The OLCM Members brought the pastoral year of activities to a close with an outing to the Don Bosco Yuva Sanstha, Mote Vengaon, Karjat, for mission exposure, relaxation and evaluation. The Director, Fr. Xavier Devadas SDB warmly welcomed everyone and spent the morning explaining the outreach of the Sanstha to the underprivileged youth (19 to 25 years of age) who are skilled and launched into various careers. The institution has been able to appreciate the complete background of these youth as well as to strategize their skilling objectives. Their programmes include training in career skills, life skills and care for creation.
The morning was brought to a close with the celebration of the Eucharist, during which the OLCM Members listened once again to the voice of God calling lay persons to ministry. It was also an occasion to thank God for all the graces received during the year.
After a sumptuous lunch, the product of the hands of the youth undergoing training, the OLCM Members spent more than an hour reviewing the year gone by, and planning for the next year.
On the way back, the OLCM Members prayed at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, before boarding the train at Karjat station for the return journey.