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News Visit of General Asst. Fr. Vernon d'Cunha,S.J., to Dumka-Raiganj Province: October 07-14, 2017 Final Vows: Fr. Stephen Raj, S.J. on 23 September 2017 at Jisu Jaher, Dumka Final Vows: Fr. Stephen Raj, S.J. on 23 September 2017 at St. Xavier's College, Maharo Final Vows: Fr. Prakash Hansdak, S.J., on 09 September 2017 at St. Xavier's, Sahibganj Pastors Meet on 28 August 2017 at Hathimara Happy Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola Ministries' Commission Meeting at Jisu Jaher, Dumka on 29th July, 2017 GBM-Social Action, Youth, Communication & Health Ministries: 04-05 May, 2017, at Jisu Jaher, Dumka GBM-Education (Vernacular): 06-07 May 2017 at St. Xavier's School, Sahibganj Gathering of Priest ordained from 1990 to 1999 at Jisu Jaher, Dumka on 29-30 April 2017 GBM-Pastoral Ministry: 27 April, 2017 at CTC, Torai GC 36 Retreat at Jeevan Dhara, Raiganj, from July 01 to July 09, 2017 R.I.P. Fr. Gatt Anthony, S.J., Passed away on 21st March 2017 at Sahibganj Combined Commission Meeting in Jisu Jaher, Dumka: March 29 (5 pm) - March 30 (4 pm) Education, Pastoral, Soc. Action, Communication Commission meeting in Jisu Jaher Vocation Camp at Vinay Bhavan, Sahibganj from 17th April to 02nd May 2017 Province Days 2017: May 18-20 at Jeevan Dhara, Raiganj. Arrival on 17 evening Ministries Commission Meet on 27th January 2017, 9.00 a.m., at Jisu Jaher, Dumka Diamond Jubilee Celebration of St. Xavier's School, Sahibganj on 21st January, 2017 Final Vows: Fr. Hilary D'Souza, S.J., at St. Xavier's School, Sahibganj on 3rd December 2016 Final Vows: Fr. Nishthamani Toppo, S.J., at Satia on 1st December 2016 Central Zone SAP in Dumka from 11 to 13 November, 2016 GC 36 elects Fr. Arturo Sosa Abascal, S.J., as the new Superior General of the Society of Jesus Priestly Ordination of Christopher Dungdung, S.J., on January 17, 2017, at Rengarih For more information on GC 36 visit: gc36.org GC 36 will begin on October 2, 2016 Arrupe Tribal Cultural Centre, Bhognadih: Inauguration on 10 September 2016 at 10.30 a.m. Priestly Ordination: Manojin Basil, S.J. on September 10, 2016 at St. Ignatius Church, Kurumpanai Priestly Ordination: Jacob Chinnappan, S.J. on September 03, 2016 at St. Joseph's College, Trichy Spiritual Animation Province Retreat at Jeevan Dhara from 08-16 October 2016 Ministries Evaluation Commission Meet at Jisu Jaher on 10th July 2016 Meeting at Jisu Jaher for Jesuit Collaborators on 9th July 2016 First Vows by five Novices on 21st June 2016 at Jisu Jaher, Dumka R.I.P. Bishop Alphonse D Souza, S.J., Funeral at 09.30 am on 03.05.16 R.I.P. Bishop Alphonse D Souza, S.J., of Raiganj Diocese Passed away on 30.04.16 Priestly Ordination of Ajit Manoj Hemrom, S.J. on April 10, 2016 at Torpa, Khunti Golden Jubilee Celebration of Frs. George, A. Zammit and Gauci: Jisu Jaher, Dumka on 22.04.2016 Golden Jubilee: Frs. George Uthirakulam, Aloysius Zammit and Joseph Gauci Sacco R.I.P. Fr. Scerri Anthony, S.J., passed away on 13th February 2016 at Sahibganj Province Days 2016: May 19-20 at Jeevan Dhara, Raiganj. 18 May arrival and 21 morning departure Golden Jubilee Celebrations of St. Ignatius Hostel, Sahibganj on 24th January 2016 Priestly Ordination of Deepak Tirkey, S.J. on January 17, 2016 at Chainpur Merry Christmas and Happy New Year - 2016 Priestly Ordination of Swapan Kujur, S.J. on 6th February, 2016 at Jibonpur Parish Final Vows: Fr. Rajesh Baa, S.J. on 8th December, 2015, at Bathbanga Final Profession: Fr. Stany Pinto, S.J., on 26th November, 2015 at Jisu Jaher, Dumka Final Vows: Frs. Felix Tirkey, S.J. and Marianus Minj, S.J. on 3rd December 2015 at Nunbatta. Priestly Ordination of Robert Lakra, S.J., on 21st January 2016 at Salgaposh Parish. Approved for Final Vows: Frs. Rajesh Ba'a, Marianus Minj, Stany Pinto and Felix Tirkey. Province Second Retreat has been Cancelled