BIS #6737 Vianney Sunday at SJB Borivli
By Ms Melrina Mascarenhas for BISMumbai
The much-awaited event in the calendar of the parish - Vianney Sunday - was celebrated by the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) of St John Bosco Church, Borivli, on 7 August 2022.
The celebration began with the Eucharist at 9:30 a.m. animated by the catechism students of Class 10. The main celebrant was the parish priest, Fr Solomon Rapol. In his homily, he spoke of the life and works of St Jean Marie Vianney, and instructed the faithful to live devout lives that would be imitated by their children to join priesthood and religious life.
The priests were felicitated by the PPC members and the Sunday School children. The confirmation students presented a video, thanking priests for their ministry and sacrifice.
The celebration continued in the AV Hall with refreshments. The priests made a grand entry to some peppy music. A welcome speech by a PPC member, was followed by a skit that left the audience rolling with laughter. The priests and the PPC members actively participated in all the games that were organized. Spot prizes kept the crowd entertained.
Fr Renold Lemos, on behalf of the priests, thanked the PPC for organizing this special day for them. Fr Lemos mentioned that the life of a priest is a challenging one, and asked all to pray for them to sustain them in their priestly ministry.