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Savios Felicitate Father John for Golden and Diamond

By Cl. Shemphang Dkhar
Father John, the Jubilarian together with the concelebrants on his Jubilee day
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Shillong, Aug. 30. The Community of Savio Juniorate celebrated the diamond jubilee of religious profession and the golden jubilee of ordination of Father John Kalapura on August 27, 2016. Many priests, nuns, past pupils and a large number of well wishers joined Father John to celebrate and thank God for His faithfulness to him. Father John currently serves as Confessor at Savio Juniorate.
The celebrations began with the Eucharist at 9:30 AM presided over by the jubilarian himself and concelebrated by around 28 priests.

In the felicitation that followed at the Ravalico Auditorium, Father Jeevan Lakra, the Rector congratulated the jubilarian and spoke of him as "the most wanted man in and around Shillong" by the penitents who needed to unload their burden of sins. The felicitation programme included band piece, choir, songs, and dance performed by the aspirants.

As part of the preparation for the Jubilee celebration, the brother assistants together with Father Michael Makri, the counselor, organized a month long ''Kalapura Tournament''. The whole month had been a time of festivities for the aspirants playing different games both indoor and outdoor. The champion and runners up of the tournament were declared on the jubilee day and the jubilarian gave away the trophies.



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