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Inauguration of the New Church of Our Lady of Fatima at Malivita, Assam

By Fr. Bivan R. Mukhim
Guwahati, Dec. 7. Bishop Thomas Pullopollil of Bongaigaon blessed the Our Lady of Fatima Church, Malivita under the Salesian Parish of Bengtol on Sunday, 06 December 2015. The Church was inaugurated by Father VM Thomas, Provincial in the presence of priests, nuns and Christian faithful.
Guest of Honour, Mr. Chandan Brahma, MLA hoisted the flag and unveiled the plaque marking the inauguration of a new place of worship. In his message he said that as a representative of the people he is ready to cooperate with the missionaries for developing the new centre.
In his homily Bishop Thomas commented, that as the Church is kept clean so too the human soul and body has to be kept clean. ''We know that today is a historic moment as we bless and dedicate this new Church, it is a moment when we will remember that we are the temple of the Holy Spirit. Let this Church bring blessings to all who enter and pray here,'' he said. Father VM Thomas praised the Catholic community of Malivita and said that they are a 'vibrant Catholic community.''
The Parish Priest Father Francis Basumatary expressed words of gratitude and thanked the people who helped in the building of the Church.
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