CFCI Couples, Mangalore – Bondel Chapter had organized a covenant ceremony on the evening of Thursday, the 13th of September, 2018. Community members from Ashoknagar, Derebail, and Bejai chapters were also present on the occasion.
The programme started with a warm welcome by the Area Servant Mr Gerald Castelino & Mrs Jane Castelino followed by a vibrant praise and worship lead by Mr Stany Lasrado & family from Bondel chapter in which everyone participated wholeheartedly. This was then followed by the Prayer of Deliverance (Psalm 91) led by Mrs Precilla Pinto.
The commitment ceremony then commenced, and the new Couples and Handmaids came forward to take their commitment. They were given their commitment cards by the parish Priest of Bondel, Rev. Fr Andrew Dsouza. The Couples also exchanged roses and greeted each other with love. Bondel CFCI-Household servants Mr Wilfred and Mrs Joyce Dsouza welcomed the new Couples and Handmaids to the community and the whole community joined in welcoming them in song. The newly joined members shared their experiences from the CLS and expressed their gratitude to God and to the community for helping them grow in Christ.
Rev Fr. Dsouza congratulated the new couples and handmaids and the entire CFCI community on their role of getting families closer to God and oneself. He also expressed his views on how these couples could get more families in this community. The group was then explained about the household meetings and were divided into households. The programme was concluded with the scrumptious dinner.