On 13th May 2018, Mazzarello convent, Sahera, witnessed a dual celebration of Silver Jubilee of the School and the feast of our Foundress St. Mary Domenica Mazzarello. 600 invitees participated in the celebration. The Theme of the celebration was “Recall, Rejoice, and Renew”. The celebration was commenced with the Holy Eucharist at 10.00 am in the auditorium presided over by Rev. Fr. Joseph Marianus Kujur S.J, the provincial of Ranchi Province. During his homily he stressed on the theme of the celebration. He said that we are gathered here to Recall the past with gratitude to God, then to Rejoice for His faithfulness in our fruitful mission of 25 years and to Renew ourselves for the betterment of our Mission. Speaking on the life of Mother Mazzarello he stressed on her Love and Thirst for the Eucharistic Lord and the Wisdom filled life that she lived though she was illiterate. We all can acquire knowledge but without wisdom we cannot know the will of the Lord neither we can known Him. Lastly, he summarized his homely, saying,
“If you cannot fly- Run,
If you cannot run – walk,
If you cannot walk- crawl.
Do not be stagnant but be on the move.”
After the Holy Eucharist the cultural program followed. The Chief Guest of the program was Rev. Sr. Rose Ezarath the provincial of Kolkata province, the guest of honors were Rev. Fr. Joseph Marianus Kujur S.J, the provincial of Ranchi Province and Mr. Regi Dungdung, Additional Director of police, J.A.P.
The life of Mary Mazzarello was presented through a short skit named “Love Conquers All”. Sisters too were seen on the stage with their melodious Italian Song “To be reborn with our Foundress”. The Jubilee Song “A time of great Jubilee” was sung by the borders of Mazzarello convent. The mementos were given to the dignitaries as a sign of remembrance of the auspicious day. Provincial Sr. Rose in her talk thanked all the sisters who toiled in this place. She also recalled the past moments and thanked the Lord for the wonderful deeds He has worked through our mission.
Finally Sr. Lily D’Souza proposed the vote of thanks in which she thanked all those were responsible for the growth of the mission at Sahera starting from His Eminence Telesphore P. Cardinal Toppo, the Salesians of Hatia and Kokar and the Jesuit Communities from Namkum and all those present which made the day a memorable one with their joyous presence. The festal meal was followed after the program. The Lord seemed to bless each one of us as we received the showers of Blessings in the form of good showers of rain.
Sr. Neera Tigga & Sr. Siljera Marak