BIS #5992 FATHER ROYAL D'ABREO INSTALLED RECTOR AT DON BOSCO NASHIK
by Father Kenneth Pereira for BISMumbai
For the confreres at Don Bosco Bhavan Nashik, Sunday 14 June 2020, was a special day for two reasons. Not only was it the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, it was also the day of the installation of our new rector, Father Royal D'Abreo.
That evening at 8 p.m, in the chapel, in the presence of the Don Bosco Bhavan community, MumbaiSalesians' Vice-Provincial Father Ashley Miranda read out the official letter of appointment from the Rector Major. Thereafter, Father Royal D'Abreo took the oath of office by reciting the Nicene Creed. Father Miranda then handed over to Father D'Abreo the keys of the tabernacle, and witnessed him signing the letter of acceptance.
The occasion was given a homely touch by a few words of appreciation and encouragement by Father Miranda, a participatory prayer of the faithful and the singing of a couple of hymns of blessing.
Of course, there was a photo session following the official event, and a festive meal thereafter to celebrate a new beginning!