Monday, January 18, 2010

BIS #1719 SALESIAN FAMILY DAY 2010: MUMBAI



Glenford Lowe sdb
MUMBAI, JANUARY 18, 2010:
Seven of the vast 27 Salesian Family members met at Don Bosco Institute of Learning, Kurla on January 17, 2010, to celebrate their annual Salesian Family Day. Over 230 members representing the SDBs, FMAs, Cooperators, Past Pupils, SMIs, VDBs and ADMAs participated in the get-together.

Fr. Provincial presided at a Solemn Eucharist concelebrated by a number of priests representing the various units in the Province. At the homily, Fr. Provincial blended the Strenna for the year 2010 “We want to see Jesus” together with the gospel reading “They have no Wine”. In the finitude of our lives we seek the person of Jesus who gives us a new infilling. In the centenary of the death of Don Rua, this is our new calling - “to imitate him who was a faithful disciple, always dynamic, transforming water in wine”, he said.


The Salesian Family members were then introduced to the Strenna of the Rector Major. In true Salesian style, the evening had a lot in store: from Koli dances to Bollywood beats, songs from Becchi SDBs to Mornese FMAs. No one would have liked to be left out…. a family photo froze the memorable moment in time. The community of DB Kurla spared no efforts to provide us with the best.

Fr. Brian Moras took the opportunity to invite the Salesian Family to get involved in the up-coming Youth Ministry holiday and Vocation Camps. The harvest is still rich and the Salesian family was invited to ‘pray their part’ and propose to young people “Why NOT, a PRIEST?”


A sumptuous meal and fellowship brought the event to a close. Thanks to Fr. Elias Diaz, the delegate for the Salesian Family, for his untiring efforts to lead the SF to greater strength and commitment.

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