Ratanpalli, P.O. Sahantiniketan-731235, Birbhum Dt.
E-mail: ksh firstname.lastname@example.org
Director Fr. Joseph Kallarangatt, S.J.
C/o Bishop’s Office, St. Patrick’s School Campus, Asansol-713301
Novice Mistress Sr. Rachael Vadakumpadeth SCCG.
Rector Fr. Sebastian Rodrigues
Regd. Office: B.B. Ghosh Road, Tetultola,Burdwan
Admn. Office: Sacred Heart Presbytery
G.T. Road, Asansol-713303.
President: Bishop Cyprian Monis
Secretary:Fr. I.P. Sarto.
Director: Fr. Wilson Fernandes.
Director: Fr. Valerian Fernandes VG.
St. John’s Social Centre, Chelidanga.
Director:Fr. Anthony Lobo.
55, B. B. Ghosh Road, Tetultola, Burdwan.
Secretary: Fr. I.P. Sarto
Director: Fr.Jose K.L.
M: 92324 84175
Jisu Niketan, Makrampur
President: Fr. Valerian Fernandes.
Director: Fr. Robert
Oragram Post, Bhatar P.S. Burdwan Dist-713167
Director: Sr. Suma
St. Maria Goretti School, S.B. Gorai Road, Asansol-713304
St. Vincent’s Technical Asansol.
Sacred Heart Presbytery, G.T. Road, Asansol-713301
As your shepherd, it is my duty to see to your spiritual well being. Although most of you participate in Sunday Eucharist, the teaching of the Faith to our children has been mostly neglected. The future well being of the our children will much depend on their present spiritual formation. The FAITH we have received is a gift from GOD as Jesus testifies, “No one can come to me unless drawn by the Father who sent me” (Jn. 6:44). Our faith is the most important treasure we have and it is carried, as St. Paul says, “in vessels of clay, so that this all-surpassing power may not be seen as ours but as Gods” (2 Cor. 4:7).
Faith we grownups have, was nurtured by our parents and those sclose
to us. They did so keeping in mind the promise they made before the
priests of the community of the believers when we were baptized. The
parents if today too have the same responsibility, that is of making
the seed of faith which is in our children to grow. The promise you
made to the priest before God himself when you your child was
baptized of bringing up your child keeping God’s Commandments as
Christ taught by loving God and our Neighbour, was not merely a
ritual but a serious responsibility. One cannot be called a
responsible parents if he/she has not fulfilled this first and
discussed with the priests of Diocese, I have decided to introduce
SUNDAY CATECHISM in all the parishes of the Diocese, to all the
children aged between 5 and 16 years of from class 1 to x. the
function of the catechesis is not merely to teach prayers but to
lead the children gradually towards a full understanding of the
divine plan, initiating them into the reading of the Scriptures and
into knowledge of the Church and the Sacraments.
catechism classes will be held either before or after the Sunday
Eucharist. A syllabus will be given to all the parishes. A month
before the school final exams, catechism exam will be conducted for
which question papers will be given by the Bishop’s Office. The
children with distinction will be awarded. The teaching of faith to
our children is not he responsibility of the priests alone.
Therefore, I earnestly request, the school catholics teachers,
Religious Sisters and other lay leaders in the parish to assist the
priests in this great responsibility of all the baptized adults.
While I exhort the parents to send their children for Sunday Catechism, I would like to remind them that First Holy Communion and Confirmation will be given to only those children who regularly attend the Sunday Catechism. If parents regularly keep their children away from the catechism classes without the consent of the parish priest, Holy Communion they may be denied, as they obstruct the spiritual growth of their children.
Canon 495 of the code of Canon Law states, “ In each Diocese there is to be established a Council of Priests who represent the Presbyterium……….The Council’s role is to assist the Bishop in the governance of the Diocese, so that the pastoral welfare of the people of God entrusted to the Bishop may be most effectively promoted”. In accordance with the Canon, I decree the constitution of the Diocesan Council of Priests.
His Holiness Pope John Paul requested all priests through an apostolic letter, “Motu Proprio” on certain aspects of the celebration of the sacraments of Reconciliation, to be available for confessions for the faithful to receive God’s grace through the sacrament of confession regularly. Hence all priests in the Diocese are requested to make themselves available for the sacrament of Reconciliation especially during the season of Lent.
The Boarding/Hostel is primarily meant for our deserving tribal children. However others can be admitted as per the facilities, availability of place in the Hostel. It is the duty of the parents to look for admission in schools on their own.
boarding authorities will make special effort to coach for those
students who are weak in their studies. Any student who is failing in
a class twice will not be allowed to stay in the hostel. Any special
cases to be considered as per the discretion of the person in-charge.
They will be assisted to find suitable vocational or other trades
Any isbehavior in the hostel with the co-students, Boarding Master, Sister/Brother/Priest will not be tolerated. Warning will be given to the student and parents will be informed. Repeated misbehaver will force the authorities to dismiss the student in consultation with the people concerned.
