Golden and Silver Jubilarians Celebrate in Mokama

Posted by Spalding Hurst

December 2, 2013

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Four Golden Jubilarians: SCNs Mary Chakalackal, Mary Joseph Pamplaniel, Rita Puthenkalam and Shalini D’ Souza celebrated their Golden Jubilee along with six Silver Jubilarians: SCNs Basanti Lakra, Hilda Lobo, Mary Basanti Besra, Mary Bridget Lakra, Smita Karikattil and Usha Saldanha on Nov. 30, 2013.

The Parish Priest of Mokama, Father Alwyn D’Souza celebrated the Eucharist and the Candidates with an entrance dance led the Jubilarians and the priests to the altar. The Jubilarians were welcomed with a tikka and a flower.

Mass hymns were sung in English, Hindi, Konkini, Malayalam, Sadhri and Santhali by the Candidates, Novices and the Sisters.

At the end of the Mass, the Jubilarians were garlanded and the community present congratulated them.  After the jubilee cake cutting the jubilarians were taken to the dinning room with the beating of the drum and tribal dance.

The Candidates, Novices, and Sisters exhibited a great show of talents in felicitating the Jubilarians through the evening cultural program.

It was indeed a SCN Family jubilee celebration. Around 80 SCNs came from various communities and including the Candidates and Novices there were 150 people present for the Mass.

May you continue to shine thorough your Golden and Silver years of God’s Blessings in SCN Congregation in total surrender to God in service to the poor and the needy.

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