"Fan Into a Flame the Gift of God"
On the vespers of the feast of the Pentecost, the Verbum Dei Missionary Family celebrated the last day of the Easter season last Saturday, 23rd of May, 2015 in the Verbum Dei Apostolate Center, Good Shepherd Hills, Banawa, Cebu City through a Pentecost Vigil.
The event started at 6:30 in the evening with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist in the chapel of the Apostolate center. Afterwards, ‘Dinner-by-Donation’ was served around 7:30pm by the missionaries themselves as a form of a fund raising activity for their one month retreat this coming June. They were able to raise more than P 70 000.00 from this.
After the dinner was a ‘Song Forum’ held at the large conference room around 9:00pm wherein different music about the Holy Spirit and His Gifts were being played by a band composed of the disciples of the community. In the Song Forum were also dances, games, testimonies from the singles, youth, and couples realities, and a meaningful dynamics were conducted to allow the people to enter into the spirit of the Pentecost. The Song Forum ended around 11:00pm and the people were asked to move back to the chapel for the meditation.
A short motivation and invitation to prayer was given by Pearl Rebusit, a lay disciple of the VD community. The Blessed Sacrament was exposed afterwards and a moment of silence was observed. The vigil ended at around 11:30 in the evening with the people full of fire of the Holy Spirit.
Patrick Tesorio is a Verbum Dei lay disciple and is currently part of the Communications Committee.
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