Celebrate Life! Celebrate Faith! Celebrate and nurture the great Catholic Salesian Youth Faith Vitality! The Catechetical and Youth Commission, Salesian Province of Chennai, India – INM joined hands with Sacred Heart College (Autonomous), Tirupattur, came together along with Youth and the Laity for the event “Celebrating Life & Faith”, in Tirupattur, the Cradle of Salesian India. The participants were welcomed with music, sound of percussion instruments and the embracing outstretched arms of the Sacred Heart of Jesus that set the tone of this faith celebration. At the inaugurals Salesian Spirituality was explained succinctly. You are young and let your energies be used for God was the clarion call of the day. The gathering was divided into 5 groups which reflected on the themes of (i) St.Paul’s Thessalonian Formula for Happiness of Youth (ii) Salesian youth as an entrepreneur of Faith, Hope and Charity (iii) Celebrating faith the youth way (iv) Let Jesus take root in you (v) Bible, the foundation of Faith. During the second session, the Deaddiction and rehabilitation ministry of INM, exposed the youth to the dangers of addictions and the need to stay away from them.
Soul stirring Adoration, Confessions and a devout Con-celebrated Holy Eucharist re-ignited the longing for God Experience among the over 1200 celebrants. The celebration of faith culminated with Bible based variety cultural presentation and distribution of 500 Holy Bibles that were sponsored.
Tea, snacks and a delicious lunch kept their youthful vigour upbeat the entire day. Draw near to God and he'll draw near to you. No doubt, Let Celebrate Life’s march into its second phase is truly a journey close to the apostolic heart of Don Bosco who said “for you I study…for you I’m ready to lay down my life”. Hearty Congratulations to Fr.Maria Antony, the organizing secretary, Fr.Praveen Peter the Patron and the Salesian Community at Sacred Heart, Tirupattur efficiently carried out by the lay staff of the college along with around 100 college youth as volunteers. Congrats to the Provincial and his team under the leadership of Fr.Jesudoss the Deepagam Director and Fr.John Christy, the director of youth Services. It will definitely be a day to remember. Viva Jesu! Viva Don Bosco!! Ave Maria !!!