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24
Mar
New Priests Day

The Seminary community was gracious with the presence of New Priests of Mangalapuzha 2021. For the concelebration of the new Priests, Fr Josekutty Anthennadu was the main celebrant, and Fr, Mathews Thenganattu delivered ...

23
Mar
Solemn Ramsa by New Priests

A Solemn Ramsa was conducted by the new priests and Fr. Aishal Anakallil led the service.

23
Mar
Farewell Gathering for the Third ye...

A farewell gathering was arranged by the seminary for the outgoing final-year philosophers. Two new books of SH League were released during the program.

23
Mar
Basket Ball match with the Priests ...

A Basketball match was conducted between the Seminary team and the priests of the Irinjalakuda diocese. The Seminary Team won the Match.

21
Mar
Basket Ball match with Final Year P...

A Basketball match was conducted between the Seminary A team and the Final year Philosophy students. The Final Year Philosophy students won the Match.

20
Mar
Social of Final Year Philosophers

The whole Final year Philosophers arranged the social for the Seminary staff.

19
Mar
New Volley Ball Court Inauguration

A new volleyball court was inaugurated in the seminary. This was the initiative of Second Year Theologians. Rev. Fr Rector inaugurated the court and there was a friendly match between the Seminary A-Team and the Kolbe As...

19
Mar
St Joseph Feast

St Joseph Feast was celebrated in our Seminary. Frs. Jose Oliapurathu, Jiijo Nellikakandathil, Joseph Kollara and Jomon Nalpathilchira celebrated their feast with many brothers of our community. Fr Jomon delivered the ho...

18
Mar
Football Match with the Third Year ...

A football match was conducted between the Seminary A team and the Final year Philosophy students. The Seminary Team won the Match

08
Mar
Retreat for Minor and Major Orders

A retreat was conducted for the theologians from 6th March to 8th March 2021, for the major and minor orders. His Beatitude Sebastian Mar Vaniyampurackal (Curia Bishop, Syro Malabar Church) led the retreat.

21
Feb
A day with the Lord

The seminary arranged a one-day Adoration for the whole community in which all the brothers actively participated.

18
Feb
Seminar on Fratelli tutti

On February 18th, the seminary arranged a seminar on Fratelli Tutti, the third encyclical of Pope Francis. Rev. Frs. Martin Kallumkal, Luke Thadathil, Paul Komban, and Bros Tony Padinjarekkut, Peter Alakkadan presented d...

15
Feb
Vibhuthi Thirunnal

The Lenten season began with the concelebrated Holy Mass and the repentance ashes were placed on the foreheads of everyone. Rev. Fr Rector was the main celebrant and Fr Martin Kallumkal delivered the homily for the Mass.

10
Feb
Kappa Vattu 2021

The seminary community joined together for the Kappa Vattu 2021. It was a great celebration of togetherness.

03
Feb
HOME DAY CELEBRATIONS

Today the Seminary celebrated the Home day of the Year 2020-21. The Home Day Celebrations were started with the con-celebrated solemn thanksgiving Holy Eucharist where Fr. Rector was the celebrant and Fr. Kakkattuthadath...

02
Feb
PENUEL BY NAZRAYAN'S

A play named 'Penuel' was staged by first-year theologians for the whole community, delineating certain social ills as part of their batch program and it was really worth applauding. 

30
Jan
Getting to know Jesus Youth

The Jesus Youth conducted a small interaction with the seminarians explaining their evangelization, and their mission in the current society. They also shared their views on how they want future priests to be.

26
Jan
Republic Day Celebrations

Today we the Mangalapuzha community celebrated the 72nd Republic Day with our Mother India. Rev. Fr. Sebastian Palamoottil, the Rector, hoisted the flag and inspired us with a thoughtful message.

23
Jan
UNITY OCTAVE- CONCLUSION 2021

As a part of the unity Octave Conclusion, an Ecumenical Prayer service was arranged in the seminary. Rev. Fr. Rector welcomed all to the service. Rev. Fr. Nobil Philip (Vicar, St. Thomas Orthodox Syrian Church, UC Colleg...

