Heralds of Good News and St. Paul Province

A HISTORY OF THE MISSIONARY SOCIETY OF HERALDS OF GOOD NEWS

That the word of God may run and be glorified and the kingdom of God be proclaimed and established throughout the world…

14 October 1984. Driven by an inspired necessity that was felt in the Church and among the masses, a Missionary Society was approved of its draft Constitution this day. The Heralds of Good News was born!

The starting of the Missionary Society of Heralds of Good News was indeed the result of the single-minded devotion of its founder, Very Rev. Dr. Jose Kaimlett, who read and foresaw very early the signs of the times and the need of the Church and acted upon the will of God. He dreamt of a vibrant group of hardworking, saintly and zealous men, who would dedicate their lives for being the salt of the earth and light of the world.

Having got its draft constitution approved by Rt. Rev. Dr. John Mulagada, the Bishop of Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, the Society embarked on its long journey into the new millennium, covering peoples and nation, missions and charisms. On 2 February 1985, the pioneer members - with the Founder being elected as the Society’s first Director General, Frs. Thomas Alencherry, Mathew Kallikatt, K.V. Augustine and Bros. Thomas Karachira and Jose Oonnukallel made their final commitment to the Society in the presence of Bishop John Mulagada. They knew they were beginning a new vocation that is to save and renew the world with the Good News of the Kingdom. They were now The Heralds of Good News.

The society, at its elementary levels knew well the need for well-trained missionaries. Result was the openings of study houses of various levels at different zones of South India. On June 25, 1985 the Mother House of Formation at Kurukuru opened its avenue to 28 students with Fr. Thomas Alencherry as the first Rector. Various study houses that followed suit in formation were domiciled at Janampet (1990), Pinakadami (1992), Poonamalle (1993), Melavalady (1994), Khammam (1996), Kurnool (2000), Ifakara, Tanzania (2002) et al. The Society’s accentuation on education launched various schools in the following years with academies at Prathipadu (1988) and Yernagudem (1989) among the inaugurals.

The Society knew well that hard tasks of mission were awaiting, that a big part of the globe awaits evangelization. Preparation for the mission was accelerated at various strata. The Society having been erected as a Missionary Society of Apostolic life of Diocesan Right on May 5, 1991, started spreading its missionary wings to different niches of the world. The society’s homegrown missionaries set their entrée into the States in 1991, South Africa and Papua New Guinea in 1995, Tanzania in 1999, Kenya in 2000, Guatemala in 2002, Uganda in 2003, Canada in 2005 and Holland in 2006. Some of the indigenous populace was followers of one or other of the great faiths, while many remained strangers to the very knowledge of Christ, while still others expressly denied His existence, and sometimes even attacked it. But that was no reason for our missionaries to look back. They had burned their boats! They remained with the people, for that was demanded of them by the Master Jesus Christ who sent them. He knew we would…

The home gave more ground for the Society’s mission. Services by the members spread out to various dioceses all over India, taking up parishes and starting various institutions of missionary   habiliment. Meanwhile, on 29 December 1993, the first batch of the seminarians were ordained. The Congregation was growing. The following year marked the General elections changing the overall face of administration with fresh body being built up with Fr. Chacko Puthumayil as the new Director General, assisted by Frs. Mathew Kallikatt, P. Thomas, Cherian Pullambrayil and Mathew Panackal. Fr. Jose Kaimlett will from now on be titled as Superior General. On 2 February 1995, as the Society celebrated its Decennium, joy was added with the Generalate in Eluru being inaugurated. The Central administration would now on open out the Society’s mission from Eluru. The next general assembly to be held in 1999 would see Fr. Mathew Kallikatt being elected as the new Director General. The assembly elected Fr. Phillip Kulathinapadickal as the Asst. Director General, and Frs. Mathew Vengaloor, Xavier Thekkumkattil, and Thomas Alencherry as the Councilors. Fr. Babu Kulathunkal will chair the office of Procurator General.

