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REV FR ROY MULAKUPADOM MCBS (1976-2011)

Posted by Fr Nelson MCBS on October 15, 2012

REV FR ROY MULAKUPADOM MCBS (1976-2011)

“I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever” Jn 6, 51.

Born – 13th May 1976 at Veroor, Changanassery.

Parents – Chacko Varghese and Thresiamma

Baptism – 23rd May 1976

Confirmation-  4th May 1985

STUDIES

Primary SchoolSt Mary’s LP School, Veroor (1980-1984)

High School – St Berchmans, Changanassery (1984-1990)

Ecclesial Studies – Kurichi, Changanassery (1990-1992)

Pre Degree – SB College, Changanassery (1992-1994)

Degree – SB College, Changanassery (1994-1997)

MCBS

Minor Seminary – Lisieux, Athirampuzha (1997-1999)

Novitiate – MCBS Novitiate House, Kanjirappally (1999-2000)

First Profession – 31st May 2000

Philosophy – Jeevalaya Institute of Philosophy, Bangalore (2000-2003)

Theology – Mary Matha Major Seminary, Thrissur (2003-2006)

Final Profession – 7th May 2005

Priestly Ordination – 28th December 2006 by Mar Joseph Powathil

MINISTRIES

Assistant Parish Priest – Little Flower Church, Kaduvakulam (2007)

Parish Priest – St Antony’s Church, Anikad, Changanassery (2008)

Procurator – Divya Karunya Maria Bhavan, Mallappally (2008)

Director – Karunya Nikethan, Chengalur (2009)

Procurator – Blessed Sacrament Ashram, Karimpany (2010)

Superior – Lisieux Boys’ Town, Anappara (2011)

Demise – 23rd October 2011

REV FR ROY MULAKUPADOM MCBS (1976--2011)

A man of austerity, spirituality and integrity.

A Catholic with deep faith and devotion to the Most Holy Eucharist.

A dedicated religious who enthusiastically lived the evangelical vows.

A holy priest with vision and mission.

An ardent missionary filled with passion and compassion.

An excellent youth animator who searched for the lost, the last and the least.

A zealous retreat preacher who saved many a soul.

A grand shepherd who immolated himself to give life to many.

A great philanthropist who cared the abandoned and oppressed.

A sage who did everything for the greater glory of God.

A burning and shining lamp who illumined all those who came to him.

A prophet who raised questions even against rulers and elders.

An intercessor who prayed and fasted for many.

A saint who will continue his blessings from heaven.

“Come, you that are blessed by my Father

Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

For I was hungry and you gave me food.

I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink.

I was a stranger and you welcomed me.

I was naked and you gave me clothing.

I was sick and you took care of me.

I was in prison and you visited me.

Just as you did it to one of the least of these

who are members of my family,

you did it to me” Mt 25, 34-40

Click here for His Biographical Sketch

Rev Fr Roy Mulakupadom MCBS – A Portrait

Video Clips of the Funeral

Condolence Message by Mar George Alenchery, Major Archbishop

റവ.ഫാ .റോയ് മുളകുപ്പാടം – മുന്‍പേ പറന്ന പക്ഷി

പാടി പ്പറന്നു നീ പോകയാണോ
പാതി മുറിഞ്ഞൊരു പാട്ടുമായ്?
പാറിപ്പറന്നു നീ പോകയാണോ
പാതി മുറിഞ്ഞൊരു വാക്കുമായു?

മൂന്നര പതിറ്റാണ്ട് മൂളിയ വാക്കുകള്‍
മനസ്സിലെ സല്‍ക്കാര മുറിയില്‍
വിളിച്ചിരുത്തി വിളമ്പിയ
സ്നേഹത്തിന്‍ വിരുന്നുകള്‍ !!

ഓര്‍മ്മ പ്പുസ്തക ത്താളില്‍ നീ വരച്ചിട്ട
ക്രിസ്തുവിന്‍ നിറമുള്ള ചിത്രങ്ങള്‍!

പാദം പതിഞ്ഞ പൂഴിയിലൊക്കെയും
നീ പതിപ്പിച്ച പരലോക പാതകള്‍!

