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Riphyim Catholic Youth Association achieves 50th milestone

By EMN Updated: Dec 17, 2023 8:15 pm
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Rev. Dr. James Thoppil along with other priest during the golden jubilee celebration of Riphiyim Catholic Youth Association on December 16.

DIMAPUR — Riphyim Catholic Youth Association (RCYA) celebrated its golden jubilee at Don Bosco School campus in Riphyim village on December 15 and 16 on the theme “Lord increase our faith” (Luke 17:5).

The opening ceremony on December 15 was chaired by Elonbeni Patton, while an innovation prayer was said by Lawrence Ezung, former president of RCYA, and the unveiling of the jubilee flag was performed by Rev. Fr. Manu, in-charge of CST.

An update from the association stated that Rev. Fr. John Ntonse Yanthan blessed the jubilee hall by cutting the ribbon, while Michael Kithan, president of RCYA, delivered the welcome address and K Furhesie Nyuwi, ADC of Wokha and president of Lotha Catholic Youth Association, shared greetings.

It stated that Rev. Fr. Jojo Varakukalayil was the main celebrant on the first day of the celebration. In his homily, he spoke on repentance and forgiveness. He also encouraged the community to spread love during the jubilee and asked for God’s blessings by living a faithful life.

The second day began with unveiling of jubilee monolith by Rev. Dr. James Thoppil, Bishop of Kohima Diocese, while Aremo Patton, jubilee convener, conveyed greetings and thanked God and the community on attaining 50th milestone.

Dr. Lowrence Kithan, president of NCYM, and Johnny Ruangmei, president of CAN, conveyed jubilee greetings and encouraged the youth to strengthen their faith in the lord.

In his homily, Rev. Thoppil encouraged the youth to increase in their faith saying faith is strengthened when it is shared. Describing the youth as hope of tomorrow, he encouraged them to live in true Christian faith.

He encouraged the youth to live faithful life not only in the church but also in the social life and in the community. He further described the youth as salt that adds flavours and light that brightens the dark.

The celebration concluded with a vote of thanks delivered by M Pidemo Humtsoe, jubilee secretary.

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By EMN Updated: Dec 17, 2023 8:15:34 pm
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