On June 18, 2022, the Province of North East India of the Congregation of Holy Cross rejoiced with the Ordination of Fr. Stephen Langsianmunga, C.S.C. The Mass of Ordination was at Fr. Stephen's home parish of Holy Cross in Champai. The Most Rev. Stephen Rotuluanga, C.S.C., Bishop of the Diocese of Aizwal, presided at the Mass of Ordination.
Despite the heavy rains causing poor road conditions, 26 priests were present for the occasion, many of whom were Holy Cross priests. Also in attendance were religious and lay faithful who joined in the celebration. After the Mass, the parish hosted a felicitation program in honor of Fr. Stephen, which was followed by a community meal.
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The following day Fr. Stephen celebrated his first Mass at the same parish, giving thanks to God for his vocation and for the faith community that helped to nurture it.
Fr. Stephen looks forward to beginning his priestly ministry at Holy Cross Parish Koloriang, Arunachal Pradesh.