Father Joseph Puthenkalam SDB Celebrates 90 Years of Grace-Filled Life  by Array
    Tiruchy, Dec. 19. 2017 Salesians and Salesian Family members of Tiruchy gathered at Don Bosco Prenovitiate - Dindigul to celebrate the 90th Birthday of Father Joseph Puthenkalam SDB on 17 December 2017. Along with six batches of his novices, other Salesians, family members and the Salesian family, Father Joseph Puthenkalam thanked God for the grace-filled 90 years of life.
    The celebrations began with a Thanksgiving Mass presided over by Father Joseph Puthenkalam.  During homily Father Antony Joseph SDB the Provincial of Tiruchy Salesian Province thanked God for the gift of Father Puthenkalam to the Province of Tiruchy and to the congregation at large. Father Susai Savariannan the Rector of the Community welcomed everyone. A number of Salesians especially his novices, other priests and religious joined and made this event a memorable one. After the Holy Eucharist many of the Salesians and well-wishers felicitated the Birthday celebrant. The Pre-Novices performed a colourful programme with their cultural items. Father John Madasseril SDB felicitated him on behalf of the INT Province, Father Praveen Peter SDB, felicitated on behalf of the INM Province and Sister Rita the younger sister of Fr. Puthenkalam expressed her words of love and appreciation on behalf of the family. Father Rosario the vice Rector thanked everyone who made efforts to be present for this event and for all who made arrangements for this meaningful celebration.
    Posted by Lawrence Britto Ashok