Priestly Ordination of Ravindra Darshima, S.J. on 24th October 2015 at Khandwa. Four First Year Novices in Long Retreat: From 03 October to 03 November 2015 25 September 2015: Novices make a day of Pilgrimage to Purana Kesari Province Second Retreat: From 8-16 November 2015 at Jisu Jaher, Dumka Province First Retreat: 18-26 October 2015 at Jeevan Dhara, Raiganj Happy Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola Novena to St. Ignatius of Loyola from 22nd to 30th July Superiors' Quarterly Meeting: 04 July 2015, at Jisu Jaher, Dumka. Four Novices will receive First Vows on 21st June 2015 at Jisu Jaher, Dumka. R.I.P. Br. Francis Xavier Aind passed away on 1st April 2015 at Patna. Province Days 2015: 20-22 May at Jeevan Dhara, Raiganj Fr. Kuruvila Pandikattu, S.J., the elector for GC 36 from Dumka-Raiganj Province. Province Congregation was held from 8th to 10th April 2015 at Jisu Jaher, Dumka. Province Congregation will begin on 8th April 2015, at 5.00 pm at Jisu Jaher, Dumka. A Vocation Camp will be held at Vinay Bhavan, Sahibganj from 14-30 April 2015 Women's Day Celebration at Satia on 8th March 2015 Young Priests' Meet will be at Mariampahar on 1st March Hearty Congratulations to you Bro. Tony Lakra, S.J. Golden Jubilee in the Society of Jesus: Bro. Anthony Lakra. Priestly Ordination of Seraphim Stanley Tirkey, S.J., on January 11, 2015 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year-2015 Priestly Ordination of Thomas Carter, S.J., on 27th December, 2014, at Mugaiyur, Tamil Nadu. Priestly Ordination of James Lakra, S.J., on 25th October, 2014, at Debijhora, Raiganj Diocese. New Priests' Meet: From 20th September evening to 21st noon at St. Xavier's School, Sahibganj. Pastoral Commission Meeting: 6th October at Jeevan Dhara, Raiganj Province Retreat 2014: 28 September evening to 6 October evening at Jeevan Dhara, Raiganj Final Profession of Frs. Ermelius Kujur & Biju Kandammangalathan at Jisu Jaher, Dumka Final Profession of Fr. Philip Hembrom at Vinay Bhavan, Sahibganj Final Profession on 15th August, 2014: Frs. Philip Hembrom, Ermelius Kujur & Biju Kandammangalathan Happy Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola Nine Novices Pronounce their First Vows at Jisu Jaher, Dumka on 21 June, 2014 Fr. Varghese Pallippalakatt, S.J., will take over as Provincial on 23rd May, 2014 Province Days 2014 will be held at Jeevan Dhara, Raiganj from 22-23 May, 2014 Hearty Congratulations and prayerful support to the new Provincial. Rev.Fr.General has appointed Fr.Varghese Pallippalakatt Provincial of Dumka-Raiganj Province. Welcome to Fr. Lizbert D'Souza, S.J., General Counsellor and Regional Assistant. Final Profession: Frs. Ignatius Soren, Nirmal Xaxa, Sushil Kujur and Arockiam Vernard Antonyraj. Province Assembly: From 30 January to 02 February 2014 at Jisu Jaher, Dumka. Diamond Jubilee of Fr. Joseph Gauci Sacco, S.J. and Golden Jubilee of Fr. Chacko Puthuparambil, S.J. Priestly Ordination of Poobal Jesuraj, S.J. and Thomas Solomon, S.J.: At 05.30 pm, on Saturday, 04 J Mr. Marcel Lakra, father of Fr. Dayal Lakra, passed away on 15th December 2013 at 12.00 p.m. Blessing of St. Xavier's School, Baghmara, Purnea, will be held on 17th December, 2013. Renewal progrmme to commemorate the bicentenary of the Restoration of the Society of Jesus will be h R.I.P. Fr. Motilal Hansdak, S.J. passed away on 17th October at 4.00 PM in Dumka. Province Retreats 2013: First Retreat at Jeevan Dhara, Raiganj from 11th to 19th October. Second Ret Priestly Ordination of Joby Kachappilly on Saturday 17th August 15th August: Happy Independence Day and Feast of Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary R.I.P. Fr. Mathew Thadathilkuzhi, S.J. expired on 5th August. The Extended consult of the province on 9th August, 2013 at Jesu Jaher, Dumka Inauguration of St. Xavier's College girls hostel, Maharo on 31st July 2013

