In his encyclical letter released on 25th May 2015, ‘On Care for Our Common Home‘ (Laudato Si’), Pope Francis addressed every person living on this planet, for an inclusive dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. In it, the Pope critiques consumerism and irresponsible development laments environmental degradation and global warming, and calls all people of the world to take ‘swift and unified global action’. Continue reading
Stand up in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God!
~ Leviticus 19:32
Keeping this in our minds, we set out on our outreach to the Sisters from the Convent and Church of St. John of God, Old Goa on the 2nd Sunday of Advent. Continue reading
On 19th December 2015, the Singles from CFCI Singles Porvorim Chapter embarked on a visit to Asha Bhavan, Tivim-Goa. The group comprised of 19 members. We travelled from Holy Family Church Porvorim and arrived at the destination at 10.30am.
Asha Bhavan is an orphanage for children located in Tivim and is run by the Sisters of the Holy Cross Convent with aid from Caritas-Goa. It takes care of around 35 children of all age groups, some of whom are in primary school while others in secondary. Continue reading
This morning, our Singles went for a service visit to Ishaprema Niketan. We taught them an action song, played a few games with them and had music and dancing. We had also collected a good amount of money which we used, to buy a variety of provisions for them. After we left from there, we had a short review meeting. It appears that our service visit was on the whole, more beneficial for us than for the inmates. Continue reading