Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Loreen Fernandes
VIRAR, NOVEMBER 30, 2010: November 28, 2010 will indeed be a memorable day for twenty two of our children, at Resurrection Church, Virar as they received Jesus in Holy Communion for the first time. Two years of intense and regular catechetical preparation ensured their spiritual preparedness for the solemn day.The Eucharist commenced at 8.30 am. The words, “Come into my heart” were prominently displayed on an artistically prepared backdrop. The floral arrangements at the sanctuary further enhanced the ambience of joyful celebration. Fr. Augustine, in his homily advised the children to preserve their purity by leading spiritually enriched lives. Advent reminds us of the need to be awake and alert, he said.

Post-communion, the first Holy Communicants expressed their joy by singing a lively group song before the congregation. Each child received a copy of the Bible and a snacks packet.

The solemn conduct of the liturgical proceedings was reflective of intense preparation involved in training the children. The parish team, catechism teachers and the volunteers worked selflessly to make the day memorable for the children.

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