Archived News

 Visit of General Asst. Fr. Vernon d'Cunha,S.J., to Dumka-Raiganj Province:...
Posted on: Sep 30, 2017

General Assistant  Fr. Vernon d'Cunha, S.j., will be visiting Dumka-Raiganj Province from October 07-14, 2017.

 
 Final Vows: Fr. Stephen Raj, S.J. on 23 September 2017 at Jisu Jaher, Dumka
Posted on: Sep 17, 2017

Final Vows of Fr. Stephen Raj, S.J., will be held in Jisu Jaher, Dudhani, Dumka, on 23 September 2017 at 11.00 am.

 
 Final Vows: Fr. Stephen Raj, S.J. on 23 September 2017 at St. Xavier\'s...
Posted on: Aug 11, 2017

Fr. Stephen Raj, S.J. will make his Final Vows on 23rd September, 2017, at St. Xavier's College, Maharo.

 
 Final Vows: Fr. Prakash Hansdak, S.J., on 09 September 2017 at St. Xavier\'s,...
Posted on: Aug 11, 2017

Fr. Prakash Hansdak, S.J., will make his Final Vows on 09th September, 2017, at St. Xavier's School, Sahibganj.

 
 Pastors Meet on 28 August 2017 at Hathimara
Posted on: Aug 11, 2017

Pastors Meet on 28 August 2017 at Hathimara at 9.00 am

 
 Happy Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola
Posted on: Jul 30, 2017
 
 Ministries\' Commission Meeting at Jisu Jaher, Dumka on 29th July, 2017
Posted on: Jul 2, 2017

Ministries' Commission Meeting at Jisu Jaher, Dumka on 29th July, 2017. Meeting will begin at 8.30 A.M.

 
 GBM-Social Action, Youth, Communication & Health Ministries: 04-05 May, 2017,...
Posted on: Apr 21, 2017

GBM-Social Action, Socio-Pastoral, Youth, Communication, Socio-Cultural Media & Health Ministries: From 04 May(Evening) to 05 May (Lunch) at Jisu Jaher, Dumka. 

 
 GBM-Education (Vernacular): 06-07 May 2017 at St. Xavier\'s School, Sahibganj
Posted on: Apr 17, 2017

GBM-Education (Vernacular): From 06 May 2017 (05.00 pm) to 07 May 2017 ()4.00 pm) at St. Xavier's School, Sahibganj. 

 
 Gathering of Priest ordained from 1990 to 1999 at Jisu Jaher, Dumka on 29-30...
Posted on: Apr 17, 2017

Gathering of Priest ordained from 1990 to 1999 at Jisu Jaher, Dumka from 29 April 2017, 05.00 pm to 30 April 2017, 04.00 pm.

 
 GBM-Pastoral Ministry: 27 April, 2017 at CTC, Torai
Posted on: Apr 17, 2017
 
 GC 36 Retreat at Jeevan Dhara, Raiganj, from July 01 to July 09, 2017
Posted on: Mar 23, 2017
 
 R.I.P. Fr. Gatt Anthony, S.J., Passed away on 21st March 2017 at Sahibganj
Posted on: Mar 21, 2017

Fr. Gatt Anthony, S.J., passed away on 21st March 2017, at St. Xavier's School, Sahibganj. The Funeral Mass will be held on 22nd March 2017 at St. Paul's Cathedral, Dudhani, Dumka at 11.00 am and he will be buried in Jisu Jaher, Dumka.

Date of Birth: 20.01.1939. Entered the Society of Jesus: 10.10.1960. Ordined Priest: 10.03.1972. Final Vows: 31.07.1977. Date of Death: 21.03.2017. May his soul rest in peace.

 
 Combined Commission Meeting in Jisu Jaher, Dumka: March 29 (5 pm) - March 30...
Posted on: Mar 7, 2017

Combined Commission Meeting (Education, Pastoral, Social Action and Social Communication) will be held in Jisu Jaher, Dumka. The Meeting will begin from 29th March 2017 at 05.00 pm to 30th March 04.00 pm

 
 Education, Pastoral, Soc. Action, Communication Commission meeting in Jisu Jaher
Posted on: Mar 7, 2017

Education, Pastoral, Social Action and Social Communication Commission meeting will be held in Jisu Jaher, Dumka,  from 29th March 2017 at 05.00 pm to 30th March 04.00 pm.

 
 Vocation Camp at Vinay Bhavan, Sahibganj from 17th April to 02nd May 2017
Posted on: Mar 1, 2017

Vocation Camp at Vinay Bhavan, Sahibganj from 17th April to 02nd May 2017 for Catholic boys of Class VII to X. Registration Fee Rs. 500. Director's Mobile: 8292368382

 
 Province Days 2017: May 18-20 at Jeevan Dhara, Raiganj. Arrival on 17 evening
Posted on: Jan 28, 2017

Province Days 2017 will be held in Jeevan Dhara, Raiganj . Arrival on 17th May evening and depature 4.00 pm 20th evening

 
 Ministries Commission Meet on 27th January 2017, 9.00 a.m., at Jisu Jaher, Dumka
Posted on: Jan 9, 2017
 
 Diamond Jubilee Celebration of St. Xavier\'s School, Sahibganj on 21st...
Posted on: Jan 14, 2017

7.30 a.m. Holy Mass presided over by Rt. Rev. Bp. Julius Marandi, DD of Dumka Diocese and Rt. Rev. Bp. Angelus Kujur, S.J., DD of Purnia Diocese. 

4.00 p.m. Cultural Progrmme: Chief Guest Dr. Ananda Chatterjee. Guest of Honor Fr. Anthony Gatt, S.J.

 
 Final Vows: Fr. Hilary D\'Souza, S.J., at St. Xavier\'s School, Sahibganj on...
Posted on: Nov 14, 2016
 
 Final Vows: Fr. Nishthamani Toppo, S.J., at Satia on 1st December 2016
Posted on: Nov 14, 2016
 
 Central Zone SAP in Dumka from 11 to 13 November, 2016
Posted on: Oct 21, 2016

Central Zone SAP in Dumka will be on 11th (pm), 12th and 13th (pm) November. Contact Fr, D.M.Solomon in JOHAR 

 
 GC 36 elects Fr. Arturo Sosa Abascal, S.J., as the new Superior General of...
Posted on: Oct 14, 2016

The 36th General Congregation of the Sociaty of Jesus has elected Fr. Arturo Sosa Abascal, S.J., of the Venezuelan Province, as the Superior General.

