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St. Peter’s Church Riphyim declares new parish centre

By EMN Updated: Jun 30, 2019 11:38 pm
Special guest, C Hachio Patton, along with Fr. Carlous Neisalhou and others after unveiling the monolith in Riphyim village on June 29.

Dimapur, June 30 (EMN): St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Riphyim village under Wokha district held a declaration of new parish centre on June 29 on the theme ‘Peter you are the rock and on this rock I will built my Church’ (Mt. 16:18).

Rev. Fr. Carlous Neisalhou, Vicar General, Diocese of Kohima, was the main celebrant and C Hachio Patton, personal secretary to the Deputy Chief Minister, Home & National Highways, was the special guest.

Coinciding with the feast of St. Peter and St. Paul, a monolith was unveiled by C Hachio Patton, while the dedication was performed by Fr. Carlous Neisalhou.

The unveiling of the monolith was followed by Holy Mass led by Rev. Fr. Carlous. In his homily Rev. Fr. Carlous thanked the Almighty for the auspicious occasion and dedicated the honour to the glory of God. He highlighted the life of St. Peter and St. Paul and encouraged the congregation to live a holy life and get touched and transformed by reflecting the life of St. Peter and St. Paul.

He explained that it is a day of blessing, rejoicing, thanksgiving. He further urged the community for active participation magnifying the body of Christ in all the activities of Riphyim parish.

The programme adjoined with the second session hosted by Wilson Odyuo.

The second session commenced with a welcome address delivered by Michael Humtsoe followed by speeches from leaders of various organisations and churches.

In the second session the special guest thanked the Almighty for the grand occasion and attributed the blessings to the Almighty God. He also extended his profound gratitude to the Bishop of Kohima Diocese and the priests and nuns for their immense contribution towards establishing parish centre at Riphyim village. He asserted that it should be the responsibility of every individual for the progress and growth of the parish and urged the gathering to be responsible as it would benefit the Englan Range at large.

The second session witnessed presentation of choreography from the catechism students and a song from Mhayilo and Valenty. The programme concluded with a vote of thanks delivered by Rev. Fr. Manu Manthra.

By EMN Updated: Jun 30, 2019 11:38:32 pm