By Father Renold Lemos for BISMumbai

The Book of Proverbs 27:9 says, “A sweet friendship refreshes the soul,” and so on 02 August, Friendship Day, the Don Bosco Youth Movement (DBYM) Borivali organized an online adoration service 'Our Friendship with Jesus', with 38 young people participating.

The service began with a beautiful hymn sung by Pranali Bhosle,with the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. DBYM Youth President Durran D’mello introduced the service. Scripture reading from the Gospel according to John [15:12-15] and a short reflection by DBYM Borivali Youth Director-Father Renold Lemos emphasized strengthening one's relationship with Jesus, by staying connected to Him, revealing oneself to Him and loving Him. Intercessory Prayers with a closing hymn and final blessing, concluded the short, sweet and graceful online adoration.

Agnel Joseph, DBYM Borivali member said,“Amidst this pandemic and the never ending lockdown, we all are gloomy and fed-up staying at home, but these small efforts taken by the church makes us feel exhilarated because in one way or another we get to see each other virtually and communicate as a community.”