Thursday, December 19, 2013


by Fr. Rolvin D'Mello

AHMEDNAGAR, DECEMBER 19, 2013: The day on which Don Bosco started his congregation was commemorated at St. Anne's Church as 'Vocation Sunday'. This was an initiative by Fr. Thomas D'Costa (vocation promoter of the region) in which 42 boys from Stds. 7th to 12th participated for an entire day's program. The theme for the day was "Lord where do you stay? – COME AND SEE" (Jn 1: 38-39).

The day began by welcoming the boys and serving them breakfast; followed by ice-breakers and interaction games. Fr. Thomas then shared his vocation story with the boys. To get the children more familiar with Don Bosco there was a video presentation on the life of Don Bosco. Fr. Rolvin then spoke on the theme of the day 'Come & See' – in the light of advent season, he then highlighted that we need to be attentive to lord if he is calling us.

The highlight of the day was the Holy Eucharist which was celebrated by Fr. Thomas D'costa. Br. Johnson along with the youth of the parish organized the games for the boys which the boys really enjoyed. The program ended with a parting message and prize distribution ceremony. We implore almighty God that HE may inspire some of these probable vocation boys to follow HIM more closely.

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