BIS #5993 FATHER JAMES NIGREL INSTALLED RECTOR AT OUR LADY OF DOLOURS
by Father Charlin Chandran for BISMumbai
The MumbaiSalesians' managed Church of Our Lady of Dolours, Wadala [W]-Mumbai witnessed the installation ceremony of Father James Nigrel as the Rector of the community on 17 June 2020 at 9.30 a.m. MumbaiSalesians' Provincial Father Savio Silveira presided at the ceremony in the presence of the Salesian confreres of the community and the Economer Father Manuel Murzello.
Father Silvera spoke of the role of the Rector - to be a father, teacher and a spiritual guide. He reiterated the aspect of upholding the consecrated identity of the Salesian community accentuated in the new manual for the Rectors. Father Nigrel accepted his role as the shepherd of the community by pledging his willingness and availability through the recitation of the Creed. Father Nigrel also takes on the role of the Parish Priest, with God's Spirit accompanying him as he leads the Salesians, parishioners, young people and collaborators.