“Ours is a call… to seek and initiate ever new and creative ways to be effective missionaries for the sake of God’s kingdom in season and out of season.”
Responding to the call of our beloved Superior General, our South-East India Province inaugurated the Mission Year and Year of Consecrated Life 2015 with the theme, “OUR CONSECRATED LIFE FOR THE MISSSION 2015” displayed in all our communities and centres. As the first programme, the Core Committee of CLM organised recollections in all our Apostolic Communities based on the special themes given for the year. This activity is being followed every month in all our Apostolic Communities. In view of acquainting the people with the missionary spirit of our Patron and our Founder, we organized the celebration of Mission Sunday in all our Parishes and Institutions. For this, a special Sunday Liturgy was prepared and sent to all the centres. The celebration of Mission Sunday really brought to fore and shed light on the true Gentleman Saint.
In our Formation House, monthly recollections are organized based on the themes, pertaining to the Missionary zeal of our Founder, Fr. Mermier and our heavenly Patron, St. Francis de Sales and Salesian Spirituality. Once in two months, a veteran Missionary is invited to address the students with the motive of infusing them with the thirst to become effective missionaries. A notice-board is set apart as a Fransalian Corner wherein the students display the sayings, quotes, letters, drawings, etc of SFS and Fr. Mermier. This activity really inspires our students to come out with more creativity and the knowledge of SFS and Fr. Mermier. This also inspires even those who visit the young Fransalians. Once a month, Skit and Essay Competitions are being organized on different themes and on the Life of Fr. Mermier and SFS.
In view of concluding the Year of Mission and opening the door of the Year of Formation and taking to the people the ever fresh memories of the lives of our heavenly Patron and our Founder and the history of our Congregation and Province, we translated the English version of the lives of our heavenly Patron and our Founder and the history of our Congregation and Province into our vernacular language Tamil and published it in a booklet form and gave to the parishioners of every centre with the view of conducting Quiz Competition in all our Mission Centres. The Quiz Competition is in full swing in all our Mission Centres right now. It certainly brings light in the lives of our Parishioners about the lives of our heavenly Patron and our Founder and the history of our Congregation and Province. Thanks to the hands that joined together for this work.
“Hark… Now hear the sailors cry…
Smell the Sea…
And Feel the Sky…”
Fr. D. Sheen Prisal Singh