Jubilee Celebration at St. Michael’s
December 8, 2016 was Jubilee time for the veterans of the Patna Province of Jesuits!
Eleven men joined the celebrative Eucharist presided by the youngest Jubilarian Bishop J.B Thakur SJ at the well-decked hall of St. Michael’s School. While Frs. Domnic Muthedath, George Thana, Joseph Parekattil, Paul Jackson, Robert H. Schmidt and Br. Hilary Goveas along with Bishop Thakur completed 60 years as Jesuits, Frs. Scaria Mammootil, Abraham Puthumana and John D’Mello completed 50 Years as Priests. Fr. Melville Diamond, the senior most Jesuit of the Province was completing 60 years of his priesthood. Fr. Scaria gave an inspiring homily, which focused on commitment to one’s call after the model of Mother Mary.
While the Principal and his assistant Frs. Armstrong SJ and Christie SJ led the choir with their teachers from St. Michael’s, the Administrator George Thakur SJ and Victor Osta SJ assembled a delectable dinner for the Jubilarians and their friends.
~ Fr. Robert