Our youth activities promote our values and help build lifelong friendships.
- Francis Lopes/ Akshata Shetty
On August 18 and 25 we had Bible Sessions conducted by Sabina Fernandes and Sr. Pricilla and Akshata. The teachings
were in English and in Konkani.
We began with the Book of Genesis and also learned about the Holy Spirit and Baptism. One of the sessions lasted
for two hours. We were told of the immense faith of Abraham, Moses, David and other leaders of the Chosen People, had in Yahweh.
There was interaction between the group of twenty-five who attended, and the team that broke the Word of God.
We felt uplifted as the teachings were mingled with prayer.
THE ADVENT WREATH
- Dr. Shirley Fernandes
The Advent wreath is a ring of green leaves On which four candles sit These represent the four weeks of Advent,
Each Sunday, one of them is lit. The three purple candles represent a tree of penance
A penance which differs from that of Lent This is a longing for Christ in our lives As we wait for His “Coming”
which means Advent.
The one pink candle is for the third Sunday It is Gaudete Sunday - a day of joy When the priest wears rose coloured
garments As we await the promise of Jesus – our Saviour Boy.
Green leaves on the Wreath Are a colour of hope A symbol of eternal life in Christ Who is our One and Only hope.
The ring itself, it has no end It has no beginning too
Its symbolic of the eternal nature of God Who became Man to die for me and you. As a symbol of divine innocence
White ribbons can be of the wreath a part Bringing the meaning of the Incarnation
Right into our lives, homes and hearts. Participating in the seasons of our faith, such as Advent We live out
the rhythm God has created for our race
The natural rhythm of the liturgical year is God’s gift Which causes sanctification of time and space.