 
 Priestly Ordination of Christopher Dungdung, S.J., on January 17, 2017, at...
Posted on: Oct 20, 2016

Deacon Christopher Dungdung, S.J., will be ordinated as Priest on January 17, 2017, at Rengarih Parish by Rt. Rev. Vincent Barwa, Bishop of Simdega Diocese.

 
 For more information on GC 36 visit: gc36.org
Posted on: Sep 23, 2016
 
 GC 36 will begin on October 2, 2016
Posted on: Sep 20, 2016

GC 36 will begin on October 2, 2016. Delegates to GC 36 will gather in Rome at the Jesuit Curia, the worldwide headquarters of the Society of Jesus. The Curia is a large compound, just steps from the Vatican. Jesuits will meet in the Aula (Latin for hall), a large meeting room that can hold 250 delegates

 
 Arrupe Tribal Cultural Centre, Bhognadih: Inauguration on 10 September 2016...
Posted on: Sep 3, 2016

Inauguration of Arrupe Tribal Cultural Centre, Bhognadih, Barhait, will be on Saturday. 10 September 2016, at 10.30 a.m. Rt. Rev. Bishop Julius Marandi D.D. will officiate at the function. Rev. Fr. Varghese Pallipalakkatt, S.J., will bless a historic Santhal Hul statue at the venue.

 
 Priestly Ordination: Manojin Basil, S.J. on September 10, 2016 at St....
Posted on: Aug 20, 2016

Priestly Ordination of Manojin Basil, S.J., to be conferred by Most Rev. Dr. Peter Remigius, D.D., the bishop of Kottar. Date: September 10, 2016. Time: 05.00 pm. Place: St. Ignatius Church, Kurumpanai.

Thanksgiving Eucharist will be on September 11, 2016, 07.30 pm, at St. Ignatius Church, Kurumpanai.

 
 Priestly Ordination: Jacob Chinnappan, S.J. on September 03, 2016 at St....
Posted on: Aug 20, 2016

Priestly Ordination of Jacob Chinnappan, S.J., to be conferred by Most Rev. L. Thomas Aquinas, D.D., the bishop of Coimbatore. Date: September 03, 2016. Time: 05.30 pm. Place: St. Joseph's College, Trichy.

Thanksgiving Eucharist will be on September 04, 2016, 05.30 pm, at St. Francis Xavier Church, Saveriyarpalayam.

 
 Spiritual Animation Province Retreat at Jeevan Dhara from 08-16 October 2016
Posted on: Jul 10, 2016

Spiritual Animation Province Retreat will be held at Jeevan Dhara, Raiganj from 08-16 October 2016

 
 Ministries Evaluation Commission Meet at Jisu Jaher on 10th July 2016
Posted on: Jun 25, 2016

Ministries Evaluation Commission Meet will be held in Jisu Jaher, Dumka on 10th July 2016 (8.00 am to 12.30 pm). Provincial Consultors, Local Superiors and Coordinators of Works will attend this meeting.

 
 Meeting at Jisu Jaher for Jesuit Collaborators on 9th July 2016
Posted on: Jun 22, 2016
 
 First Vows by five Novices on 21st June 2016 at Jisu Jaher, Dumka
Posted on: Jun 13, 2016

Five Novices will make their First Vows on 21st June 2016 at Jisu Jaher, Dumka. Holy Eucharist at 06.45 pm.

 
 R.I.P. Bishop Alphonse D Souza, S.J., Funeral at 09.30 am on 03.05.16
Posted on: May 2, 2016

R.I.P. Bishop Alphonse D Souza, S.J: Funeral Eucharist at 09.30 am on 03.05.16. Place:  Bishop’s House, Chotparua, Raiganj. May his soul Rest in Peace.

 
 R.I.P. Bishop Alphonse D Souza, S.J., of Raiganj Diocese Passed away on...
Posted on: Apr 30, 2016

Bishop Alphonse D’Souza, S.J., of Raiganj Diocese passed away today, 30th April 2016 at 12.30 pm at Bishop’s House, Chotparua.

He was 76 years old; 58 in the SJ; 45 a priest and 29 a bishop. May his soul Rest in Peace.

 
 Priestly Ordination of Ajit Manoj Hemrom, S.J. on April 10, 2016 at Torpa,...
Posted on: Apr 1, 2016

Priestly Ordination of Ajit Manoj Hemrom, S.J. to be conferred by Most. Rev. Binay Kandulna, D.D., Bishop of Khunti on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 07.30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Torpa, Khunti. Thanksgiving Eucharist will be on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 08.00 a.m. at Jhatintoli, Torpa

 
 Golden Jubilee Celebration of Frs. George, A. Zammit and Gauci: Jisu Jaher,...
Posted on: Apr 15, 2016

Golden Jubilee Celebration of Frs. George Uthirakulam, S.J., Aloysius Zammit, S.J., and Joseph Gauci Sacco will be held on 22nd April, 2016, at Jisu Jaher, Dumka. Thanksgiving Eucharist at 11.00 am. Fr. George joined the Society at XTTI, Patna on 1st July 1966.  Fr. Aloysius Zammit joined  at Naxxar in Malta on 9th February 1966 and Fr. Gauci Sacco was ordained priest at Kurseong on 19th March 1966. Hearty Congratulations!

