Use of Technology at Don Bosco Church:
8th September 2009 was a distinguished day for Don Bosco Church, Lingarajapuram – Bangalore. Rev. Fr. Devasia sdb, the Parish Priest, along with his co-priests and parishioners blessed and inaugurated the LCD projector which is permanently fixed in the church for the liturgical celebrations. This simple church sets an example for all the other churches in and around Bangalore to use technology for the liturgical celebrations. All the hymns, prayers and readings are projected on to the screen in all the three languages (English, Kannada and Tamil) for the faithful to actively participate in the Eucharistic celebrations. One cannot miss the unique feeling when you celebrate Mass / participate in it in this simple church where all sing and answer the prayers especially at childrens’ Mass.
Ten days of Novena in preparation for the birthday of heavenly mother began on 29thAugust 2009 with flag hoisting. Everyday different flags bearing various pictures of Blessed mother were hoisted. Eminent preachers were invited on each day to celebrate the Mass and to hoist the flags. Salesians who were invited were Fr. K.O. Thomas (Vice – Provincial), Fr. P.I. Thomas, Fr. C.P. Varghese and Fr. Cyriac Thayil.
Teachers’ Day Celebrations
“Thousands of books will not equal one good teacher”. For the first time in this church nearly 58 teachers were felicitated and thanked for their great service to the Nation and Church during the children’s Mass on 6th September, 2009. They were honored through a special blessing, gifts and wishes. A lesson indeed for children to respect and thank God for their teachers!
77 Years Young
“I have miles to go….”. Don Bosco Church – Lingarajapuram filled with joy and happiness, celebrated the 77th Birthday of Rev. Fr. Devasia, the parish priest, on 20th September. The Birthday baby in his speech said that “For you I pray, I celebrate Mass…..and for you I am young….to serve you”. All the pious associations of the parish, council members, parishioners, children and the birthday baby’s special friends (beggars) expressed their love and appreciation through words, gifts and prayers. A unique day with cultural programme and wishes!
Reported by Fr. T.A. Nicholas sdb