The Divine Mercy Prayer Group has completed five awesome years in the parish.
The objective to start the Prayer Group was to get people to have a personal encounter with Jesus, to grow in faith and to proclaim the gospel using traditional and modern methods.
From a meager seven members team, we have multiplied to 30 odd members, the fact that entire families have joined is a testimony to our prayers and activities.
Our achievements are as follows:
1.Quiz Competitions of Scripture Recitations.
2. Organizing Christmas party for Street Children at Sarva Seva Sangh for the past four years.
3. Assisting in Organizing the Convention during the Year of Mercy.
4. Adoration and Intercessions held every last Sunday of the month.
5.Taize Prayer Service during Lent.
6.Advent Retreat 2017.
Our greatest accomplishment has been conducting the ‘Bible Spelling Bee’ for the first time in Pune in the year 2017. In order to sow the Word of God at a tender age, the competition was held for catechism children in which they participated with full enthusiasm and gusto .
The Parish Priests, Sisters of Stella Maris, Parents and Sponsors fully supported us in this endeavour.
We believe that our actions should speak louder than our words hence the members also assist not only in Prayer Group related activities but also extend their help in:
a). The Liturgy of the Mass on Sundays, First Fridays, Christmas and other important days.
b). Administering Catechism for people wishing to pursue the Catholic faith.
c). Assisting in Sunday School, preparing children for the First Holy Communion and Confirmation.
d). Other major Church programmes.
The Prayer Group has been a podium of growth and opportunity to live the Christian faith in this world. Our Vision is to water the sown seed of faith in Children by organizing Bible based scripture competitions.
We are also immensely grateful to Fr Malcolm who has catapulted our Prayer Group to an all new level.