Concluding ceremony of the Golden Jubilee celebration

The Family of Archdiocese of Bhopal gave thanks to almighty God for having given 50 years of Pastoral ministry and service to the humanity  by celebrating Golden Jubilee year on 30th November 2013 in Asha Niketan Parish combined with concluding celebration of the year of faith as well as Inauguration of New Assumption Church. The main celebrant of day was His eminence Oswald Cardinal Gracias the Archbishop of Bombay and con-celebrated by Archbishop Most Rev Dr Leo Cornelio SVD and Emeritus Pascal Topno. We were happy to have the benign presence of Archbishops of Nagpur & Raipur as well as  all the M P region diocesan Bishops. There were also around 125 priests both diocesan as well as religious who are rendering their services the Archdiocese of Bhopal,con-celebrated & prayed for the Archdiocese. The total participants were around 6500, we appreciate the presence of a good number of religious Sisters of different congregation.After the Holy Mass there was a cultural program depicting the life story of St Francis of Assisi, our Patron  Saints. During the program around 30 male & female from different parishes who gave their valuable time and contribution towards the growth of the Church in Bhopal, were awarded by His eminence Oswald Cardinal Gracias. Finally all gathered assembly was given a fellowship meal. Thanks to all the members of the Golden Jubilee Committees.