Friday, August 26, 2011

BIS #2545 GROWING WITH CHRIST-MATUNGA

Rhea Serrao
MATUNGA, AUGUST 26, 2011: The student of Stds. V and VI of the Sunday school gathered for their Faith Celebration day on August 21, 2011 at Don Bosco, Matunga. Hundred and sixty nine children along with twenty catechists were present in the Primary School Hall from 8.30am onwards. The students and teachers belonged to the seven parishes of the North East Bombay Deanery. The theme presented was LITURGY.

Fr. Wilfred D’Souza welcomed the gathering and celebrated the Holy Mass. All the children wore badges with significant liturgical symbols: candle, musical note, crucifix, bread and wine, chalice, bible. After snack time, a representative of each group explained their significance. An ice breaker session then divided the students into different groups.

The two sessions were conducted by trained CTC Catechists. With a well prepared power point Ms. Perpetua Carvalho (O.L of Fatima, Sewri) explained the Meaning of Liturgy as a Celebration and Mr. Patrick Rodrigues (O.L of Lourdes, Sion) presented the Faith Response as ministry in the Liturgy. A set of handouts prepared by the Diocesan Centre helped the children to actively participate.The lively programme concluded at 12.30 pm with a Prayer and a Blessing.

It was both an instructive and prayerful experience for all who participated.

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