Friday, December 7, 2012

Bible Convention at Dadhwada

Bible Convention at Dadhwada

To celebrate meaningfully the Year of Faith, Dadhwada Mission organized the first-ever Bible Convention for the Diocese of Baroda, from 15 to 18 November. Fr George and his team from Delhi led the faithful to understand and deepen their faith. This convention was solemnly inaugurated by Bishop Godfrey. The theme was 1) Faith: source of our Christian Life 2) Faith: leading to reconciliation 3) Faith: leading to experience us to God’s Love 4) Fruit of Faith: anointing by the Holy Spirit. Though the sermons preached were in Hindi, it was easily understood and served as an instrument to deepen the faith. Bishop Thomas Macwan, of Ahmedabad was the main celebrant on the second day and Archbishop Stanislaus Fernandes was the main celebrant on the third day.

Mr Rupsing and the team from Unai Parish sang inspirational bhajans all through the convention, providing a devotional atmosphere. Almost 3000 and more devotees benefited from the sacrament of Reconciliation. The Fathers, the Sisters and the catechists from different parishes of South Gujarat accompanied their faithful in large numbers to this convention. Many were touched and healed from their sicknesses and thus their faith was strengthened. Many faithful from Dadhwada Parish and other parishes contributed generously in various capacities towards the success of the convention. Fr Jelastin from Khambholaj parish guided the Fathers, the Sisters and the convention committee of Dadhwada Parish and he did a wonderful work as the facilitator during the convention. Witnessing the large number and display of faith of the participants, the faithful expressed a strong desire to have such conventions in South Gujarat in the future. (Fr. James Vas)

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