The hostel fees perstudent in a month would be Rs. 300/- (Rupees three Hundred Only). Any failure in paying up the fees in time would lead the parents/guardians for fine as well. There will be annual charges as per the requirements for the maintenance and repair of the boarding. Concession for those deserving students would be given. They need to fill in a prescribed form and are to get a letter from their Parish Priest Priest-in-charge. However all the parents should pay as much as possible.
Guardians/parents are not allowed to meet the students except on the stipulated day and time by each boarding. Preferably it should be Sunday or school Holidays.
Once admitted, the students will not be allowed to go home except during the boarding holidays and for any specific reason with a prior written permission of the Boarding-in-charge.
During Christmas the students should be given holidays to go home to celebrate with their parents. All the Sacraments are normally to be administered at the parish level.
The Cash Books, Ledgers, Vouchers, Receipts, etc. need to be kept for eight years. Thus all diocesan institutins are requested to keep the same well secured at their own parishes/institutions or send the same to the Accounts Office, Burdwan.
All the Vouchers for the amount of Rs. 500/- (Five Hundred) and above need to be signed on Revenue Stamp. Kindly write the name, address of the Donor and donee in every voucher/receipt.
Kindly keep some supporting documents or details of purchase for daily marketing for boar expenses.
For any payment above Rs.20,000.00 (Twenty Thousand) need to be paid by Account payee Cheque or Demand Draft only.
Kindly submit 15H form of the Income tax to the Bank before March 31st every year to avoid T.D.S cut from the interest accrued from the Bank deposits.
Kindly keep a X erox copy of all Fixed Deposits as on March 31st every year.
When paying any amount more than Rs.20,000.00 (Twenty Thousand) to any contractor, deduct 2.24% as T.D.S and deposit at the State Bank.
Kindly ensure professional Tax is cut for every employee who is paid more than Rs.1500.00 per. Month. And deposit the same as professional Tax at the State Bank of India.
Kindly send a list of all the Sponsored children along with the class they study and the name of the village to the Bishop’s Office every year as on Dec. 31st. Kindly send timely reports (Annual report) to the Donors/sponsors with photographs with a copy marked to the Accounts Office.
Kindly ensure that land Tax, Municipal Tax for buildings,etc. are paid timely.
Kinly send to the Accounts Office quarterly abstracts of your income and expenditure.
For the well being of our priests, we have “Priest Welfare Fund.” Every diocesan priest is expected to contribute Rs. 50/-a month for the priest welfare fund and collect the receipt from Fr. Tony, Treasurer. This amount will be used for medical expenses and for other programes which are exclusively for the diocesan clergy.
The Congregation of Divine Worship has sent a letter dated December 5, 2003 to the CCBI President stipulating that all the priests and deacons to wear the Sacred Vestments (the alb,the stole,and Chasuble) during the Liturgical celebrations as per Canon 292. “Wearing of the sacred Vestments proper to the sacred Order that each one has received not only contributes to the beauty of Sacred Order action, but also function as the outward expression of the office proper to the one’s Sacred Order” (cf Institution Genralis n.335$114) Thus all the priests are obliged to wear the alb/cassock and stole during the Eucharistic celebration whether it is private or public in the diocese.
After due deliberations on the subject, the following terms and conditions of sponsorship have been evolved with regard to the selection of the beneficiaries in future:
The total income of the family of the applicanst should not exceed Rs. 2000/-per month.
Possession of the any two of the following by the family of the applicants shall disqualify them for sponsorship. (i) A pucca house (ii) Television (iii) Refrigerator (iv) A two wheeler (v) Telephone.
At the time of selection, age of selection should be between 4 to 6 years.
Other things remaining the same, preference will be given to the child.
Sponsorship shall automatically terminate once the child attains the age of 19 years or in case the sponsors decide to withdraw from the scheme.
Any acceptable habits of unethical behabiour on the part of any one of the parents of both shall disqualify the child for sponsorship.
Both parents should invariably be available at the time of the interview of sponsorship.
Applicansts, in case of selection, should under take in writing in advance to donate 50 % of the sponsored amount to another needy child once the salary exceed 2000/- per month or as son as they are in possession of any one of the two articles mentioned in item no. b, above.
A saving account of minimum one year standing shall be maintained in any commercial bank or in any approved co-operatvie credit society by the beneficiaries.
Submission of an application for sponsorship or mere taking of a photograph is not in itself a guarantee for sponsorship
A committee comprising of two religious and two or three lay persons headed by the parish priest shall make the selections.
Final approving authority shall be the donors in all cases.
Continuation of sponsorship shall be subject to periodical review of the progress of the child in studies as well as regular attendance.
The above mentioned guideline are or immediate implementation in every parish and institutions in case of all future sponsorships. However, we would strongly advise to apply the above guideline for the existing sponsorships too, as far as possible. Let us work together in a spirit of generosity in helping the neediest for acquiring education, which will lead to human enablement. We also take this opportunity to express our gratitude to the valuable services rendered by our committed priests, religious and enthusiastic teachers for the casuse of good and well being of the students.