P. Pedro Sevald, SVD
Photo SVD - Nemi, Italy,
Bro. Mathias <Aurelius> Solo, SVD
Photo Indonesia, Ende, 1991
Fr. Ruperto Horn, SVD
Photo SVD - Rome,
Italy - 1966
Fr. Thomas Yasuda Teiji, SVD
Fr. Jan Zasowski, SVD
Photo SVD - Rome
Fr. John Donaghey, SVD
is with great sadness that we inform you that Fr. John Donaghey
(Techny) passed away peacefully at Divine Word Residence at
10:25 p.m., Saturday, October 26, 2013.
for Fr. John are as follows:
Friday, November 1, 2013 - Services at
Divine Word Residence, Techny
- 3:00 p.m. - Visitation
- 5:15 p.m. - Office of the Dead
- 7:00 p.m. - Wake Service
Saturday, November 2, 2013 - Service at
- 10:30 a.m. - Mass of Resurrection
Luncheon will be served at Techny Towers
May he rest in peace and receive his reward in heaven with
our almighty God.
Thomas J. Ascheman, SVD
Noted Irish-American priest and gifted administrator leaves
Az Isteni Ige Társasága Magyar
Rendtartománya, a Nagybecskereki Egyházmegye Püspöke, papsága és
a gyászoló rokonság fájdalommal, de a feltámadás reményében
P. Suhajda Lajos SVD
életének 80. évében, szerzetespapságának
54. évében 2013. október 15-én szentségekkel megerősítve
emetése 2013. október 18-án (pénteken) 13,30 órakor a
nagybecskereki székesegyházban bemutatott szentmise után a
nagybecskereki római katolikus temetőben lesz.
Elhunyt paptestvérünk 1933. január 31-én született Gomboson.
Az Isteni Ige Társaságában 1958-ban tett örökfogadalmat. 1959.
június 21-én szentelték pappá Kalocsán. Egyházmegyés papként
működött a Kalocsa-Bácsi Főegyházmegye területén 1959-1970
között. 1970-ben hazaköltözött Jugoszláviába, ahol apatini
vikáriusként, majd a Paulinum Püspökségi Klasszikus Gimnázium
rektoraként szolgált. 1971-ben Újvidéken megalapította a verbita
rend első jugoszláviai rendházát ahol 2011-ig, nyugdíjba
vonulásáig működött. 2011-től nyugdíjas lelkipásztorként a
Nagybecskereki plébánián segített a lelkipásztori munkában.
„Jól van derék és hű szolga! A kicsiben hű voltál, sokat
bízok rád, menj be Urad örömébe."
( Mt 25,21)
Nagybecskereki Egyházmegyei Sajtóiroda
Fr. Marcel Dungdung, SVD
(Educationist for Life)
1940 - †22.IX.2013
“Your commands are always with me and make
me wiser than my enemies.
I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your
Marcel Dungdung, son of Aloys and Phulmani Dungdung was born on
7 January 1940 in Purnapani village of Jhunmur parish under the
Ranchi diocese of that time. In his own account of life written
in 1959, he has this to say, “My father, brother and sisters are
dead; only my mother is alive. My uncles and cousins helped my
mother with the farm work. At the age of six in 1946, I was
admitted to Jhunmur parish M.E. School. My house was three miles
away from the School. In 1955, I passed the primary school
examination. In the same year, I joined the New Orissa High
School, Gaibira. In my whole life time, I have been an average
student. From my early youth, I was thinking about being a
missionary, but I decided to join the seminary after
matriculation in 1959. On the advice of the SVD Fathers in the
School, I asked the opinion of my mother, uncles and cousins.
