BIS #6576 Salesian Parents Day at Jyoti Mata Church
by Fr Richard Burkhao for BISMumbai
A wonderful Salesian Parents Day was celebrated at Jyoti Mata Church on 06 February 2022, with parents and relatives of Salesian confreres residing in Uttan and Vasai, who had come in great numbers. The programme began with the Eucharist at 10:30 am with Father Vishwas Pereira as the main celebrant and Fathers Manuel Murzello, William Falcao, Anthony Fonseca, Bastin Thomas, Bento D'Souza and Richard Burkhao concelebrating.
After the holy Eucharist, the parents gathered in the Church Hall where they were entertained by the Sunday school children and the Youth of the Parish. The little children welcomed the gathering with a dance, followed by a short musical on the Life of Don Bosco. Father Anton D'Souza, Father Oscar Tuscano and Father Velasli Bandya also joined later in the celebration.
Later Father Bandya took a short session on Vocation promotion with a video presentation of Don Bosco Lonavla. Parish Priest Father Falcao addressed the parents and thanked them for their sacrifice in offering their sons to Don Bosco, which helped to spread the works of Don Bosco far and wide. He also thanked all those responsible for organising such a splendid programme.
A few party games were organised for parents and children. Father Falcao also gave each family a small souvenir. The celebration concluded with the delicious lunch prepared by the Women's Sodality.