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CMI Devamatha Province, Thrissur

Prior General

Fr. Paul Achandy

Provicial Administration

Fr. Walter Thelappilly

Padmabhushan Fr. Gabriel

Fr. Gabriel Chiramel


Member of the Province

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    Devamatha News Updates

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    RIP: Margarita (89)    (2016-04-02 11:04:46)
    Margarita (89), paternal grandmother of Rev. Fr. Jinto Erinjery died. Funeral: Tomorrow (3rd April) at 11 am @ St. Mathews Church Thumboor. Let us pray for the repose of the soul! Entire Devamatha Community express heartfelt condolence to Rev. Fr. Jinto.

    Notification for Posts @ DCEA & KECUPS, Potta    (2016-04-02 04:28:52)
    Applications are invited for various vacant posts both at DCEA and KECUPS, Potta. For more information please click following link more

    Devamatha Vocation Camp 2016    (2016-03-31 05:38:02)
    Vocation Camp will be held on 18 April 2016 5 pm to 20 April 2016 3.00 pm at Jerusalem Retreat Centre, Thalore. Please sent suitable candidates. For more information contact Fr. Seljo +91 9567129208

    RIP: Ammini Jose    (2016-03-23 09:02:56)
    Ammini Jose (79), sister-in-law of Rev. Fr. Paul Kozhippat died, this morning. Funeral will be held at Carmelamatha Church, Arippalam this evening 5.00 pm.

    RIP: Veronica (91)    (2016-03-23 06:34:52)
    Veronica (91), sister of Rev. Fr. Bertin Chakkalamattath died. Funeral: Tomorrow (24 March) at 4 pm at Our Lady of Succors Church, West Chalakudy. Entire Devamatha Community express heartfelt condolence to Rev. Fr. Bertin. Let us pray for the repose of the soul!

    RIP: Babu    (2016-03-20 08:27:27)
    Babu (40), newphew of Rev. Fr. Anto Thekkudan died in Mumbai Saturday 19 March. Funeral Took Place at Mumbai on Sunday at 4.30 pm. Let us pray for the repose of the soul... Heartfelt Condolence to Rev. Fr. Anto!

    RIP: Vareed Punneliparambil    (2016-03-04 08:02:28)
    Vareed Punneliparambil (84), beloved father of Rev. Fr. Sunny Punneliparambil died. Funeral will be held on today (04 March 2016) at 5 pm in Mary Immaculate Church, Kuzhikattussery. Let us pray for the repose of the soul... Heartfelt Condolence to Rev. Fr. Sunny!

    RIP: Rosa (95)    (2016-02-19 23:50:40)
    Chakkalamattath Kochappu Rosa (95), beloved mother of Rev. Fr. Thomas Chakkalamattath (Vicar Provincial, Devamatha) died today at 9pm. Funeral on Sunday (21 Feb) at 3.30 pm in St. Thomas Forane Church, Ambazhakad. (Body will be at home on Sunday at 12.30 pm.) Let us pray for the repose of the soul. Heartfelt condolence to Fr. Thomas.

    Diaconate Ordination @ Kenya    (2016-02-01 05:19:12)
    Members of St. Thomas Region, Kenya, are very glad to inform you that by the Grace of God, our two sub deacons will receive their Diaconate Ordination on 6th February 2016. We request your valuable prayers and blessings for their Diaconate Ordination and esteemed presents more

    RIP: Poulose (79)    (2016-01-31 12:16:37)
    Poulose (79), beloved father of Rev. Fr. Benni Pengiparambil died. Funeral: Tomorrow (Monday) at 4.00 pm in St. Sebastian's Church, Kuttikad.

    19th Sradham of Fr. Canisius    (2016-01-29 05:57:39)
    Tomorrow (Saturday) we celebrate 19th Sradham of Fr. Canisius Thekkekara CMI at Kottackal Monastery. 10.00 am: Prayer Service 11.00 am: Holy Eucharist 12.30 pm: Sradha Oottu All are Welcome more

    RIP: Rosa (87)    (2016-01-14 05:59:48)
    Rosa (87), Paternal Aunt of Bro. Shyson Porathoor died. Funeral will be held at St. Mary's Rosary Church, Eranellur, tomorrow (15 January) at 10.00 am.

