News & Events

Auction and Food Festival for Mission Sunday

Mission Sunday was marked with many fund rising events across the Diocese  this year. Celebrating Mission Sunday, the youth and and Parishnors of Miao conducted auction on 15 October and on Mission Sunday a Mini Mela was organized to raise fund for the mission. The auction was huge success as most of the parishnors brought something for the auction. The faithful in Neotan Parish raised fund for the mission by organizing a food festival and with fun games. The whole community of faithful was involved in the fund raining event. The Women, Youth, FMA sisters, CM Sisters and the school students put up separate stalls for the food festival. Similar events were held most of the centre across the Diocese to raise fund for the mission on Mission Sunday....

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Fatima Centenary India Tour reaches Miao

The Fatima Centenary India Tour that began from Fatima in Portugal had a halt at Miao in Changlang District of Arunachal Pradesh on 22 October 2017. Fatima, a small village in Portugal became very popular after the apparition of Mother Mary to three shepherd children between May and October 1907. This is the 100 year since this Marian apparition. To celebrate this event and to promote devotion to Our Lady of Fatima, the Santavana Community from India in collaboration with World Apostolate of Fatima has arranged a tour to one place in every State of India with the statue of Mother Mary blessed by the Bishop of Fatima. Miao became the privilege place in Arunachal Pradesh to have the visit of this Fatima Tour on 22 October. “I feel so blessed to have the visit of Our Lady of Fatima to our village”, said Miss Rose Mossang of Miao Parish. The statue of Mother Mary was received first in Miao in the morning and then at Kharsang town, 20 KMs away, in the evening. The threat of rain did not deter the people from coming in large numbers. There were more than 500 people in the Rosary Procession that started from Kharsang town and ended at Krick and Bourry Memorial Hospital at Injan with solemn Eucharistic Adoration. “The rain stopping for us during the procession is clear sign of God’s blessing and Mother Mary’s prayer for us. It would have been difficult for us, had it rained”, said Mr. Tumen Mossang from Old Plone village. Bishop George Pallipparambil blessed the people at the end of the Adoration and the children, youth, men and women made veneration to the statue before it moved to Tezupur in Assam for its next...

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Miao Diocese celebrates the release of Fr. Tom with prayer

Miao, 13 September: The people in east Arunachal Pradesh, especially the Christians, responded to the release of Fr. Tom with an expression of gratitude to God on 12 September 2017. The news about Fr. Tom’s release, who was kidnapped by suspected Islamic terrorists 18 months ago in Yemen, was received with great joy. Responding to this great news, the people of Miao Diocese organized a thanksgiving prayer at the Catholic Church in Neotan village on the evening of 13 September. Bishop George of Miao Diocese said this to be a miracle. “Fr. Tom is alive and he has been released. This indeed a great news and it reinstates our confidence in prayers”, he said. This calls for a sincere expression of our gratitude to God. Diocese of Miao has been praying for the release of Fr. Tom ever since he was kidnapped 18 months ago by terrorists, after killing four Missionaries of Charity Sisters at a care home in Aden city in Yemen. 12 others were killed in that terrorist attack on March 4, 2016. Miao Diocese had organized pilgrimage and special prayers for his release.  It also remembered to pray for Fr. Tom during the Chrism Mass this year on 6 April. The release of Fr. Tom increases our confidence in the power of prayers, said Mr. Chomjung Mossang, village Catechist from Neotan. Sr. Alphonsa SH, who hails from the same place as Fr. Tom, and is working at a School in Miao Diocese at present, thanked all the people gathered for the thanksgiving prayers and for all the prayer initiative taken by the Diocese of Miao over the 18 months of Fr. Tom’s captivity. The Diocese of Miao expresses its gratitude to the Government of India and also the King of Omen for securing the release of Fr. Tom....

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KBM Hospital observes a moment of silence for the Health Minister

The staff and management of KBM Hospital, Injan in Changlang  District observed a moment of silence and prayers for the departed soul of Hon’ble Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Shri Jomde Kena, on 6 September at the hospital hall. Reacting to the untimely demise, Bishop George Pallipparambil SDB, the patron of the hospital, expressed his grief and said it is a great loss to the State especially to the health department. “We join with the people of Arunachal and offer our deepest condolences and sincere prayers to the bereaved family. May his soul rest in peace”, he said. Dr. Sudip Bhattacharjee, a veteran doctor of the hospital, led the prayer service and expressed his grief at the passing of one of the young, dynamic and experienced leaders of the state. Fr. Felix Anthony, the Director of the hospital too offered his condolences and invited the staff to observe a moment of silence as a mark of respect for the departed soul of the Health Minister, who passed away on 4 September at a private hospital in Guwahati,...

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Vocational Training and Awareness Programme for dropouts inaugurated

Here in Miao last week we had the inaugural function celebrating new group of vocational trainees at Seva Kendra with the Regional Magistrate Sir Rumi ADC as our guest of honour. Seva Kendra is the social service wing of the Diocese of Miao.  It conducts vocational training courses for school dropout girls and women.  The training is to teach a living to the girls and women who dropout of schooling due to multiple factors; lack of schools and early marriage being the primary reasons. Sr. Rincy SH, the Director of Seva Kendra and her team have a singular aim of helping these dropout girls and women to learn a living. Apart from this Vocational Training Seva Kendra is involved in various women empowerment activities throughout the diocese of Miao. they provide courses and training for women and girls on Formation of Self Help Groups, weaving, carpentry, wood carving, basket making. Sr Rincy and her team also provide courses on women and child care, and conduct medical camps in collaboration with Government medical staff....

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