KONKANI COMMUNITY OF MUSCAT CELEBRATES LENTEN SPIRIT

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The Goan Community Oman (GCO) organized a Spiritual Day at St Peter and Paul Church, Ruwi on March 31. During this Lenten season, the members had an opportunity to receive and to acknowledge the Lord’s abundant blessings by spending some time in the presence of the Lord.

The day with the Lord, a spiritual journey began with a reflection on the Stations of the Cross at 7.15 am. This was followed by a talk by Fr Marian Miranda, emphasising on how to lead a good Christian life, sacrifice and repentance. The talk highlighted the Catholic faith and a closer relationship with God.  The talk was followed by a session of praise and worship conducted by Sr Maria. Spiritual reflection and a slide presentation was presented by Melita Alva.

As part of the Lenten preparation, priests were available for confessions in English and Konkani. With the adoration of the Holy Sacrament, the faithful exercised devotion through prayers, spiritual reflections and praise and worship. It was organised by Naveen Mascarenhas,  in co-ordination with Helen Lobo, Asha Noronha, Philomena Saldanha and Wilson Lobo

A short movie on Lent and Passion of Christ compiled by Lavina D’Sa, and Sachin Lobo, secretary for community services was shown. The entire spiritual journey concluded with a Konkani Mass celebrated by Fr Marian Miranda.

Lunch was served to all who attended. It was indeed a very enriching spiritual session and an event to rejuvenate the Christian faith.

The Goan community under the leadership of Savio Carvalho and Gayle Arajuo made a sincere effort in bringing together the Konkani community in Muscat under one roof for this spiritual devotion.

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