    RIP: Kunjala Pullokkaran (84)    (2015-12-30 05:54:34)
    Kunjala Pullokkaran (84), maternal aunt of Rev. Fr. Sebastian Ambooken died. Funeral is at Irinjalakuda Cathedral at 3.30 pm today (30 December)

    Sacerdotal Golden Jubilee & Golden Jubilee of Reli    (2015-12-15 05:57:39)
    CMI Devamatha family cordially invites you to join us in thanking the Lord on the occasion of the Sacerdotal Golden Jubilee of Rev. Fr. Joseph Placid Kattumath and Golden Jubilee of Religious Profession of Rev. Fr. Jose Vianney Eduthan, Rev. Fr. Paul Pullan and Rev. Fr. Jacob Achandy on January 16, 2016. Venue: CMI Devamatha Provincial House Patturaikkal, Thrissur. Date: 16 January, 2016 Time: 09.30 a.m. : Jubilee Qurbana 11.00 a.m. : Felicitation Gathering 01.00 p.m. : Agape more

    Declaration of Autonomy & Inauguration of Jubilee    (2015-12-08 05:02:39)
    Christ College at Irinjalakuda will be declared autonomous formally by Sri. Oomman Chandy, Chief Minister of Kerala at 10.00 this morning at Irinjalakuda. The ceremony is clubbed with the inauguration of diamond jubilee celebrations of Christ College.

    Vestition & Profession    (2015-12-07 08:06:49)
    Vestition and First Profession of seven novices of CMI Devamatha Province will be held at St. Theresa's Monastery, Kottackal. Please join and bless them with your prayers and presence.

    Ex-aspirants Gathering    (2015-12-07 08:02:59)
    An ex-aspirants gathering of batches from 1954 till 2000 will be done at St. Pius X Aspirant's House Varandarappilly. Time 10 am till 3 pm. Kindly inform all your batch mates regarding this. For more information contact Fr. Jain.

    Priestly Ordination & First Holy Qurbana    (2015-12-05 10:07:40)
    Seven Deacons of CMI Devamatha Province, Thrissur, will be ordained in December, 2015. more

    Provincial Plenary Session 2016    (2015-12-05 10:05:33)
    The Provincial Plenary Assembly is scheduled at 06.00p.m. Friday, 4th March, 2016 to 04.00 p.m. Saturday, 5th March, 2016; at C.S.R, Pariyaram. more

    Mobile App for Android mobiles    (2015-11-30 09:32:40)
    A Mobile App for Android mobiles has been released by the pastoral department of Devamatha Province. It has been released by Mar Antony Kariyil, Bishop of Mandya in Bangalore. The name of the App is ‘Ave Maria Rosary’ for English and ‘Ave Maria Japamala’ for Malayalam. The initiative was undertaken by our scholastics in Dharmaram College under the leadership of Bro. Antony Mannummal. Congratulations to the brothers! This Mobile Application is designed by Mr. Reeko Johny, Alumni of St. Joseph, HSS Pavarty, without any remuneration. Thank you Mr. Reeko for your wonderful service.

    Harmony Festival @ Azhikode    (2015-11-29 08:57:25)
    Harmony Festival at Mar Thoma Bhavan in Azhikode was held on 27th 28th and 29th of November. Popular personalities and celebrities attended the event. The event has the great motivation of promoting Indian Christian arts and culture. Fr. Paul Poovathinkal indeed is the visionary behind the event. The whole Chetana team is behind Fr. Paul to make the event a grand success. Congratulations to Fr. Paul Poovathinkal and fathers of Mar Thoma Bhavan!

    A New Mobile App    (2015-11-28 09:06:29)
    A Mobile App for Android mobiles has been released by the pastoral department of Devamatha Province. The name of the App is ‘Ave Maria Rosary’ for English and ‘Ave Maria Japamala’ for Malayalam. The initiative was undertaken by our scholastics in Dharmaram College under the leadership of Bro. Antony Mannummal. Congratulations to the brothers!

    Lord’s Academy Ranked    (2015-11-28 09:06:06)
    Lord’s Academy, Varandarappilly has been ranked 86th at the national level and 27th at State level among ICSE schools according to the latest ratings released by EducationWorld. Congratulations to Fr. Viju Kolankanny, IH Monastery, Varandarappilly and all stakeholders of Lord’s Academy!!

    Christ Academy Ranked    (2015-11-28 09:05:19)
    Christ Academy, Bangalore has been ranked at 16th position in the category of ‘India’s Top 20 ICSE Schools’ based on a survey conducted by Education Today Co. It has also been ranked the 4th best school in Bangalore. Congratulations to Fr. Joice and Christ Academy family!

