On 16 August, 2014, the Birthday of St. Don Bosco, the Salesian Family at Kalyani consisting of SDB, FMA, SMI, Don Bosco Ashalayam together with our parishioners, celebrated a Solemn Eucharist in preparation for the bicentenary of the Birthday of St. John Bosco.
The young people, under the guidance of Sr. Margaret Barla, gracefully led the celebrants to the altar through their rhythmic steps. The meaningful prayer of the faithful combined with the offertory was animated by the Don Bosco and Auxilium boarding boys and girls with the help of Sr. Juliana Rozario and the “Aarati” for doxology by the SMI candidates.
The main celebrant was Rev.Fr. Soroj Mullick SDB, the Rector of Don Bosco, together with the concelebrants, Parish Priest Fr. Thomas Peechat and Assistant Parish Priest Fr. V.D. Mathew. Fr. Soroj recalled the message of the Rector Major saying that “our great Salesian Family” should involve the lay people in our planning and executing of programmes among the young in order to relive “the dream of Don Bosco” in creative fidelity, and with the signs of the times.
After the Holy Mass Fr. Soroj hoisted the bicentenary flag of Don Bosco amidst thunderous claps and slogans to Don Bosco “Father and friend of the youth”.
Sr. Margaret Barla and Sr. Asha Kiran Xess