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Melvyn Brown Awards Priests of Calcutta-2009
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The inauguration to celebrate the Year For Priests which Pope Benedict XVI has declared to be from 19 June 2009 was aptly programmed by the Ambassadors For Jesus under direction of their founder Melvyn Brown. The venue was at Christ the King Catholic Church, Calcutta and the celebration began in the evening after Adoration in the church.

                            The Ambassadors For Jesus has always prided itself on being supportive of Roman Catholic priests and their ministry. This was put into real focus when Fr. Robin Gomes, sdb. Stated the fact straightforwardly in his speech, chipping away with gratitude at Melvyn Brown’s dedication to his apostolate of Catholic Unity and  fellowship with priests.

                             Archbishop of Calcutta ,Lucas Sirkar,sdb graced the occasion making it an enormous blessing for the AFJ and those present in the auditorium.

Several congregations were present and witnessed the opening of the Jubilee year.

                              Three choirs of the Archdiocese gave their best performances : in Hindi (St. Thomas’ ), English ( St. Mary’s ) and Bengali ( Lord Jesus Church). The Power-point presentation had to be cancelled because of time running out.

                              Seven priests received Awards, each award was named after a Bishop , Cardinal , or priest whose memory was thus kept alive. This was the new angle to Melvyn Brown’s  awards which he initiates down the passage of the years.

         Rev.Fr.Michael Bhaju,Vicar-General ,received the Cardinal Lawrence Picachy,sj  Memorial Award.

          Fr. P.. C. Mathew ,sj. received the Fr.Terence Lewis,sj. Memorial  Award  

          Fr. Robin Gomes, sdb. Received the Fr. Attilio Colussi, sdb Memorial Award

          Fr. C..M.Paul,sdb . received the Fr. Horace Rozario, sj. Memorial Award

          Fr. Felix Raj, sj. received the Bishop Paul Goethals, sj Memorial Award

          Fr. Elias D’Mello received the Bishop Vivian Dyer Memorial Award

          Archbishop Henry D’Souza received the Bishop Albert D’Souza Memorial Award.

                                His Grace,Archbishop Lucas Sirkar,sdb said a few words, blessed the gathering and brought the opening celebration to an end.

                                Lady Susan Mantosh ( as Melvyn has called her , because of her devotion and service to Holy Mother the Church ) was responsible for the dinner, which  everyone enjoyed.                                                                                                          



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Melvyn Brown is the Founder of the Roman Catholic unification lay movement Ambassadors for Jesus

NOTICE:  'Anglo-Indian The Newsletter' is an individual non-profit venture of Mr. Melvyn Brown, who does not receive any funds from individuals in India or abroad.The work done for the community is a personal non-commercial venture of Mr. Melvyn Brown, who has a deep personal interest in the Anglo-Indian community as well as in the Catholic Church.

This site contains the writings of Mr. Melvyn Brown of Calcutta. An Anglo-Indian Chronicler of the community and Founder & publisher of "Anglo-Indian The Newsletter".Melvyn Brown is also the Founder & Director of the "Ambassadors for Jesus",a Roman Catholic movement, with permission from the Pope, with a newsletter published promoting Catholic Unity.