 
 Golden Jubilee: Frs. George Uthirakulam, Aloysius Zammit and Joseph Gauci Sacco
Posted on: Apr 14, 2016

Golden Jubilee Celebration of Frs. George Uthirakulam, S.J., Aloysius Zammit, S.J., and Joseph Gauci Sacco will be held on 22nd April, 2016, Feast of Mary the Mother of the Society of Jesus, at Jisu Jaher, Dumka. Frs. George and A. Zammit complete 50 years as Jesuits. Fr. Gauci completes 50 years as a Jesuit Priest. Hearty Congratulations to you dear Fathers.

 
 R.I.P. Fr. Scerri Anthony, S.J., passed away on 13th February 2016 at Sahibganj
Posted on: Feb 13, 2016

Fr. Scerri Anthony, S.J., passed away on 13th February 2016 at Sahibganj. The Funeral Mass will be held on 14th February 2016 at St. Paul's Cathedral, Dudhani, Dumka at 03.00 pm and he will be buried in Jisu Jaher, Dumka. Date of Birth: 06.06.1927. Entered the Society of Jesus: 12.09.1946. Ordained as Priest: 21.03.59. Final Vows: 02.02.1964. May his soul rest in peace.

 
 Province Days 2016: May 19-20 at Jeevan Dhara, Raiganj. 18 May arrival and 21...
Posted on: Feb 12, 2016

Province Days 2016 will be held at Jeevan Dhara, Raiganj from May 19th morning to 21st morning. Arrival on 18th May and departure 21 morning. 

 
 Golden Jubilee Celebrations of St. Ignatius Hostel, Sahibganj on 24th January...
Posted on: Jan 5, 2016

Golden Jubilee Celebrations of St. Ignatius Hostel, Sahibganj, to be held on 24th Sunday January 2016 at 09.30 am. Bishop Julius Marandi of Dumka Diocese will preside over the Eucharist.

 
 Priestly Ordination of Deepak Tirkey, S.J. on January 17, 2016 at Chainpur
Posted on: Dec 27, 2015

Priestly Ordination of Deepak Tirkey, S.J. to be conferred by Most. Rev. Paul Lakra, D.D., Bishop of Gumla on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 08.00 a.m. at St. John's Catholic Church, Chainpur, Gumla. Thanksgiving Eucharist will be on Monday, January 18, 2016 at 08.00 a.m. at Malom, Noatoli.

 
 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year - 2016
Posted on: Dec 21, 2015
 
 Priestly Ordination of Swapan Kujur, S.J. on 6th February, 2016 at Jibonpur...
Posted on: Dec 15, 2015

Priestly Ordination of Swapan Kujur, S.J., to be conferred by Rt. Rev. Julius Marandi,D.D., Bishop of Dumka Diocese on Saturday, 6th February 2016, at 10.00 am. at Jibonpur Parish, Dumka Diocese. Fr. Swapan Kujur, S.J., will celebrate the First Eucharist (Thanksgiving) on 7th February 2016, 10.00 am at Belpahari Village.

 
 Final Vows: Fr. Rajesh Baa, S.J. on 8th December, 2015, at Bathbanga
Posted on: Nov 26, 2015

On 8th December, 2015, at Bathbanga, Fr. Rajesh Baa, S.J., will pronounce his Final Vows in the Soceity of Jesus. Holy Eucharist at 09.30 am.

 
 Final Profession: Fr. Stany Pinto, S.J., on 26th November, 2015 at Jisu...
Posted on: Nov 19, 2015

On 26th November, 2015, at Jisu Jaher, Dumka, on the feast of St. John Berchmans, Fr. Stany Pinto, S.J., will pronounce his Final Vows in the Soceity of Jesus. Holy Eucharist at 05.30 p.m.

 
 Final Vows: Frs. Felix Tirkey, S.J. and Marianus Minj, S.J. on 3rd December...
Posted on: Nov 18, 2015

Final Vows Ceremony of Fr. Felix Tirkey, S.J. and Fr. Marianus Minj, S.J. will take place at Khrist Raja School, Nunbatta on Thursday, December 3rd 2015 at 9:00 A.M. 

 
 Priestly Ordination of Robert Lakra, S.J., on 21st January 2016 at Salgaposh...
Posted on: Nov 3, 2015

Priestly Ordination of Robert Lakra, S.J., to be conferred by His Excellency Vincent Barwa D.D., Bishop of Simdega Diocese on Thursday 21st January 2016, at 7.00 am. at Salgaposh Parish, Simdega, Jharkhand. Fr. Robert Lakra, S.J., will celebrate the First Eucharist (Thanksgiving) on 22nd January 2016, 9.00 am at Aunrabahar Barkatoli Village. 

 
 Approved for Final Vows: Frs. Rajesh Ba\'a, Marianus Minj, Stany Pinto and...
Posted on: Oct 17, 2015

Very Rev. Fr. General Adolfo Nicolas has approved the following Fathers for Final Vows: Frs. Rajesh Ba'a, Marianus Minj, Stany Pinto and Felix Tirkey. The dates of their Final Vows will be announced later.

