Tuesday, June 5, 2012

BIS #2956 DBYS YOUTH BID FAREWELL TO FR. BRIAN MORAS

BIS Mumbai                                  

BOSCO INFORMATION SERVICE #2956


DBYS YOUTH BID FAREWELL TO FR. BRIAN MORAS

Fr. Glenford Lowe sdb

MATUNGA, JUNE 05, 2012: Fr. Brian Moras, Vocation Director of the Mumbai Province and Don Bosco Youth Service (DBYS) resource person was given a fitting farewell on June 03, 2012 by the youth in the Don Bosco Primary School Auditorium. The occasion was graced by the presence of Fr. Michael Fernandes, Provincial of the Mumbai Province and Fr. Ajoy Fernandes, Vice Provincial and Head of the Youth Pastoral Core Team of the province.

 

Over eighty youth from all walks of life and from across Mumbai gathered together to say a big 'Thank You' to Fr. Brian for the youthful Salesian way in which he directed, counselled, challenged and journeyed with them as a Spiritual father and friend. "I am better because of your presence in my life", was a constant refrain that could be heard from many grateful hearts.

 

The evening began with a few ice-breakers and action songs. The youth were happy to have Fr. Provincial join them in one of their games. A 'T-shirt' was used as the canvas for words of appreciation by the youth. It was a worthy souvenir to keep for memory. In another novel way, the youth used the alphabets in BRIAN MORAS to express various adjectives and qualities found in his personality. In a few moments, over a hundred qualities were expressed. A fitting tribute to a much-loved personality.

 

The youth from Virar sang a touching farewell song while the DBYS office presented a beautiful Video presentation on the activities and life of Fr. Brian. Many came forward to decorate the hall, the backdrop and to assist at the catering.  Fr. Brian took the opportunity to thank the youth for their show of appreciation and also challenged them once again in pure vocation-promotion- style to discover God's plan in one's life. He welcomed Fr. Osborn Futardo, the new Vocation promoter and wished him every success. Gifts and tokens of appreciation were also distributed to Fr. Brian and the youth as well.

 

In a concluding moment, over twenty youth volunteered to form the core group for the year 2012-13 and to take the youth process and programs forward. A word of thanks to the DBYS Salesians and staff, Clerics Charlin and Joyston and youth member Joe Mani for organizing the entire event.

 

Fr. Moras leaves for Visvadeep, Bangalore to pursue a Master's Degree in Theology with a Specialization in Youth Ministry. We wish him every success and God blessings. We shall surely miss you Fr. Brian!


BOSCO INFORMATION SERVICE (BIS) MUMBAI

Don Bosco Provincial House,
Matunga, Mumbai - 400 019. INDIA
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