Katihar Parish Priest installed
Bishop Anjulus Kujur S.J, D.D of Purnea diocese installed Fr Agapit Minj as the parish priest of St Michael’s Church Katihar on July 09, 2017 in the presence of the parishioners, confreres and sisters.
The installation ceremony began with the ushering in of the bishop and the five priests to the church door where bishop handed over the church key to the newly appointed parish priest, Fr Agapit Minj. At the invitation of the bishop, he then opened the door of the church for the people to enter. As the Holy Eucharist began the bishop gave the appointment letter to be read out to the people. Thus, at various moments of the Eucharist he authorized the new parish priest to give baptism, celebrate the Eucharist and proclaim the word of God to the faithful, making the installation a very solemn process.
A short felicitation programme followed after the Eucharist. The main participants of the felicitation were St Michael’s hostel, Don Bosco hostel, Mary Immaculate hostel, mothers of the parish and Katihar medical college. The event was concluded with the vote of thanks by the newly installed parish priest. Fellowship meal brought the day’s programme to a happy conclusion.
Contrary to what usually happens, the installation ceremony was given media coverage in the news paper and Cable T.V through the initiative of some eminent parishioners.