NEWS AND EVENTS

First Profession - 29th June 2017

8 of our Novices (Alphonsa Sebastian, Mary Roja, Nadeesha Francis, Sajeena M, Sara Padeeti, Shamily Albin, Velangini Yandhava, Vimala Tharlapalli) have made their religious profession on 29th June 2017 at DSS Novitiate House, Thazhathoor, Sulthan Batheri. His Excellency Most.Rev.Dr.Varghese Chakkalackal, the Bishop of the Diocese of Calicut was the main celebrant of the Ceremony.

Celebration of the 41st Death Anniversary of Mother Petra,the Servant of God.

The DSS Congregation commemorated the 41st anniversary of the death of Mother Petra Dinadasi, the Servant of God and inaugurated Mother Petra Museum "Smruthinilayam" on 14th June 2017. His Excellency Most. Rev. Dr. Alex Vadakumthala, the Bishop of the Diocese of Kannur was the main celebrant of the thanksgiving Holy Mass. Many Priests, Religious and lay faithful from near and far participated in the function and paid homage to the Servant of God Mother Petra Dinadasi.

Sr. Daniela, the Superior General inaugurated the Mother Petra Museum "Smruthinilayam" by cutting the Ribbon and Most Rev. Dr. Alex Vadakumthala, the Bishop of the dioceses of Kannur unveiled the plaque and blessed the Museum.

In honour of Servant of God Mother Petra, Superior General Sr. Daniela conferred "Mother Petra endowment cash award" to two SSLC top students from Pattuvam and Vellikeel parishes and one from DSS Don Bosco Speech and Hearing School, Karakundu, who acquired A+ for all the subjects. The art designer Rev. Fr. Roychen SAC, the Director of Pallotine Kalagram, Nagpur and all the artists who toiled with him for the completion of the Museum were honoured by presenting the Mementos. Sr.Vandana DSS, the Assistant Superior General thanked the gathering. The celebration concluded with the agape.

Prayer at the tomb of Mother Petra

Conferring Mother Petra Endowment Award to SSLC top students
Archana Ajith - Pattuvam Parish Sandra Xavier - Vellikeel Parish
Namishna Lakshmanan
DSS Donbosco Speech & Hearing School, Karakundu
Honoring Rev. Fr. Roychen SAC, the art designer

Inauguration & blessing of Mother Petra Museum

Final Profession - 8th December 2016

13 of our Junior sisters from 4 Provinces have made their Final profession on 8th December 2016 at Snehaniketan DSS Generalate, Pattuvam. His Excellency Most. Rev. Dr. Alex Vadakumthala, the Bishop of the Diocese of Kannur was the main celebrant of the Ceremony.

First Profession - 29th June 2016

10 of our Novices (Anitha Yerkipati, Anusha Francis, Lourd Rajeti, Rajeswari Kattula, Renuka Gunja, Jeslin Joy, Priyanka, Mary Smitha, Ruth Mary, Salomi Murmu) have made their religious profession on 29th June 2016 at DSS Novitiate House, Thazhathoor, Sulthan Batheri. His Excellency Most.Rev.Dr.Varghese Chakkalackal, the Bishop of the Diocese of Calicut was the main celebrant of the Ceremony.

40th Death Anniversary of Mother Petra, the Servant of God.

The DSS Congregation commemorated the 40th anniversary of the death of Mother Petra Dinadasi, the Servant of God and the Silver Jubilee of 12 DSS Sisters (Srs. Shalini, Savitha, Sajivini, Thyjasa, Precilla, Delphina, Limsy, Merciline, Claret, Irene, Letitia and Lourde) on 6th June 2016. His Excellency Most. Rev. Dr. Alex Vadakumthala, the Bishop of the Diocese of Kannur was the main celebrant of the thanksgiving Holy Mass. Many Priests, Religious and lay faithful from near and far participated in the function.

After the solemn Eucharistic celebration, Bishop offered the flower bouquet at the tomb and paid homage to the Servant of God Mother Petra Dinadasi. The community then recited the prayer for beatification.

Thereafter, the meeting in commemoration of the 40th death anniversary of Mother Petra started with the prayer dance by differently abled children of DSS St. Theresa special school, Pattuvam. Sr. Daniela DSS, the Superior General welcomed the dignitaries and the gathering. The dignitaries His Excellency Most. Rev. Dr. Alex Vadakumthala, Sr. Daniela, the Superior General, Rev. Fr. M.K. George, the Kerala Jesuit Provincial, Rev. Fr. Benny Manapatt, the Forane Vicar, Catechists from Pattuvam and Vellikeel Parishes and representative of the LAMP lighted the lamp on the Dias. His Excellency then delivered the inaugural address.