21
Jan
Concluding SH Centenary

SH League celebrated hundred years as a publishing house. The Publication was able to achieve its vision as to proclaim the Gospel, defend the faith and build a value-based community within this span of hundred years. On...

21
Jan
Arts Festival 2021

Seminary Community organized an Arts Festival on 21st January 2021. Every batch of the seminary actively participated in the Festival. The third-year Philosophers (Ardents-Levites), first-year Theologians (Nazrains), and...

20
Jan
SEMINAR ON MEDIA AND LITERATURE

As a part of the Centenary celebrations of SH League, a Seminar on Media and Literature was organized on 20th January 2021. Mr. Johney Lukose (Manorama News Channel) and Mr. Francis Norona (Malayalam Author) presented di...

20
Jan
FEAST ST. SEBASTIAN

On 20th January 2021, Rev. Fr. Rector celebrated the feast of his heavenly patron, St. Sebastian. The Seminary Community has a concelebrated Eucharist Celebration with all the staff of the Seminary.

12
Jan
SOCIAL DRAMA COMPETITION

The MSLA of Seminary organized a Social Drama Competition for the Philosophy Students. The Competiton was arranged from 8th January to 12th January 2021. The third-year Philosophy Brothers (Ardents-Levites) bagged the fi...

10
Jan
SH LEAGUE BOOK FEST 2020-2021

On the Centenary Year, SH League organized the Book Fest 2020-2021. Rev. Fr. Rector inaugurated the Book Fest.

07
Jan
Inauguration of the Year of St. Jos...

With the Apostolic Letter “Patris Corde” (“With a Father's Heart”), Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To mark the occasion, the Holy ...

07
Jan
Visit from the Synodal Commission

The Syro-Malabar Synodal Commission for the Seminary- Mar George Madathikandathil the Chairman, Mar Tony Neelankavil the Auxiliary Bishop of Trichur and Mar John Nellikunnel bishop to the Eparchy of Idukki paid us a visi...

06
Jan
Jubilee Celebrations

Really the day was something extra-special for our Mangalapuzha Seminary because Fr. Sebastian Palamoottil the Rector and Fr. Siby Pulickal the Dean (Faculty of Theology) were celebrating the Silver Jubilee of their prie...

01
Jan
New-Year Celebrations

The Seminary community was much enthusiastic and eager to welcome the year 2021 as we bid goodbye to 2020. On New-Year's eve, we had celebrations among batches and a common prayer session, where we thanked the Almighty ...

25
Dec
Christmas Celebrations

There was a concelebrated Christmas Vigil Mass where Fr. Rector was the main celebrant. We shared the joy of the Day by cutting the X-mas cake and coloring the sky by shooting off fireworks.

24
Dec
Carol Singing

On Christmas Eve, spreading the Christmas Cheer, we had an awesome couple of hours. Quite apart from all other celebrations, the seminary also arranged a Carol Singing Competition batch-wise. The presence of Santa Claus ...

18
Dec
Annual Retreat 2020

Fr. Stephen Ollethazhathu OFM Conv. led the Annual Retreat from 18th December 2020 to 22nd December 2020.

17
Dec
Doctor Faustus

There staged the famous play 'Doctor Faustus' for the whole community by 2nd-year Theologians, as part of their batch programme. The tragic history of the life and death of Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe, based on...

14
Dec
Happy Feast

The day was something special for the seminary, because, Fr. Johnson Achandy celebrated his feast today. He celebrated the Holy Eucharist and the community wished prayerful greetings and blessings to him.

09
Dec
House Blessing

There was the blessing of the whole seminary and the campus with special prayers.

14
Nov
Farewell to LUMENS

There was a sent off gathering and concelebrated Holy Qurbana in view of the priestly ordination of the deacons of this year this day. The program started with the solemn procession from the grotto of Our Lady in front o...

