Jubilee bells ring in Dharan

Posted by Spalding Hurst

July 1, 2019

To celebrate the golden and the silver jubilee of Sisters Sunita Vayalipara and Salomi Linda at Navjyoti School, Dharan on June 30, 2019, 19 Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, 11 other religious sisters, Most Rev. Bishop Paul Simick of Nepal, 11 priests, a deacon, and over 200 parishioners came together.

Bishop Simick concelebrated the Eucharist with eight priests. The Mass began with a liturgical entrance dance by the students of Navjyoti School. Sister Ann George Mukalel and the jubilarians carrying a bible and burning lambs processed to the altar along with the celebrants. The theme, “Give thanks to the Lord, for God’s love endures forever.” (1 Cor. 16.34) was well highlighted through the decorations, liturgy and the program. At the end of the Mass, the jubilarians took photos with the celebrants, Sisters and the participants.

After the Mass, people were provided with refreshments before the cultural program. The program was anchored by Sister Ringemit Lepcha. During the program Sisters Sunita and Salomi were felicitated and they cut the jubilee cake. All enjoyed a festive meal prepared by the non-teaching staff of the school. It was a day of thanksgiving and rejoicing for the past 25 and 50 years of God’s faithfulness in the lives of our Sisters Sunita and Salomi!

Malini Manjoly, SCN


  1. Mary Ellen Doyle

    ;I’m so glad I didn’t miss this Newsline! It brought back so many memories of my being with Sunita and hope to get to see Salomi here yet in future! Warmest and loving congratulations to you both! And love to all the Sisters in Dharan. I have so many happy memories of being there, too!

  2. Phelomena Hembrom

    Congratulations to Sunita and Salomi. As I saw you I felt home sick for Dharan. Yes it was indeed a great celebration.

  3. Catherine Lee

    Congratulations Sunita and Salomi! God’s blessings upon you both!

  4. Rosemarie Kirwan

    What a lovely celebration! Congratulations Sunita and Salomi, and Ringemit for anchoring it.

  5. Louise Smith, scn

    Congratulations Sunita and Salomi keep celebrating your journey of your life’s commitment.
    God blessings be with you always.

  6. Blanche Correia SCN

    Congratulations Sunita and Salomi

  7. Luke

    Congratulations Sunita and Salomi! Wishing you many continued blessings on your life’s journey.
    Sr. Luke

  8. Barbara Joseph Lammers

    Congratulations to all involved. It looks and reads as though it was a great celebration both of the jubilarians and all who were there.


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