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Bishop Joseph leads Year of St. Joseph Celebrations in Rajanagar

Most Rev. Joseph Aind sdb led the concluding celebrations of Year of St. Joseph at St. Joseph Chruch, Rajanagar on 5 December 2021. Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation were administered on nearly 400 youth and adults. The youth from Rajanagar village led the liturgy with a melodious choir. Priests from neighbouring missions joined the celebrations. Bishop Aind, the Bishop Emeritus of Dibrugarh Diocese, was felicitated for his 25th Year of Episcopal Ordination. Faithful from all the villages of Rajanagar Parish came together to mark the conclusion of Year of St. Joseph and show their love for Bishop Aind. Hon’ble Somlung Mossang, the MLA of Bordumsa-Diyun Constituency, under which Rajanagar comes, was present share the joy of the event. He also appealed to the people to model their lives on St. Joseph who was a caring husband, a good father and hardworking person. Fathers Joy Manikathan and Edvin Prabhu represented Bishop George. The women from Rajanagar too sang on the occassion to thank God for the gift of their faith. The whole village community has worked in collaboration with the Parish Priest Fr. Rajesh Lakra sdb for months to make the event a successful...

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Village Church Dedicated to the Year of St. Joseph

A beautiful village Church was blessed and dedicated to the Year of St. Joseph on Saturday 27 November by Bishop George Pallipparambil of Miao Diocese. Bishop George blessed and dedicated the village Church at Jengpothar in the presence of Mr. Somlung Mossang, MLA of Diyun-Bordumsa constituency and friends and faithful from Miao and Kharsang sub division of Changlang district. Speaking on the occasion, Bishop George said, “St. Joseph is a role model for every walk of life. He is a good father who taught the values of hard work to his son, he is a good husband who cared for his wife and child and he is a good servant who always listened to God’s promptings”. The church is built by the people of the village by their own contribution. Appreciating the people for their love for the Church, he appealed to them to grow stronger in faith and invoked the protection of St. Joseph on them. People from all faith were present for the blessing and dedication of the Church. Echoing the words of Holy Father, Bishop George said, “St. Joseph in caring for his Son Jesus protected the beginnings of the Church and he continues to do so even now. May he protect this Church and this village.” Speaking on the ocassion, Somlung Mossang highlighted the role of St. Joseph in the life of Jesus Christ. “In the modern day context of mobile and internet, St. Joseph is an ideal example to follow”, he said. “A good caring husband, an ideal father and a hardworking craftsman. He is a role model for every age”. The blessing event concluded with a special prayer dedicated to St. Joseph. Jengpothar village under the Sacred Heart Parish Neotan is one of the nine substations of the parish and is the smallest community of Langching tribe of Arunachal...

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Konsa Village of Pongchao Mission gets a new Church

Bishop George Blessed a beautiful Church in Konsa village underPongchao Mission, in Longding District on 24 November 2021 The Church Blessing was attended by Mr. Honchun Ngandam, Minister, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh. He also spoke on the occasion, reminding people to build good church in their heart. Many children received the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Fathers and Sisters from neighbouring missions were present at the occassion. Konsa is one of the last village of Longding District in the borders of Myanmar and...

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Blessed Advent to You All

The Diocese of Miao Wishes you all a Blessed Advent Season. May you prepare well to receive the Lord in your Hearts and...

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Bishop George Dedicates a Roadside Grotto to Year of the Family

Namphai, 24 November 2021: Bishop George Pallipparambil of Miao Diocese blessed a roadside grotto and dedicated it to the Year of the Family at Nampahi Bazar in Changlang district, Arunachal Pradesh. “This grotto and the images we see here are work of human hands to remind us of the presence of God in our midst and also of the importance of family”, said Bishop George unveiling the images of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. The prayer point was blessed at the entrance of Namaphai II market area, a small township located some seven kilometres away from Miao, the gateway to Namdapha National Park and Tiger Project. Highlighting the importance of family, Bishop George said, “We are in living at a time when family values have lost their importance. The invasion of internet and mobile phones have eroded the sanctity of marriage. As we pass through this way, this grotto at this junction will work as a reminder for all us to remember our families and go back to the families safe and sound.” Shopkeepers from the market area and Christian faithful from nearby villages participated and witnessed the blessing and dedication. In the context of religious polarisation in the country, this prayer point becomes a symbol of inter-religious unity. The land for the construction was provided by Bijoy Taidong, a faithful from Baptist Church and the lighting and electricity is supported by Bigu Saikia, a Hindu brother, who owns a grocery shop in the market. “With this beautiful landmark in the market, people will remember the presence of God and do honest business. The light from the grotto will dispel the darkness around”, said Taidong at the blessing. The religious communities and people gathered for the event expressed happiness over their participation in the Year of the Family initiative of the Holy Father with the help of this grotto in this remote corner of the...

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