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Dimapur Salesian province fetes jubilarians

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By EMN Updated: Oct 28, 2018 10:59 pm
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Jubilarians pose for a group photo during the felicitation programme at Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Dimapur, on Oct. 24.

Dimpaur, Oct. 28 (EMN): Salesian Province of Dimapur (comprising the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Upper Assam, Manipur and Nagaland) has felicitated nine jubilarian namely Fr. Mathew Ponnattil (golden jubilarian of priesthood), Bishop Joseph Aind of Dibrugarh Diocese (golden jubilarian of religious profession/vows), Fr. Chazhisserril Stephen, Fr. Tinglung Francis, Fr. Puthettupadavil Philip, Fr. Pulinthanathumalayil Cyriac and Fr. HoroKamil (silver jubilarians of priestly ordination), Fr. Lakra Rajesh and Brother Vadakkevettuvazhiyil Sunny Joseph (silver Jubilarians of religious profession/vows) in a programme held at Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Dimapur, on October 24.
A press release issued by Jonas Kerketta stated that musical band of St. Mary’s School, Padumpukhri, escorted the jubilarians to the auditorium, followed by welcome address delivered by Fr. Lakra Nazarius, vice provincial, while Bishop Joseph Aind presided over the Holy Eucharist.
In his homily, Fr. Mathew Ponnattil acknowledged that it is God who gave them a mission and the necessary grace to persevere faithfully in the service of God and

His people. Choir from Auxilium Convent enlivened the Eucharistic celebration. Bishop Joseph Aind thanked Fr. Kuruvachira Jose and his council for the organising the celebration.

In the ensuing felicitation programme, Fr. Kuruvachira welcomed the jubilarians and the assembled congregation. He congratulated the jubilarians and thanked them for their committed service to God and His people, often at the cost of great sacrifices.

Other highlights of the programme included lubilee song was presented by St. Mary’s School, Padumpukhuri, modern dance steps by Brothers of Salesian College, choir piece (A million dreams) by Auxilium Convent, audiovisual address by the media department of Dimapur Province, and the colourful Nepali dance by DBHSS Dimapur.

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By EMN Updated: Oct 28, 2018 10:59:32 pm