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Deacon James Doungel Ordained at Haflong

By Fr. P.J. James SDB
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Shillong, Jan. 21. The Salesian province of Silchar rejoices at the priestly ordination of Dn. James Doungel at St. Francis Xavier Church, Haflong, Assam. Dn. James was ordained by the Archbishop of Guwahati, His Grace John Moolachira on 20th January 2013 in the presence of Fr. John Timung, Diocesan Administrator of Diphu, and Fr. George Maliekal, the Salesian provincial of Silchar.
The ordination of Dn. James Doungel, SDB, at Haflong parish church on 20th December was a glorious event for the Church in the region, especially in this Year of Faith.

It was a colorful  display of faith with the participation of many priests and religious  and a big number of faithful from different cultural and ethnic groups from Haflong and round about.

The dances and singing added beauty to the function attended by many of other faiths as well. A cultural program that showcased the different tribal and ethnic traditions of the area followed the ordination.

The Salesian communities did a very commendable job in the preparation and celebration of the Ordination making it a memorable event for the newly ordained as well as all those who took part in it.
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