On May 5 1999, the Society was raised to the Pontifical Status with a decree from the Holy See.  The missionary confidence and constancy of the members was boosted by this new move of God’s showers of blessing. The Holy Spirit was stirring their hearts for the next. The Lord has prepared the way, and now He calls them to do the same for Him. They were ready.

The new millennium had its natal cries diminishing. The Society reading the needs of better mission decided to do a makeover to suit the mission to the new world. Responding to this pastoral urgency, the Extraordinary General Assembly held in 2004 amended the Constitution, deciding to erect 3 Provinces, and give the members the option to choose between them. With the Holy See approving the amended Constitution, the provinces were inaugurated in the year 2008, under the aegis of the Pontifical Commiserate that oversaw the Society from 2006-2009. Regions were allotted for the better mission of the provinces with St. Paul Province to minister to the South West Region, Mary Queen of Apostles Province to care for South East Region and Blessed Mother Teresa Province to coordinate missions in North India.

With a renewed face, Heralds of Good News would advance the mission under the new General Administration being elected in 2009. Rev. Fr. A. Francis was elected the New Superior General with Rev. Fr. Adackamundackal Joseph to assist him. The central administration would include Rev. Frs. Saji Sebastian, Charles Savarimuthu and Adattu Nixon as Councilors and Frs. Dung Dung Nirdosh and P. Christuraju as the Procurator General and Secretary General respectively.

14 October 2009 marked the Silver Jubilee of the Foundation of HGN. We have reached so long. But we knew we are not yet. There was but one course to pursue… the path of the Nazarene. And we would endeavor new horizons of mission with renewed spirit. Following the General forums of 2011 and 2013, The General Assembly was celebrated from January 21-24, 2015. The new General Administration was set up: Rev. Fr. M. Ignatius – Superior General; Rev. Fr. Kulathinapadickal Philip – Asst. Superior General; Rev. Frs. Kappunkal Thomas, R. Innasimuthu and Jangam Joseph – Councillors; Rev. Fr. Pamblaniyil Saji  - Procurator General; and Rev. Fr. Zengol Bazil – Secretary General.

The disciple of Christ has the duty of spreading the Faith. Christ the Lord calls whoever He will from among the number of His disciples, to be with Him and to be sent by Him to preach to the nations. Therefore, by the Holy Spirit, who distributes the charismata as He wills for the common good, He inspires the missionary vocation in the hearts of individuals, and at the same time He raises up in the Church certain institutes which take as their own special task the duty of preaching the Gospel. HGN was one. And we will remain so… because we are The Heralds of Good News

 

LAUDABLE LANDMARKS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

 

·         October 14, 1984: The approval of the draft constitution by Rt. Rev. Dr. John Mulagada, Bishop of Eluru

·         December 12, 1984: The foundation for the Minor Seminary at Kurukkuru was laid by Bishop John

·         February 2, 1985: The pioneer members Frs. Jose Kaimlett, Thomas, Alenchery, Mathew Kallikatt, K.V. Augustine & Bros. Thomas Karachira and Jose Oonnukallel made their final commitment to Society in the presence of Bishop John in his private chapel.

·         February 2, 1985: Rev. Fr. Jose Kaimlett, elected the first Director General in the election conducted in Bishop’s office.

·         June 25, 1985: The Heralds of Good News Minor Seminary, blessed and inaugurated. The course starts with 28 students and Fr. Thomas Alanchery as its First Rector.

·         February 13, 1988: The foundation stone for Heralds College, Janampet, blessed by His Grace Most Rev. Augustino Cacciavillan, Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to India.

·         July 2, 1988: St. Mary’s English Medium School, Prathipadau, T.P. Gudem opened.

·         June 12, 1989: St. Josephs School at Yernagudem starts functioning.

·         January 4, 1990: Heralds College, Janampet, the study house for the major seminarians opened and blessed by Rt. Rev. Dr. John Mulagada, Bishop of Eluru.

