Golden Jubilee of Sr. Anna Varkey was celebrated with great preparation and solemnity on 3rd August 2014 at Don Bosco Parish, Mirik. The Holy Mass was at 9.30 a.m., presided over by Rev. Fr. Fabianus Kujur the parish priest and Fr. Raymond Tudu the assistant parish priest. The Holy Mass began with the entrance dance by the boarders. During the homily the celebrant congratulated Sr. Anna and spoke of the faithfulness and generosity of God towards us. The liturgy was animated by the parishioners. After the Holy Mass Sr. Anna spoke few words to all those who were present quoting the Psalm 16:9 “I am thankful and glad, and I feel completely secure, because you protect me from the power of death. I have served you faithfully and you will not abandon me to the world of the dead.” I am feeling very happy and contended. I never thought that I will be celebrating my Golden Jubilee. But it is God, who makes everything wonderful in our life, she said. It was followed by cutting of the cake and felicitation. The three neighbouring communities Jaigaon, Kurseong and New Chumta represented the whole province.
Once again the jubilee was celebrated on 5th August in the Convent chapel together with the boarders. Fr. V.C. Jose the Rector of Don Bosco Community celebrated Mass. In his homily he spoke about those who hear the Word of God and fulfill it and congratulated Sr. Anna.
Sr. Cecilia K.