The installation of the Parish Priest at Oodlabari

The installation of the Parish Priest at Oodlabari

The installation of the new parish priest of Don Bosco Oodlabari, Fr. Alexander Topno SDB took place on July 16, 2017. It was also the day of confirmation for children of the parish.

Rev. Bishop Clement Tirkey of Jalpaiguri officiated the liturgical ceremony of confirming 76 children after which the official handing over of the parish to the new pastor took place through the symbolic gesture of handing over of the key of the main door of the church to him.  The new pastor opened officially the main door and ushered in everyone.

The Holy Mass was celebrated in the school assembly hall. On this occasion all the priests form the community, Fr Sanjay Manohar Kujur, the Rector,  Frs. V.S. Sebastian, U.P. Sebastian,  Alexander Topno and two other guest priests concelebrated the Holy Mass with Bishop.

Immediately after the mass there was a short felicitation for the Bishop   and the new parish priest by the children who received the confirmation.

The entire programme came to a grand finale with fellowship meal for everyone.