The long awaited day came for the 8 second year novices to say their first “yes” to God. The celebration of the Holy Eucharist began at 6.30 am which lasted for two and half hours. The novices Kharpran Restitula, Mosang Lemnom, Nayak Ranjita, Nayak Rinki, Sabhasundar Namita, Sabhasundar Pranati Manjari, Tete Rasni, Thapa Dominica Josephine were led to the altar with an entrance dance accompanied by Sr. Rose Ezarath, the novices Mistress, the main celebrant Rev. Fr. Hilarius Kulllu SDB, the Rector of Don Bosco Kokar, nine other priests and their parents.
Fr. Hilarius in his homily highlighted the cost of discipleship. He said that each one of us have been consecrated at our baptism and we enjoy as being God’s children. He also spoke about our finding of Jesus. In order to respond to His call we need to know who is Christ for me? Unless and until we find in Jesus the beloved, whom God the Father calls ‘this is my beloved Son’ we can’t be His disciples. We need to focus our attention on our belovedness. The love of Jesus is like a fine pearl, to attain this, one should be ready to sell everything in order to purchase this pearl. He continued further that our work as a Daughters of Mary Help of Christians should be mission oriented. It is fulfilled by working for the poor and the needy young people. It is by doing good that we become good. It is by giving justice that we become just. It is by being with the oppressed that we become joyful.
Provincial Sr. Maria Petttayil accepted the vows of the novices and welcomed them into the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians with a garland. The newly professed sisters with great joy glorified God through their rhythmic steps. After the Holy Eucharistic celebration felicitation followed.
Sr. Prema Francis