·         September 9, 1990: The Society takes up the parish of Vanasthalipuram in the Archdiocese of Hyderabad

·         December 26, 1990: The First General Assembly of the Society. Fr. Jose Kaimlett re-elected Director General and Fr. Mathew Kallikatt the Assistant Director General, Frs. Thomas Alancherry and P. Thomas elected Councillors and Fr. Thomas Karachira the procurator.

·         January 1991: The first missionary to the USA, to the diocese of Lake Charles, USA

·         May 5, 1991: The Heralds of Good News erected as a Missionary Society of Apostolic life of the diocesan Right.

·         July 7, 1991: The starting of Wagamon mission in Vijayapuram diocese , Kerala

·         December 27, 1991: Good News Press blessed and opened by Bishop M. John.

·         June 27, 1992: Inauguration of Heralds Minor Seminary, Pinakadimi.

·         August 5, 1992: The Society extends its service to the diocese of Khammam with the opening of Enkoor Mission

·         August 11, 1992: Foundation stone laid for Heralds College, Poonamallee by Rev. Fr. Jose Kaimlett

·         May 15, 1993: Aswaraopet mission in the diocese of Khammam opened.

·         June 6, 1993: Heralds College at Poonamallee, Madras blessed and inaugurated.

·         December 29, 1993: Ordination of the First Batch of Students.

·         January 25, 1994: The second General Assembly begins at Heralds College, Janampet. Fr. Jose Kaimlett resigns as the Director General. Fr. Chacko Puthumayil is elected as Director General and Fr. Mathew Kallikatt as Assistant Director General and procurator, Frs. P. Thomas, Cherian Pullambrayil and Rev. Mathew Panackal the Councilors. Fr. Jose Kaimlett was given the title ‘Superior General’.

·         March 18, 1994: The foundation for the Generalate at Thangellamudi laid by Bishop M. John.

·         June 2, 1994: Inauguration of Dhammampet mission in the diocese of Khammam

·         June 10, 1994: Foundation for the Heralds Philosophate at Khammam blessed and laid by Rt. Rev. Dr. Marampudi Joji, Bishop of Khammam.

·         June 12, 1994: Blessing and inauguration of the seminary at Melavalady, Trichy by Rt. Rev. Dr. Peter Remigius, Bishop of Kumbakonam.

·         November 2, 1994: The South Indian Province, the first Province of Heralds of Good News inaugurated by Rt. Rev. Dr. John, Bishop of Eluru at Heralds College, Janampet, Fr. P. Thomas elected Provincial and Fr. Jose Plathottam as the Assistant, Frs. Jose Ounnukallel and George Thellikalayil the councillors and Mathew Panackal the Procurator.

·         February 2, 1995: Decennium of the Society Celebrated. The Generalate at Eluru is blessed and inaugurated.

·         June 1995: The first missionaries to the Archdiocese of Cape Town, South Africa

·         June 1995: The first batch of the students admitted to the St. Joseph’s Major Seminary, Khammam

·         August 1995: The first missionary to Papua New Guinea, to the diocese of Vanimo

·         September 6, 1996: Blessing and Inauguration of St. Joseph’s Major Seminary, Khammam and laying of Foundation for the theology block.

·         October 1996: The mission at Gurzala, Guntur diocese is taken up.

·         January 13,1997: General Assembly celebrated

·         February 1997: Opening of the Dharmavaram Mission in Kurnool Diocese. The first missionaries to North East, to the dioceses of Gauhati and Bongaigaon

·         August 1997: Opening of St. Andrews School at Thozhuthoor, Kumbakonam diocese

·         April 1998: The inauguration of the Good Retreat centre, Kudakkachira, Taking up of parish in the diocese of Rieti, Italy

·         November 1998: Rev. Fr. Chacko Puthumayil, the Director General resigns

