PrevPrev Article

NextNext Article

Larger Font Smaller Font Up Down Go comment Print Attachment
Views 100 Comment 0


Celebrating the Feast of Mary Help of Christians at DBTS, Gabutu

By Mr. Enoch Jebeth and Fr. Ambrose Pereira SDB

        Gabutu, Port Moresby, PNG, 28 May 2023 -- On 26 May 2023, Don Bosco Technical School, Gabutu (DBTS) celebrated the Feast of Mary Help of Christians with the theme Mary Our Mother: Small Acts, Big Impact. The theme emphasized the idea that yeast, a small ingredient, has a big impact on bread. So too, small acts of love, kindness and service can make a big difference in the world.

       The main celebrant at the Solemn Eucharist was Fr Gregorio Bicomong, SDB, Provincial Superior of the Vice-Province of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands. Alongside him was the Rector of DBTS, Fr. Pedro Sachitula, SDB and the spiritual moderator Fr. Ambrose Pereira SDB. All the Salesians, Salesian Educators, support staff, and the students were present in the Kurongku hall and participated in the celebrations with love and devotion to honour Our Blessed Mother Mary. Fr Angelo Fazzini SDB celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation, thus preparing the students for the Eucharist.

       The celebration began with the entrance procession led by the Grade 11 students. Dressed in traditional Manus attire they danced to the rhythmic beat of the Garamut and led the celebrants to the altar. The songs sung during the mass were led by the music club under the direction of Mr Vincent Numbos. The student body sang in harmony and created a wonderful atmosphere of reflection and meditation on Our Blessed Mother Mary. The beautiful decoration and colorful lighting put a smile on the faces of all who were present.

       In his homily, Fr, Greg reminded the congregation about the importance of devotion and of creating a close relationship with Mary. He gave examples of the early Christians who witnessed miracles when they prayed and asked Mother Mary to help and protect them. He concluded his very animated and lively sermon reminding all of Don Bosco’s dream of the two columns that highlighted devotion to Mary and the Eucharist.

       “As a Bosconian family, we were encouraged to be devoted to the Blessed mother despite our different denominations. Fr Greg challenged us to see the importance of a mother in the family. Every child is born of a woman, so with Mary the mother Jesus and Our mother, and we come close to Jesus”, said Justin G. Mautu, DBTI Trainee Teacher as he recalled the homily.

       At the end of the Eucharistic celebration, Fr Pedro announced that it was the birthday of Br. Philip Hwang SDB, and the entire school sang, with much energy, and wished Br. Philip, a happy birthday.

       The second part of the program was a short, but beautiful entertainment program. The five items from the different year levels were creative dances and songs. All the items were enjoyable and inspiring. The well-choreographed Salve Regina drew the loudest applause.

       Hot dogs with flavoured assorted drinks were served to the students. Party games animated by Mr George and Ms Adi kept the school in splits of fun and laughter. The day concluded with a delicious cone of ice-cream.

       The staff then gathered around Br Philip to celebrate his birthday, with pizza and cake. It was a beautiful day with lots of laughter and celebration but most importantly all were reminded about the role Mother Mary played in the life of Don Bosco. ‘If you want to see good things happening in your life, have devotion to Mary’ was the take home message.

       All are encouraged to follow the example of Mary Help of Christians and Don Bosco, by performing small acts of love and service in their daily lives. This will have a ripple effect in the families, communities and in the world”, said Fr Pedro.






























Drag and drop your files here, or Click attach files button.

