St. Ignatius Church is at the verge of celebrating its centenary on December 15-17, 2013. To prepare the faithful Fr. Ivan Parish Priest organised Renewal Retreat for two days at ST. Ignatius Loyola Hall at Paladka from November 30th – December 1st. Fr. Franklin D’Souza – ICYM National Youth Director from CBCI Centre New Delhi, Bro. T. K George, Bro.William and Bro. Anthony of YESU SPARSHA team preached the retreat.
On Nov. 30th Fr. Ivan welcomed the team. Bro. T. K. George and Bro. William led faithful in to Praise and worship. Bro. T. K. George preached on ‘God’s love for us’. Fr. Franklin celebrated the Holy Eucharist at 11.30 am in his homily he stressed that ‘Jesus is the only saviour’. He gives us salvation. He instituted the sacraments and we are the community live by the sacraments. 100 years is the gift of faith for us. After lunch Bro. T. K. George spoke on family and existence of sin, how it misleads family, society and young people of today. He shared his own testimony and asked people to give first place to Jesus. He and Fr. Franklin conducted healing adoration.
On December 1st Fr. Franklin hoisted the flag and prayed for the success of the jubilee. At 9 am he celebrated the Holy Mass and preached on ‘Sin and repentance’. He said Jesus forgives only when we repent sincerely for our sins. He prepared faithful for confession. After the mass Bro. T. K. George spoke on Turn your curses in to Blessings with repentance and acceptance of your shortcomings. At 3 PM confessions were organised for the faithful. At 4 pm Fr. Franklin and Bro. T. K. George conducted healing and anointing adoration.
Fr. Ivan thanked the team for the heart touching retreat. He also thanked them praying for his people.