·         January 12 - 14, 1999: The General Assembly celebrated - Fr. Mathew Kallikatt elected Director General, Fr. Philip Kulathinapadickal - Assistant Director General, Fr. Mathew Vengaloor - Councillor, Fr. Xavier Thekkumkattil - Councillor, Fr. Thomas Alanchery - Councillor, Fr. Babu Kulathumkal - Procurator General

·         May 5, 1999: The Heralds of Good News is raised to the Pontifical Status

·         August 1999: The First missionary to Tanzania

·         February 24, 2000: Blessing and inauguration of the St. John’s Major Seminary, Kurnool

·         May 5, 2000: Inauguration of the house at Rocca di Papa, Italy

·         September 2000: Blessing and inauguration of Good News School, Tadepally

·         October 25, 2000: The Provincial Assembly convoked. - Rev. Fr. Joy Oravanamthadathil elected The Provincial, Fr. Shaju Chempottickal -Assistant Provincial, Fr. Francis Suresh Kumar - Councillor, Fr. Joseph Thundathil - Councillor, Fr. Antony Palackal - Councillor, Fr. Tomy Ambatt -Councillor & Procurator

·         February 2001: The first missionary to Kenya

·         September 2001: Opening of the study house at Varazze, Italy

·         January 2002: The first missionaries to Guatemala

·         September 25, 2002: The blessing and inauguration of the seminary at Ifakkara, Tanzania

·         December 28, 2002: The blessing and inauguration of the extension blocks of St. John’s Major Seminary, Kurnool.

·         February 2003: The first missionaries to Uganda

·         May 23, 2003: Founder starts the Missionaries of Compassion

·         October 16, 2003: The blessing and inauguration of the retreat centre at Nanguneri, Tamil Nadu.

·         December 28, 2003: The extraordinary General Assembly convoked

·         December 29, 2003: The blessing and inauguration of the extension blocks of St.John’s Seminary, Nidadavole

·         April 26 - 30, 2004: The extraordinary General Assembly. The Constitution is amended with the provision for the members to opt for the province of their choice. The Assembly decided to erect 3 provinces (South West, South East and North)

·         June 2004: Blessing & Inauguration of Heralds College, Chatrapur, Orissa

·         June 24, 2004: Blessing & Inauguration of St. Mary’s Minor Seminary at Karunapuram, Kerala

·         July 31, 2004: The Holy See approves the amended Constitutions.

·         July 2005: First Missionaries to Canada

·         November 18, 2005: The blessing and Inauguration of the extension block of Khammam Seminary

·         July 2006: Blessing & Inauguration of Good News Retreat Centre, Pampady, Kerala

·         October 2006: First Missionaries to Holland

·         November 26, 2006: The Pontifical Commiserate begins

·         August 2008: The erection of the three provinces and the election of the Provincial Administrations: St. Paul's Province (12th - 14th August), Queen of Apostles Province (16th - 19th August), Mother Theresa Province (20th - 23rd August).

·         August 22, 2008: Agrement with Missionaries of Compassion for the sharing of Property.

·         October 1, 2008: Inauguration of Mother Theresa Province

·         October 11, 2008: Inauguration of Queen of Apostles Province

·         January 19 - 24, 2009: The General Assembly celebrated and the new General Administration is elected. Rev. Fr. A. Francis - Superior General,Rev. Fr. Adackamundackal Joseph (Shaji) - Assistant Superior General, Rev. Frs. Poovannikumthottiyil Joseph (Saji Sebastian), A. Charles Savarimuthu, Adattu Nixon - Councillors, Rev. Fr. Dung Dung Nirdosh -Procurator General, Rev. Fr. Pachigolla Christuraju - Secretary General.

·         May 19, 2009: Pontifical Commiserate comes to an end

·         August 15, 2009: The Holy See approves the amended constitutions

·         October 14, 2009: The Silver Jubilee Celebrations of the Foundation of HGN at the Mother House at Kurukkuru

 General Forum:  2011

 General Forum:  2013

 ·         January 21-24, 2015: The General Assembly celebrated and the new General Administration is elected. Rev. Fr. M. Ignatius - Superior General,Rev. Fr. Kulathinapadickal Philip - Assistant Superior General, Rev. Frs. Kappumkal Thomas (Roy), R. Innasimuthu, Jangam Joseph - Councillors, Rev. Fr. Pamplaniyil Saji - Procurator General, Rev. Fr. X. Zengol Bazil - Secretary General.


