BIS #214 St. Michael's celebrates festival of light to dispel the darkness

by Father Xavier Bandya for BISMumbai

In the busy schedule of daily life, some moments of relaxation refresh young people and hence, the parish community of St. Michael's at Mikhelpura [Suket], invited the young people of the parish to spend some relaxed time celebrating the festival of light.

Subhas Rajavat [youth group co-ordinator] with Father Bandya, organized a small get-together and camp-fire in the school campus on 15 November, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The 18 young participants were invited to relax with a small group exercise, jotting down 02 good qualities of each person. Soon after, the camp-fire was lit, and the participants were reminded of the commitment they made as youth-group members. Then each youth took the lit candle and prayed for themselves. They were asked to read aloud the qualities, which their friends had jotted down and to reflect on it. Two camp-fire games were organised, ending with a short prayer and snacks.