Photos: Huu Phuoc, ASC
Da Lat, Vietnam 6 March 2023 -- The Don Bosco Community Da Lat held a camp on 4-5 March 2023, entitled "YOUNG PEOPLE'S ZEAL", commemorating the 400th anniversary of the death of Saint Francis de Sales.
According to Father Joseph Ho Quang Han, community economer and responsible for the oratory, there were about 360 young people from 12 parishes and houses: Lac Hòa, Lac Son, Thanh My, Tu Tra, Lang Biang, SOS Children's Village, Rosary Boarding, Street group, Vocation, Don Bosco Dalat Oratory, K' Long Oratory and young people of Don Bosco Da Lat. Besides, there were about 50 volunteers: SDBs, Sisters, Aspirants, College Students and Salesian Collaborators.
From 2:00 p.m. the community campus was full of fun as usual, when groups of young people eagerly gathered at Don Bosco house. After the warm-up, the young people registered at the football field.
In front of the Pastoral House lobby, Father Thomas, Rector of the Community, expressed his pleasure at welcoming young people attending the Camp. He addressed the 400th anniversary of the death of Saint Francis de Sales, explaining to young people why there were Salesians and the meaning of SDB.
Then he invited everyone to pray to God for a blessed day, before the groups helped set up the tents.
At 3:45, the young groups started the competition with many exciting and attractive games. After supper, the young people were guided to pray the Rosary at the football field. Next, they had a campfire night to dispel the 11-degree cold of Da Lat city. During the campfire night, the groups took turns to perform the group's items. Before the dismissal, Brother Dominic Nguyen Vo Ha Anh gave them a good night talk.
On Sunday, 5 March after the Mass, Brother John the Baptist Pham Hong Phuoc shared the topic "Teamwork Skills". Then they took part in the competition. The camp ended after lunch with the commitment to bring God to the respective local areas.