Friday, December 17, 2010


Loreen Fernandes

VIRAR, DECEMBER 17, 2010: Every year, the parish invites a prayer group from Mumbai to animate the parishioners during Advent. This year, the youth of our parish took up the challenge and prepared the vigil. The youth, under the guidance of Fr. Augustine Pereira, conducted a Night Vigil, on December 12, 2010 from 7.00 pm – 11.00 pm.

Entitled, “The Vibrant Colours of Christ”, the vigil commenced with the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, followed by chanting of the Hindi Bhajan invoking the Holy Spirit. “The Lord’s Prayer” was well explained through the narration of a meaningful dialogue between a worshipper and God. The nine gifts of the Holy Spirit were explained with relevant scripture references by the use of audio-visual power point programme. The sacrament of Reconciliation was availed of by parishioners, in preparation for Christmas. The youth concluded the vigil with a lively action song.

The youth confessed that preparing the vigil was not just a learning experience for them, but a moment of spiritual renewal and growth in the knowledge and love of Christ.

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