The Sacerdotal Silver Jubilee of Rev. Fr. Mathew Michael SDB was solemnly celebrated at Don Bosco College, Mannuthy on December 5, 2009. The celebrations began at 10.30 a.m. with the Eucharist presided over by the Jubilarian. Fr Joe Kallani, Parish Priest of the neighbouring Parish Community, in his homily, spoke on the characteristics of a priest and their connection with the life of Jesus the Good Shepherd. The other Jubilarians present, Fr.Varghese Thannippara and Fr. Johnson (Parish Priest of St. Antony’s, Mannuthy) were also honoured by adorning them with ponnada. The felicitation programme, after the Mass, started with a prayer song by the college students. The words of welcome by Rev Fr Thomas P J (Rector), and the felicitations by Fr C J Sebastian, Prof. Paulson Chalissery (Principal of the college), Prof. Mathew Koola (Co operator) voiced the sentiments of the celebrations. The cultural events by the aspirants of Don Bosco Bhavan, the college students and the Youth Centre added colour to the celebrations. The festivities attended by more than 250 guests included Salesian confreres, Salesian Co operators, college staff, neighbours, student representatives of the college, well-wishers, friends and relatives of the jubilarian.
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