by Father Crescens Lemos
MUMBAI, APR 19, 2016: The Salesian Province of Mumbai organised a course for 20 young Salesian Priests at the Don Bosco Provincial House, Matunga on April 16.
The day began with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist at 9 am in the crypt. The main celebrant, Father Godfrey D'Souza - Provincial of the Mumbai province- invited the young priests to be life-giving in their ministry with the youth, keeping in mind Jesus: the Bread of life, as the driving force of their work and mission.
Father Savio Silveira, the Vice Provincial, gave a brief review of the meeting held last year. The young priests then presented the ministry work which they had initiated in their respective places, which included the Youth Fest, career guidance, recruitment services, outreach work, social awareness and various other youth related activities.
Father Glenford Lowe later spelt out the role of the Province Youth Ministry Delegate and the Community Youth Ministry Delegate. He invited the local youth ministry delegate to initiate innovative means to reach out to the youth within their vicinity. Father Silveira concluded the meeting by inviting the confreres to dream big and work towards fulfilling their dream, just as Don Bosco did.
Youth Ministry is a very vast field, hence there is a need to network within Salesian institutions so that the needs of many more youth can be catered to. The day ended with the young sons of Don Bosco placing in the hands of the Blessed Mother, the work entrusted to their care, just as Don Bosco always did.