നീ മൊഴിഞ്ഞ വാക്കുകള്‍ സ്നാപക സ്മരണകള്‍
നിന്റെ സാന്നിധ്യം വാടാസൌഗന്ധികം !
അഞ്ചുകൊല്ലം കൊണ്ട് നീ ചെയ്ത കര്‍മ്മങ്ങള്‍
ഒരായുസ്സില്‍ തീരാത്ത ചെയ്തികള്‍ !

പാടി ത്തീരാത്ത പാട്ടുമായ് പോകവേ പക്ഷീ,
പാടുന്നു ഞങ്ങള്‍ നീ പാടിപ്പകര്‍ന്ന പാട്ടുകള്‍
പാടി ത്തീരാത്ത പാട്ടുമായ് പോകവേ പക്ഷീ,
പാടുന്നു ഞങ്ങള്‍ നീ പാടിപ്പകര്‍ന്ന വാക്കുകള്‍

പോവുക പക്ഷീ നീ, മുന്‍പേ പോവുക
പിന്‍പേ വരും പക്ഷികള്‍ക്കും
പറക്കാന്‍ പ്രാണനേകുക!!!!!
പോവുക പക്ഷീ നീ, മുന്‍പേ പോവുക
പിന്‍പേ വരും ഞങ്ങള്‍ക്കും
പറക്കാന്‍ പ്രാണനേകുക!!!!!

– മിഖാസ് കൂട്ടുങ്കല്‍

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MCBS Charism Centre at Mallappally

Posted by Fr Nelson MCBS on September 23, 2012

The Laying of the Foundation Stone

on Friday 3.00pm on 21st September 2012

Foundation Stone Laid by

His Grace Mar Joseph Perumthottam

the Metropolitan Archbishop of Changanassery

Click here for the Photos

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Founders of MCBS

Posted by Fr Nelson MCBS on July 11, 2012

Very Rev Fr Mathew Alakulam MCBS

Founder of the Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament

Childhood

Fr Mathew Alakulam, the architect of the Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament (MCBS), was born on 30 th March 1888 at Poovathode near Bharananganam. After his primary and high school education he joined the Puthenpally Seminary as a scholastic of Changanassery Archdiocese. On 21 December 1913 he was ordained a priest by Mar Thomas Kurialassery.

Priestly Ministry

Fr Mathew, a zealous young shepherd, served as assistant parish priest at Kurusumkal, Koonammavu, Mundankal, Cheruvandoor, Elamthottam, and Pravithanam and as parish priest at Poovathode, Edamaraku, and Elamthottam. Since 1919 he was professor of Syriac at Puthenpally Seminary. When Mar James Kalassery became Bishop of Changanassery he found none other than Fr Mathew as his first secretary. He was superior of the Franciscan Third Order, and the mastermind behind the Orphanage Press and Priests’ Provident Fund in the diocese of Changanassery.

Foundation Of MCBS

On 7 th May 1933 Fr Mathew Alakulam together with Fr Joseph Paredom founded the Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament (MCBS) at Mallappally Mission church. Today MCBS, a religious congregation of the pontifical right, is known as the Benedictines of the Syro-Malabar Church due to her unique liturgical, Eucharistic, and missionary charism and contributions.

Loud Speaker Of The Holy Spirit

 Even when Fr Mathew was a young priest he was renowned for his inspiring speeches. His writings and sermons on Holy Spirit were so famous that he came to be known as the ‘Loud Speaker of the Holy Spirit’. Attuned to the voice of the Spirit and walking long distances barefooted, he preached hundreds of retreats in every nook and corner of Kerala.

Literary Contributions

Like St Ephrem Fr Mathew was a powerful instrument in the hands of the Holy Spirit. He was sub-editor of the magazine Eucharist and Priest published from Puthenpally Seminary and was the founding editor of Vedaprachara Madhyasthan, the official tongue of Changanassery Archdiocese. He wrote many articles and authored 24 theological books.

Missionary And Mystic Of The Eucharist

Fr Mathew, a great mystic and missionary of the Eucharist, often exclaimed in joy and wonder, “praised be to the Most Holy Mystery of the Eucharist full of goodness and glory. Let there be worship and glory to the Most Blessed Sacrament as innumerable times as there are stars in heaven and clouds in sky”. He was called for eternal reward on 21st December 1977 and his mortal remains were buried in the church at the MCBS mother house,Kaduvakkulam.