When they agreed with my proposal, I informed my parish priest
and sent an application to Palda, where I was admitted on the 1
went through the regular training program of three years of
Juniorate, two years of Novitiate ending with the First
Profession in 1964, and onward to Poona (now Pune) for
philosophy of two years. During the regency, he did his
graduation in Sambalpur in the year 1968. And that is where, the
streak of an educationist in him manifested itself. And hence,
later on he did his Bachelor of Education in 1976 and Post
Graduation in 1984 both in Sambalpur University. Getting back
from regency, he pursued Theological studies for four years from
1968 to 1972. During the last year of Theology, he was ordained
a priest on 30.X.1971 by Rt. Rev. Herman Westermann, SVD of
His first assignment in the field of education was as an
Assistant Teacher in Gaibira from 1972 to 1975. Along with the
teaching assignment, he was given the added responsibility of
being an Assistant Director, and then Director of the Apostolic
School, Gaibira till 1980. In the same year, he was transferred
to St. Paul’s School, Hamirpur. While being there, he was the
Rector of the house, in addition to teaching he was entrusted
with the administrative work in the School. He took keen
interest in the extra-curricular port-folios even on the
diocesan level as requested by the Bishop of the Diocese. In
1989, he was transferred back to Gaibira to teach in the newly
opened Plus Two (+2) College section still attached to the High
School. This situation continued for quite a number of years and
then he began to feel ill with heart complaints. He underwent a
heart operation on 11 November 1998. When he got slightly
better, he came back to his job with the added responsibility of
constructing a new building for the college. Soon-after, he was
appointed the Secretary of the Divine Word College, Babudih
(Janssen Nagar) and In-charge of the SVD community there.
All this heavy burden of responsibilities took toll on his
already weak health. Therefore, he requested for a lighter job
which was given to him in St. Lawrence School, Tentoloi, to look
after the K.G. section of the School in 2007. He was the
community In-charge too. He did a good job there, upto the year
2013 when he was asked to be on the staff of Vidya Jyoti,
Lungai. While there, he developed some uneasiness and was
shifted to the Catholic Mission Hospital, Nuagaon. First he
showed some signs of improvement and all was arranged to shift
him to Apollo Hospital, Bhubaneswar. A massive cardiac arrest
claimed his life at 07.10 a.m. on September 22, 2013.
When one comes to think about Fr. Marcel, the most striking
characteristic trait was his simplicity of life style. The bare
necessities of life were sufficient for him. This was self
evident in his style of dressing and in his needs.
Docility was his hallmark and in spite of being a teacher,
always eager to train and teach the young mind which he took as
a priestly vocation all his life, nevertheless was ever ready to
learn and improve as circumstances arose.
He was an epitome of being cool and calm, however difficult
and problematic the situation be at School or off School. He
took his own time, deliberated over the matter and then gave his
verdict. At times, to the chagrin of others who wanted an on the
His mother being a widow, made the supreme sacrifice of
letting go her only begotten son, Fr. Marcel, for God’s work in
the Society of the Divine Word. He too harkened to the voice of
God’s call and left his widower mother and the earthly goods for
the betterment of God’s Kingdom by working in and through the
Society of the Divine Word. When dealing with students,
especially with boy students, one knows only too well that they
are the live wires, always on the go, restless, and at the
tender age of going into puberty are really a difficult lot to
handle. Patience, level headedness, and calmness were the tools
he used to handle them with, and it paid off in the long run.
Later on in life, those very students as grownups and adults
appreciated his handling of them.
He prepared diligently for each class. He never went
unprepared. In spite of his heavy schedule as a teacher, he had
a large heart and never refused any new port-folios that ware
assigned to him, be it from his Superior or Bishop of the
diocese. The word, ‘No’ did not exist in his dictionary.
He was a deeply religious minded person and faithfully
performed in his own unassuming way his religious duties. He was
ever ready to render his service for supply work when the
occasion arose, especially during the Christmas, Lenten and
Even when the spirit was willing and the flesh weak, Fr.
Marcel continued to take two periods each day, teaching the
students in Vidya Jyoti, minor seminary, located in Lungai. It
took its toll on his life and thus he breathed his last in his
ever favorite long time wish and desire – Education! Now, he has
finished the course, and run the race.
