Feast of St. John Mary Vianney celebrated

The feast of St. John Mary Vianney, the patron saint of all the priests was celebrated at Christ the Light Minor Seminary in Miao on 4 August 2023.

A total of 21 diocesan priests participated in the day-long animation and fellowship programme that included a Solemn Holy Mass, welcoming the two newly ordained priests of the diocese, sharing and discussion on diocesan service rules.

Rev. Fr. Barnabas was the main celebrant at the Holy Mass and the homily was presented by Rev. Fr. Bitto, the two newly ordained priests.

In his homily, the young priest suggested how St. John Mary Vianney was a cure of his ministry place all of us have to become cure for the various challenges of our ministry place.

Rev. Fr. Joseph Talangani highlighted the holiness and life of virtue of St. John Mary Vianney in his animation session.

The group discussion at the end of the gathering was an expression of open sharing and reflection on one’s ministry in the mission.

The fierce game of volleyball between the Minor Seminarians and the Priests was a thoroughly enjoyable affair in which the seminarians emerged winners.