BISHOP PONEN VISITS OUR SISTERS IN UTRAIL

bishop with the girls

Last September 14, 2018, Bishop Ponen Paul Kubi, CSC came to Utrail Parish for a pastoral visit.  He was greeted in the Our Lady of Help Parish by the hostel boys and girls and with the other parishioners.

 welcome in the parish-Sept 14

Welcome in the parish-September 14

Mass in the parish with the Bishop

Mass in the parish with the Bishop

 

 

 

the girls fetched Bishop Ponen from the parish to the hostel

 

 

 

The girls fetched Bishop Ponen from the parish to the hostel 

 

 

 

the girls brought the Bishop around the different places in the hostel

The girls brought the Bishop around the different places in the hostel

He visited the St. Candida Hostel for Girls the following day and was received warmly in a traditional manner by our hostel girls upon his arrival.  He was led to bless the grotto of the Immaculate Conception located at the grounds of the hostel.  Bishop Ponen Paul Kubi, CSC gave a short message to the girls about the devotion to the Blessed Mother and a Marian dance as a tribute to the Blessed Mother was presented by some of our hostel girls.

Bishop Ponen Paul Kubi, CSC made an ocular visit in the hostel and the girls spontaneously invited him to stay for a short while with them and requested him to tell them some stories which the Bishop gladly accepted.  They have talked about some of their Garo cultures .

Bishop Ponen talking stories for the girls

Bishop Ponen telling stories ...

Bishop Ponen in the house

After his visit in the hostel, the Bishop took his lunch in the community with the Sisters. The following day on September 16, he also gave the First Communion to our 8 hostel girls together with the other First Communicants from the hostel boys and from other villages.  

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Those were indeed grace-filled days with our dear Bishop Paul Ponen Kubi, CSC , the Bishop of Mymensingh Diocese.