11
Nov
Mission Day Celebration

The seminary community celebrated Mission Day with the zeal to be the future missionaries of the Church. The Second year theologians led the mission day by organizing an auction the day-night before and by organizing var...

07
Nov
Deacons Vs Philosophers

There conducted a friendly football match between our deacons and 3rd-year philosophers.

05
Nov
Deacons Social

Today, our deacons had Deacon's Social Eve.

31
Oct
Rosary Devotion

The seminary community conducted a solemn Rosary procession on 31st October 2020. The whole moth was specially dedicated to the rosary devotion. The procession ended with the benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

24
Oct
1st Family Gathering 2020

The whole seminary family gathered together for the first time after the COVID-19 Outbreak. After months of Quarantine, all the brothers met under the same roof welcoming the Benjamin's to the seminary and showcasing the...

02
Oct
Chavara Hall Inauguration

On 2nd October we had the inauguration of Chavara Hall in the Seminary. We the seminary community also celebrated the Holy Eucharist in the Chavara Hall.

31
May
Inauguration of the Academic year 2...

The inauguration of Academic year 2020-2021 was conducted online this year due to Lockdown. The whole program was conducted via Facebook. At first Very Rev. Dr. Sebastian Palamoottil (Rector) gave the Welcome Address, th...

18
Apr
ലോക് ഡൗണിൽ ദു...

കോവിഡ് ഭീഷണിയിൽ ഭീഷണിയിലും ലോക്ക് ഡൗണിലും പെട്ട് കഷ്ടതയനുഭവിക്കുന്ന നൂറിലധികം ...

09
Mar
Send Off Meeting

A send off meeting was organised at 7:30 pm at John Joseph Auditorium To bid farewell to service of Fr. Mathew Illathuparambil, Rector, Fr. Mathew Moonnattinmugham, Procurator, and to the Final year Philosophy batch.

25
Feb
Seminary Commission Visit

The seminary commission made a visit before the closing of the Academic year 2019-2020. The Commissioned Bishops met both the priests and seminarians. The commission also declared the new Authorities of the Seminary. The...

25
Feb
Inaugration Of SH League Centenary ...

20
Feb
Parent's Day - Final Year Philosoph...

The Seminary celebrated the parent's day of the final year philosophy batch. Parents arrived at seminary by 10 o' clock then the had a meeting with Fathers in the staff. Solemn Holy Eucharist was celebrated with Fr. Rect...

26
Jan
Republic Day

On the occasion of the 71st Republic Day of the country, the community showed it unity and patriotism by hoisting the National flag. Rev. Fr. Rector gave the message of the day.

21
Jan
Ecumenical Prayer

the seminary community had its Ecumenical prayer of Unity octave.The prayer service was led by Rev. Fr. Rector Mathew Illathuparambil and Rev. Fr. Geevargheese from the Orthodox church Koratty gave the homily.

21
Jan
Diaconate

After a long time seminary is proud to conduct the Diaconate of Varikkanickal Joyal on 21st of January at 06:00 Am. Mar Jose Kalluvelil the Bishop of the Eparchy of Mississauga was the main celebrant. The seminary commun...

13
Jan
Patron's Day and Republic Day

On 13th morning we had a concelebrated Holy Qurbana in which Rev. Fr. Cherian Kanjirakombil was the main celebrant. There after breakfast a small meeting for congratulating Rev. Fr. Cherian Kanjirakombil was conducted in...

06
Jan
Seminary Reopens after Christmas Va...

The seminary reopens after Christmas Vacation on 5th January 2020. With the concelebration of New Priests the Academic year moves ahead with a lot of resolutions of the new year.

24
Oct
Mission Day Celebration

On 24th of October, 2019 Mission day was celebrated with great vigour and vitality at Mangalapuzha seminary, being the Extraordinary Mission Month. The main objectives of the day were to renew and increase the missionar...