    New College at Bangalore    (2015-11-28 09:00:18)
    Foundation stone for Christ Academy College for Advanced Studies, Bangalore was laid by Rev. Fr. Walter Thelappilly, Provincial in the presence of fathers, teachers and students of school. The construction will commence shortly. We are expecting to start the college from next academic year onwards. We wish all the best to the project! Foundation stone for “Christ the King Church” was laid by Rt. Rev. Dr. Antony Kariyil, Bishop of Mandya on 15th November 2015.

    Staff Get-together    (2015-11-28 08:59:49)
    A staff get-together and celebration of all teachers of all unaided schools of our Province will be held in Christ Vidya Niketan on 12th December, 2015. Dr. D. Babu Paul IAS, former Chief Secretary to the Government of Kerala will be delivering the keynote address. He will be inspiring the teachers for about 90 minutes. All our fathers those who are interested to listen Dr. D. Babu Paul IAS are welcome!

    Jerusalem Convention – 2015    (2015-11-28 08:58:57)
    Jerusalem Convention – 2015 will be held on 3, 4, 5 and 6 of December, 2015 under the leadership of Fr. Davis Pattath and team. Let’s all support the event and extend our help in whatever possible way. Best wishes to Jerusalem team.

    Renewal Programme    (2015-11-28 08:56:10)
    Renewal Programme is held on 10th, 11th & 12th of December, 2015. Renewal starts on 10th Dec (Thursday) evening and ends on 12th Dec (Saturday) afternoon. Those who did not participate in earlier renewal programme, please attend.

    Vacation    (2015-11-28 08:54:59)
    Fr. Augustine Ananilayil from Madagascar is in Kerala for his vacation. His mobile number 90618 58569. Fr. Jose Pereppadan from USA came to Kerala for vacation.

    Superiors Meeting on 7th December    (2015-11-28 08:54:38)
    Superiors meeting will be held at 10 am on Monday, 7th December, 2015 in Devamatha Provincial House. All Superiors are requested to attend the meeting.

    New Book by Fr. Jose Chunkan    (2015-11-28 08:54:14)
    ‘The Living Saint’, a book on Fr. Canisius, Servant of God, in English written by reverend Fr. Jose Chunkan CMI was released in Bangalore on the occasion of Fr. Canisius Endowment Lectures. Congratulations to Fr. Jose Chunkan!

    The First Profession and Vestition of Our Novices    (2015-11-28 08:52:02)
    The First Profession and Vestition of 7 novices in Kottakal and 2 novices in Kenya will be on 8th December. Let’s try to attend the ceremony and the Holy mass and pray for them.

    RIP: Chackappan KA (87)    (2015-11-25 09:41:00)
    KA Chackappan (87), paternal uncle of Rev. Fr. Cyriac Kanichai died. Funeral: Tomorrow (Thursday) at 3.30 pm at St. Thomas Forane Church, Ambazhakad. Let Us Pray for the departed Soul. Heartfelt condolence to Fr. Cyriac Kanichai

    CBSE State Festival    (2015-11-25 09:00:44)
    CBSE State Festival was held in Devamatha CMI Public School, Thrissur. It was a huge event with the number of participants exceeding 7000 students. The event was held on 26 different stages. The event was inaugurated by Sri, Oomman Chandy, chief minister of Kerala. The excellence of organization of the event was well appreciated by participants, all schools and everybody alike. People in large numbers came to enjoy the events. Print Media gave huge coverage across all editions of news papers and the visual media too covered the event extensively. There were special mentions about the wonderful way the event was conducted. There was huge support from teachers and parents of Devamatha School. Congratulations to Fr. Shaju Edamana, Fr. Shine and Devamatha School fraternity! more

    Contribution from Amala    (2015-11-25 08:58:12)
    It is heartening to note that Amala has donated Rs. 3 Lakhs from Mission Sunday Collection to Madagascar Mission for Informal School Project in Ankilizatho. Congratulations and gratitude to Fr. Francis Kurissery, Fr. Shibu Puthenpurackal and the whole Amala team!

    Thirunal at Azhikode    (2015-11-23 08:57:07)
    Mar Thoma Praveshana Thirunnal in Azhikkode was celebrated on November 22. Many faithful came to the pilgrim centre on the occasion of the feast to Azhikode. Large number of people attended ‘Vanchi Pradakshinam’. Bishops Mar Antony Kariyil, Mar Pauly Kannookaden were present.

