Don Bosco students mark St Joseph’s feast day

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Don Bosco Technical College in Chimbu celebrated the feast day of their patron, St Joseph, on Tuesday.
The feast day honours Joseph, husband to Mary the mother of Jesus. It was celebrated by salesians, sisters of St Ann, staff and the students from the college.
Catholic Bishops Conference secretary for communication and youth Fr Ambrose Pereira said it was a meaningful celebration presided by priests Richard Wajda, Robinson Parappilly, Edwin Genovia and Clifford Morais.
“Joseph is believed to protect pregnant women, travellers, immigrants and people buying or selling homes. He is also recognised by the church as the patron of the universal church, of fathers, of carpenters and of social justice,” Pereira said.
He said as a Catholic college, we take St Joseph as an excellent role model for family values and personal integrity as he showed the importance of working hard in our daily lives.
“This feast day is encouraging us to focus on justice and fairness in our daily work and to think how
we can be the role models for others in how we treat people,” Pereira said.
Wajda, the pastoral vicar of Kundiawa dioceses, expressed the value of everyday work in life, the respect, willingness and gratefulness of Joseph to the call on the Lord.
“St Joseph showed us how to live a simple, yet powerful life of respect and commitment to values.” Wajda said.
Morais called the members from different clubs and sodalities for the oath taking ceremony.
“Parappilly, rector and principal accepted the clubs and sodalities for 2019,” Morais said.
Pereira said the student representative council, vice and class captains of different classes, clubs and sodalities were all promised to serve the college with the best of their abilities and grow to be a true servant.

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