BIS #6896 Salesian's Parents' Day at Matunga
By Fr James Nigrel for BISMumbai
The annual get-together of the parents of Salesians of the Province of Bombay was held on Sunday, 12 February 2023, at Don Bosco, Matunga. The Mamma Margaret Association headed by Fr James Nigrel organised the entire programme. 30 parents of Salesians came together with their family members to celebrate this day.
The beautiful Sunday commenced with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist at 10.30 a.m. in the crypt of Don Bosco’s Madonna, Matunga. The Principal Celebrant for the Eucharist was Fr Savio Silveira, the Provincial of the Salesians of the Province of Bombay. In his homily, he dwelt on the importance of the Word of God in the lives of every person. He urged the assembly to continue praying for the priests and religious, and for more vocations to religious life. Fr Manuel Murzello – the Economer, Fr Diego Nunes – the Salesian Family Delegate, Fr Nigrel and Fr Kiran Salve concelebrated the Holy Eucharist. The Holy Eucharist was well-animated by the parents of the Salesians.
After the Holy Mass, the Salesians present and the parents of the Salesians gathered in the undercroft in the school premises. At the very outset Fr Silveira welcomed everyone with his warm words. The Vice-Provincial, Fr Ashley Miranda, gave everyone a token of love and appreciation and requested their constant prayers for Salesians. The rest of the day was spent in enriching one another through games, entertainment, dance and loads of prizes. Kudos to Clerics Melton Suares and Jansen Vaz, along with Mr Lloyd Nunes who anchored the entire event, who kept the gathering entertained and filled with excitement. The trio truly kept the parents and Salesians glued to their seats enjoying the moment. The parents interacted with each other and actively participated in the games and enjoyed the fun and frolic kept in store for them.
In the end, Fr Nunes led the grace and all enjoyed a fellowship meal. The parents of the Salesians truly enjoyed the morning, and the precious smiles on their faces on their way back home were testament to that.