INS Provincial Community Day & Jubilee of Confreres 2022

Shillong 16th May: The Provincial Community Day cum Celebration of the Jubilee of Confreres 2022 was held on 14th May 2022 at Divine Saviour Parish, Nongthymmai. A number of Salesians, Aspirants, Pre-Novices, members of Salesian family, and family members of the Jubilarians attended the function. Father Mukt Tirkey celebrated the Holy Eucharist, concelebrated by other jubilarians and by 50 other priests. Father John Zosiama, the Vice Provincial, welcomed the gathering and introduced the occasion as a moment of family coming together to pray for the province and to felicitate and pray for the Jubilarians: Father Jose Varickasseril & Father Jose Chunkapura (Golden Jubilee of Religious Profession); Father Mukt Kumar Tirkey (Silver Jubilee of Priestly Ordination); and Father Suman Kumar Kiro, Father Alphonse Rongrin, Father Henry Warbah and Salesian Brother Solomon Swer (Silver Jubilee of Religious Profession). In the Homily, Father Jose Chunkapura reminded the assembly that Jubilee is a time to remind ourselves that the love of God is better than life.

    The Jubilarians were felicitated in the Conference Hall of BIDS (Bosco Integrated Development Society). Father Glorius Syiemlieh, the Rector of Nongthymmai community, accorded words of welcome to the gathering. As a sign of gratitude and appreciation to the Jubilarians, the Province prepared a number of items: Prayer dance by the Aspirants of Don Bosco Nonglakhiat, Congratulations song and a Prayer song by the Brothers of Sacred Heart Theological college, a Choir by Pre-Novices, a Song by Rilang boys and a Dance by the Apostolic boys of Savio Juniorate. In the name of the Province, Father John Changsan addressed the Jubilarians with words of appreciation and gratitude. On the occasion, Father Paul Olphindro Lyngkot, the Provincial, felicitated the Jubilarians and thanked them for their contributions to the Church and to the province. He reminded them that their vocation is a gift of the Lord. The family of Father Henry Warbah also presented a gift each to the Jubilarians. On behalf of the Jubilarians Father Jose Varickasseril thanked the province and everyone for their presence and for the felicitation given to them. A fraternal meal was served at the end of the programme.


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