“God grant him eternal rest.”
Rest In Peace
Brother Robert Zalikowski, SVD
15.IX.1939 – †08.IX.2013
Come Unto Me And I Will Give You Rest
ur confrere, Brother Robert Zalikowski SVD, passed away
peacefully at Divine Word Residence at 9:00 am, Sunday,
September 8, 2013, on the feast of Nativity of the Blessed
Virgin Mary, the 138th anniversary of the founding of the
Society of the Divine Word.
He had suffered a major heart attack one week earlier. His
sister came to visit him in his final days and the novices
maintained a vigil at his bedside until he passed into eternity.
All services will take place at Divine Word
|Wednesday, September 11, 2013
3 to 7 p.m. Viewing
5:15 p.m. Office of the Dead
7 p.m. Wake Service
Thursday, September 12, 2013
10:30 a.m. Mass of the
Burial Immediately after the Mass in the cemetery at
Kind-hearted Divine Word brother dies in peace
Rev. Fr. Martin Wels, SVD, laid to rest
the dawn of Sunday, 18 August 2013 our beloved and great
missionary in the Ghana Province Fr. Martin Wels was called to
Glory in our retirement house St. Wendel - Germany. In the
presence of some of our confreres he peacefully handed his life
over to his creator. He was 91 years old.
His mortal remains was then laid in state in the “Totenkapelle”
(mortuary chapel) till Thursday where one could visit and show
ones last respect to him and also pray for the repose of his
soul. The burial Mass took place on Thursday, 08/22/2013, at
2:30 pm in the church of the Mission House in St. Wendel. The
mass was presided over by Fr. Conrad Fabian, SVD, the mission
secretary for the German Province and was concelebrated by Frs.
John Prempeh, SVD, Matthias Helms, SVD, Stephen Duodu (Chaplain
to Africans in Saarbrücken) and other confreres. In attendance
were also his relatives, benefactors and benefactresses,
confreres from St. Augustin – Br. Franz Schneider among others,
our confreres in St. Wendel – among them were Fr. Mushoff and
Br. Paul Plawky- friends and well wishers. In attendance was
also a Ghanaian friend of Fr. Wels who had come from Munich.
Originally coming from Accra the gentlemen is now a business
consultant for companies in the south of Germany. In a noble
manner he represented Fr. Wels´ friends from Accra.
Fr. Jan Kozlowski, SVD
O. Jan Kozłowski
Fr. José Marcelo Keiner, SVD
Photo SVD - Nemi, Italy, 11.V.1973
Fr. Liberato Fernandez, SVD
Photo SVD - Nemi, Italy, 27.X.1970
Date Wednaesday, April 03, 2013 @ 09:59
Fr. Charles Scanlon, SVD
just received word that Fr. Charles Scanlon of the Techny
community passed away. Please keep him and his family in your
Further information and Funeral arrangements will be
Thomas J. Ascheman, SVD
Ever-smiling missionary to
the Philippines passes away at Techny
P. Yosef Kuda Makin, SVD
Photo SVD - Nemi 04.X.2008
P. Carmine Giacomuzzi, SVD
questa sera alle 18.15 P. Carmine Giacomuzzi è ritornato alla
casa del Padre. Erano presenti i familiari, alcuni confratelli e
le Suore. Dopo lunga malattia sopportata con tanta rassegnazione
e abbandono alla volontà di Dio, "questo servo buono e fedele
alla missione" ci ha lasciato. Lo accompagniamo con le nostre
preghiere e con il nostro riconoscente ricordo.
P. Gianfranco Maronese svd
||Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013
From: Padre Franco
vorrei annunciare che la celebrazione del funerale di
P. Carmine Giacomuzzi si celebrerà martedì 12 febbraio
2013 alle ore 14.30 nella chiesa parrocchiale di Varone.
