Platinum Jubilee Celebration of Sacred Heart Church (1943- 2018)
As a fitting tribute to The Sacred Heart of Jesus, The Salesian community of Sacred Heart College celebrated with immense joy and deep gratitude the Platinum Jubilee of the Sacred Heart Church on 2nd, September, 2018.
The Eucharistic celebration was presided over by the Archbishop (Emeritus) Most Rev. Dr. A.M. Chinnappa along with Right Rev.Dr.Soundaraju, SDB, Bishop of Vellore, Rev. Fr. John Bosco, Vice - Provincial, Chennai province, Rev.Fr. Vincent Durairaj, former Provincial.
The Holy Eucharistic celebration began at 5.00 p.m.in the Don Bosco Indoor Stadium of Sacred Heart College.
Rev.Dr.C. Antony Raj, the Rector and Secretary of the college welcomed and felicited the dignitaries.
Rev.Dr.Soundaraju, SDB, Bishop of Vellore, in his Sermon, recalled the heritage of the instituion and said that the Sacred Heart Church, Tirupattur, has been the cradle of the Salesians. It has witnessed the growth of many Salesians. The Chapel is a testimony to the presence of the sacred Heart of Jesus, that is eternal and profund, brimming with love and kindness all over the campus.He insisted on the Primacy of God for all.
The Eucharistic Celebration was followed by Car Procession to the Sacred Heart Church. At 7.45 p.m. The Salesian Community, the students and the public gathered around the Chapel for the Renewal of the Consecration of the Province of Chennai to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The fond memories of many Salesians towards the consecration of the Province of Chennai to the Sacred Heart of Jesus 75 years ago by Rev. Fr. Carreno SDB, was relived by the particiaption of the Salesian community.
Rev Dr. D.Maria Antonyraj, the principal thanked the Salesians, the staff of the college, students and the public whole heartedly for their love towards the sacred heart of Jesus, and their participation in the celebrations.