AN ODYSSEY OF ST. PAUL PROVINCE

A SYNOPTIC VIEW INTO THE YESTERYEARS OF THE SOUTH-WEST MISSIONARY WING OF THE SOCIETY OF HERALDS OF GOOD NEWS

He taught us to love, and to do it… Love in Action.

Christ Jesus, in sending his disciples on mission urged them to go to the whole world. Knowing the job cumbersome, He promised them the Paraclete, Who would lead them on their path. The disciples, guided by the same Spirit went to the ends of the then World, leaving the rest to the future followers of Christ. 

The Missionary Society of HGN, in its divinely-guided growth saw it an existential necessity to amend the Constitutions, based on the signs of the age, and heeding to the missionary call of the Church. The decision of the Society’s Extraordinary General Assembly of 2004 decided to decentralize itself and erect Provinces for the more productive mission. Following this cue from the Centre, St. Paul Province, which was given the jurisdiction of Southwest Region, was officially inaugurated on 8th October 2008, at St. Mary’s Minor Seminary, Karunapuram, Kerala, by His Excellency Most Rev. Agnelo Gracias. St. Paul, the great Missionary Apostle was to be interceded to as the heavenly patron of the Province. The First Provincial Chapter elected Rev. Fr. Siby Peedikayil as the first Provincial. The administrative body included Rev. Fr. Baiju Kalapurayil as the Vice-Provincial, Rev. Frs. Nikson Adattu, Selvan Lazar and Thomas Olikunnel as Councillors, and Rev. Fr. Sibi Thadathil as the Provincial Procurator. The Team was to administer from the Provincialate set up at Pampady, Kottayam, Kerala.

Being devoted to the single-minded missionary zeal of the Founder Rev. Dr. Jose Kaimlett, the newly erected province ventured into its mission field, which would in the following years cover a wide range extending from educational institutions to care homes to prayer centers and pastoral guidance. The province would send its missionaries to a big portion of Indian states and states Overseas. This mission scheme of the Province helped it to create its own cliché in pastoral works, especially in Kerala, a spiritually rich state. The rapport created by the members would encourage many dioceses across India and the Globe to welcome our Missionaries to their inlands.

The milestones of the yesteryears include the brief note given here. 28th April 2010 marked the Blessing of Good News Priest Home and temporary Provincial House at Pampady by Most Rev. Sebastian Thekethecheril, the Bishop of Vijayapuram, and inauguration by Rev. Fr. A. Francis, the Superior General of HGN. With a roof over, the mission of the province spread in establishing various houses including Good News Asha Bhavan, Vagamon (2010) for the mentally challenged; Good News Ammaveedu, Pampady (2010) for the elderly men and women destitute; Good News Sneha Bhavan, Kakkoor (2013) for the elderly men destitute .

 

With the brief yet steady growth, the province stepped into a new phase as the Second Provincial Assembly held on 9th and 10th August 2011, re-elected Rev. Fr. Siby Peedikayil as the Provincial Superior. The election retained Fr. Baiju Kalpurayil and Fr. Sibi Thadathil as the Vice-Provincial and Provincial Procurator respectively, and the new council body constituted Frs. Selvan Lazar, Joseph Kandathiparambil and Saji Pamplaniyil. The team would lead the province into various mission programs of the new decade with opening of Village chapel at Yernagudem, A.P. in 2012, St. Paul’s Hostel at Miao, Arunachal Pradesh in 2013 and St. Mary’s Boys Hostel, Bonakal, Telangana. in 2014. Meanwhile, the mission’s emphasis on education of the underprivileged resulted in erecting good schools in Arunachal Pradesh and the then united states of Andhra Pradesh.

