Monday, March 21, 2011


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AHMEDNAGAR, MARCH 21, 2011: A Lenten Mission was held for the youth of three parishes of Ahmednagar at St. John’s, Bhingar, on March 20, 2011. In all eighty five youths attended the mission programme from Savedi, Bhingar, St. Anne’s and Ghodegaon. Fr Allwyn attended the mission as well. Fr Sanjay Brahame, Aurangabad, Youth Charismatic Director and Fr Michael Anthony, Diocesan Youth Director, Aurangabad, with their music ministry team preached the retreat on the theme of, “Parents and Growing Teenagers”. The retreat began at 10.00 am and ended at 7 pm. after the Eucharist.
The main highlight of the retreat was an inaugural talk on relationships between parents and the youth.
Praise and worship were interspersed right during the day and especially during the afternoon session. The prayer healing service was very powerful and had an impact on the participants. The Rite of reconciliation was peaceful and very therapeutic and was received by almost all. The Eucharist was well prepared and was held in the lawns.
“I’ve never got such a help especially in making a good cand apt and connecteonfession,” was the feedback of one of the participants. The participants shared how the examples narrated by the preacher were very relevant d deeply with their own experience in their homes.

All in all, the youth learnt about life, home and elders & were spiritually energized for the season for Lent and the approaching feast of Easter.

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