/ Society of Pilar
UNITS IN INDIA AND FOREIGN UNITS

A: Houses in India:

Besides the many units of the four Provinces, the Society has residential units that come directly under the Central Administration of the Society based in Porvorim, Goa. Four of these are based in Pilar among which is the Monastery, the Motherhouse of the Society. Retired and infirm members who have not opted for any of the Provinces reside in Pilar; three units are in other parts of Goa; and two in Chennai.


B: Formation houses:

a. Introduction:

What began with one seminary on the top of Pilar hillock, which nurtured all the phases of formation, from the minor seminary to the Theologate, has now diffused itself to nine houses of formation, four of which are outside Goa and five houses situated in Pilar. For the moment the central administration, in coordination with the provincials takes the responsibility of looking after the formation of candidates to the Society. The candidates ascribe themselves to any of the four Provinces after their Novitiate, and maintain rapport with their province all through their seminary formation.



b. Break-up of different stages of Formation:

Here is a break-up of the candidates(scholastics) undergoing training in different stages of Formation [2009-2010] with the place and duration of each stage is given below:

Theology 34 4 years Pilar Theological College, Pilar
Regency 07 1 year in their respective Provinces
Philosophy 23 2 years Pilar Institute of Philosophy,
Graduation 56 3 years in the Provinces
Novices 23 1 year Shishyalaya, Collem, Goa
Pre-novices 19 1 year Pilar
Minor Seminarians 125 [from Std VIII to XII, Orientation Course]















C. The Formation System:

The Society accords utmost priority to the formation of its candidates at all stages of formation. The formation is geared towards training the students to imbibe the missionary charism of the Society and its nature and purpose, through the adherence of its Proper Law. Students are trained to be ministers who can address and respond to
the demands of the Indian social situation. The formation is also imparted in conscientizing the students to being fully intergrated in the Local Church


D: Foreign units:

In response to the pastoral needs of the Church abroad, the Society has accepted to send priests to help in these parishes. There are three local houses in Europe – at Aprilia in the diocese of Albano, Italy, Dirlewang and Vilgertshofen in the diocese of Augsburg, Germany, and in Mitchum in the diocese of Southwark, London in UK which under the charge of the Central Delegate Superior for Europe; two communities in the USA – one at Milwaukie in the archdiocese of Portland in Oregon and in the archdiocese of Chicago; and one local house in Pokhara, Nepal.


Addresses of our houses in Foreign Countrie


1. APRILIA, ITALY (LH)
Parrocchia Nativita’ di Maria Ss. Ma,
Contact:0039-069-270-8432
Via Vallelata 26/A,
04011, Aprilia (LT),
ITALY.
Fr. Octaviano Da Cunha PP (Fossignano) 0039-339-749-8192
Fr. Harold Da Silva PP (Vallelata) 0039-388-582-9986
dasilvaharold@rediffmail.com


2. MITCHAM, U.K. (LH)
Pilar Fathers, Ph: 0044-208-648-3800,Res: 0044-208-648-2101
Ss. Peter & Paul, Asian Chapl.: 0044-208-665-2176
Cranmer Road, Mitcham, Email: peterpaulchurch@yahoo.co.uk
Surrey, CR4 4LD,London. UK
Fr. Lucas Rodrigues LS & PP lucasrod@hotmail.co.uk
Fr. Peter Soares APP soarespete@yahoo.co.uk
Fr. Orlando Lopes APP


3. DIRLEWANG, GERMANY (LH)
a. Dirlewang (LC)13
Kath. Pfarramt, Landline: Off & Res.: 0049-826-7203
Muehlbachstr. 12a, Fax: 0049-826-71632
87742 - Dirlewang, Germany. Fr. Eleuterio Fernandes LDS & PP 0049-157-730-609-51
email :eleuterio21@hotmail.com
Fr. Daniel Fernandes danferns13@gmail.com 0049-826-796-0362


4. VILGERTSHOFEN,GERMANY (LC)
Kath. Pfarramt, Landline: 0049-819-493-1565
Ulrichstr. 4, Fax: 0049-819-499-8628
86946 Vilgertshofen,
Germany.
Fr. Joaquim Valeriano Fdes contact: 0049-819-499-9998
(Off)joaquimvf@yahoo.com
Fr. Niclas Luis nichluis@gmail.com 0049-152-242-51538
Fr. Steevan D'souza steevan_@hotmail.com 0049-152-572-84023


5. STEYR AUSTRIA (LC)
Kath. Pfarramt Heilige Familie (Church), Landline: 043-725-273-464
Rooseveltstr. 10,
4400, STEYR,
OESTERREICH.
Fr. Brian Fernandes LDS; PP 0043-676-877-654-10
brian.fernandes@dioezese-linz.at
Fr. Ransom Pereira ranper2002@yahoo.com 0043-676-877-656-29


6. AUGSBURG(Res)
Kath. Pfarramt Heilig Geist, Landline: 0049-821-262-868-26
Grütenstr. 19,
86163 Augsburg,Germany
Fr. Julius Nicacio Ferrao email:juliusferrao@rediffmail.com
contact: 0049-152-254-809-80



7. USA
Chicago Local Community (LC)16
St. Timothy Church, Landline: (Off) 001-773-262-6600
6326 N. Washtenaw Ave, Fax: 001-773-262-9214
Chicago,
Illinois - 60659.U.S.A.
Fr. Peter Fernandes petfern@hotmail.com 001-773-262-6600
Fr. Jose Baptista frzebaptista@yahoo.com 001-773-541-1320
Fr. Mario Pereira marjamper6@rediffmail.com 001-773-564-0356



8. ILLINOIS (Res)
St. Peter's Catholic Church, Landline: 001-847-673-1492
8116 Niles Center Road, Fax: 001-847-673-6979
Skokie.
Illinois 60077-2520
Fr. Carlos Pereira carlooze@yahoo.co.in


9. NEPAL
POKHARA, NEPAL (LH)
Pilar Niwas Res. : 00977-61-431857
Post Box 536, Sch. : 00977-61-431070
Pokhara – Kaski Email: pilarniwas@gmail.com
GANDAKI,
NEPAL.
Fr. Vitorino Fernandes LS 00977-981-613-3221
vitorferns88@gmail.com
Fr. Anthony D'cruz Local Treasurer 00977-985-603-5778
tonycruzalex1@gmail.com
Fr. Binod Sanjay Baa binobaa2008@gmail.com 00977-984-635-4886
Fr. Francis Elric Guria elfran2000@yahoo.co.in 00977-984-663-8822
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