GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATION OF REV. BRO. YVAN PASSEBON AND REV. BRO. K. M. JOSEPH
The General house was tastefully decorated and filled with jubilation on December 10, 2016, as it was the day of the Golden Jubilee celebration of our Brothers Yvan Passebon, Vicar General, and K. M. Joseph, Assistant General. It was a memorable day for the jubilarian and for the members of the General House as well. All the members of the Generalate Community prepared well for the day.
The friends and well-wishers of the Jubilarians from Rome and other places joined us in the celebration. The celebrations began with the Holy Eucharist solemnized by Most. Rev. Joël MERCIER, Secretary for the Congregation of the Clergy, and con-celebrated by the invited Priests. In the beginning of the Eucharist the Jubilarians introduced their friends to the assembly and welcomed them. Then Bro. John Kallarackal, Superior General, welcomed the gathering and introduced the Jubilarians and felicitated them. During the Eucharistic Celebration, the jubilarians renewed their Religious Consecration in the presence of the Superior General. After the Mass, a group photo was taken with all the invited guests.
The festive lunch was held in the grand hall during which the felicitation for our jubilarians was held. Rev. Sr. Louis Madore, the Superior General of the Daughters of Wisdom, congratulated the Jubilarians. Representatives from the Montfortian family and friends of the Jubilarians took turn to honour them. At the end of the meal the two jubilarians took their time to thank everyone for joining the celebration and praying for them. They also remembered with gratitude the persons who accompanied them during their 50 years of Religious Life. The jubilarians presented to all the participants a specially prepared souvenir to mark the occasion.
All good things have to come to an end. At the end of the Celebration, the jubilarians were thanked for their commitment and missionary Zeal in the service of the Church and the congregation. The Generalate community was also thanked by all especially the St. Joseph sisters of Kottayam, for their hard work, flower arrangement in the Chapel and for preparing the sumptuous meal.
Bro. Sebastian Antony Samy,
In Charge of Communication.