The Year-long Silver Jubilee Celebrations of Don Bosco, Kottiyam came to a close on September 12, 2009. The thanksgiving Holy Eucharist was presided over by Rt Rev Stanley Roman (Bishop of Kollam), and concelebrated by Rev Fr Provincial, and about 30 priests, mostly former Rectors and associates. Rt Rev Joseph Fernandez (Bishop-Emeritus) too was present. The students of Don Bosco Cultural Centre, Vennala enriched the celebration by their sacred music. During the simple felicitation programme that followed, Fr CK Jose and Fr Jibi Jose (both former rectors) shared their experience of the growth and progress of the institution.