23
Oct
Inaguration of the Centenary year o...

The centenary celebrations of S.H League was inaugurated by Retd. Justice Kurian Joseph on 23rd October. S h league which began its operations in the year 1920.S.H League was first named as S H C league

11
Sep
ആർപ്പോ 2019 - മംഗ...

മംഗലപ്പുഴ സെമിനാരിയില്ലേ ഈ വർഷത്തെ ഓണാഘോഷം പതിനൊന്നാം തീയതി നടന്നു. സെമിനാരിയുട...

29
Aug
DEACONS PARENTS DAY

A gathering of the parents of Deacon's were conducted on 29th August 2019 Thursday at Mangalapuzha seminary. Brothers welcomed their family members at 10.00 am and it was followed by a meeting in the auditorium including...

03
Jun
Inauguration of the new academic ye...

The inauguration of the new academic year 2019-2020 of the Pontifical Institute of Alwaye (PIA) was held on 03/06/2019 Monday. The programme started with the con-celebrated Holy Qurbana for which His Beatitude Mar George...

14
Mar
PILGRIMAGE TO MALAYATTOOR

As per the custom the seminary community made a pilgrimage to Malayattoor, the International Pilgrim center in the name of St. Thomas the Apostle who spread first the faith in Christ in India. The hill is believed to be ...

14
Mar
Seminary Closes for Summer Vacation

The seminary is closing today for the long summer vacation of the academic year 2018-2019. There was a concelebrated Holy Qurbana in the morning in thanking God for all the blessings we have received this year and also i...

21
Feb
Gathering of the Parents of Third Y...

A gathering of the parents of third year Philosophy students was conducted on 21st February 2019 Thursday at Mangalapuzha seminary. It is a custom since the last four years to have such family gatherings four the final y...

13
Feb
Visit of the Superior General of OC...

The Mangalapuzha seminary was blessed with the visit of V. Rev. Fr. Saverio (Antonio Gennaro) Cannistrà of the Sacred Heart, Superior General of OCD Fathers, on 13th February 2019. Mangalapuzha is indebted to OCD Father...

12
Feb
Visit of the New Seminary Commissio...

The new seminary commission, appointed by the Syro-Malabar Synod during the last synod started on 7th January 2019, have paid their first visit to the seminary on 12th and 13th February 2019. The chairman of the commissi...

09
Feb
Music Night: Beyond the Beats

Music Night 'Beyond the Beats' of the year 2018-2019 was conducted on 09th February 2019 Saturday. Music Night is the programme conducted by the 'Mangalapuzha Choir' every year. The programme was worth to be noted for t...

22
Jan
Church Unity Octave Prayer Service

Together with the whole faithful who follow Christ, Mangalapuzha Seminary have conducted special payer services in the occasion of Unity Octave which started from 18th January. In addition to the daily prayer services of...

18
Jan
V. Rev. Dr. George Oliapuram - ‘V...

V. Rev. Dr. George Oliapuram, former Rector of the Seminary (1994-2000) and the former President of the Pontifical Institute Alwaye (1994-1997), have awarded the ‘Vaidikaratnam’ by the Syro Malabar Catholic Church o...

16
Jan
New Synodal Commission for Mangalap...

The 27th Syro Malabar Synod began on 7th January 2019 has announced the new team of Synodal Commission for the St. Joseph Pontifical Seminary, Mangalapuzha. The new chairman of the commission is H. E. Mar George Madathi...

07
Jan
The Visit of First Class Relics of ...

The Mangalapuzha seminary was blessed with the presence of the first class relics of St. John Paul II and St. Maria Faustina on 07th January 2019, Monday. The Rector, Professors and seminarians received the relics with ...

07
Jan
New Priests’ Day and the Feast of...

The joint celebration of New Priests’ day and the feast of St. Joseph, the patron of our seminary was conducted on 07th January 2019, Monday. Although the feast of St. Joseph falls on March 19, the seminary community n...

05
Jan
Seminary Re-opened after Christmas ...

After a vacation period of 20 days from December 15th 2018 to January 05th 2019 the seminary came back to its normal functioning on 05th January with the Holy Mass of the whole community led by Rev. Martin Kallungal, Vic...