 
 Province Second Retreat has been Cancelled
Posted on: Oct 23, 2015

The Province Second Retreat scheduled for November 8 - 16 at Jisu Jaher, Dumka, has been cancelled.

 
 Priestly Ordination of Ravindra Darshima, S.J. on 24th October 2015 at Khandwa.
Posted on: Oct 11, 2015

Priestly Ordination of Ravindra Darshima, S.J., will be Conferred by His Lordship Most Rev. A.A. Sebastian Durairaj, SVD, Bishop of Khandwa On 24th October 2015, 10.00 AM at St. Mary's Cathedral, Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh. Thanksgiving Eucharist will be on 25th October 2015, Sunday, 10.00 AM at St. Pushpa Church, Roshani, Madhya Pradesh.

 
 Four First Year Novices in Long Retreat: From 03 October to 03 November 2015
Posted on: Sep 23, 2015

Four First Year Novices will begin their Long Retreat on 03 October 2015. They are Prakash Murmu, Elias Elisuis Kisku, Ashim Lakra, and Cyril Sibhu Hembrom. Their Long Retreat will end on 03 November 2015.

 
 25 September 2015: Novices make a day of Pilgrimage to Purana Kesari
Posted on: Sep 21, 2015
 
 Province Second Retreat: From 8-16 November 2015 at Jisu Jaher, Dumka
Posted on: Sep 2, 2015

Province second Retreat will be from 8-16 November 2015 at Jisu Jaher, Dumka, directed by Fr. Francis Jayapathy, S.J. (Arrival on 8th evening)

 
 Province First Retreat: 18-26 October 2015 at Jeevan Dhara, Raiganj
Posted on: Sep 1, 2015

Province first Retreat will be from 18-26 October 2015 at Jeevan Dhara, Raiganj, directed by Fr. Julian Fernandes, S.J. (Arrival on 18th evening)

 
 Happy Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola
Posted on: Jul 30, 2015
 
 Novena to St. Ignatius of Loyola from 22nd to 30th July
Posted on: Jul 22, 2015

Novena to St. Ignatius of Loyola will begin on 22nd July and end on 30th July.

 
 Superiors\' Quarterly Meeting: 04 July 2015, at Jisu Jaher, Dumka.
Posted on: Jun 22, 2015
 
 Four Novices will receive First Vows on 21st June 2015 at Jisu Jaher, Dumka.
Posted on: Jun 13, 2015

Novices Casimir Eelaraj, Suman Lakra, Sonu Simon Marandi and Innocent Tudu will receive First Vows on 21st June 2015 at Jisu Jaher, Dumka. The Holy Eucharist will begin at 5.45 pm. All are welcome.

 
 R.I.P. Br. Francis Xavier Aind passed away on 1st April 2015 at Patna.
Posted on: Apr 1, 2015

Br. Francis Xavier Aind, S.J., passed away on 1st April 2015 at Patna. The Funeral Mass will be held on 2nd April 2015 in Jisu Jaher, Dumka. Date of Birth: 01.12.1944. Entered the Society of Jesus: 01.02.1967. Final Vows: 31.07.1982. May his soul rest in peace.

 
 Province Days 2015: 20-22 May at Jeevan Dhara, Raiganj
Posted on: Apr 17, 2015

Province Days 2015 will be from 20-22 May at Jeevan Dhara, Raiganj. Arrival 20th evening.

 
 Fr. Kuruvila Pandikattu, S.J., the elector for GC 36 from Dumka-Raiganj...
Posted on: Apr 10, 2015

Dumka-Raiganj Province Congregation has elected Fr. Kuruvila Pandikattu as the elector, Frs. Christopher Ekka and David Mathava Solomon as substitutes.

 
 Province Congregation was held from 8th to 10th April 2015 at Jisu Jaher,...
Posted on: Apr 10, 2015
 
 Province Congregation will begin on 8th April 2015, at 5.00 pm at Jisu Jaher,...
Posted on: Apr 1, 2015
 
 A Vocation Camp will be held at Vinay Bhavan, Sahibganj from 14-30 April 2015
Posted on: Mar 15, 2015

A Vocation Camp will be held at Vinay Bhavan, Sahibganj from 14-30 April 2015 for Catholic boys who have appeared for Class X and XII exams.

 
 Women\'s Day Celebration at Satia on 8th March 2015
Posted on: Mar 1, 2015

Paharia Seva Samiti, Satia will celebrate the International Women's Day on 8th March, 2015. PSS will organize seminar and sports for the women.  

 
 Young Priests\' Meet will be at Mariampahar on 1st March
Posted on: Feb 25, 2015
 
 Hearty Congratulations to you Bro. Tony Lakra, S.J.
Posted on: Jan 26, 2015
 
 Golden Jubilee in the Society of Jesus: Bro. Anthony Lakra.
Posted on: Jan 24, 2015

Brother Anthony Lakra celebrates Golden Jubilee in the Society of Jesus. Jubilee Mass at 11.00 am in Jisu Jaher, Dudhani, Dumka on 2nd February 2015. Hearty Congratulations to Bro. Tony Lakra.

