Golden and Silver Jubilee Celebration
On the 30th May 2019, Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ celebrated the golden jubilee of the religious profession of Sr. Viannis and the silver jubilees of Srs. Jacintha, Justin, Roshni, Sneha, Sabitha, Vandhana and Vinaya. Srs. Sneha, Vandhana and Vinaya are members of the St. Joseph province and were invited to celebrate with their companions.
Most Rev. Dr. Peter Machdo, Archbishop of Bangalore, presided over the Holy Eucharist and Rt. Rev. Chacko Thottumarickal, SVD, Bishop of Indore and nine priests co-celebrated with him.
At the outset of the Eucharist, Most. Rev. Dr. Peter Machdo profusely congratulated the sisters for sacrificing their lives to serve Jesus and humanity. During his homily Rt. Rev. Chacko Thottumarickal, SVD, affirmed that consecrated life is a powerful witness to the world and thanked the jubilarians for witnessing as disciples of Jesus and radiating the joy of the gospel by zealously engaging in the various ministries of the congregation for the past fifty and twenty five years. He acknowledged the committed service of PHJC sisters from different parts of India in the ministries of education, medical care, social work, pastoral work and other humanitarian activities with special focus on women and the marginalized.
PHJC sisters from various communities, family members, associates, volunteers and friends added joy to the celebration. The event evoked in the heart of the jubilarians wonderful memories and a deep sense of gratitude for God’s mercy and faithfulness.
At the end of short congratulatory programme the jubilarians thanked everyone who planned and prepared this special event and for all the love and support they received from family, friends, well-wishers above all and PHJC sisters. The jubilee celebration concluded with delicious meal.