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Destructive Cyclone Hits Salesian Works in West Khasi Hills
20/04/2013.  Shillong #N.6411
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
News in Salesian Family, Disasters, Parish / Church, Social Life, Social Development, Development Office


On Wednesday, 10th April 2013 a destructive cyclone hit parts of West Khasi Hills of Meghalaya. The most affected villages are Umdang, Porlah, Seinduli, Banglapluh and Nongjri. The parishes of Umdang, Rangblang and Sonapahar suffered much. Efforts are underway to bring relief to the suffering people of the affected area.. Read More

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Sports Meet at St. Anthony's Hr Sec School, Shillong
20/04/2013.  Shillong #N.6410
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Youth, Salesian Family, Formation, Sports, Education School


St. Anthony's Higher Secondary School, Shillong held its 84th Annual Athletic Sports Meet cum Inter-School Invitational Events at Don Bosco Mini Stadium at Shillong. The Chief Guest Mr. Zenith M. Sangma, Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs, Government of Meghalaya, hoisted the school flag and received the salute from 42 marching contingents of various schools from different parts of Shillong and the four houses of the School. Mr. W.S. Challam, the District School Education Officer, was the Guest of Honour for the Inaugural function.. Read More

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Fr. John Larrea Laid to Rest
19/04/2013.  Shillong #N.6408
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
News in Salesian Family, Evangelization, Profiles, Life and Health, Vocation, Missions


The Province of Silchar bade a tearful adieu to Fr. John Larrea on the 18th of April 2013. The funeral Mass was celebrated at the Mary Help of Christian's Cathedral, Shillong. Most Rev. Dominic Jala, the Archbishop of Shillong presided over the Eucharist, concelebrated by Most Rev. Thomas Menamparampil SDB, Archbishop emeritus of Guwahati, Rt. Rev. Victor Lyngdoh Bishop of Nongstoin, Fr. Hilarius Lamare the Administrator of the diocese of Jowai, Fr. Arthur Marak the Vicar General of Tura, Priests representing the Dioceses of Imphal, Kohima and Dibrugarh along with other 80 priests.. Read More

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Fr. John Larrea SDB passes away at Shillong
17/04/2013.  Shillong #N.6404
Posted by Ignatius Koksi Sangma, Shillong
News in Salesian Family, Life and Health


Fr. John Larrea SDB of the province of Silchar passed away at 3.20 am on 17th April 2013. He was 92. He was ailing for sometime due to old age and was admitted to Nazareth Hospital, Shillong a few days back. The Salesian Congregation deeply mourns the passing away of Rev. Fr. John Larrea SDB, aged 92, at the early hours of 17 April, 2013. His mortal remains are kept at the Don Bosco Technical School Chapel. There will be a concelebrated requiem mass at the grotto chapel at 6 pm on 17th and the funeral mass will take place at 2 pm on 18th April at the Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians, Laitumkhrah, Shillong.. Read More

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North East India Bishops reiterate Pope Francis' Stand on Poor
05/04/2013.  Shillong #N.6378
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
News in Salesian Family, Evangelization, Parish / Church


Agartala: Echoing the predilection for the poor that Pope Francis famously made known at the beginning of his pontificate, the leadership of the Catholic Church in North East India has said there is an essential 'link between our faith and the poor'. ''Our educational services and social outreach programs,'' said Archbishop Dominic Jala, ''are expressions of the Church's belief that there exists an undeniable link between our faith and the poor.'' He called it a 'link' the Church in North East would ''vigorously pursue.'' Archbishop Jala of Shillong was speaking at the meeting of the North East Regional Bishops Council, held at Bishop's House Agartala, 2nd - 4th April 2013, of which Archbishop Jala is the chairman. . Read More

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Priesthood is a Gift of God: Archbishop Jala
27/03/2013.  Shillong #N.6371
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong  - 1 Comments
News in Youth, Salesian Family, Evangelization, Parish / Church, Religion


Hundreds of Catholics in the city celebrated the Mass of Chrism at the Mary Help of Christians Cathedral Church at Laitumkhrah on Tuesday evening. The mass was offered by Shillong's Archbishop Dominic Jala SDB, in the presence of almost 170 priests of the archdiocese.. Read More

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Ri-Bhoi Catholic Church celebrates 100 years of its existence with a Priestly ordination
17/03/2013.  Shillong #N.6354
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
News in Youth, Spirituality, Salesian Family, Formation, Evangelization, Parish / Church, Profiles, Festivals, Success Story, Religion, Social Development, Vocation, Salesian Society, Missions


Amidst the thrill and excitement of a new Pope in the Catholic Church, the Catholic community of Ri-Bhoi District of Meghalaya had two other reasons to celebrate as well. The centenary of the coming of the faith in Ri-Bhoi and the ordination to priesthood of Fr. Gabriel Jalong SDB. The double celebration of the centenary and the priestly ordination was held at the Assumption Parish, Nongpoh on 17th March 2013.. Read More

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Course in Silchar Province On Psychosexual Integration And Celibate Maturity
17/03/2013.  Shillong #N.6353
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
News in Education and Culture, Spirituality, Salesian Family, Formation, Vocation, Lifestyle


A Course of Psychosexual Integration and Celibate Maturity was organized at Siloam from 10th to 15th March 2013 for the Salesian Formators by Rev. Fr. Paul Olphindro Lyngkot, Sdb, the Vice Provincial of Silchar. The recently published book on ''Psycho-Sexual Integration and Celibate Maturity - a hand book for Religious and Priestly Formation'' by Salesian Psychological Association and South Asia Formation Commission of the Salesians formed the basic reference book. . Read More

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Delegates For Salesian Groups And Movments Meet In Hyderabad
08/03/2013.  Shillong #N.6338
Posted by Dianetious Fernandez, Shillong
News in Youth, Salesian Family, Youth Groups, Salesian Society


The Delegates for Groups and Movements of the Salesian Provinces of India met in Hynderabad from the 4th to the 6th of March. The main agenda of the meeting was preparing 'The Handbook and Manual for Salesian Groups and Movements'. . Read More

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Regional Salesian Youth Convention Held at Cherrapunjee
20/02/2013.  Shillong #N.6311
Posted by Ignatius Koksi Sangma, Shillong
News in Youth, Salesian Family, Youth Groups


The regional Salesian youth convention was held at the shrine of St. John Bosco at Cherrapunjee from 15th to the 17th February 2013. More than 800 young people from all over North East participated in this mega event organized by the Salesian Youth Movement (SYM) department of Silchar province. TOGETHER TOWARDS A BETTER WORLD was the well chosen theme of the youth gathering.. Read More

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