Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Geraldine Rodrigues
MUMBAI, DECEMBER 21, 2010: The children of standard V along with their teacher visited the Helpers of Mary (Leprosy home) on December 18 to celebrate Christmas with them. There were fourteen children along with the teacher, two parents and a friend who had accompanied us to the Home. There were sixty children, three teachers and three sisters waiting to welcome us, they were happy to see children coming to visit them, even our children were happy to meet them. They children were divided into groups so that they could communicate with them. Our children decorated the place for Christmas. Then they had a talk on leprosy, where they were shown children getting cured from leprosy by taking medicine.

The Word of God was proclaimed from Luke 17: 11 – 18, “Ten men healed by Jesus”. Our children then performed a skit of the Gospel as a reflection and ended with an action song. The children then made Christmas cards for their friends.

We played a game with the children, after which we served them with snacks, cold drink and sweets.

The Children of the Jesus Club bid farewell to their friends at the Home leaving a big smile on their faces. It was a very good and eye-opening experience for our children as well.

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