 
 Priestly Ordination of Seraphim Stanley Tirkey, S.J., on January 11, 2015
Posted on: Jan 2, 2015

Priestly Ordination of Seraphim Stanley Tirkey to be conferred by Most. Rev. John Moolachira, D.D., Archbishop of Guwahati on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 10.00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Kumarikatta, Baska, Assam.

Thanksgiving Mass on Monday, January 12, 2015 at 10.00 a.m. at LP School Play Ground, Belkhuti.

 
 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year-2015
Posted on: Dec 10, 2014

Fr. Provincial and the members of the Curia wish all the province members, friends and benefactors a blessed Christmas and a grace filled New Year-2015.

 
 Priestly Ordination of Thomas Carter, S.J., on 27th December, 2014, at...
Posted on: Oct 31, 2014

Deacon Thomas Carter will be ordained at his home parish Mugaiyur on 27th December, 2014 by Most. Rev. A. Neethinathan D.D. of Chengleput.

 
 Priestly Ordination of James Lakra, S.J., on 25th October, 2014, at...
Posted on: Sep 29, 2014

Priestly Ordiantion of Deacon James Lakra, S.J., will be conferred by Rt. Rev. Angelus Kujur, S.J., Bishop of Purnia, at 9.30 a.m., on 25th October, 2014, at Debijhora Parish, Raiganj Diocese. First Thanksgiving Mass will be at 10.00 a.m., on 26th October, 2014, at Atharakhari, Debijhora.

 
 New Priests\' Meet: From 20th September evening to 21st noon at St. Xavier\'s...
Posted on: Sep 10, 2014
 
 Pastoral Commission Meeting: 6th October at Jeevan Dhara, Raiganj
Posted on: Sep 9, 2014

Pastoral Commission Meeting will be held on 6 October after the Province Retreat at Jeevan Dhara, Raiganj.

 
 Province Retreat 2014: 28 September evening to 6 October evening at Jeevan...
Posted on: Sep 8, 2014

Province Retreat, 2014, will be at Jeevan Dhara, Raiganj from 28 September evening to 6 October evening. Fr. Paul Dominic (AND) will be the preacher. Community superiors kindly inform Fr. Socius by 20 September about the number of participants from their communities. 

 
 Final Profession of Frs. Ermelius Kujur & Biju Kandammangalathan at Jisu...
Posted on: Aug 7, 2014

The Final Profession of Frs. Ermelius Kujur and Biju Kandammangalathan will take place during the Holy Eucharist at 6.00 p.m on 15th August, 2014 at Jisu Jaher, Dudhani, Dumka.

 
 Final Profession of Fr. Philip Hembrom at Vinay Bhavan, Sahibganj
Posted on: Aug 7, 2014

The Final Profession of Fr. Philip Hembrom will take place during the Holy Eucharist at 10.30 a.m. on 15th August, 2014 at Vinay Bhavan, Sahibganj 

 
 Final Profession on 15th August, 2014: Frs. Philip Hembrom, Ermelius Kujur &...
Posted on: Aug 6, 2014

The Final Profession of Frs. Philip Hembrom, Ermelius Kujur and Biju Kandammangalathan will take place on 15th August, 2014.

 
 Happy Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola
Posted on: Jul 30, 2014
 
 Nine Novices Pronounce their First Vows at Jisu Jaher, Dumka on 21 June, 2014
Posted on: Jun 19, 2014

Hearty Congratulations to D'Souza Roshan, D'Souza Vinil, Hembrom Borson, Hembrom Michael, Kisku Christopher, Kujur Vinod, Marandi Birendra, Soren Manoj and Soren Samuel.  

 
 Fr. Varghese Pallippalakatt, S.J., will take over as Provincial on 23rd May,...
Posted on: May 20, 2014
 
 Province Days 2014 will be held at Jeevan Dhara, Raiganj from 22-23 May, 2014
Posted on: May 18, 2014
 
 Hearty Congratulations and prayerful support to the new Provincial.
Posted on: Apr 14, 2014
 
 Rev.Fr.General has appointed Fr.Varghese Pallippalakatt Provincial of...
Posted on: Apr 14, 2014
 
  Welcome to Fr. Lizbert D\'Souza, S.J., General Counsellor and Regional...
Posted on: Mar 9, 2014

Fr. Lizbert D'Souza, S.J., will be in Dumka from 14-16 March, 2014.

 
 Final Profession: Frs. Ignatius Soren, Nirmal Xaxa, Sushil Kujur and Arockiam...
Posted on: Feb 2, 2014

The Final Profession of F. Ignatius Soren, Nirmal Xaxa, Sushil Kujur and Arockiam Vernard Antonyraj will take place during the Holy Eucharist at 11.00 a.m. on 15 February, 2014 at Jisu Jaher, Dudhani, Dumka.

 
 Province Assembly: From 30 January to 02 February 2014 at Jisu Jaher, Dumka.
Posted on: Jan 27, 2014

The Province Assembly will be held at Jisu Jaher, Dumka from 30 January to 02 February. Theme: `Renewal of Province Structures in the Service of Universal Mission.'

