The Youth Missions – April 2017
Lent is a time when the Church invites us to deepen our relationship with God, when we are called to break all barriers and build bridges with one another. It is a time to turn away from sin and turn to God: to repent, forgive, show kindness and generate love. This year, as we journeyed through the season of Lent, preparing for Christ’s Resurrection, we, the youth of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church, Borivli were privileged to have the Youth Missions, which lasted for seven days, and truly enriched us in many ways. Right through these days from April 2 to 8, three Redemptorist Fathers accompanied us with their loving care, precious time and sacrifices, which enabled us to experience God in our lives. With themes and Scripture verses, all aptly chosen, Frs Ivel Mendanha, Henry Fernandes and Melroy Correa interacted with about 400 of us with deep passion and devotion.
Through the Youth Mission, we were called “To know Him and to make Him known”, and the three Redemptorists walked with us throughout the seven days. Not only did they draw more youth day by day with their inspiring messages, but they also deepened our knowledge and called us to be witnesses of the Lord’s love and mercy, so that we could radiate the light of the Lord, that we may shine out for all to see CHRIST in the youth of our Christian community. We are now convinced that being really “COOL” means to actually be a Christ-like role model for the world to see.