The Provincial Chapter of Mary Help of Christians, Shillong was held from July 16 to 20, 2017 at St. Margaret’s Convent, Peachlands Shillong. It was indeed a time of grace wherein capitulars reflected upon their consecrated life and mission. Holy Mass celebrated by Bishop Victor Lyngdoh of Jowai Diocese at 7.00 a.m. preceded the inauguration of the Chapter on 16 July 2017.
At 8:30 a.m. the capitulars gathered in the chapel for personal prayer and preparation for the chapter and proceeded to the Chapter Hall. The inaugural session was graced by the presence of Bishop Victor Lyngdoh, Sr. Philomina Mathew, Superior General, Sr. Mary Perunilam, Assistant General, Sr. Christine Mynsong, General Councillor for Evangelization, Fr. George Maliekal SDB, Provincial of Shillong, Sr. Biolinda Jyrwa VSDB, Mother General and Sr. Isabella Suja FMA, Provincial of Shillong. Good wishes and blessing from the special invitees of the day were verbalized in the form short messages. Sr. Philomena Mathew, the Superior General set the right spirit of the Chapter through her message to the Capitulars based on the theme of the Chapter.
Throughout the days of the Chapter the delegates experienced God’s guiding hands. Their active participation and sharing in the small groups as well as in the general sessions made the Provincial Chapter a great success. The policies arrived at the Chapter intends to help the members of the Province to live their consecrated life more meaningfully and to bring about a renewal.
The Chapter was concluded with a grateful note of thanksgiving to God the Almighty and to one another at the Eucharistic celebration presided over by Fr. George Maliakal SDB, Provincial of Shillong.