5th Death Anniversary of Bp Symphorian Keeprath
St. Francis Day & 5th Diocesan Day was celebrated on 05th October 2019 at St. Francis School Campus, Amritsar. The celebration began with Holy Eucharistic Celebration presided over by Most Rev. Dr. Agnelo Rufino Gracias, the Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Jalandhar. Vicar Generals and good number of priests concelebrated the Holy Mass. In large numbers Priests, Religious sisters and lay faithful were present. Soon after the St. Francis Day celebration, the 5th Diocesan Day Celebration was kicked off with the display of Band by the School Children. Prayer dance was performed by Othian Hostlers. Diocesan Pastoral Council President Mr. Younas Masih welcomed the dignitaries and the entire gathering. All the Directors of the Diocesan Commissions were honoured by the Bishop during the day. Various commissions presented the awards to the chosen ones. Media commissions presented the reports of the all the commissions. Skit on Budhiman Hannah was displayed by the Patti parish as they stood first in the Diocesan level Skit Competition. Bishop honoured the Jagraon Parish Choir, the Diocesan Level winner of Parish Choir Competition. Papal anthem was sung by the minor seminarians. Sacred Heart Church, Majitha Road performed the Final Bhangara. Bishop congratulated Msgr. Mathew Kokkandam, Msgr. Michael Ani, Rev. Fr. Varghese Chakkarakadana and all the fathers and sisters who have put their whole efforts to make this day so special and successful.