    RIP: Rosa (89)    (2015-11-21 06:22:30)
    Rosa (89), paternal aunt of Rev. Fr. Jaison Vadakethala CMI died. Funeral on 23rd Nov (Monday) at 3 pm in st. Mary's Church, Kandassankadavu. Let us pray for the repose of the soul. Heartfelt condolence to Fr. Jaison...

    CMI Mini Football World Cup    (2015-11-20 09:04:14)
    CMI Mini Football world cup was held in CMI Public School, Chalakudy on the 29th, 30th and 31st of October. 18 CMI schools from across India participated. Deepthi School Thalore was the winners! Congratulations to Fr. Santhosh, Fr. Vincent and CMI Public School, Chalakudy!

    Visit of New Bishop    (2015-11-20 08:55:49)
    Mar Prince Panengadan, the bishop of Adilabad visited our Provincial house on November 19, 2015 and we extended a warm welcome to him.

    RIP: Vimala Paul (52)    (2015-11-16 08:26:40)
    Vimala Paul (52), Sister-in-law of Rev. Fr. Davy Kavungal expired. Funeral : Tomorrow, Tuesday at 3.00 pm in St. Antony’s Church, Vettikuzhi. Let us pray for the repose of the soul. Heartfelt Condolence to Fr. Davy...

    RIP: Mrs. Rosy (84)    (2015-11-11 06:04:04)
    Mrs. Rosy (84), beloved mother of Fr. Sebastian Elavathingal CMI (St. Paul Province, Bhopal) & Joice Elavathingal CMI (Devamatha Province, Thrissur), slept in the Lord on yesterday (10.11.2015). Funeral will be today, Wednesday (11.11.2015) at 03.00 pm at Little Flower Church, Vellarampadam (near Mupliyam) more

    Provincial Day Games    (2015-11-10 10:50:20)
    Province Day Games was held at Christ Vidya Niketan, Irinjalakuda on November 10, 2015 at 2.30 – 8.00 pm. Both Teams KANDISA and AALAHA participated well with team spirit in the games of Basket ball, Cricket, Water ball, Swimming and Shuttle. Province Day of our Province is being celebrated on November 14, 2015. Our members in large numbers participated in the day’s affairs. Fr. Provincial asked the members to feel proud about our communion and togetherness; at the same time to foster our togetherness and support our missions generously. Fr. Francis Kurissery felicitated Fr. Provincial, councilors and all the members of the province on the occasion. Variety cultural items performed by fathers, scholastics and aspirants were truly entertaining. Congratulations to all who made the event a grand success. Special gratitude to Fr. Sinto Nangini, Secretary to Fr. Provincial for his efforts!

    Minor Orders    (2015-11-08 08:53:06)
    Bros. Linto Madambi, Danu Porathur, Tintu Gopurathingal and Dixon Athiyunthan received minor orders on 7th November, 2015 in Kenya. Bro. Lebin Vennattuparambil received diaconate and Bros. Sinto Kavil and Sebadas Porathur received minor orders at Pune. Hearty Congratulations!

    RIP: Samu (74)    (2015-11-06 09:07:33)
    Mr. Samu (74), beloved father of Fr. Renjith Athanickal passed away. Funeral was held on 6th November at 5.00 pm in St. Joseph Church, Kuriachira.

    RIP: Thresiama (87)    (2015-11-06 09:06:59)
    Ms. Thresiama (87), maternal grandmother of Bro. Vigil Pengiparambil expired. Funeral was held on 6th November at 3.00 pm in Parappukkara Forane Church.

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    Last updated on 14 November 2016

    Congratulations to Rev. Fr. John Elavathinkal who has been selected to the Presbyterian Council of the Diocese of Santarem. It is a great recognition to CMI Amazon mission and our pioneers in Amazon. From January 2017, CMIs will take up independent responsibility of the five parishes. Let us appreciate our young missionaries in Brazil and pray for them.

    In CMI Center for Spirituality, Liberty, USA, a new initiative has been launched to organize a prayer session for the public on every first Saturday of the month. On 5th November, 2016, Rev. Dr. Thomas Kalam gave an inspiring talk on "St.Theresa of Calcutta a model of Mercy". The requiem mass was offered for Rev.Fr. Sylvester Pudussery who was the Resident member of CMI Center for Spirituality. There were around 30 participants. Congratulations to Rev. Fr. James Panackal, the Director and our CMI members for the creative step.

    Rev. Fr. George Vempadanthara took charge as Pastor in Cologne- Rondorf, Germany on 11th September, 2016. Congratulations and best wishes to Rev. Fr. George in the new assignment.

