BOSCO INFORMATION SERVICE # 3246
SALFAM OUTREACH TO DON BOSCO NASHIK
Fr. Wilfred D'Souza sdb
MATUNGA, MUMBAI NOVEMBER 29, 2012: The SALESIAN FAMILY OUTREACH to Nashik took place on Saturday 24 November. A bus left from Borivli, cars from Virar and Andheri; and a fifty seater bus generously sponsored by the Matunga Alumni Unit, altogether carried almost eighty-five members of the four branches of the Family.
Our first halt was at the famous Shrine of Infant Jesus, where after a short prayer we celebrated Holy Mass with Fr. Wilfred D’Souza our Delegate. After the Mass we proceeded to Divyadaan. We were welcomed by Fr. Savio D’Souza, Rector and the community who introduced us to the place and its scope. The Provincial, Rev. Fr. Michael Fernandes who was at Nashik, also addressed us. We were then ready for the good lunch laid out by Fr. Thomas Challissery.
We visited the Salesian Sisters Hostel for working and girl students and then proceeded towards the NOVITIATE - a place of peace, silence, prayer and study. After some time spent in the Chapel Fr. Wilfred spoke to us emphasizing the purpose of the outreach: to understand our Salesian works and to help our young clerics to understand the varied branches of the Salesian Family as well.
and the Don Bosco Parish. The small group of Cooperators from here who enthusiastically accompanied all through the day, showed their great joy to meet the Salesian Family for the first time.
The refreshing cup of tea and a group photo back at Divyadaan brought the Outreach to a close, as we headed for the long journey back home. It was a valuable experience that opened our eyes to great Salesian works, and served as a means of strengthening us in our own Salesian way of life.
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