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SACRED HEART CHURCH POLUR

01. The Salesian Community: Fr. DSouza Moses Cl. Franklin Amal Fr. Mudiyappan David Fr. Rajamanickam Peter Fr. Vanathaiyan Sebastian - Director: VIA, Asst. Parish Priest, Director of Novices Practical Training 1st Year Vice Rector, Head Master, Asst. Parish Priest, La Asst. Parish Priest Rector, Parish Priest, Administrator

STATISTICAL DETAILS OF THE MISSION 02. Mission Activities at Our Lady of Victories: The Salesian community at Sacred Heart Church caters to the faith formation of the faithful in the parish and education to the deserving children of the parish and the locality through the primary school and Higher Secondary school. Besides these, the boarding provides accommodation for the poor boys from faraway places. i. Sacred HeartChurch: Total number of registered Catholic families: 400 Nature of the parish population: Few upper middle class, mostly lower middle class and quite a number of poor families. Total number of anbiams: 22 anbiams Sub-station: 18 comprising of 275 families A. Regular Mass & Liturgical Services in the Parish: Weekday Mass: Mass in Anbiams: Sundays: Sacrament of Reconciliation: Anbiam Meetings: Chaplaincy for the Religious: 6.30 am & Friday and Saturday at 6.30 pm Once in a month 06.00 am & 08.00 am Friday, Saturday & Sunday Once in a month Every Friday

B. Sunday Catechism Sunday catechism classes are organized systematically in the parish at 7.30 am and in the sub-station. There are 251 children from class 1 to XII attending regularly on Sundays.
Place Time I
(Main Station) 9.15 10 am

No of children in each class II III 12 IV 14 V 17 VI 19 VII 22 VIII 14 IX 26 X 28 XI/XII 27 Total 179

No of teachers 12

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C. Devotions in the Parish: Every Saturday Novena prayer to MHOC & Emmaus intercessory prayer. th 24 MHC Devotion to Mary Help of Christians Friday Adoration Held regularly Comm. of Don Bosco Held regularly Parochial feast July Non Teaching Staff Total No. of Office Staff Male = = 6 4 Catholic = 6

D. Pious Associations and Groups in the Parish:


No

01 02 03 04

Name of the Association Vincent De Paul Salesian Cooperators Madha Sabai Altar Servers

No of Members 10 30 40 20

Day of Meeting Sunday Sunday Sunday Saturday

ii. Don Bosco Higher Secondary School: Don Bosco School provides good education and formation to the poor and deserving students of the locality through the dedicated service of the Salesians and lay staff. CLASS STRENGTH Total No. of Boys VI 227 VII 179 = VIII 182 1224 IX 181 X 165 Catholic Boys XI 146 XII 144 = 304 TOTAL 1224

Teaching Staff: Total No. of Teachers = 30 Male Teachers = 17 Number of Teachers paid by Government Non Teaching Staff Total No. of Office Staff Male Paid by Government Spiritual Animation:

Catholic Teachers Female Teachers

= 26 = 13 = 13

=4 =2 =2

Catholic

=4

First Friday Mass, feast days, Value education, Catechism classes, Bible reading in the assembly, Annual retreat, etc.

In the last public exams the X std. result was 89%. Total appeared: 159, passed: 142 In the last public exams the XII std. result was 98%. Total appeared: 161, passed: 157

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Various Groups and Movements: Names of the Association / No. Movement 01 NSS 02 JRC 03 Scout 04 RRB 05 NGC 06 Consumer Club 07 Media Club 08 YCS / YSM 09 Interact Club

No. of students 50 75 50 25 50 50 20 30 20

Aim / Primary activities Voluntary service Health service Helping others Be aware, Take care Awareness of ecology Awareness of Consumerism Media awareness Voluntary service Help others

The province animation departments are involved in the animation of the school children, especially on Career guidance, media awareness, catechesis, etc. iii. St. Josephs RCM Primary School, POLUR: The Tamil medium primary school is run by the parish for the poor students of the locality. Salesian sisters offer their service in the running of this school. CLASS Boys Girls Total No. of students I 18 28 = II 22 20 371 III 26 26 IV 32 32 V 36 31 = = = = 65 9 7 9 TOTAL 134 137

Catholic students Catholic Teachers Female Teachers

Teaching Staff: Total No. of Teachers = 9 Male Teachers = 2 Number of Teachers paid by Government Non Teaching Staff Total No. of Office Staff Female Paid by Government Spiritual Animation:

= = =

1 1 1

Catholic

Daily Catechism and moral science classes, Prayer and Bible reading in the assembly, celebration of religious feasts and festivals, Yoga meditation, etc. Various Groups and Movements: Names of the Association / No. of No. Aim / Primary activities Movement students 01 Red Group Ready for any work 02 Blue Group Cleanliness 03 Green Group Care of garden 04 Yellow Group Merry group
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iv. St. Josephs RCM Primary School, Renderipattu: The Tamil medium primary school is run by the parish for the poor students of the locality. Salesian sisters offer their service in the running of this school. CLASS Boys I 24 = II 31 187 III 30 IV 34 V 39 = = = = 4 6 5 4 TOTAL 163

Total No. of students (+24 girls)

Catholic students Catholic Teachers Female Teachers

Teaching Staff: Total No. of Teachers = 6 Male Teachers = 1 Number of Teachers paid by Government Spiritual Animation:

Daily Catechism and moral science classes, Good morning talks, Prayer and Bible reading in the assembly, celebration of religious feasts and festivals, Yoga bajan, Bible week, etc. Various Groups and Movements: Names of the Association / No. of No. Aim / Primary activities Movement students 01 Red Group Ready for any work 02 Blue Group Cleanliness 03 Green Group Care of garden 04 Yellow Group Merry group

v. Boarding: The boarding caters to poor 46 boys who are from the remote places of Vellore diocese (43) and Pondy-Cuddalore (3). They are well taken care of. They have daily mass and are followed up with spiritual care. The boarders are happy and contented. CLASS
STRENGTH

VI 1

VII 2

VIII 14

IX 9

X 10

XI 8

XII 2

TOTAL 46

Various Groups and Movements: No. Sodalities / Groups No. of students 01 Bosco 11 02 Thomas 12 03 Savio 12 04 Rua 11 Spiritual Animation: Daily Mass, Morning and night prayers, 24th MHC Commemoration, Commemoration of DB, feast days, Bible quiz, Daily rosary, etc.
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Class wise distribution of boarders in the boarding: CLASS VI VII VIII IX


STRENGTH

X 10

XI 11

XII 04

TOTAL 53

12

10

vi. Neighbourhood Ministry - Village Integral Animation: Attentive to the needs of the neighbourhood various social developmental works are undertaken at VIA centre. These activities are carried out with the help of the agencies namely, NABARD, NABFINS and AFRO. New initiatives are being visualized. However, the number of Evening Study centres have declined.

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