Maximum File Size : 0MB (Allowed extentsions : *.*)

0 file(s) attached ( / )

  1. 5992(I)_'Young People are accompanying us' - EAO Salesian Cooperator Congress 2023

    By EAO Salesian Cooperators Hong Kong, China, 29 May 2023 -- The 3-day dense program involving a hundred Salesian Cooperators from 13 countries in the large EAO Region, held in Hong Kong, came to an end on the Pentecost Sunday, 28 May. A st...
    Date2023.05.30 CategoryASC Reply0 Views292 file
    Read More
  2. 5991(VIII)_EAO 2023 Congress of Salesian Cooperators has opened in Hong Kong

    By EAO Salesian Cooperators Hong Kong, China, 27 May 2023 -- Long awaited and 3 years delayed the East Asia - Oceania Regional Congress of the Salesian Cooperators was opened this morning in Kowloon Tang King Po Salesian School in Hong Kong...
    Date2023.05.30 CategoryASC Reply0 Views293 file
    Read More
  3. 5991(VII)_Thailand - Salesian of Don Bosco forever

    By THA SC Chiangmai, Thailand, 29 May 2023 -- On 27 May 2023, Bro. Andrew Surachai Rattanayomngamdee made his religious perpetual profession in the Salesian Congregation. Fr Anthony Boonlert Paneetatthayasai, the Provincial, presided at the...
    Date2023.05.30 CategoryTHA Reply0 Views394 file
    Read More
  4. 5991(VI)_Salesian Province of Don Bosco Vietnam: Ordination Mass of Deacon and Priest

    Rise up, let us go” (John 14:31) By Augustine Phuc, SDB Xuan Hiep, HCM Vietnam, 28 May 2023 -- At 8:00 a.m. on 26 May 2023, Bishop Joseph Do Quang Khang - Bishop of Bac Ninh Diocese - celebrated Mass for the Ordination of Deacons - Pr...
    Date2023.05.30 CategoryVIE Reply0 Views96 file
    Read More
  5. 5991(V)_Mary our Mother: Small Acts, Big Impact

    Celebrating the Feast of Mary Help of Christians at DBTS, Gabutu By Mr. Enoch Jebeth and Fr. Ambrose Pereira SDB Gabutu, Port Moresby, PNG, 28 May 2023 -- On 26 May 2023, Don Bosco Technical School, Gabutu (DBTS) celebrated the Feast of Mar...
    Date2023.05.30 CategoryPGS Reply0 Views100 file
    Read More
  6. 5991(IV)_Ministry of Acolyte on Mary's Feast Day

    By Falefa Elia SDB Suva, Fiji, 28 May 2023 -- St John Bosco Parish, Suva, Fiji came alive on 24 May 2023, as the community gathered to celebrate the Feast Day of Mary Help of Christians. This great Salesian feast was also marked by the inst...
    Date2023.05.30 CategoryPac. Reply0 Views133 file
    Read More
  7. 5991(III)_From Vietnam to the Pacific

    By Br. Ngoc Truong SDB Samoa, 27 May 2023 -- I am Salesian brother Joseph Le Ngoc Truong. I come from Vietnam and have been sent by the Rector Major as missionary to the Pacific Delegation, particularly to Samoa. Our Pacific Delegation is m...
    Date2023.05.30 Reply0 Views119 file
    Read More
  8. 5991(II)_Feast of Mary Help of Christians celebrated in Fatumaca, Timor-Leste

    By TLS SC Fatumaca, Timor-Leste, 27 May 2023 -- It was a great time for the Salesian Family in Baucau, Laga, Quelicai, Venilale and Fatumaca as they came together to celebrate the feast day of Mary Help of Christians at Fatumaca Shrine on 2...
    Date2023.05.30 CategoryTLS Reply0 Views225 file
    Read More

    By THA SC Bangkok, Thailand, 27 May 2023 -- On 24 May 2023, on the occasion of the Solemnity of Mary Help of Christians, the Salesian communities and institutions in the Salesian Family [THA] celebrated the feast of Mary Help of Christians ...
    Date2023.05.30 CategoryTHA Reply0 Views370 file
    Read More
  10. 5990(III)_Mary Help of Christians Feast Day Celebration: A Joyous Occasion of Gratitude and Commemoration

    By CYM Correspondence Cebu, Philippines, 25 May 2023 -- May 24, 2023, marked a momentous occasion for Don Bon FIS. With hearts full of gratitude and reverence, the Salesians and members of the Salesian Family, friends, and guests gathered t...
    Date2023.05.25 CategoryFIS Reply0 Views110 file
    Read More
Board Pagination Prev 1 ... 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 ... 510 Next
/ 510