 

 

Very Rev Fr Joseph Paredom MCBS

Founder of the Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament

Childhood

Father Joseph Paredom, one of the most brilliant and saintly sons of the Syro-Malabar Church , was born on 15 December 1887 at Mutholapuram in Palai diocese. After high school studies at Puthuvely and Mannanam, on 9 January 1908 he joined the Puthenpally Seminary as a scholastic of the Changanassery Archdiocese. There he found his closest friend and the greatest personality, the Most Holy Eucharist. On 28 th December 1914 he was ordained a priest by Mar Thomas Kurialassery.

Shepherd

Father Joseph, a good shepherd who won hearts of his sheep by his love and gentleness, praiseworthily served at various parishes such as Mutholapuram, Bharananganam, Muttuchira, Thathampally, Kainady, Vadakara, Chemmalamattam, and Marangattupally.

Founder

The deep desire of Father Paredom to become a religious was consented on 19 April 1933 by Mar James Kalacherry, the Archbishop of Changanacherry. Led by the Holy Spirit, on 7 May 1933 Fr Mathew Alakalam and Father Joseph Paredom founded the Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament (MCBS).

Superior General

Trusting fully in the Eucharistic Jesus and heeding always to the whisperings of the Holy Spirit, Father Joseph, the first Superior General of the Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, courageously led the congregation during its initial 22 years.

Prophet Of The Most Holy Eucharist

As John the apostle at the bosom of Jesus in the Upper Chamber (Jn 13,25), during his old-age Father Joseph spent most of his time before the Blessed Sacrament, thanking, adoring, praising, and glorifying Jesus in the Most Holy Eucharist. Like a branch united to the vine (Jn 15,5) he experienced God’s love and intimacy in a special way in the Holy Eucharist, which is evident from his words, “How lovely to dwell in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament! What there can be more joyful than this! That is what God has given us”. Light Lit On The Mountain Father Joseph Paredom, the role model for the Eucharistic Millennium and the Eucharistic Year, received his eternal crown on 21 August 1972. His mortal remains were kept at the MCBS Mother House, Kaduvakulam, Kottayam. Today, like a light lit on the mountain, Father Joseph illumines everyone in the Third Millennium by teaching us, “the goal of apostolic endeavour is that all who are made sons of God by faith and baptism should come together to praise God in the midst of his Church, to take part in the Sacrifice and to eat the Lord’s Supper” (SC 10).

Exhumation and Reburial

The mortal remains of our venerable Founders, Fr. Mathew Alakulam and Fr. Joseph Paredam were exhumed from the tombs at Kaduvakulam and reburied temporarily in the tombs prepared in our Lisieux Minor Seminary chapel at Athirampuzha, on 12th May 2009 in the presence of Mar Joseph Perumthottam, the Arch Bishop of Changanacherry.

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Founders of MCBS

Posted by Fr Nelson MCBS on June 26, 2012

FATHER MATHEW ALAKULAM

Fr Mathew Alakulam

Fr Mathew Alakulam

Founder of the Missionary Conregation of the Blessed Sacrament

Birth  :      30 – 03 – 1888

Ordination    :    21 – 12 – 1913

Perpetual Profession     :12 – 09 – 1948

Death   :21 – 12 – 1977

Childhood

….Fr Mathew Alakalam, the architect of the Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament (MCBS), was born on 30 th March 1888 at Poovathode near Bharananganam. After his primary and high school education he joined the Puthenpally Seminary as a scholastic of Changanassery Archdiocese. On 21 December 1913 he was ordained a priest by Mar Thomas Kurialassery.

Priestly Ministry

….Fr Mathew, a zealous young shepherd, served as assistant parish priest at Kurusumkal, Koonammavu, Mundankal, Cheruvandoor, Elamthottam, and Pravithanam and as parish priest at Poovathode, Edamaraku, and Elamthottam. Since 1919 he was professor of Syriac at Puthenpally Seminary. When Mar James Kalassery became Bishop of Changanassery he found none other than Fr Mathew as his first secretary. He was superior of the Franciscan Third Order, and the mastermind behind the Orphanage Press and Priests’ Provident Fund in the diocese of Changanassery.

