Thursday, May 3, 2018

BIS #5545 THANKSGIVING DAY CELEBRATION

by Francis Sam

KUWAIT, MAY 3, 2018: The Association of Salesian Cooperators of Kuwait, organised a 'Thanksgiving Day' for the students of standard X and XII who had completed their board exams on April 26, at St Therese parish . 

The celebration began at 6.30 pm with holy Mass concelebrated by the Salesian priests, Father Blany Pinto, Father Derrick Misquitta and Father Franco Pereira who was the main celebrant. The Holy Mass was attended by over 100 students and parishioners. In the introduction, students expressed that they had experienced God's special presence and touch during the days they were writing their exams and had gathered at the holy Eucharist to thank God. 

The main celebrant Father Pereira in his homily gave a simple yet beautiful message to the students. He said the students had rightly come to the Lord Jesus to thank Him because He is the Master, the source of all Wisdom, the all-knowing God. In the Sacrament of Confirmation, they have been also filled with the gifts of Wisdom and Knowledge. He further reminded them that they must also use their wisdom and knowledge in the humble service of God and humanity in every way they can. The Master Lord Jesus was also a servant. He encouraged the youngsters to pray for their parents too, who work hard for their education and have also prayed for them.
The Eucharistic celebration was followed by an evening of fellowship for the students with the theme 'Fun, Fun and more Fun'. Over  50 students attended the fellowship. The youth enjoyed the thrilling games conducted by the Cooperators team.  There was also music and dancing to liven up the evening. Anchors Christopher Pereira and Raymond Rego kept the youth entertained. 

Every student was given a rosary and a bookmark as a souvenir with the message of St. Don Bosco, "Trust all things to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and to Mary Help of Christians and you will see what miracles are"; and St. Don Bosco's formula for sanctity, " First, Be Happy, second, Study and Pray, and third, Do Good to everyone." The evening closed with the Cooperators wishing the students all the best as they pursue further studies and urged them to always remember the message of St. Don Bosco on the bookmark.

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