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posted Mar 13, 2019, 10:18 AM by Neil D'Souza   [ updated Mar 13, 2019, 10:18 AM ]

Archdiocesan Study Tour

The working of the Archdiocese of Bombay has always intrigued us. And hence on March 4, 2019, the Parish Youth Council of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church, Borivli, set out on an 'Archdiocesan Study Tour' across Mumbai. The purpose of the tour was to understand the functioning of the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese.

The tour began with around 30 youth from the Youth Council assembling in the church quadrangle. After saying a small prayer, the youth accompanied by a few Youth Animators, boarded the bus to their first stop, St Pius X College (Archdiocesan Seminary), Goregaon. Once there, we were taken on a tour of the Seminary's Chapel and Library. The librarian, Mr Richard Fernandes, briefed us on the importance of theological and philosophical studies. We then had a question-answer session with Fr Dolreich Pereira. We were also taken on a tour of the Archdiocesan Heritage Museum. We learnt a lot about the history of various religious artefacts displayed at the Museum.

We then visited Mount Mary Basilica, followed by a visit to the Diocesan Pastoral Centre (DPC), Bandra. We were greeted by Fr Vincent D'Cruz, in-charge of the Diocesan Catechetical Centre. He enlightened us about the functioning of the Church in the spiritual formation of young minds, and the steps taken to help them have a personal relationship with Jesus at a young age. We enjoyed a sumptuous lunch at the DPC.

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Peace Rally organised at Wadala

On March 9, 2019, Sahayini Social Development Society Vocational Training Centre, Auxilium Wadala, organised a Peace Rally for more than 1200 youth from various colleges and NGOs with the theme: 'Youth for Empowering Women, Nation Building and paying homage to our CRPF jawans slain at Pulwama'. Sr Rosaline Pereira and team commenced the Rally with a bhakti geet 'Asathoma Sadgamaya'. The Beauty & Wellness youth of Sahayini symbolically carried 12 lamps to mark the event and pay homage to the fallen martyrs. Mrs Rosemary Francis, the compere for the event, welcomed Sr Rita Dora Thomas (Provincial – Mary Mazzarello Mumbai Province), MLA Kalidas Kolambkar and all the distinguished dignitaries and guests. Sr Magdeline Sequeira, Vice Provincial of Mary Mazzarello Mumbai Province, paid tribute to the fallen soldiers, after which there was a minute of silence and a salute to the brave heroes of our country. >>>

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