Alcoholic

Inauguration of NAVADEEPTI Counselling Centre for Drugs and Alcoholic Addicts marks a significant milestone in the ongoing battle against the pressing issue of drug and alcohol addiction in the area of Jammu and Kashmir.
The ceremony commenced with the celebration of Holy Eucharist in the Christ the King Parish Church of Akhanoor in the diocese of Jammu and Srinagar. Bishop Ivan Robert Pereira, the Bishop of Jammu-Srinagar celebrated the holy mass in the gracious presence of Bp Mar Jose Puthenveetil , the auxiliary bishop of the diocese of Faridabad, Rev. Fr Joseph Karodan , the regional  director of Delhi region, Rev Fr Rony Allencherry, the director of Navadeepti Counselling Centre, Rev. fathers of Jammu-Srinagar diocese, Rev. fathers of Delhi region of MST, Rev. sisters and the parishioners of Akhanoor parish. 
NAVADEEPTI Counselling Centre for Drugs and Alcholic Addicts  was set up by Fr Rony Allencherry, under the auspices of  Deepti Foundation, run by the Mary Queen of Missions MST Region, Delhi.



  • Very Rev. Fr Sebastian Thuruthel, (99)

Vaidikaratnam Very Rev. Fr Sebastian Thuruthel, (99), former Director General MST, is called for his eternal reward on Thursday, February 8, 2024 at 9.25 pm. He breathed his last at the end of the prayers in the presence of many MST Fathers and family members. The body will be brought to MST Generalate on Deepti Mount in Melampara, near Bharananganam on Sunday (11/02/2024) at 5 pm. The funeral service will start on Monday (12/02/2024) at 9.30 am followed by Holy Qurbana at the Deepthi Bhavan Chapel at Melampara. The body will be interred at Deepti Cemetery.
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  • Meet on Christian Community Formation
How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the Good News!
The MST Generalate was blessed by the presence of priest members engaged in the formation of Christian communities and the Ministry of Preaching from October 24 to 27, 2023. It’s organization was prompted by the discussions in the Extra Ordinary General Assembly 2022 and the Ordinary General Assembly 2023.

The discussions focused on resetting the purpose and the priority of the MST for forming and nourishing Christian n communities and thus establishing local churches with Qurbana Centers, parishes and other necessary ecclesiastical structures. The meeting was inaugurated on October 24 evening by the Director General who presided over. Very Rev Fr Vincent Kadalikattilputhenpura emphasized the importance of preaching and Community Formation highlighting the newly promulgated C&D of the MST.

The updates from the Mission Regions and Coordination shared by the participants enlightened and inspired all. The second day of the meeting was marked with the sharing and classes by Rev Fr Jeevan K.D, a great missionary engaged in community formation in the diocese of Chanda. He highlighted that the community formation is necessarily the end result of every missionary activity. The second session of the day included the panel discussion on Community Formation and Preaching Ministry in the background of MST Mission and it was followed by the sharing session with the General Council of the MST. The Panel discussion included the following topics: Direct preaching and community formation, pastoral care of the new communities, preaching ministry and holistic empowerment of the new communities. The meeting concluded with the sharing session with the General councilors, where by the members shared their experiences and anxieties in the mission areas. The sharing, deliberations, planning etc. helped the members to return to the mission with renewed and enriched by missionary zeal.




  • Promise of Incorporation and Sacred Orders

Mar Sebastian Vadakel, Bishop of Ujjain, conferred the Sacred Order of M’samsanusa and Minor Orders to the MST theology students who completed the respective year of theology studies at Ruhalaya Major Seminary in Ujjain.
On the same occasion, Five students who completed three years of theology studies made their perpetual Promise of Incorporation in front of Rev. Fr. Vincent Kadalikattil, the Director General of MST
Kanjirathamkunnel Sebastian (Abin Sunny), Makkiyil Chacko (Amal Sebastian), Paruthickal Simon (Binil Varghese), Thadathil Joseph (Ajith Joseph), Velloor Mathew (Gintumon James)
Sacred Order of Heupadyaknusa

Ammanath Jospeh (Joyal), Kaithackal George (Maneesh Mathew), Kanjiramattathil Jacob (Alan K Augustin), Kavunnukattil Joseph, Kizhakkumkarayil Sebastian (Alan), Kottavila Benedict (Blesson Francis), Mannarath Sebastian (Akhil Jose), Mundamattam James (Noble Thomas), Pengattu George (Amal Chacko), Pullolil Joseph (Tom Dominic), Puthenpurackal Thomas (Siby)
Sacred Order of Karoyusa

Ambattu Sebastian (Justin Jose), Kaithickathadathil Sebastian (Jobit Michael), Kalathil Sebastian (Denny Tomy), Kochumannoor Jestin James, Mandapathikunnel Francis (Abin Benny), Nelluvelil Xavier (Georgekutty), Parachalil Thomas (Shinto), 8. Thannickal Jerin Mathew, Uruppankattil Philip, Valliparambil Joseph (Jomin Antony).





  • Silver and Golden Jubilee Celebrations

The Silver Jubilee celebrations of MST fathers this year got an added colour since the Director General Very Rev. Fr Vincent Kadalikkattil also belongs to the batch of the Silver Jubilarians of this year. The function commenced with a prayer session for half an hour in the public Chapel conducted by Rev Fr Joshy Mullappallil. It was followed by cultural evening to felicitate the Jubilarians. The fathers from Generalate, Aaraam, Deepti Minor seminary and fathers from MST houses in Kerala participated in the event.
The cultural programmes were conducted by the Deepti Brothers. The staff and Brothers from Deepti Seminary actively participated in the Jubilee celebration of MST fathers on 16th November 2023. The Jubilarians celebrated Holy Qurbana on the following day, in the Seminary Chapel with the fathers from the Generalate, guest priests and the Brothers.

Golden Jubilee of Fr Thomas Parayadyil
The Golden Jubilee of Rev Fr Thomas Parayadiyil, one of the former Directors General was celebrated jointly by the Generalate and the Minor seminary in a modest on December 13, 2023. Very Rev. Fr Vincent Kadalikattil Puthenpura felicitated the Golden Jubilarian Fr Thomas Parayadyil. The solemn Holy Qurbana in the Minor seminary was followed by breakfast in the Minor seminary refectory. The presence and participation of Rev. Fathers from the Generalate and minor seminary along with the students graced the occasion of the conclusion of the Golden Jubilee celebrations.