On this occasion, Bishop released the book "Atmasallapam" and the first copy was presented to Rev. Fr. M. K. George, S.J, Kerala Jesuit Provincial. Sr. Ancy, the Provincial of DSS Vimala Province introduced this book to the gathering. Rev. Fr. M. K. George, SJ, the Kerala Jesuit Provincial delivered key note address focusing the spirituality of Mother Petra.

The Second edition of the book Mother Petra Dinadasi written by Mr. Issac Pilathara has been released with the new Title "Servant of God Mother Petra". Rev. Fr. Benny Manapatt, the Forane Vicar, presented the first copy to Bishop Alex Vadakumthala.

In honour of Servant of God Mother Petra, Superior General Sr. Daniela conferred “Mother Petra endowment cash award” to two SSLC top students from Pattuvam and Vellikeel parishes and two +2 and two SSLC students from DSS Don Bosco Speech and Hearing School, Karakundu, who acquired A+ for all subjects. Sr.Vandana DSS, the Assistant Superior General thanked the gathering. The day’s celebration was concluded with the agape.

Jubilarians with Sr. Daniela, the Superior General &Sr. Jyothi, the in-charge of the Jubilarians.

Kshema Award (2015) for Dinasevanasabha

The Dinasevanasabha was given the prestigious award for the CARE OF THE DIFFERENTLY ABLED for the year 2015 by the Kshema Foundation Trivandrum. The award carrying a cash prize of Rs.25,001/-, a citation and a plaque, was presented by Mr. P.K. Kunhalikutty (Hon’ble minister for Industries and IT, Kerala State) to Sr. Daniela, the Superior General of Dinasevanasabha, at a function conducted at Hotel Royal Regency, Chennai, on 2015 August 13.

First Profession - 29th June 2015

12 of our Novices have made their religious profession on 29th June 2015 at DSS Novitiate House, Thazhathoor, Sulthan Batheri. Rev. Fr. Thomas Panackal, the Vicar General of the Diocese of Calicut was the main celebrant of the Ceremony.

39th Death Anniversary of Mother Petra, the Servant of God.

The DSS Congregation paid homage to the saintly memory of Servant of God Mother Petra Dinadasi, the Foundress on 5th June 2015, commemorating her 39th Death Anniversary. His Excellency Rt. Rev. Dr. Alex Vadakumthala, the Bishop of the Diocese of Kannur with many Priests offered the thanksgiving Holy Mass. The Legion of Associates of Mother Petra animated the liturgy and all other programme of the day. Many Religious and lay faithful from near and far were present for the celebration. The presence of first 6 batches members of DSS Congregation graced the occasion.

After the Eucharistic celebration, Bishop offered the flower bouquet at the tomb of Mother Petra and with the community recited the prayer for beatification.

On this occasion, Bishop released the third edition of Mother Petra’s Circular. In honour of Servant of God Mother Petra, Superior General Sr.Daniela conferred "Mother Petra endowment cash award" to two SSLC top students from Pattuvam and Vellikeel parishes. Commemorating the World Environment day, saplings were planted in the ashram compound which enabled all to cherish Mother Petra’s love for the nature. The day’s celebration was concluded with the agape meal.

Sr. Daniela DSS, the Superior General, visits His Holiness Pope Francis.

Sr. Daniela DSS, the Superior General, visits His Holiness Pope Francis on 3rd Sept. 2014 and gives the book and photo of Mother Petra Dinadasi, the Servant of God.

Nanma Palliative Care Unit

A Palliative Care Unit was started under Amala Province at Pattuvam on 10th October 2013 to give home care for the bed-ridden patients. Now around 200 bed-ridden patients and 100 other cases are being taken care off.

SNEHA NIKETHAN FOUNDLING HOME
Children’s Day Celebration &Adopted Families Get-together

Snehaniketan foundling Home conducted the Children’s Day celebration and Adopted Families Get-together on 14th November 2013. About 60 families with their children participated in the adopted families meet. The programme was inaugurated by Sri. D. Ajith Kumar, the Honourable Judge, Family Court Kannur at 11am in DSS Auditorium Pattuvam. Sr. Snehalatha DSS, the Director of Foundling Home welcomed the dignitaries. Sr.Daniela DSS the Superior General, Dinasevanasabha, Pattuvam presided over the function. Sri. T.A.Mathew, Child Welfare Committee Chairman, Kannur and Smt. Anju Mohan M., Dist. Probation Officer, Kannur delivered the felicitation. After the inaugural session Dr. Toni Joseph, one of the adopted parents, Trissur gave a class on good parenting to the adoptive parents. Sri.T.A.Mathew gave class to the Children on importance of time management and importance of learning children. Varieties of entertainments were presented by children and adopted parents. Mr. Prabakaran Nileswar, Representative of adopted parents, proposed vote of thanks