Foundation Of MCBS

….On 7 th May 1933 Fr Mathew Alakalam together with Fr Joseph Paredom founded the Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament (MCBS) at Mallappally Mission church. Today MCBS, a religious congregation of the pontifical right, is known as the Benedictines of the Syro-Malabar Church due to her unique liturgical, Eucharistic, and missionary charism and contributions.

Loud Speaker Of The Holy Spirit

….Even when Fr Mathew was a young priest he was renowned for his inspiring speeches. His writings and sermons on Holy Spirit were so famous that he came to be known as the ‘Loud Speaker of the Holy Spirit’. Attuned to the voice of the Spirit and walking long distances barefooted, he preached hundreds of retreats in every nook and corner of Kerala.

Literary Contributions

….Like St Ephrem Fr Mathew was a powerful instrument in the hands of the Holy Spirit. He was sub-editor of the magazine Eucharist and Priest published from Puthenpally Seminary and was the founding editor of Vedaprachara Madhyasthan, the official tongue of Changanassery Archdiocese. He wrote many articles and authored 24 theological books.

Missionary And Mystic Of The Eucharist

….Fr Mathew, a great mystic and missionary of the Eucharist, often exclaimed in joy and wonder, “praised be to the Most Holy Mystery of the Eucharist full of goodness and glory. Let there be worship and glory to the Most Blessed Sacrament as innumerable times as there are stars in heaven and clouds in sky”.

FATHER JOSEPH PAREDOM

Founder of the Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament

Fr Joseph Paredom

Founder of the Missionary Conregation of the Blessed Sacrament

Birth     :15 – 12 – 1887

Ordination    :    28 – 12 – 1914

Perpetual Profession     :15 – 08 – 1937

Death   :21 – 08 – 1972

Childhood

….Father Joseph Paredom, one of the most brilliant and saintly sons of the Syro-Malabar Church , was born on 15 December 1887 at Mutholapuram in Palai diocese. After high school studies at Puthuvely and Mannanam, on 9 January 1908 he joined the Puthenpally Seminary as a scholastic of the Changanassery Archdiocese. There he found his closest friend and the greatest personality, the Most Holy Eucharist. On 28 th December 1914 he was ordained a priest by Mar Thomas Kurialassery.

Shepherd

….Father Joseph, a good shepherd who won hearts of his sheep by his love and gentleness, praiseworthily served at various parishes such as Mutholapuram, Bharananganam, Muttuchira, Thathampally, Kainady, Vadakara, Chemmalamattam, and Marangattupally.

Founder

….The deep desire of Father Paredom to become a religious was consented on 19 April 1933 by Mar James Kalacherry, the Archbishop of Changanassery. Led by the Holy Spirit, on 7 May 1933 Fr Mathew Alakalam and Father Joseph Paredom founded the Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament (MCBS).

Superior General

….Trusting fully in the Eucharistic Jesus and heeding always to the whisperings of the Holy Spirit, Father Joseph, the first Superior General of the Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, courageously led the congregation during its initial 22 years.

Spiritual Father

….Father Joseph’s holiness was further revealed while serving as the Spiritual Father at the Changanassery Minor Seminary and the MCBS Study House, Aluva. As Spiritual Father and Confessor, he fostered liturgical spirituality and highlighted that “the liturgy is the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed; it is also the fount from which all her power flows” (SC10).

Prophet Of The Most Holy Eucharist

….As John the apostle at the bosom of Jesus in the Upper Chamber (Jn 13,25), during his old-age Father Joseph spent most of his time before the Blessed Sacrament, thanking, adoring, praising, and glorifying Jesus in the Most Holy Eucharist. Like a branch united to the vine (Jn 15,5) he experienced God’s love and intimacy in a special way in the Holy Eucharist, which is evident from his words, “How lovely to dwell in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament! What there can be more joyful than this! That is what God has given us”.

Light Lit On The Mountain

….Father Joseph Paredom, the role model for the Eucharistic Millennium and the Eucharistic Year, received his eternal crown on 21 August 1972. His mortal remains are kept at the MCBS Mother House, Kaduvakulam, Kottayam. Today, like a light lit on the mountain, Father Joseph illumines everyone in the Third Millennium by teaching us, “the goal of apostolic endeavour is that all who are made sons of God by faith and baptism should come together to praise God in the midst of his Church, to take part in the Sacrifice and to eat the Lord’s Supper” (SC 10).

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