 
 Diamond Jubilee of Fr. Joseph Gauci Sacco, S.J. and Golden Jubilee of Fr....
Posted on: Jan 26, 2014

Diamond Jubilee of Fr. Joseph Gauci Sacco, S.J. and Golden Jubilee of Fr. Chacko Puthuparambil, S.J. in the Society of Jesus. Thanksgiving Eucharist Celebration will be at 11.00 A.M. on 30 January, 2014. Place: Jisu Jaher, Dudhani, Dumka. 

 
 Priestly Ordination of Poobal Jesuraj, S.J. and Thomas Solomon, S.J.: At...
Posted on: Dec 16, 2013

Priestly Ordination of Poobal Jesuraj, S.J. and Thomas Solomon, S.J. will be held at 05.30 pm, on Saturday, 04 January 2014, at St. Lourd's Church, St. Joseph's College, Tiruchirappalli, conferred by His Grace Most Rev. Antony Devotta DD, Bishop of Tiruchirappalli.

Fr. P. Jesuraj, S.J., will celebrate his first Thanksgiving Eucharist at 10.30 am on 05th January 2014 at Sacred Heart Church, Silverpuram, Thoothukudi.

Fr. T. Solomon, S.J., will celebrate his first Thanksgiving Eucharist at 10.30 am on 05th January 2014 at Francis Xavier's Church, Aravakurichuy.

 
 Mr. Marcel Lakra, father of Fr. Dayal Lakra, passed away on 15th December...
Posted on: Dec 15, 2013

Mr. Marcel Lakra, father of Fr. Dayal Lakra, passed away at 12.00 p.m. today.  He was 85. May his soul rest in peace.

 
 Blessing of St. Xavier\'s School, Baghmara, Purnea, will be held on 17th...
Posted on: Dec 15, 2013

The blessing of St. Xavier's School, Baghmara, Purnea, will be held on 17th December, 2013, at 02.00 p.m. Rt. Rev. Angelus Kujur, S.J., the Bishop of Purnea, will bless the school. Rev. Fr. Anthony Scherri, S.J., will be the Chief Guest and Rev. Fr. Nirmal Raj, S.J., the Provincial of Dumka-Raiganj Province, will be the Guest of Honour. 

 
 Renewal progrmme to commemorate the bicentenary of the Restoration of the...
Posted on: Dec 2, 2013

`Drinking from our own wells'

One day renewal programme for all Dumka-Raiganj Jesuits to commemorate the bicentenary of the Restoration of the Society of Jesus.

1. St. Xavier's, Sahibganj: 4th to 6th December 2013.

2. Jisu Jaher, Dumka: 13th to 15th December 2013.

3. Jeevandhara, Raiganj: 17th to 19th January 2014. 

 
 R.I.P. Fr. Motilal Hansdak, S.J. passed away on 17th October at 4.00 PM in...
Posted on: Oct 17, 2013

Fr. Motilal Hansdak, S.J., passed away on 17th October at 4.00 PM in Ursuline Hospital, Dumka. The Funeral Mass will be held on 19th October at 11.00 AM in St. Paul's Cathedral, Dudhani, Dumka. Followed by the Holy Eucharist, Fr. Motilal will be buried in Jisu Jaher Cemetery, Dudhani, Dumka. Date of Birth: 23.09.1952. Entered the Society of Jesus: 20.07.1969. Date of Priestly Ordination: 23.04.1983. Final Vows: 31.07.1998. May his soul rest in peace. 

 
 Province Retreats 2013: First Retreat at Jeevan Dhara, Raiganj from 11th to...
Posted on: Oct 7, 2013

Province Retreats 2013: The first retreat will be held at Jeevan Dhara, Raiganj from 11th to 19th October 2013. The second retreat will be at Dhyan Ashram from 29th December to 6th January 2014. Both retreats will be preached by Fr. Shajumon Chakkalakkal, S.J. of Darjeeling Province.

 
 Priestly Ordination of Joby Kachappilly on Saturday 17th August
Posted on: Aug 13, 2013
Priestly Ordination of Joby Kachappilly: on Saturday 17th August 2013, at 9.00 am at Mary of Mount Carmel Church, Chengaloor, Kerala.
 
 15th August: Happy Independence Day and Feast of Assumption of Blessed Virgin...
Posted on: Aug 13, 2013
Wishing you all and celebrating, Happy Independence Day and Feast of Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary on 15th August.
 
 R.I.P. Fr. Mathew Thadathilkuzhi, S.J. expired on 5th August.
Posted on: Aug 6, 2013
R.I.P. Fr. Mathew Thadathilkuzhi, S.J. expired on 5th August at 6.00 P.M. in Vinay Bhavan, Sahibganj, Jharkhand. The Funeral Mass will be held in St. Paul's Cathedral, Dudhani, Dumka at 11.00 A.M. on 7th August. May his soul rest in peace.
 
 The Extended consult of the province on 9th August, 2013 at Jesu Jaher, Dumka
Posted on: Jul 31, 2013
The extended consult of the province will take place on 9th August, 2013. All the Consultors, local Superiors and Commission co-ordinators are expected to arrive at Jesu Jaher, Dumka on 8th August evening.
 
 Inauguration of St. Xavier's College girls hostel, Maharo on 31st July 2013
Posted on: Jul 31, 2013
St. Xavier's College girls hostel, Maharo will be blessed and innaugrated at 6.00 PM on 31st July, 2013.