    German Delegation Council organized Chavara retreat for the CMI Members in Europe in two sessions in October. Rev. Fr. Thomas Kochumuttam was the retreat preacher. 49 of our Fathers from Germany and Austria participated in the retreat. The retreat was very well appreciated by the participants. Encouraged from the success of Chavara retreat this year, retreat for the coming year too was arranged and Rev. Fr. Roy Palatty will be the retreat preacher.

    Rev. Fr. Jose Vadakkekara who celebrated the Silver Jubilee of his Priestly Ordination has made a great contribution to the Syro Malabar Church in Germany by translating Syro Malabar Malayalam Mass to German language. Congratulations to Rev. Fr. Jose Vadakkekara for his hard work and commitment.

    The meeting of the provincial councilors of social apostolate was held in St. Xavier’s Provincial House, Rajkot on 5th November, 2016. Rev. Fr. Vicar General presided over the meeting. The councilors presented their reports of the department functioning and chalked out new programs for the future. Congratulations to Rev. Fr. Vicar General and thanks to the Provincial and team in Rajkot.

    Prior General’s Canonical visitation in Chavara Contemplative Ashram, Kakkadampoil, and St. Elias Aranyashram, Niravilpuzha was held from 9th to 11 November, 2016. CMI members and novices appreciate the benefit of being in Kakkadampoil for deep prayer experience. Rev. Fr. Prior General will make the visitations in St. Joseph’s CMI Ashram - Karikkarmuri, Chavara Bhavan - Kainakary and CSR- Pariyram from 14 to 20th November, 2016.

    The enrichment program for CMI College going Scholastics in South India was held from 11 – 13 November, 2016 in Chavara Hills, Kakkanad. Rev. Fr. Vicar General gave the orientation talk and Rev. Fr. Paulson Thaliyath explained the dynamics of the program. Rev. Fr. Jerome Cherussery made a presentation on Community Life: Vision and Spirituality of St. Chavara. Rev. Fr. Saju Koothodiputhanpurayil CST spoke on Integration of the Secular with the Divine. The scholastics shared their life experiences in CMI houses and their aspirations for the future. Rev. Fr. Prior General gave the concluding message. Congratulations to Rev. Fr. Paulson Thaliyath, the General Formation Coordinator and Chavara Hills community for effective organization.

    The Year of Mercy get together was held in Chavara Hills along with the old people, the blind and the less privileged children from Udaya Colony and other places around Karikakmury. The function was organized by Rev. Fr. Vicar General and Rev. Fr. Jince, Secretary, CEVA. The scholastics who were present for the get together also took part in it with their cultural programmes. The participants had music, dance, skit and shinkarimelam during the function. All had their lunch with the CMI community and the scholastics in Chavara Hills. Congratulations to Rev. Fr. Vicar General, CEVA, Chavara International Institute for Visually Challenged (CIIVC) and Chavara Hills community for effectively organizing it. As part of the conclusion of the Year of Mercy, one day adoration will be held in Chavara Hills on Friday, 18th November, 2016.

    Let Us Pray for the Departed Souls:
    Rev. Fr. Antony Sylvester Pudussery CMI (86), Sacred Heart Province, Kochi, slept in the Lord on 05.11.2016.
    Mr. Issac Edakalathur, elder brother of Fr. Baby Shepherd CMI (Devamatha Province, TSR) slept in the Lord on 01.11.2016.
    Mr. Augustine (88), elder brother of Fr. Jose Arimboor CMI (Devamatha Province, TSR), slept in the Lord on 07.11.2016.
    Rev. Sr. Gloria SABS, (Adoration convent, Edappilly, Kerala), beloved sister of Rev. Fr. Jose Pottakaran CMI (St. Paul's Province, BHO), slept in the Lord on 08.11.2016.
    Mr. Paulose (82), beloved brother of Rev. Fr. Sebastian Pereppadan CMI (Bhopal province) and paternal uncle of Fr Pauly Pereppadan CMI (Thrissur Province) died on 09.11.2016.
    Mr. Varghese Banglowparambil (Kunjachan - 70), beloved father of Rev. Fr Antony Banglowparambil CMI (St. Joseph's Province, TVM), slept in the Lord on 10.11.2016.

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The first Passover instituted.
  Second Reading  :  Mal 1: 10-14
make a pure offering.
  Epistle  :  1 Cor 11: 23-29
The Institution of the Lord’s Supper.
  Gospel  :  Jn 13: 1-14+ Mt 26: 26-30
Washing of the feet and Institution of Holy Qurbana.
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