13
Dec
BATCH PROGRAMME OF SECOND YEAR PHIL...

Second year philosophy students of the Mangalapuzha campus presented their batch programme on 11th December 2018 Thursday in connection with the farewell gathering to the deacons and the Christmas celebrations of the se...

14
Dec
RECEPTION TO H.E. MAR JOHN NELLIKUN...

The seminary community gave a warm welcome to H. E. Mar John Nellikunnel, new bishop of the diocese of Idukki on 12th December 2018. He was a professor in the seminary for several years and had served in many of the i...

13
Dec
FAREWELL TO THE DEACONS

There was a sent off gathering and concelebrated Holy Qurbana in view of the priestly ordination of the deacons of this year on 11th December 2018. The program started with the solemn procession from the grotto of Our L...

06
Dec
FIRST PRIZE IN KERYGMA HOMILY COMPE...

Bro. Charles Thettayil, third year theology student of our seminary has secured first prize in the Inter-seminary Kerygma Homily and Elocution Competition held at St. Thomas Apostolic Seminary, Vadavathoor, Kottayam on 0...

03
Dec
Sacerdotal Golden Jubilee Celebrat...

The seminary community congratulated V. Rev. Msgr. George Olipauram, former Rector of the Seminary (1994 – 2000) on the occasion of celebrating his fiftieth year of priestly ordination. He is currently serving as the P...

03
Dec
FEAST OF ST. FRANCIS XAVIER AND THE...

The feast of the second apostle of India, St. Francis Xavier and the 61st anniversary of IHS (Institute for Home Study) have celebrated in the seminary on December 3 Monday. The celebration of the feast has started on Su...

29
Nov
Seminar on Gaudete et Exsultate

A seminar on the Apostolic Exhortation ‘Gaudete et Exsultate’ have been conducted in the Fr. John Joseph auditorium, Mangalapuzha seminary on 29 November 2018 Thursday from 9.00 am to 12.45 pm. The seminary was a ser...

24
Nov
Mission Exposure Programme

The third year theology students of the Mangalapuzha campus, both inmates and day scholars, a total of 46 in number, had a mission exposure programme in the mission diocese of Mandya in association with the course “Mi...

08
Nov
Home Day celebration 2018-2019

Home day of our seminary of the Year 2018 was celebrated on 7th and 8th October. There was a common gathering of the community on 7th evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in which Fr Rector gave a short message of the day. He...

29
Oct
Sacerdotal Silver Jubilee Celebrati...

As Rev. Fr. Mathew Illathuparambil, the Rector of our seminary celebrates his 25th year of priestly ordination, the seminary community conducted a solemn gathering on 29 October 2018 to congratulate and extend our heartf...

31
Oct
Rosary Devotion

As part of the devotion to the Most Holy Rosary during the month of October, the seminary community dedicated Solemn Rosary from twenty second October to thirty first October. On 31st October 2018, being the end of the m...

21
Oct
MISSION DAY CELEBRATION

The seminary community celebrated the mission day of this year on 25th October 2018. The day is primarily intended to renew and increase the missionary zeal in the hearts of the seminarians and also to collect some amou...

15
Aug
Kerala floods and Mangalapuzha reli...

During the devastating floods that hit Kerala from 15th to 22nd august 2018, our seminary too played an important role. The seminary became the home of one thousand one hundred and fifty peoples who became affected by th...

21
Sep
Book Release

The book “Kathirikkunna Karunyam” edited by Fr. Dr. Luke Thadathil has been released by the Apostolic Administrator of the Ernakulam- Angamaly Archdiocese, Bishop Mar Jacob Manathodath on twenty first September 2018....

05
Oct
ANNUAL SPORTS DAY 2018

The St. Joseph Pontifical Seminary celebrates its annual sports day on fourth and fifth of October 2018. Apart from the last year this year sports day was conducted on the basis of groups and not on the basis of batches....