April 2019

AMAR # 786 Inaugural of the Summer Camp!

On 13th April and 15th April we had a grand opening of the summer camp for the city ZP schools and village coaching class children.  We started with a prayer moment, followed by felicitation and a welcome song and dance.  The head of the village and a representative of Crompton Greaves were present for the occasion.  We spoke to them about the importance of the summer camp and how they

AMAR # 785 Way of the Cross by ADMA Benaulim at Sulcorna

On 16th April 2019, the ADMA members of Benaulim Unit, with their children, some friends, few Salesian Co-operators, accompanied by Sr. Antonieta Alemao FMA, organized the Way of the Cross at Sulcorna-Goa. Fr. Bernardino Da Almeida SDB, spoke to them on the poignant parable of the Prodigal Son and the Forgiving Father. They moved out of the chapel all the way praying the Sorrowful Mysteries and carrying palm leaves, and taking turns

AMAR # 784 Vocation Camp at Dakor

God is calling YOU… Are you ready? We, the 3 communities of Gujarat region i.e Dakor, Pansora and Baroda had the vocation camp in Dakor Pushpanjali. It began on 12th April 2019 at 3.00 pm and 20 girls participated in the camp. We began with a meaningful prayer moment conducted by Sr.Monika Macwan. Sr. Hilda Braganza, the animator of Dakor warmly welcomed the girls and wished them a fruitful time.

AMAR # 783 Aux-Carona celebrates Gratitude Day!

“The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.” To develop a constant feeling of gratitude and a sound consciousness of God’s favors we the community of Auxilium Carona celebrated the Gratitude Day on 13th April 2019. The theme “I entrust them to you.”. This call extends to all of us today to sow hope and trust in the hearts of young people, especially poorest and most vulnerable. We

AMAR #782 Confirmation at Dharavi!

Bishop Barthol Barretto administered the Sacrament of Confirmation to 38 youngsters at St. Anthony’s Church, Dharavi at 6.30 pm on 12th April 2019. The youngsters were delighted as they would be receiving the Holy Spirit in all fulness. The presence of the Parish Priest Fr. Christopher Jeyakumar, the assistant Parish Priest Fr. Bonaventure Nunes, Fr. Jesu SDB solemnized the occasion. There were a good number of parishioners along with the confirmands parents

AMAR # 781 Day of animation at MYC

On 7th April, 36 youngsters from St. Anthony’s Parish, Dharavi were warmly welcomed by the community of MYC, Wadala. To prepare for their Confirmation Day, which would be on 12th of April, Sr. Lavita Sequeira and Sr. Wilma Rodrigues animated a day of prayer and reflection. The day began with a session of the importance of the Sacrament. The main highlight was the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Nearly 5 priests administered

AMAR # 780 Women Walk for Change

In response to the nationwide call, Women Walk for Change, many across the country in more than 20 States united to defeat the communal and divisive forces that threaten the secular fabric of our Motherland. In Bandra-Mumbai, too, simultaneously on 4th April 2019, we came together to demand our constitutional rights as citizens of a Democratic Republic under the banner, औरतें उट्ठी नहीं तो ज़ुल्म बढ़ता जाएगा. One of the main speakers and participant was

AMAR # 779 Outreach by the Salesian Cooperators of Pali Hill, Bandra

The Salesian Co-operators of the Pali Hill Bandra unit visited the home run by Mother Teresa’s Roses on Saturday, 30th March 2019, near Bhabha Hospital, Bandra. We were 9 members in all along with our delegate Sr. Judy Gaikwad and Sr. Fides Macwan. All of us gathered there at 12.15 pm and met Sr. Vijaya and Sr. Anusha. The Co-operators and the sisters donated pulses, oil, toilet articles and vegetables,

AMAR # 778 Catechetical and Value Education Day at Kune

We celebrated the Value education and catechetical day at Ashish Bhavan,Kunegaon on, 31st March 2019. The day commenced at 9.30 am to 12 noon. Nearly 50 children participated in it. Soon after the Holy Eucharist they were gathered in the community, hall for the the faith formation programme which consisted of enactment of the parables, action songs, and quiz. Each programme had a message attached to it. The animator, Sr.Teresa