Let us strive to make our families what they are called to be: ‘cradles of vocation to the priesthood and religious life’. This was the message that echoed through the programme organized by the seminarians of Seminary Niwas, Duler at the Holy Family Church, Alto Porvorim. The programme was organized on the occasion of Vocation Sunday celebrated in our Archdiocese on 18th September, 2011. A video entitled “Apovnnem” prepared by the Rachol Seminary depicted the life of a seminarian from the time he enters the portals of the seminary till the time of his departure to work as a priest in the vineyard of the Lord.
Thereafter Sr. Agneta and seminarian Brian gave a sharing about their respective vocation. A skit based on the call of God to a young son of a family and the response of the youngster and his family to God’s plan was well brought out by the talented seminarians studying for the priesthood at the St. Xavier’s Higher Secondary, Mapusa. The parish children’s choir ‘Cherubs’ sang the song ‘Follow Me’ which was synchronized by a power-point presentation. Earlier the vocation Sunday mass liturgy was meaningfully organized by the young and energetic seminarians. Reminding the Sunday congregation of God’s immeasurable and overflowing generosity to give all a share in the work of building His kingdom, the parish priest Fr. Tomas Lobo, invited the young children to ponder, pray, discern and decide to follow God’s design in their lives and to respond generously, willingly and joyfully to God’s call to the priesthood and the religious life. The day’s programme ended with games, action songs and a questionnaire for the altar servers of the parish.