Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Sephra D’souza 
BORIVLI, AUGUST 30, 2011: Come August and the entire youth brigade at Don Bosco, Borivli know that Deanery Youth Day is around the corner. We celebrated ‘Deanery Youth Day’ on August 28, 2011 in our parish and this year’s theme was: “Rooted in Christ” (Col2:7)

Five parishes were present namely. Immaculate Conception, Our Lady of Assumption, St. Louis, Christ the King and Our Lady of Remedy and we kick-started the day with a warm welcome from Fr. Ronnie Menezes, our Parish Priest, followed by some thumpin’ good gospel songs. The actions accompanied with the songs made for some pretty energizing morning exercise!!
After the praise and worship session, we were all divided into groups after which followed the ice-breakers. The ice-breakers helped us to get to know each other better.
Fr. Brian Moras sdb was the speaker for the next session. He presented an eye-opening were gets-you-thinking presentation on ‘The Culture of Death’. In this presentation, he told us how the culture of death is so prevalent in the world today. Drugs, alcohol, instant gratification and what have you…! But as Fr. Moras very aptly put it, “There’s good and bad everywhere. The choice lies with us for it is our choices that define our character.” The session was then followed by the Eucharistic celebration in which Fr. Moras was the main celebrant.
After Mass we were treated to a sumptuous lunch. After lunch we were ready for the second half of Deanery Youth Day. The second half saw all the parishes putting up skits that brought out the message of being “Rooted firmly in the love of Jesus!!” Once all the parishes finished performing, it was Game time! The games become more and more interesting each year and todays were no different. Everyone participated and enjoyed to the fullest.  A youth from Our Lady of Assumption Church remarked, “It feels nice to come for DY Day. It’s a pleasant and welcome break from hectic work-life.”
We thank Fr. Allwyn Misquitta, all the other priests, the youth representatives and the youth co-ordinators for the time and efforts they spent to make this a memorable day for each one of us.

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