Allego pure un breve curriculum vitae del nostro
P. Gianfranco Maronese svd
CURRICULUM di P. Carmine Giacomuzzi
Carmine Giacomuzzi è nato il 19 gennaio 1945 a Ziano di Fiemme,
provincia di Trento, nel Nord Italia, da una famiglia ricca di
grande umanità e fede cristiana. La sua fanciullezza l’ha
trascorsa nell’ambiente sereno, laborioso e ricco di valori
delle vallate trentine. Nel 1954 viene accolto a Varone nel
seminario minore dove compie i primi studi. Emette i primi voti
a Padova e i voti perpetui a Roma, dove svolge anche i suoi
studi di teologia. Il 25 marzo 1973 viene ordinato sacerdote a
Varone. Non trascorre nemmeno un anno, e lo troviamo già in
Nuova Guinea, suo sogno e destinazione, come missionario. Il suo
carattere bonario, capace di un incontro immediato con la gente,
la sua attenzione e comprensione della situazione culturale e
sociale, lo rende subito capace di un inserimento nella
pastorale, amico di tutti, ricercato come punto di riferimento.
Per questa missione, sempre fondata su una semplice ma
essenziale spiritualità, ha dedicato gli anni della sua vita,
dandosi totalmente, servendo i suoi “kanaki” dapprima a Giri,
poi a Bogia e quindi a Megiar, sempre in Nuova Guinea, come
parroco e poi come superiore del distretto. Prima venivano
sempre le necessità dei suoi parrocchiani, poi le sue personali.
Per questo anche la salute cominciò a soffrirne e dovette fare
ritorno in Europa, dove si sottopose a cure intensive e
necessarie, ma sempre con una grande nostalgia della sua gente.
Dagli anni 2004 in poi, consigliato di non ritornare nella
sua missione in Papua Nuova Guinea, fu nominato Rettore e
economo nella casa di Varone, dove prestò il suo generoso
servizio a favore dei confratelli, ma specialmente si distinse
per l’attenzione, disponibilità e la cura dei confratelli
anziani e ammalati. Ma allo stesso tempo fu collaboratore
pastorale nella parrocchia vicina di Cologna e Gavazzo, dove con
zelo e bonomia, esercitò un ministero sacerdotale con semplicità
e generosità, sempre illuminato dal suo sorriso che esprimeva
ottimismo e sempre attento in modo speciale agli ammalati e alle
persone sole. Ha lasciato un ricordo indelebile in queste
comunità. Ma gradatamente i vari acciacchi, anche se mai messi
in evidenza, si aggravarono e gli impedirono a poco a poco
l’attività piena e lo costrinsero a letto, a percorrere un
cammino di sofferenze e di immobilità. In questi anni mantenne
sempre vivo uno spirito religioso e intensità di preghiera.
Assistito dalle Suore, dai confratelli e dai familiari, visse
gli ultimi mesi vedendo spegnersi le sue forze e preparandosi
all’incontro con il Padre, che è avvenuto nella serata del 9
febbraio 2013. Ringraziamo Dio di averci donato un confratello
veramente di spirito verbita, ricco di grande spiritualità e
innamorato della missione. Dio lo ricompenserà certamente della
sua generosa umanità nel servire specialmente i più deboli e
P. G. M.
P. Peter O'Reilly, SVD
Nemi, Italy, 27.X.1970
The death has occurred of
Fr Tom CAHILL SVD
||of Donamon, Roscommon and originally from Dublin. At
Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe. Predeceased by his
parents Thomas and Nora. He will be very sadly missed by
his cousins especially Mrs Kay Bray and Mrs Annette
Costello (Galway), the members of his community at
Donamon Castle and all of the members of the
Irish/British province, relatives and friends.
May he rest in peace.
- Reposing at Donamon Castle on Wednesday from 5 o’c.
- Mass of the Resurrection on Thursday at 12 o’c in the
Divine Word Church, Donamon.
- Burial afterwards in the Community Cemetery.
Date published: Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Date of death: Tuesday, January 15, 2013
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