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posted May 8, 2019, 8:29 AM by Neil D'Souza   [ updated May 8, 2019, 8:29 AM ]

Dabul Youth Diaries

The youth of St Francis Xavier Church, Dabul, under the guidance of their Youth Director, Fr Byron Mendonca, have conducted many programmes this year in keeping with the Youth Centre goals of Fellowship, Formation and Service. Here are two activities that we participated in keeping with the aim of service and outreach to the less fortunate.

On the feast of Holy Innocents, December 2018, the youth of St Francis Xavier Church, Dabul and a few parishioners joined Sr Rosita and her team for a visit to the Remand Home for mentally challenged children and adults at Mankhurd. It was a rare occasion for us to see children who needed love, and who were happy to meet visitors who brought them cheer. We visited different sections of the Home, and shared our Christmas cheer and joy with those we encountered. We also prayed with the children who have been adopted by Sr Rosita, who keeps in touch with them regularly. Our Parish Youth Director, Fr Byron Mendonca, celebrated Holy Mass for us, and preached the homily in Hindi for the benefit of all.

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