The Missionaries of the Province, who were sent to different nations in order to be good ministers of Christ, were nourished with the words of faith and with good doctrine, which they drew principally from the Sacred Scriptures, studying the mystery of Christ, whose heralds and witnesses they were to the lands they were sent. Knowing that each member should be well-trained and prepared for the missions, the seminarians are given intensive and holistic formation through various seminaries across the country. The brothers keep up their brotherly-spirit nourished by the periodic gatherings. The priests, including the formators are enriched in their efforts pertaining to their own field of mission get enriched by the retreats and on-going formation programs that the Province offers at regular intervals. The members are also motivated by the blessed acquaintances they had with various personalities. To name, the list would adorn the encouragements given by Most. Rev. Sebastian Thekethecherril, Most Rev. Bernard Morres, Most Rev. Paul Maipan, Most Rev. George Palliparambil, Most. Rev. Mathew Cheriyankunnel, PIME, Mar. Joseph Kallarangatt, Mar. Sebastian Adayanthrath, Rev. Msgr. Jose Navez among others.

The Third Provincial Assembly held at Pampady (6th – 8th August 2014) elected Rev. Fr. Saji Sebastian as the new Provincial Superior. Rev. Fr. Thomas Olikunnel was elected the Vice-Provincial, and the new council body spotted Rev. Frs. Sibi Thadathil, Joseph Kandathiparamnbil, and Vinod Plackal. Fr. Selvan Lazar was appointed as the Provincial Procurator. The works of the new team saw the concretization of many projects including the Extension Block of Good News Asha Bhavan, Vagamon, St. Mary’s Girls Hostel at Bonakal, Telangana in 2015 and St. Paul School at Pathralapadu, Telangana.

The province with its missionary wings extended to various parts of the world with the members extending their services in India, Italy, Australia, United States, Canada, The Netherlands, Germany, Papua New Guinea etc. We have, as per the status of 2016, 94 Fathers and in India and abroad 74 seminarians. The office of the province can be reached through the addresses given in our home page.

Nations are still many to be led to Christ, and so the missionaries remain extremely necessary. We continue what Christ had told, to go to the whole world, to make disciples for him. The St. Paul Province does it… amore in azione love in action. Truly.

LAUDABLE LANDMARKS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

October 8, 2008: Inauguration of St. Paul Province

12-14 August 2008  : First Provincial Chapter of the Province which took place at Heralds of Good News Generalate, Eluru, from 12 to 14 August, 2008, elected Rev. Fr. Siby Peedikayil as its first Provincial Superior, Rev. Fr. Baiju Kalapurayil as Vice Provincial and Rev. Frs. Nikson Adattu, Selvan Lazar and Thomas Olikkunnel as Councilors. Fr. Sibi Thadathil was appointed as Provincial Procurator. The Province was officially inaugurated by His Ex. Most Rev. Agnelo Gracias on October 8, 2008 at St. Mary’s Minor Seminary, Karunapuram, Kerala. The Provincialate is located at Pampady, Kottayam, Kerala.

·         8th October 2008 : Formal Inauguration of the Province

·         30th March 2009   : The Laying of foundation stone laid for Good News Priest Home and temporary Provincial House at Pampady by Rev. Fr. Siby Peedikayil, the Provincial Superior.

·         29th June 2009 : First feast day celebration of the Patron of the Province after the erection of the Province.

·         4th July 2009    : The Sacerdotal Golden Jubilee Celebration of Rev. Fr. Thomas Alencherry at Pamabady.

·         28th April 2010      : Blessing of Good News Priest Home and temporary Provincial House at Pampady by Most Rev. Sebastian Thekkethecherril, the bishop of Vijayapuram and inaugurated by Rev. Fr. A Francis, the Superior General, HGN.

·         29th June 2010      : Blessing of Good News Asha Bhavan, Vagamon, a Rehabilitation Centre for the mentally challenged by Rev. Fr. Siby Peedikayil, and inauguration by Rev. Fr. Mathew K. John, the member of Board of Control for Orphanages and Charitable Institutions.

