The Silver Jubilee of the Priestly Ordination of Rev. Fr. Varghese Thannippara and other Jubilarians who had served at Don Bosco Irinjalakuda, namely, Rev. Fr. Thomas Anchukandam, Rev. Fr. Sebastian Ottaplackal, Rev. Fr. Mathew Michael, Rev. Fr. Josin Thazhathette and Rev. Fr. K. T. Jose was celebrated with much festivity on the 21st November, 2009 at Don Bosco, Irinjalakuda. The Jubilarians and Mar James Pazhayattil, the Bishop of Irinjalakuda were given a ceremonial welcome by the NCC cadets and the School Band. It was followed by the solemn concelebrated Eucharist by the Jubilarians. The Bishop gave the introduction for the Eucharistic Celebration while the Homily was delivered by Msgr. Vincent Alappatt, the Vicar General of the Diocese. It was followed by the felicitation which was attended by many dignitaries. Adv. Thomas Unniyadan, MLA, Mr. M. P. Jackson, the Municipal Chairman of Irinjalakuda, Rev. Fr. K. D. Joseph, the first Rector of the Jubilarians, Msgr. Vincent Alappatt and many others. The occasion was graced by the presence of many priests and religious of the Diocese, several Salesians, staff of the 3 schools in the campus, numerous friends and well-wishers, and the relatives of Rev. Fr. Thannippara. The splendid cultural programme was applauded by all the guests. The whole celebration was concluded by a sumptuous fellowship meal.
Br. Christudas Benny sdb