Golden & Ruby Jubilee Celebrations at Nagpur

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On 21 July 2018 the Conference of the Major Superiors in India organised the concluding of the Bicentenary celebration of the Priestly Ordination of St. Vincent Pallotti coupled with the celebration of the Golden and Ruby Jubilee of 12 of our confreres at Mary Queen of Apostles Church, Nagpur. Rev. Fr. Joseph Tharakunnel celebrated his 50th year of Priestly Ordination and Rev. Bro. Richard Arackal, the Golden jubilee of  his Perpetual Consecration. The joy was doubled by the Ruby Jubilee Celebration of 10 of our confreres: Rt. Rev. Thomas Thennatt SAC, Bishop of Gwalior, Rev. Fr. Abraham Kizhakekoottu SAC , Rev. Fr. Mathew Panakal SAC, Rev. Fr. Leo Felix Monroe SAC, Rev. Fr. Sakayidas Thazhathoppil SAC, Rev. Fr. William Bara SAC, Rev. Fr. Benedict Monteiro SAC, Rev. Fr. John Sabha Sunder SAC, Rev. Fr. James Palakudy SAC and Rev. Fr. Alois Kujur SAC. The Holy Eucharistic celebration was presided over by Rt. Rev. Thomas Thennatt. Rev. Fr. Varghese Pullan, Provincial Rector of Prabhu Prakash Province welcomed the gathering and Rev. Fr. Jacob Nampudakam, Rector General preached the homily. The Jubilarians were also felicitated after the Eucharist for their many years of dedicated service.