Guard your Church, we pray, O Lord, in your unceasing mercy, and, since without you mortal humanity is sure to fall, may we be kept by your constant helps from all harm and directed to all that brings salvation. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
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DON BOSCO AWARDS
IN YOUTH MINISTRY
|Some of the 2013 St. John Bosco Youth Award Recipients|
On Saturday evening, I attended the Diocesan Youth Ministry Committee-sponsored Don Bosco Awards for exemplary service in various forms of service to youth in the Parish Hall at Blessed Sacrament Church.
The evening was a dressy affair: finger food was served by the Queenship of Mary Community, Father Geoff Kerslake gave an address on the challenge to holiness for young people in this Year of Faith (citing three youthful saints: St. Agatha, St. Gemma Galgani, St. Dominic Savio).
Then came the twelve awards and, after photos were taken, dancing. Some photos: