Wednesday, April 8, 2009

BIS #1349 - LENTEN RENEWAL AT VIRAR

Pratika Prabhune VIRAR, APRIL 8, 2009: Resurrection Parish, Virar held a Lenten Renewal programme on Sunday, April 5, 2009. The programme began at 9.00 am with a few action songs led by the parish youth which got the entire gathering into the right spirit for the day. Next, the ‘Vigil Lights and Praise’, a music ministry group that has been specially invited for the occasion, took over and helped us praise and glorify God by singing some beautiful hymns. The group also conducted a Reconciliation Service, which was done through a variety of very meaningful penitential hymns. After this, the parish youth choir pitched in once more with yet another selection of lively hymns. The next highlight was the Way of the Cross conducted by the Vigil Lights and Praise. Each station was brought alive through a short video presentation. The participation was further enhanced by the hymns that were sung. The entire Way of the Cross was a touching experience. After a well spent morning, the Lenten Renewal programme finally concluded at 2.00 pm with a vote of thanks proposed by Johnson from the Resurrection Youth Movement. Special thanks were rendered to Fr. Edwin Colaco who had organized the entire programme. Fr. Blany Pinto, Parish Priest, also addressed the faithful and thanked them for participating wholeheartedly and prayerfully in the renewal programme. This Lenten programme has certainly been a good preparation for Holy Week and the feast of Easter.

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