Mangaluru: Mary Immaculate Convent (UMI) Bondel hosted a Christmas get-together for religious priests, sisters, and brothers from Bondel Parish.
The programme commenced with seeking almighty blessings through prayer song by Betharram brothers. With a heartfelt Christmas greeting, the superior, Sr Sucorin Rebello UMI, welcomed everyone to the event..
Love One Another for Love Is of God, let us love one another; for love is of God, and he who loves is born of God and knows God. This was the Christmas message given by Parish Priest Rev. Fr Andrew Leo D’Souza. “Christmas is a feast of love, the self-emptying love of God who sent us His only-begotten Son so that we can share in His divine Sonship.” God lives within us! We experience Jesus entering our hearts and dwelling within us when we accept Him as our Savior!
Rev Fr Andrew expressed gratitude to everyone for their cooperation in the pastoral ministry of the parish and he anticipates the same for upcoming programme’s, particularly the Centenary Year Programme’s.
Sr Sucorin and Rev Fr Peter Gonsalves conducted games, Cultural Programme’s conducted by the candidates of UMI, Betharram and MSIJ Brothers. Rev Fr Lancy D’Souza compered the programme, The official vote of thanks was given by Sr Laveena D’Silva.
The programme concluded with a high tea with home made Kuswar brought by different communities of Bondel Parish . Everyone enjoyed their time together during this Christmas season.