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Upcoming Events

June 12 - Grass Lake: Mother of Divine Providence Day- PUSJ

June 13 - Our Lady of Fatima

June 13 - Chelsea: Vocational Retreat for Boys - SLC

June 13 - Grass Lake: Prayer and Pizza Girls' Group - PUSJ

June 13-14 - Manila: Vocation Seminar

June 17 - Pforzheim: St. Calogero Feast and Procession

June 17 - Thirumullaivoil: Parish Feast Day Mass

June 18 - The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

June 18-26 - Fr. Soosai on Vietnam Visit

June 19 - Grass Lake: Monthly St. Joseph Day- PUSJ

June 21 - Anniversary of the Death of Alexander Mazzucchi

June 23 - The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
June 23 - Chelsea: Guanellian Cooperators Renewal of Promises - SLC

June 24 - The Nativity of St. John the Baptist

June 25 - Chelsea: Paesano's Dinner to Benefit SLC

June 26 - Chelsea: Golf & Glory Outing to Benefit - SLC

News

Next Step of Journey Begins

Two young Vietnamese emn in business casual clothes and backpacks are waiting for thier flight at an airport.

Ho Chi Minh - On May 23rd two students, Trong and Toan, who completed two years of priestly formation in Vietnam, left for the Philippines to continue their studies. Both Trong and Toan were well prepared in English and spiritual formation. They will spend two years in the Philippines for postulency and Novitiate. Please pray for them to have a wonderful Guanellian experience in the Philippines and be well-trained as workers for the Lord's harvest.


First Holy Communion

A group of American children dressed in Holy Communion clothes surround the altar of a church at the moment of consecration during the Mass.E. Providence - The second grade students of Sacred Heart School had the culmination of their year-long preparation for Holy Communion on Sunday, May 7th. It is a parish tradition for the children to experience the miracle of transubstantiation on the altar up close to Fr. Silvio. This year there was a special priest present to concelebrate the Mass, Fr. Jeremy Rodrigues, uncle of one of the first communicants. At the same celebration the children in their First Communion attire crowned the Blessed Mother statue following the tradition of the Catholic Church.

 

German Guanellians as Solidarity Globetrotters
A Polish priest stands with a group of pilgrims outside of the Shrine at Our Lady of Lourdes.

Pforzhiem -During the Marian Month of May both Guanellian entities in the Black Forest have been very active.
Fr. Rocky accompanied a group of Italian pilgrims to Fatima. Fr. Wieslaw went for the annual pilgrimage to Our Lady of Lourdes. Confreres of the Italian Mission have been busy preparing children for First Communion, Confirmation, and Marriage. On June 2nd subsidiary Bishop Gerber will celebrate the confirmation of many youth of our district. Guanellian Alumni of Naro are organizing a solemn feast and procession of St. Calogero, patron of Naro, through the streets of Pforzheim mid-June.
The other half of the Procura has been busy raising funds and refreshing contacts with our best donors: Missio, Munich; Kindermission, Aachen; the Bishop's office, Freiburg; and the charitable nuns of the Pious Union in the Black Forest.

 

Parish Feast Four priests in India wearing lturgical garments stand with statue of Our Lady of Providence.

Kumbakonam - Guanella Nagar Parish joyfully celebrated the parish feast of Our Lady of Divine Providence beginning on May 8th with new flag hoisting by Dr. Msgr. A. Amirthasamy, Vicar General, Kumbakonam, celebrated solemn Mass and blessed the new statue of Our Lady of Divine Providence from Paraguay. During six days of the novena, the Rosary was prayed, Confessions were heard and Holy Mass was celebrated by different religious priests from around the diocese of Kumbakonam.he culmination of the celebration was on May 13th. Most Rev. F. Antonisamy, D. D., S.T.L., Bishop of Kumbakonam, presided over the High Mass and blessed the new car. The car, carrying the statue of Our Lady of Divine Providence processed through the streets of the substations, Perumpandi, Jebamalaipuram, Autonagar, St. Sebastin Church, Chinnamalkallari, and Santhanalpuram. Fr. A. John Bosco gave the final blessing and kept Our Lady of Divine Providence statue in the Church. On the following day, Fr. Soosai Rathinam, SdC, Provincial Superior celebrated the feast day Mass and lowered the flag to close the celebration.

Strengthening Fraternal Bonds
Six Filipino seminarians are working together to plant a tree outside of a seminary in Manila.

Manila - May 23rd-26th the seminarians from Legazpi and Quezon City shared time together. The primary purpose of the event was for the seminarians to develop a strong fraternity towards the Guanellian mission. The seminarians were given talks by Bro. Mauro, SdC, who presented some of the Guanellian Mission Principles, and Sr. Marivic, CM, who talked about discipleship. Team-building activities were conducted by Fr. Ronnie preceded by a fraternal night which allowed the seminarians to show off their talents and skills. Tita Alice and Tito Jun went with the seminarians to Batangas for a relaxing getaway. A tree-planting was the final activity that symbolizes the relationship between the two communities that will continue to grow.

 

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