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Resurrection Parish Mark Dual Celebrations

Dec 18, 2013, 10:51 AM | Article By: FR. EDU GOMEZ - Parish of the Resurrection, Brikama

Sunday, 1st December 2013 was a remarkable day for the Parish Church of the Resurrection, Brikama. The Community celebrated the end of the year of faith and also ushered in the season of advent. The day began with all members of the parish gathering at the vetinary gate after the Brikama football field for a procession of witness. After coming from the successful ordination and first mass of Father Victor Ndecky, parishioners wore the ‘ashobi’ for the day. The procession was very colourful, exciting with lively songs to praise God and glorify Him because of the faith of the Church. All traffic and onlookers stopped to see the excitement amongst the Christians of Brikama.

At the Church, the congregation continued with Holy Mass and the celebrant was the parish priest, Fr. Edu Gomez. During the homily, three important things were highlighted. Fr. Edu Gomez admonished the parishioners that the marking of the end of year of faith does not mean for parishioners to cease from the practice of their faith. Rather they should now be more active and be aware of their Christian witness commitment and encourage weaker Christians to be more active.

Secondly, Fr. Edu alerted them to the meaning of the season of Advent that is begun. He urged parishioners to take the season of advent as a moment of longing for God in Jesus Christ in their individual lives. The reflections for the advent season should lead parishioners to be eager to celebrate the Lord’s coming at Christmas and at the second coming. The second coming of the Lord we do not know but it should be something we await and be ready for anytime in our lives. He finally urged the parishioners to prepare meaningfully by being available to the sacrament of reconciliation.

The celebration at mass continued with more lively songs animated by the Resurrection Choir. Some choruses were praised and this enabled the pack full church to raise their voices to the heights. The day’s event was memorable and many parishioners expressed their joy in having a day like this. Someone remarked that it was like another Easter celebration because of the joy experienced.