Silver Bells ringing in Nirmala Niketan, Jaigaon

JaigaonOn 5th August 2015 in the community of Jaigaon two memorable events marked on the same day. The Silver Jubilee of Sr. Amali John Joseph and the Foundation day of the Salesian Sisters. The celebration of the day began with the Eucharistic Celebration with the participation of around 300 people. A few people from the parish, teachers, well wishers and young people were invited for the celebration. The Eucharistic Celebration was headed by the Bishop of Jalpaiguri Diocese, Rt. Rev. Clement Tirkey along with six other priests of different parishes. By 10:30 am all started singing hymns of love and gratitude to God for the gift of our jubilerian. Bishop in his homily stressed on the love of God for each one of us. He also appreciated the mother and father of Sr. Amali, who looked after nine children with so much of love. After the homily Sr. Amali was crowned and garlanded by Bishop and the animator, Sr. Lily D’souza.

Focusing of the foundation day, the sisters of the community remembered the foundation of the congregation at Mornese, where the first eleven sisters received the Constitutions from Don Bosco, following the footmarks left by the first sisters; the sisters of Jaigaon community renewed their vows and received the Constitution from Bishop Clement Tirkey. After which the Sisters sang the Magnificat thanking God for the wonders the Lord had done in their lives.   The solemn Eucharistic Celebration ended with all the people wishing Sr. Amali a very Happy Jubilee, and to all the sisters a very Happy Feast. It was followed by a short cultural programme put up by the boarders of the community. They wished Sr. Amali in a very creative way; they portrayed her missionary journey of serving the Lord. The songs and dances showcased by them were very commendable. The days programme concluded with a short speech given by Sr. Rekha Joseph the elder sister of Sr. Amali. Lastly Sr. Amali expressed her love and gratitude to everyone with a short vote of thanks.

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