NORTH EAST BOMBAY DEANERY RECOLLECTION
MATUNGA, JULY 12, 2012: The North Mumbai Deanery (E) held its first meeting of Catechist Coordinators from the parishes and schools, on 1st July, 2012 at Don Bosco Primary School Hall, Matunga from 4.30pm to 5.00pm, to plan out the activities of the academic year 2012-2013.
The first Recollection for the Sunday School and Regular School catechists, then followed from 5.00 to 8.00 pm. In all, seventy five were present for the recollection. Fr. Wilfred D’Souza welcomed the catechists expressing his happiness to see the good representation. He encouraged them to attend and bring along other catechists for the recollections planned during the year.
The evening began with “Praise and Worship” conducted by Ms. Sheryl Dalgado. The animator for the input of the Recollection was Fr. Wilfred D’Souza sdb. He conducted an enriching session by focusing on the theme “New Evangelization” using a power point presentation and group interaction that highlighted the obligation of every Catholic to go out and evangelize. The gathering was reminded of the “Year of Faith” that was due to begin in October. After a short break, a meaningful prayer service was conducted by Mr. Lloyd Nunes wherein all the catechists participated prayerfully. In conclusion, each catechist was asked to come forward and sign themselves with holy water as a sign of their eagerness to understand and participate fully in the celebration.
All the teachers who attended the recollection felt encouraged and supported.
The evening came to an end with delicious dinner being served.