By Fr Ivan D'Souza, Mira Road
Mira Road: The Solemn Eucharistic Celebration of Our Lady of Mount Carmel was presided over by the Parish Priest, Fr Dominic Vas together with five Assistant Priests. Fr Dominic Vas preached an inspiring homily on the theme “Idol worship and Veneration of Statues”. During the days of novena, as a preparation for the feast, the Brothers reflected on the various themes like Scripture and Tradition, Formation of Sacraments, Communion of Saints so on.
On this occasion 14 OCDS candidates were inducted into novitiate and 5 OCDS made their first profession. They were accompanied in their formation by Fr Ivan D’souza. Soon after the mass the new Altar Servers handbook named “Born to Love- Born to Serve” was inaugurated by Fr Michael M Shenoy. Fr Dominic Vas appreciated the hard work of Br Pawan-' Scapulars ', the sign of the motherly protection of Mary were distributed to the faithful for all the masses.
In the evening Carmel Family get-together was held at Anubhav. It was a nice opportunity where secular members shared their joys and happiness. The newly professed members were felicitated and the brothers conducted few creative games. The fellowship concluded with the monastic dinner.