Mumbai: inspired by Ecclesiastes, young Catholics say goodbye to the Year of Faith
Dec. 4, 2013
Students at St Andrew 's College in Bandra, Mumbai, decided to celebrate the feast day of St Andrew and bid farewell to the Year of Faith in a two-hour show that included gospel music and topical monologues inspired by Ecclesiastes.
Held on 24 November, the musical extravaganza was organised by Fr Aniceto Pereira, rector of the Catholic school. "In this Year of Faith," the priest said, "we received graces many times over. Our life in God's presence is always a mystery, whether as adults or youth. What we have in common are questions, and all of us want answers."
The show was called 'Ecclesiastes', from the Book of the Old Testament. The boys sang some gospel songs, inspired by the book's main themes, such as 'Vanity of vanities; all is vanity'. After the show, Fr Pereira told AsiaNews: "Our life in God's presence is however a perennial mystery...no matter how young, or how old we may be... What we all have in common are questions! But do we have the answers to any of our questions? This evening does not promise to give you answers... But perhaps if you listen to the songs carefully, you might just about sharpen the questions and make your search meaningful".
Monologues inspired by issues that affect young people today like divorce, family problems, drug and alcohol abuse, exploitation of women and suicide interspersed the moments of dancing and singing. According to Fr. Pereira "the project therefore becomes a great ministry to the youth who are participating, interacting, questioning, articulating and celebrating! They also learn to minister to the audience!".
Other diocesan News
OFFICIAL - Prison Ministry Sunday
Prison Ministry Sunday will be celebrated in the Archdiocese of Bombay on August 13, 2017. On thi...
Aug. 8, 2017
The High Court Judgement on the Marinagar property in Mahim
Click here to view the judgment
July 4, 2017
REQUIEM MASS FOR IVAN CARDINAL DIAS, CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY NAME
“One life – but he had such a tremendous influence on thousands of lives.” T...
June 28, 2017
Public Requiem Mass for Ivan Cardinal Dias on June 28
His Eminence, Oswald Cardinal Gracias, will celebrate a Public Eucharist (concelebrated...
June 22, 2017
SSC Results analysis
SSC 2017 – THE RESULTS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES “One child, one teacher, one pen...
June 16, 2017