Saturday, June 30, 2012

BIS #2989 EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN AT BGVK

BIS Mumbai                                  

BOSCO INFORMATION SERVICE #2989


EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN AT BGVK
AHMEDNAGAR, JUNE 26, 2012: On June 26- 27, 2012 the Self Help Groups training workshop was held for the villages of the Ahmednagar at Bosco Gramin Vikas Kendra. The Presidents and the secretaries of the various SHG's around sixty in number participated on the first day of the workshop and around eighty of them participated on the second day of the workshop. The training programme started with an opening prayer by Fr. George D'abreo. Br. Ramesh Durairaj, the Director welcomed all the women of the SHG's.  He also gave a beautiful talk to the women on the importance of the SHG's.  He stressed upon the need to go beyond the financial matters and thus contributing for the betterment of the society.

A team of the resource persons consisted of Srs. Manju and Agnes from Gujrat. They very creatively put across to the women the Do's and the Don'ts of the SHG's. The sessions were very lively which enabled them to become aware of various options; they can pursue and thus contribute towards the betterment of the society. The women were very much grateful to the institution for its valuable services and its interest in their welfare. The workshop ended with words of appreciation from the staff and the women.














































































































BOSCO INFORMATION SERVICE (BIS) MUMBAI

Don Bosco Provincial House,
Matunga, Mumbai - 400 019. INDIA
Email: bis@donboscomumbai.org

Friday, June 29, 2012

BIS #2988 STRENGTHENED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT

BIS Mumbai                                  

BOSCO INFORMATION SERVICE #2988


STRENGTHENED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
Oscar Lobo
YERWADA, JUNE 29, 2012: June 23, 2012 was a significant and joyous day for fifty three young boys and girls of Sacred Heart Parish, Yerwada – who received the sacrament of Confirmation. The Rt Rev Bishop Lourdes Daniel, of Nashik Diocese did the honours.
Confirmation is regarded - in the Catholic Church - as the perfection of the sacrament of Baptism, which is usually received as infants. The introduction in the Rite of Confirmation states: "By the sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed."

The youth receiving confirmation were very jubilant, as they were being anointed with chrism by the bishop, accompanied by the words: "Be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit," thus reconfirming their status as adult members of the Catholic Church.

It is appropriate to mention the painstaking efforts of Brs. Daresh, Sunil, and Rajshekar Reddy who helped prepare the youth for this occasion. The Shy group and Tejomay choirs made the occasion truly memorable with their harmonious singing.














































































































BOSCO INFORMATION SERVICE (BIS) MUMBAI

Don Bosco Provincial House,
Matunga, Mumbai - 400 019. INDIA
Email: bis@donboscomumbai.org