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.