BIS #6326 MumbaiSalesians' SYM '2nd Wave with Christ'

by BISMumbai Correspondent

A special programme was organised by the MumbaiSalesians' SYM (Salesian Youth Movement) coordinated by Father Leon Cruz Rathinam for young people to share, discuss and pray during this moment of the COVID-19 'second wave' crisis.

On 18 April 2021, 50 youth and few Salesians gathered together via Zoom Meet for 'Second Wave with Christ'.

The first part was focussed sharing by young medical professionals who are COVID-19 frontline warriors. Odette deSouza, Centre Manager of a leading COVID testing lab in Nashik, was followed by young nurse Jis Mary of the Holy Family Hospital, Bandra-Mumbai. Both shared their personal experiences in this second wave and how they feel that Jesus is with us in this terrible pandemic.

Other young people too spontaneously shared their experiences, These were Dr. Nivedita D’Souza, Veronica D’Souza, Leslie Rodirgues, Ulrich, Oshien Sequeira and Father Glenford Lowe.

Post-sharing and discussions, Sasha Pais sang two songs: David Hass' 'With You by My Side' and Stuart Townsend's 'In Christ Alone'. Oshien Sequeira said a special prayer, after which Father Lowe said a concluding prayer and gave the final blessing.

Father Cruz Rathinam said, “I was at a loss for words when some young people shared their deep wounds cause by this second wave. We need a strong faith that Jesus is still with us when our boat is being rocked vigorously by this second wave.”

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