Vocation Day with the New Priests


Tuesday the 5th January 2010 was indeed a beautiful day, bright and sunny and what added to the colours of the day was the presence of our two new priests in the persons of Fr. Royal D'Abreo and Fr. Briston Britto. We had a mass for all the catholic students from Std. V to VIII at 8.00 am. The IX & X standard students were in the midst of their Unit Tests.

Fr. Royal D'Abreo & Fr. Briston Britto

Fr. Royal who did his practical training at St. Dominic Savio's a couple of years earlier was the main celebrant. Fr. Briston preached to the youngsters and told them that sometimes life is made up of coincidences and that the readings of today clearly pointed out that we need to give our little bit so that the Lord can do more with it. A good number of priests were present for the concelebration and we were happy to have Fr. Franco Pinto from the USA, a past vocation promoter and also Fr. Brian Moras the present vocation promoter.

The new priests gave their lives to the Lord and now the Lord has blessed them as his instruments and ministers. The mass was well animated and the youngsters sang well. After the mass there was a sharing with the boys and each new priest gave his vocation story and how he felt called and how he responsed to this call. They threw an invitation open to all the youngsters.

Fr. Brian at the end of the sharing distributed a little vocation leaflet to the boys to fill up and hand the same over to the Rector for those who had a desire or inclination to join.

May God bless these new priests of ours and we invite many more youngsters to join the Band as Salesian priests and brothers or as other religious.

The Eucharistic Celebration with the New Priests

Fr. Royal D'Abreo & Fr. Briston Britto

Together with some concelebrants

Fr. Bosco singing the glories of the Lord

The offertory procession

Offering the Rosary

Those who animated the mass

Fr. Royal sharing his vocation stories after the Eucharist

Fr. Briston Britto sharing his vocation story

Fr. Franco Pinto sharing a couple of thoughts with the students

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