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Fr. Earl Fernandes, son of immigrants from India, named next bishop of Columbus, Ohio.

Fr. Earl Fernandes, son of immigrants from India, named next bishop of Columbus, Ohio.

The first Indian-American to head a U.S. Roman Catholic diocese, Fernandes’ episcopal ordination and installation is scheduled for May 31.

Bishop-elect Earl Fernandes

Pope Francis has named Father Earl K. Fernandes, a priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, as the Bishop of Columbus. The appointment was publicized in Washington on April 2, by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

Father Fernandes was born on September 21, 1972, in Toledo, Ohio the fourth of five boys, and the son of Indian immigrants. He attended St. Francis de Sales High School in Toledo, and then the University of Toledo where he earned a bachelor’s degree in biology. Father Fernandes attended Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary of the West in Cincinnati and holds a licentiate and doctoral degree in moral theology from the Alphonsian Academy in Rome, Italy (2004-2008). He was ordained to the priesthood on May 18, 2002, for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

Bishop-elect Fernandes’ assignments after ordination include: parochial vicar of Holy Angels parish, and religion teacher at Lehman Catholic High School in Sidney (2002-2004); dean and assistant professor of moral theology at Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary of the West in Cincinnati (2008-2016); and administrator of Sacred Heart parish in Cincinnati (2014-2016). From 2012-2016, he served as a member of the executive committee for the National Association of Catholic Theological Schools. During the the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy from 2015-2016, Father Fernandes was named a missionary of mercy. From 2016 to 2019, Father Fernandes served as a secretary at the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington, D.C. Since 2019, he has been pastor of Saint Ignatius of Loyola parish in Cincinnati, and since 2020, he has served as a member of the board of trustees at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus.

In addition to English, Bishop-elect Fernandes is fluent in Italian, Spanish, and French, and has reading knowledge of Latin.

The Diocese of Columbus is comprised of 11,310 square miles in the State of Ohio and has a total population of 2,828,514 of which 207,041 are Catholic.

Mr. Chittaranjan (Bhalabhai) Jamindar residing in NJ (From Maninagar) is promoted to glory on Monday morning, March 27, 2022.

Mr. Chittaranjan (Bhalabhai) Jamindar residing in NJ (From Maninagar) is promoted to glory on Monday morning, March 27, 2022. Please pray for his wife Unice, Daughter Roota and her family, son Joshua & his family & youngest daughter Abhiruta and her family.

He is brother-in-law of Mr. Anil Macwan.

The viewing for Mr. Chittaranjan (Bhalabhai) will be held on Friday, April 1st between 5:00-7:00pm

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 2nd between 10:00am – 1:00pm

Both of above will be held at –

Ely Funeral Home
3316 Route 33
Neptune City, NJ 07753

Final resting place:

Monmouth Memorial Park
4201 Rt. 33
Tinton Falls, NJ 07753

Family is planning to livestream the funeral service. This information will be provided once available.

Congratulations to Celina John on the release of her first short film “Jahaan” as a writer/director.

Congratulations to Celina John on the release of her first short film as a writer/director. Celina is a daughter of Sharda and John Macwan of Nadiad. Johnbhai is an elder brother of my wife Clera Christian. The movie was launched on Amazon miniTV (India) on March 17 2022.  So proud of you Celina and wish you all the best for your future Projects.

Please watch the official trailer of the movie:

Please click here to watch the short film which is only available in India.

Please watch below an interview of Celina along with Mrunal Thakur and Avinash Tiwari on IndiaTV:

Celina John

Mr. Jayant Cyril Parmar a former teacher at St. Mary’s, Nadiad passed away in Pennsylvania..

Sad Demise of Mr. Jayant Cyril Parmar (Rt Teacher) St. Mary’s School, Nadiad. He was living in Pennsylvania.

Funeral Mass and Cemetery information:

Saturday March 26, 2022
Mass 1:00 PM at
Holy Trinity Church
5718 Steubenville Pike
Robinson Township PA 15136

Burial 2:00 PM at
Resurrection Catholics Cemetery
100 Resurrection Rd
Coraopolis, PA 15136

Contact:
James Jakaria – 908-356-9276
Kirit Jakaria – 845-981-9816

Congratulations to Dr. Madhu Solanki for his new book “Slim Doug Billionaire”

Congratulations to Dr. Madhu Solanki for his new book “Slim Doug Billionaire”

Mr. Madhu Solanki

Dr. Madhu Solanki grew up in a village called Khadana in Gujarat. He attended St. Xavier’s College in Ahmedabad and earned his PHD in 1969. He came to America in 1971 after obtaining his postgraduate degree in Chemical research. He worked with various chemical companies, eventually retiring from Merck/Schering Plough Institute after working as an Information Scientist.

He speaks four languages and considers English to be is second language. He belonged to Toastmasters International. After retirement he decided to write in order to share his life experience with young generation. He has written books in English with some translated into Asian languages. He has recently finished his fourth screenplay. This story was transpired from one of his screenplays. This book is published by Archway Publishing

What would you do if you hit a jackpot? Would you retire, buy a new car, build a penthouse, travel, and buy fancy clothes? See what Douglas Din’s father does after winning a jackpot. He wanted his family to be wealthier. Was it a right decision or wrong? Sudden success draws him to high life, which steers him away from the goal.

Reckless life of luxury ruins his health, and gets into a deep hole. Bad time takes away dad from the family. A dream is broken. A young family of a mom and two kids, Douglas and a baby sister go broke. They have to sell their business and a house to move away. They focus in to education. Mom believes she is not poor or hapless; she proudly says, ‘My children are my wealth.’ Mom teaches them self-discipline and teaches them how to succeed. Children don’t know how many zeros are there in a billion, but dad has already planted in their mind the idea of wealth. After growing up children still wanted to fulfill dad’s dream. They did not understand a thing of business. However, Douglas Din decides secretly to take the challenge step by step with his resolute mind after graduating. He did get quick success but falls in the trap of his rivals and becomes victimized by false legal accusation. Douglas goes to jail. The court case gets complicated. Judge believes you always have to pay price for your good deed. Douglas does not know a thing of law, but one solid thing he has is Truth. Douglas is declared innocent. He is also awarded a large financial reward. See if he continues his dream? Will he rebuild or ruin?

Please click here to read online and/or buy the book. Please provide valuable comments after you read it. Thanks