BIS #6764 Salesian Cooperators Initiation at Virar
By Mrs Sudha Pillai for BISMumbai
On 15 August 2022, the community of Resurrection Church, Virar, was blessed with seven newly initiated Salesian Cooperators. The Provincial Delegate for the Salesian Family, Fr Diego Nunes, presided over the Holy Eucharist together with Fr Bento D’Souza, the local delegate for the unit.
The Mass was animated by the Salesian Cooperators. Since it was the solemnity of the Assumption of Mary, a large number of parishioners had attended the Mass. After Holy Communion, the new members were initiated into the local unit of the Cooperators. Also, Mr Dian D’Souza, a senior Cooperator, renewed his promise.
A short meeting of the Cooperators was held with Fr Nunes. In the meeting the Cooperators affirmed that they will take up the First Friday Adoration as a spiritual exercise. Fr Nunes spoke to them about the call and mission of the Cooperators. He insisted that Cooperators are Catholics who live the Gospel message in the spirit of Saint John Bosco while choosing to live in the world. They all vowed to share in the church’s mission to bring Christ to society, especially the young.
St John Bosco’s vision of a synodal Church lives on in the vocation of the Salesian Cooperator. The Salesian parish of Resurrection Church, VIrar, is truly blessed in this regard.