A new chapter began in the history of Infant Jesus Parish Nonpu Doimukh on 9 August 2020 with the installation of Rev Fr. Theotimus Lakra SDB as the new Parish priest and In-Charge of the centre by Rev. Fr. T.J. Sebastian SDB, the outgoing Parish priest of Doimukh.
The installation ceremony was held during the Eucharistic thanksgiving Mass. The Holy Mass began at 10:30 am with the procession. Rev. Fr. Kaisii Moses SDB gave a short introduction reminding the triple celebration of the day, Eucharistic thanksgiving, thanking the Lord for the services rendered by Rev. Fr. T.J. Sebastian SDB in the Parish and to pray for the new Parish Priest and In-charge, Rev. Fr. Theotimus Lakra SDB who is to be installed during the Mass.
Fr T.J. Sebastian SDB, the outgoing Parish priest was the main celebrant of the Holy Mass. One could witness the tears in the eyes of the faithful as he presided over the farewell mass. The homily was delivered by Fr. Theotimus Lakra SDB. After the homily, the solemn ceremony for the installation started. Rev. Fr. T.J. Sebastian SDB officially read the delegation letter of the Bishop and the provincial, delegating him to install on behalf of the church and the province Fr. Theotimus SDB as the parish priest and In-Charge of the centre.
After the Holy Mass, Fr. Theotimus Lakra SDB was congratulated and felicitated by the faithful in front of the church. In the evening there was official sent of programme for Rev. Fr. T.J. Sebastian by the parishioners cum official welcome for Rev Fr. Theotimus Larkra SDB. During the programme SOPs was strictly followed. (Reported by Bro. THAIMEI Gailangam Savio SDB)