News Summary from Don Bosco Parish, Rajanagar
Holy Childhood Day Celebration: Holy childhood day was celebrated on 10th February, 2014, instilling in the students the need for helping others, making sacrifices for the sake of the needy and how it influences in our life. They generously contributed Rs. 4,600 for the Pontifical Mission Society for the Holy Childhood.
Couples for Christ (CFC) Animation: CFC animators Mr. Jiten, Mr. Clement and Mr. Emil animated the couples on “Family Life” and the word of God for five days each in the villages of Rajanagar, Unchabam, Saimu, Lalung, Hukan Nala, Mohung Mura and Kherem Mura.
Sports and Cultural week, Parents’ Day and Don Bosco’s Feast: A colourful sports and cultural week together with parents’ day and Don Bosco’s feast was celebrated in the School. Rev. Fr. CC. Jose was the chief guest on the final day. A parents meeting was held on 19th February to chalk out the future programmes for the school.
First Friday Devotion and Catechists animation: Every First Friday a lot of faithful come to the church to participate in the Adoration, Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Confessions and Holy Mass. Catechists are given special training on praise and worship, preaching and preparation for the month
Women’s Day Celebrated: Women’s Day was celebrated on February 9th with solemn Holy Mass, animation on family Renewal, Quiz competition etc. Main animators were Fr. Ruben Dungdung, Mr. Juel Kerketta and Sr. Joisy and other sisters. There were 500 participants from all the villages. A new parish Mahila Committee was formed for the year 2014 during the convention.
Youth Animation on Family Renewal: The youth of the parish were given one day of animation on Family Renewal in Kherem Mura Village. There were over 300 participants from all the villages. The animators were Rev. Fr. Nabor Dungdung, Mr. Paul Jamunda, Mr. Theophil Sandil. A new parish youth committee was also formed for the year 2014.
Praise, worship and Healing programme: Two days of praise, worship and Healing programme was held in Gidding Village by Rev. Fr. Ruben Dungdung and his team. Many were healed physically, mentally and spiritually. Non-Christians also participated in the event. (Fr. Shaji Valiaparambil SDB, Rajanagar)