The Our Lady of Sacred Heart Church hall was packed on the evening of June 29, 2014. The air was thick with excitement and awe as the members of Couples for Christ India, Bangalore watched 26 Singles and 6 Couples at the altar, responding to God’s call. It was a call to follow Christ, a call to build a strong family for Christ, a call to community life and a call to be a witness to the world of God’s love.
After a renewed understanding of God’s call to them as Christians, the Singles and Couples who had completed the ‘Christian Life Seminar’ course celebrated their ‘Covenant Day’ in Bangalore. Fr Jomio, a Redemptorist was invited to offer the mass. The official oath taking ceremony took place immediately after the homily. With their bright candles, the enthusiastic young men and women received their ‘Covenant’ by repeating the oath, led by Jimmy Xavier, the Chapter Servant.
After celebration of the Eucharist, the Singles and Couples continued to bask in the celebrations with the music ministry leading the entire community into a Praise Fest. With a feeling of belonging and sense of admiration, the members congratulated each other for saying ‘Yes’ to God and becoming part of the CFCI family. After thanking God for His love and mighty plans, it was a party on the floor as the Couples took charge of the rest of the day. Mr and Mrs Franklin organized several biblical games like paint a picture, dumb charades, and others to keep the audience entertained.
The members who received their ‘Covenant’ also received several goodies to take home. They were given their Covenant cards, bookmarks with their names inscribed on it and badges with the CFCI logo to wear during the chapter meetings. It was truly a marvelous sight to see God working in the lives of many young people for His mighty work. The celebrations came to an end with a sumptuous dinner and photograph sessions!