The ‘Salesian Mission Day’ for the year 2014 was held on 15th November with a three hour programme from 9.00 to 12.00 in Anisakan, Myanmar. The three FMA communities (Pyin Oo Lwin, Anisakan, and Mandalay) and the three SDB communities (Pyin Oo Lwin, Nazareth Anisakan, and Novitiate) joined in the celebration. Forty Salesians and ten Daughters of Mary Help Of Christians were present. In addition, there were about 70 young people, some Past Pupils and Friends (‘cooperators’).
The Programme mainly consisted of Holy Mass, Animation sessions in the form of Talks and Interviews with both SDB and FMA missionaries, and a friendly lunch together. The opportunity also presented itself to do the presentation of the Strenna 2015.
The Mission Day was mainly animated by Fr. Francis Dass, the provincial delegate for the Salesian Family. He said, “We were able to pray in a special way for the Salesian missions and missionaries, boost up the missionary spirit with the ‘Da mihi animas’ in us, and to remind ourselves that our Salesian Family is a Missionary Family.”
Reported by Fr Soe Naing SDB.