·         19th August 2010 : Foundation stone laid for Good News Bhavan, Kengery, Bangalore by Rev. Fr. Siby Peedikayil, the Provincial Superior.

·         30th October 2010           : Blessing of Good News Amaveedu at Pampady by the Provincial Superior

·         7th November 2010  : Foundation stone laid for St. Mary’s School, Bonakal, Khammam by Rev. Fr. Siby Peedikayil, the Provincial Superior.

·         17-19 November 2010: The First Provincial Forum at Pampady

·         15th January 2010     : The inauguration of Good News Ammaveedu at Pampady ny Most Rev. Sebastian Thekkethecherril, Boshop of Vijayapuram in the presence of His Grace Zacharias Mor. Filaxinos and Rev. Fr. Siby Peedikayil.

·         26th February 2010   : Blessing and inauguration of Good News Bhavan, Kengery, Bangalore by His Grace Most Rev. Bernard Morres, the Archbishop of Bangalore and Rev. Fr. Siby Peedikayil, the Provincial Superior.

·         23rd July 2011       : Blessing of St. Mary’s English Medium School, Bonakal, Telangana by His Ex. Most Rev. Paul Maipan, Bishop of Khammam and inauguration by Rev. Fr. Siby Peedikayil, the Provincial Superior.

·         30th July 2011       : Blessing of St. Paul School at Dhone Khona, Arunachal Pradesh by His Ex. Most Rev. George Palliparambil, the Bishop of Miao, and inauguration by Rev. Fr. Siby Peedikayil, the Provincial Superior.

4th- 8th August 2011: Retreat for the Provincial Assembly at Anugraha Renewal Centre, Vazhoor, guided by Rev. Fr. Mathew Vengakunnel.

9th- 10th August 2011:  Second Provincial Assembly. The second Provincial Assembly of the Province which took place at Good News Amma Veedu, elected Rev. Fr. Siby Peedikayil as its Provincial Superior for the second time consecutively, Rev. Fr. Baiju Kalapurayil as Vice Provincial and Rev. Frs. Selvan Lazar, Joseph Kandathiparambil and Saji Pamplaniyil as Councilors. Fr. Sibi Thadathil was appointed as the Provincial Procurator.

17th-18th March 2012         : Annual retreat for our priests in San Pio Capuchin Retreat Centre, guided by Rev.  Fr. Boby Jose, OFM Cap.

17th-18th March 2012: Ongoing formation program for the members in the administration at HGN Generalate, Eluru.

23rd- 26th April 2012:  Annual gathering of the Seminarians at Pampady.

26th- April 2012 : Most. Rev. Dr. Sebastian Thekkethecheril, Bishop of Vijayapuram blessed the Chapel of Amma Veedu.

28th July 2012 : Most. Rev. Dr. Sebastian Thekkethecheril, Bishop of Vijayapuram inaugurated the gathering of the inmates of Good News Amma Veedu.

26th-31st August 2012 : Annual retreat for our priests in San Pio, Capuchin Retreat Centre, guided by Rev. Fr. Boby Jose, OFM Cap.

18th November 2012  : Village Chapel at Sangaigudem, Yerangudem parish was blessed by Most. Rev. Mathew Cheriyankunnel, PIME.

22nd- 25th April 2013 :  Annual gathering of our Seminarians at GNRC, Pampady.

20th May 2013 : Good News Sneha Bhavan was blessed by Mar. Joseph Kallarangatt, the Bishop of Palai and Mar. Sebastian Adayanthrath, the Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Ernakulam- Angamaly presided over the concelebrated Holy Mass. Sri. Anoop Jacob, the Honorable Minister for Food and Civil Supplies inaugurated Sneha Bhavan in the presence of Mar. Sebastian Adayanthrath and Very. Rev. Fr. A. Francis, Superior General and many other dignitaries.

