Please come and join us in celebration of Holy Mass in Gujarati by four priests from Gujarat – August 05, 2012

Please join us for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist



Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church

267 East Smith Street

Woodbridge, NJ 07095

Mass – sharp at 1:00 PM on August 05, 2012

Get-together 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM

Please be on time as our guest priests has to catch an evening flight from JFK, New York. Thank you.


By Four Jesuit principal from four Catholic schools from Gujarat, India. They have arrived in Boston this morning to participate in International Colloquium on Jesuit Secondary Education in Boston University. Please find below thier details to know them better.


Fr. Sudhir Bhatia, S.J.: Fr. Sudhir Bhatia S.J. was born and brought up in Anand, Gujarat. He did his schooling from St. Xavier’s high school, Gamdi, Anand. He completed his graduation from St. Xavier’s college, Ahmedabad. He got B.Ed. degree from A. G. Tachers College, Ahmedabad.He completed his M.A. and M.Ed. from Gujarat University, Ahmedabad. He joined the Society of Jesus on 25th July 1990. He was ordained on 29th Dec 2001, at Catholic Church, Anand by late Bishop Francis Branganza S.J.His first appointment was at St. Xavier’s high school -Loyola hall, Ahmedabad. He worked there for 8 years as a vice principal and for a year as an acting principal. From there he was transferred to south Gujarat-Shantiniketan high school, Zankhvav as a principal. He worked there for a year.Since last three years he is serving as a principal at St. Xavier’s high school, Bhiloda.He took His final vows on the 3rd Dec 2011. He has completed 11 years as a priest and also as a teacher. As a principal he has 5 years of experiences.


Fr. Lucas Rayappan, S.J.: Native – Tamil Nadu Date of Birth – 17.94. 1962. Date of Joining the Jesuits – 25th July, 1982. Date of Ordination – 28th Dec.1995. Teacher in St. Joseph’s High School, Vadodara – 2 years. Principal in St. Xavier’s High School, Kalol – 4 years. Nav Jyot High School, Subir -1 year. Deevalaya High School, Dharampur, Valsad – 5 years. St. Joseph’s High School,Vadodara, – 5 years ( currently)




Fr. Hector Pinto, S.J.: He was born on the 30th of August, 1958, and brought up in Bandra, Mumbai- although He is originally from Goa. He did all his studies in Mumbai and joined the Society of Jesus after completing his B.Sc. with Physics (Honours) from Bombay University. He joined the Society of Jesus in 1979, made his first vows in 1981, and then was ordained as a priest in 1990. He was immediately appointed to work in a school in Ahmedabad for four years. Then one year in the mission of Zankhvav as Principal of the school, And then he was transferred to St. Xavier’s School, Gandhinagar. He enjoys his work there. Besides running the school, he is also liaising with the bureaucrats and Ministers of Government. He has been Principal here for 17 years looking after a group of 2500 students. He was out in Spain for one year doing his Jesuit studies and then returned to continue in Gandhinagar. He loves music, singing, reading but teaching is his passion.

Fr. Charles Aruldass, S.J.: Date of Birth: 13th June, 1962. Place of Birth: Rangoon, Burma (Myanmar) Came to India: As repatriate in 1965. Primary school: Union School, Karkathakudi (His native place). Middle School: St. Peter’s Middle School, C.K. Mangalam (Parish School) High School: St. Mary’s High School, Madurai (Jesuit School – 105 kilometers from his native place) Hr. Secondary School: De Britto Hr. School, Devakottai (Jesuit School) Graduation (B.A – Economics): St. Xavier’s College Ahmedabad from 1980 to 1983. Novitiate: July 25, 1983. First Vows: 31st July, 1985. Junior ate: Premal Jyoti, Ahmedabad from July 1985 to April 1987 (Studies on English Language and Gujarati) Philosophy: De Nobili College Pune from 1987 June to April 1989. Secular Studies and Regency: B.Ed (English) M.A (English) and M.Ed (English) S.P. University Vallabh Vidyanagar. And also Regency at Asha Deep: Ankur (Innovative Education for Social Transformation) Teaching Experience: St.Joseph’s High School, Baroda. Theology: Premal Jyoti, Ahmedabad and Vidya Jyoti, New Delhi from 1992 to 1996. Ordained as a priest on 29th November, 1996 in his native place called Karkathakudi. Appointed to St.Xavier’s Hr.Secondary School, Gandhinagar as Vice Principal and to teach English from September 25 1996 to 2002 April 30. Appointed to St.Xavier’s Hr. Secondary School, Kalol (North Gujarat) as a Principal from June 2002 to 31st May 2006. Final Profession was on 1st January, 2003 in Premal Jyoti Chappel along with his cousin Late Fr.Kulandai Raj. Fr.Castiella Joaquin S.J received the final vows on behalf of Fr.Provincial (Fr.Jerry) Appointed to St.Xavier’s Hr.Secondary School, Surat as a Principal from June 2006 till this date. Both the school and him are celebrating their Golden Jubilee. Appointed as JEA Secretary for Gujarat Province from 2008 (Province Coordinator Education) till today.


3 thoughts on “Please come and join us in celebration of Holy Mass in Gujarati by four priests from Gujarat – August 05, 2012”

  1. heartiest congratulations to all the four priest principals
    for participating in international conferencein the field of education.
    it is a nice have mass in gujarati languagein the very presence of four priests from gujarat.

  2. Dear Jagadish, wishing for great success for the High Mass and get together with four Gujarat bound Jesuit priest(Principals)it is too,the celebration of St.Ignatius Loyola .

  3. .Macwan Nita Says: Congratulations! Feeling very proud. Fr. Charles, we have seen you working hard,so you deserve the success. All the best for the future. From: Jessica & Chris macwan (Chicago)

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