by Cl Lawrance Vincent
ALIRAJPUR, AUG 31, 2016: Group masses strengthen the relationship between the members of a group as they pray for each other. To enhance the batch spirit of each standard, Don Bosco Academy, Alirajpur organised group masses for the School of Excellence (SOE) children on August 27.
Father Stanny Ferreira, the rector, Father Blaise Fernandes, Father Ashwin Mal, Father Cyril D'Souza and Father Charlin Chandran celebrated the Holy Eucharist for classes 12, 11, 10, eight/nine and six/seven respectively. The themes chosen by all the groups focused on togetherness, unity, friendship, peace and cultural oneness.
The celebration was creatively animated by the children themselves. It included wearing their cultural costume and a dance procession. The celebrants encouraged the children through their sermons, by making them aware of the importance of each other in a group.
The principal, Fr. Blaise spoke to the class 10, on appreciating each other and to be oneself at all cost. This spiritual event was co-ordinated and organised by the catechist, Father Cyril.
"We will always remember these moments of prayer and togetherness," said Ankit Damor, a class 12 student. Arpita Meda of standard eight said, "Today, I felt the backing and positive energy of my companions."
All the children expressed their eagerness to participate in such prayerful occasions in the future as well.