by Franklin D'souza
NASHIK, JAN 18, 2015: The Nashik-based Salesian Training Institute (STI) inaugurated a week-long community octave on January 9, during which the community participated in an Adoration service, watched movies and played football.
The octave was inaugurated on January 9 with a movie being screened on the theme togetherness and family life. A day later, the community had an adoration on the theme of community, which was animated by Father Kenneth Pereira, the Rector. On the third day, an outing was organised for the community. The group went to Phalke Smarak to celebrate its togetherness and joy.
On January 12, the communities of STI and Divyadaan had a friendly football match. It was a game well-played by both the teams, which ultimately went in favour of STI via penalties. On 14 January, the community came together to take up a common work project. They took up the task of cutting the grass on the football ground, which they did with dedication and joy.
The community octave ended with the celebration of community day on January 16. The day was filled with animation of the morning prayers and meditation, notice board and altar decoration. The high point of the day was the Holy Eucharistic celebration at 7.00 p.m. followed by a get-together and a fellowship meal.
The community celebrated its togetherness and thanked God for all the blessings He showered on them, through the instrumentality of its community members. The community day energised everyone in the community to give their best for the rest of the year.