Tuesday, December 21, 2010

BIS #2190 JORDON CALL 2010

Reuben D’Souza
MATUNGA, DECEMBER 21, 2010: Don Bosco Youth Services, Matunga celebrated ‘Jordan Call’ on Sunday, December 12, 2010, with hundred and sixty youngsters joining in for the same. Welcoming the participants, Fr. Brian Moras emphasized that the call of John the Baptist was very clear; a call to repent, to cleanse oneself, to change and embrace the right path, to ask for forgiveness, & to reconcile and put our lives back in order. We are celebratina God who forgives… This precisely was the objective of the Jordan Call.

Bro. Thomas Tekhnath shared an inspirational talk full of personal testimonies on the importance of keeping Christ as the focus of our lives.

Fr. Glenford Lowe conducted the touching session of examining one’s own conscience for our faults and failures, thereby leading us into a more meaningful approach to the sacrament of reconciliation which helped each one in making sincere confessions.

To bring the day to a fruitful end we had the Eucharist celebrated by Fr. Godfrey D’Souza, who through his homily gave us a nouvelle perspective to Advent. As the word split goes ‘Ad’ and ‘Vent’. Ad refers to advertisement; just like any good advertisement promotes a product, we must do likewise in promoting Jesus. ‘Vent’ refers to giving out that is giving away generously love, peace and positive energies through virtues. Focusing on the gospel Fr. Godfrey brought to our awareness that today being the times of internet, we need to have the ‘www approach’…just like Zacheus did….Wait, Watch and Welcome Christ into your life.

Bibles were distributed to each of the participants following which Fr. Brian gave the vote of thanks. He finally invited the youngsters to look within themselves and be true to God’s call in their lives, inviting the participants to keep in touch with DBYS, Matunga and welcoming them for the future programs at the Youth Services.

We ended the day with camaraderie and a lunch together.

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