Aghunato - 2 February 2009
Our presence at Aghunato belongs to the Kohima diocese; it is in the district of Zunheboto, Nagaland. We began our service among the Sema Catholic community of Aghnato on 2 February 2009. Responding to written invitation of rt. Rev José Mukala, of Kohima diocee dated 5 September 2008 to open our presence in his diocese we agreed to collaborate in the pastoral and educational apostolate in the parish of Aghuanto. It is 9-10 hours from Dimapur by road, and the journey is tedious as roads are in very bad condition and the weather is extreme, specially in winter. After much prayer, study and reflection by Sr Lisette Thuruthimattam and her councillors, Sr Sharlene Pulickal and her councilors the new presence was opened on 2 February 2009 and was erected on 31 May 2009. Our peole are grateful thth we have responded to their prayers and sacrifice to have group of sisiters to serve among them and lead them closer to God by our presence an service Sr Della Thundathil was installed as its first local superior on the same day.
Pioneers: Srs Della Thundathil (superior), Maryjo Vayalil, Mary Chrisostom and Kalpana Toppo.
Ministries: Teaching ministry, pastoral assistance (looked after by the sisters, who are teaching in the parish school), home visitation, assisting in the dispensary run by the diocese.