BIS #6471 Father Michael Gaikwad visits Don Bosco Kapadvanj

by Father Mayank Parmar for BISMumbai

Newly ordained priest Father Michael Gaikwad paid a visit to Don Bosco Kapadvanj, accompanied by Father Shaun D'Lima-GuRaM region vocation animator.

Father Gaikwad concelebrated the Eucharist with Father D'Lima together with Father Ashwin Macwan and Father Mayank Parmar. Rector Father Parmar welcomed Father Gaikwad and also introduced him to the Pragati Mahila Group [women's cell] of Sacred Heart Parish, Dapada. In the homily, Father Gaikwad stressed on being child-like rather than being childish.

Later in the day, he animated the Dapada women's cell, sharing his own vocation journey and the missionary vocation with the various challenges faced by so many missionaries. He stressed on missionary leadership based on Christ in his presentation.

He then proceeded to the village along with Fathers D'Lima and Macwan together with SHG Coordinator Mahendra Macwan. They interacted with SHGs group and other beneficiaries of DRISTI Kapadvanj.

Father Gaikwad expressed his gratitude to the Salesians at Kapadvanj for this enriching experience. Dhapada women's cell leader-Sangeetaben remarked, "the morning Eucharistic celebration was really solemn and it was like taking part in a big feast."