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Jubilee and Community Day Celebrations , Shillong

By Father Glorious Shullai, sdb
The Jubilarians together with the Concelebrants after the Holy Eucharistic Celebration.
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Shillong, Oct. 14. Shillong: On 13th October 2018 the Salesian Province of John Paul II, Shillong celebrated the Jubilee of the Salesian Confreres: Brother V.S Mathew for 60 years of Religious Profession, Father P.V Joseph for 50 years of priestly ordination, Father Roland Kharkrang and Brother Dominic Induar for 50 years of Religious Profession, Father Telesphor Nonglang, Father Marius Thongnibah and Father P.J Joseph for 25 years of Priestly ordination and Father Benny Moshahary for 25 years of Religious Profession at Don Bosco Aspirantate  Nonglakhiat.
The Jubilee celebration started with Holy Eucharistic Celebration at 9:30am. Father John Zosiama, Vice Provincial welcomed the jubilarians and the faithful.

Father P.V Joseph was the main celebrant while Father Roland gave an inspiring homily exhorting the jubilarians as well all present for the Holy Mass to live worthy of the call received. Father Roland spoke about the journey of the jubilarians as a Salesian, saying that each one of them had experienced pains and difficulties, but in the midst of them, one needs to live a life of fidelity and commitment in everything they do.

The Holy Eucharistic celebration was followed by a felicitation program for the jubilarians in the auditorium. The program opened with the prayer dance ''Holy Spirit be my guide'' by the Aspirants of Don Bosco Nonglakhiat followed by variety of items performed by Savio Juniorate boys and the aspirants of Pastoral Centre.

Father Paul Olphindro, the Provincial appreciated the Jubilarians for their selfless service to the province and to the people of God at large especially to the young. He praised them for their readiness to be available whenever they are needed in the province. He also told them that they are the blessings to the thousands of the people of God.

The words of felicitation for the jubilarians was prepared  by Father Gedwin Warbah. In his well-articulated speech he appreciated and mentioned each jubilarians' contribution to the province especially to the places where they had worked.

Father P.J Joseph on behalf of the jubilarians gave a message to all as he expressed that thousands of God's people have been touched or changed by the lives jubilarians.

Father Marius Thongnibah proposed the vote of thanks to those involved in the Jubilee celebration.
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