Launching the Golden Jubilee Year of NBCLC

Launching the Golden Jubilee Year of NBCLC

It is 50 years since NBCLC was established by the CBCI. The significant Golden Jubilee milestone was inaugurated on February 05th 2016, by the Arch Bishop of Nagpur, Most Rev. Abraham Viruthukulangara with the hoisting of the Golden Jubilee flag with accompaniment of the singing of the jubilee anthem. The Jubilee anthem was composed by Fr. Francis Xavier OFM and Sr. Clarice AC.

The Spirit of the Jubilee year has been captured in a specially designed logo, with the words “Recall, Renew, and Radiate” evoking the mission of NBCLC. Bishop of Sivagangai, Most. Rev. Susai Manickam, released the Logo.

The assembly then moved to the Amalor hall, seven dignitaries including His Eminence Baselios Cardinal Cleemis, President of CBCI. Most. Rev. Thomas Dabre, Chairman of NBCLC and Most. Rev. Bernard Moras the Archbishop of Bangalore lit the traditional lamp - a symbol of God’s enlightening presence. Miss Durga simultaneously led the gathering in prayer and offered a hymn of praise.

Next, His Eminence Baselios Cardinal Cleemis officially inaugurated the Jubilee year with an address, followed by a warm welcome to the dignitaries, and the guests delivered by Fr. Sagaya John. Bishop Dabre led the participants down the memory lane, presenting the highlights of the 50 years journey of NBCLC.

The thanksgiving Eucharist was celebrated in the Samarpan Chapel. Cardinal Cleemis was the main celebrant and Archbishop Bernard Moras preached the homily. The Eucharist was followed by a cultural programme, depicting the vision, mission and the main renewal themes being propagated by NBCLC. 65 students from different schools performed dances and aptly enacted the themes.

The event concluded with the guests and participants sharing in the agape, a fellowship meal.

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