Tuesday, January 5, 2010


MUMBAI, JANUARY 5, 2010: It was a beautiful day, bright and sunny and what added to the colours of the day was the the presence of two new priests in the persons of Fr. Royal D'Abreo and Fr. Briston Britto. A mass for all catholic students from Std. V to VIII was celebrated at 8.00 am.

Fr. Royal who did his practical training at St. Dominic Savio's a couple of years earlier was the main celebrant. Fr. Briston preached to the youngsters and told them that sometimes life is made up of coincidences and that the readings of today clearly pointed out that we need to give our little bit so that the Lord can do more with it. A good number of priests were present for the concelebration and we were happy to have Fr. Franco Pinto a past vocation promoter and also Fr. Brian Moras the present vocation promoter.

The new priests gave their lives to the Lord and now the Lord has blessed them as his instruments and ministers. The mass was well animated and the youngsters sang well. After the mass there was a sharing with the boys and each new priest gave his vocation story and how he felt called and how he responded to this call. They threw an invitation open to all the youngsters.

Fr. Brian at the end of the sharing distributed a little vocation leaflet to the boys to fill up and hand the same over to the Rector for those who had a desire or inclination to join.

May God bless these new priests of ours and invite many more youngsters to join the Band as Salesian priests and brothers or as other religious.

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