1st June 2013 :St. Paul’s Hostel at Miao, was blessed by Most. Rev. George Palliparampil, Bishop of Miao, and inaugurated by Rev. Fr. Siby Peedikayil, the Provincial Superior.

28th July-1st Aug, 2013 :  Annual retreat for our priests at Anugraha Renewal Centre, Vazhoor, Kottayam, guided by Rev. Dr. John F. Cheriyavely V.C.

2nd & 3rd August 2013 : Second provincial forum at Anugraha Renewal Centre, Vazhoor, Kottayam.

30th September 2013: Foundation stone of St. Mary’s Hostel, Bonakal, laid by Rev. Fr. Siby Peedikayil.

1st February2014 : Silver jubilee celebration of St. Joseph’s E.M. school,   Yernagudem, Andhra Pradesh.

22nd -25th April 2014 :Annual gathering of the seminarians at St. Mary’s Minor Seminary, Karunapuram.

9th May 2014 : Land purchased at Patharlapadu, Telangana.

12th- 16th May 2014 : Annual retreat for our priests at Anugraha Renewal Centre, Vazhoor, Kottayam, guided by Fr. Joseph V.J. CSSR.

18th-19th May 2014 : Ongoing formation program at Anugraha Renewal Centre, Vazhoor, Kottayam, guided by Rev. Fr. KT Jose SDB.

20th May 2014 : Provincial House 1st floor blessed and inaugurated by Rev. Msgr. Jose Navez.

17th June 2014 :St. Mary’s Hostel at Bonakal was blessed by Rev. Dr. Paul Maipan, the Bishop of Khammam and inaugurated by Very. Rev. Fr. A. Francis, Superior General, HGN.

21st July 2014 : Cemetery chapel Pampady blessed by Most. Rev. Dr. Sebastian Thekkethecheril, Bishop of Vijayapuram.

31st July 2014 : First floor of Good News Amma Veedu was blessed by Rev. Fr. Siby Peedikayil, Provincial Superior.

1st-5th August 2014 : Retreat for provincial assembly at Anugraha Renewal Centre, Vazhoor, Kottayam.

6th- 8th August 2014 :Third Provincial Assembly at St. Paul Provincial House Pampady.The third Provincial Assembly of the Province elected Rev. Fr. Saji Sebastian as its third Provincial Superior, Rev. Fr. Thomas Olikunnel as Vice Provincial and Frs. Sibi Thadathil, Joseph Kandathiparambil and Vinod Plackal as Councilors. Fr. Selvan Lazar was appointed as the Provincial Procurator and Fr. Sinoj Pynadath as Provincial Secretary.

14th May 2015  : Blessing of the extended block of the Good News Asha Bhavan at Vagamon by Rev. Dr. Saji Sebastian, the Provincial Superior and Inauguration of the same by Rev. Dr. Thomas Olikunnel in the presence of many of our fathers and sisters of the place.

13th June 2015 : Blessing and inauguration of St. Mary’s Girls’ hostel at Bonakal by Most Rev. Paul Maipan, the Bishop of the Diocese of Khammam and by Rev. Fr. M. Ignatius, the Superior General of Heralds of Good News, respectively, in the presence of our Fathers, Fathers of the Diocese of Khammam, Religious, many other dignitaries, students and their parents.

29th June 2015    : Blessing of St. Paul School at Patharlapadu, Khammam, Telangana by Rev. Fr. Prabhakar, the Parish Priest of Thirumalapalam. Rev. Fr. Sibi Thadathil, Rector and staff of St. Joseph’s Major Seminary, Khammam were also present during this auspicious occasion.

3rd July 2015 : Inauguration of St. Paul School, Patharlapadu by Rev. Dr. Saji Sebastian and Rev. Fr. Philip  Kulathinapadickal, the Asst. Superior General of Heralds of Good News. Rev. Dr. Jose Madapatt and many of the fathers of the Province were present. 

 

 

 

 

 

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